Lt. Gov. Brad Little shared his favorite quote from Erskine Bowles: "We can take little comfort in America that we are the healthiest horse at the glue factory." He said, "It's gonna be ugly, it's gonna be brutal, but I think the days of deficit denial are about to end." Little said, "It will generate significant disruption in how federal funding and tax policy affects the state of Idaho" and its local governments. He said the state should be in better shape than many to withstand upcoming "enormous shocks emanating from the federal government. ... Idaho, thanks to our limited-government, free-market philosophy can proudly boast, as the governor did in Roll Call last week, of a balanced budget," Little said.