Senator Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks) has said all session he knows government is too big because the Legislature lopped off $400 million and "nothing happened." There are 600 fewer public servants this year, and nearly every department has said services and operations are curtailed. In the proposed FY 17 budget services to seniors, disabled Alaskans and children will be further diminished. We hope he doesn't apply the same philosophy to sipping strychnine.