The hard data proves it as well. Kansas has seen only one year where government spending dropped (FY 2014), while increasing spending every year since then.
Every solvent household in the world understands that the only way to generate financial traction is to bring in more than you spend. Then again, solvent households don't have the kind of hard-lobbying special interests that governments have to deal with.
And more importantly, as Glendening points out, the money being discussed was that of individual citizens, not government.
People have a right to keep their own money, and that basic principle does not change no matter what shape a states' finances are in.