June 17, 2009

Wednesday Woes

We don't usually pick political topics here (unless it's something like prevent child abuse, or animal abuse, or hunger, or cancer, or stuff like that which we think is just common sense and unfortunately things that need talking about), but our governor is cutting the state's budget here. He doesn't want to raise taxes on the rich (they are the ones who he needs to help him run for the presidency the next term) who can afford it. He's decided to cut the budgets for child protection, fire and police services, general assistance, medical assistance for the poor (it's gone entirely by next year, so no medical help for poor families and the elderly at all), hospitals and libraries. Next year we have a new baseball park in our city. Does this make sense??? This governor let the time run out for balancing the budget in congress so he could make his own budget. This is, we thought, a democracy. Since when does the governor get to decide stuff like this without representation of the people? He can do this! Isn't that scary?
We'll get off the soap box now.
Mama will be gone this afternoon to her cardio rehab stuff. It is going to be something like 86 degrees or something today. But rain is in the forecast.
Nappies today.


Thoughts said...

Man, it is a sad state of affairs in so many a locale Brandi. We feel for you and agree with your Mama's stance. The rich dont need the help and where in the hell did the $$ come from for the new ballpark? YOU and YOUR tax dollars. Ridiculous. We sympathize.


Camie's Kitties said...

We hope things work out so that the funding doesn't get cut. We are having the same problems here. Mom just found out she has to take 4 furlough days next school year.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Tiger Lily said...

We hear you Brandi. We are stuck with Bill Richardson!

caspersmom said...

Gosh, your govenor sounds as bad as ours in California.