Thursday, July 7, 2011

Deja Vu All Over Again

July 1, 2005; Minnesota state government partially shuts down. I am out of work for 10 days. Fast forward to July 1, 2011. Another government shutdown. This time government shuts down fully with only critical services remaining open. I was laid off as of July 1. Budget talks are at a stalemate, the Democrats want taxes along with budget cuts. The Republicans want to cut everything including the number of employees in the state work force. I'm tired of being a political hostage, yet I agree with the governor who would rather not throw the most vulnerable citizens of the state under the bus. He prefers a budget that mixes cuts with a tax in the wealthiest Minnesotans. I cannot reconcile my values with a party that only wants to hurt the most vulnerable citizens by making cuts to badly needed services while letting millionaires continue to pay less than the rest of us.

4 comments:

Lily said...

You are on the side of the angels x

goatman said...

Or a party which thinks that war is a possible solution to situations.

jutka said...

Hi Robyn, I'm so sorry about your situation on the job front. I was wondering about you lately how you holding up in the heat.Yes,we live in a very unstable era. I have my own problems with SS and had two cataract surgeries in the last 2 months.Our summer is not that peaceful anymore. Take care. Hugs, Jutka

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