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.


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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