My home state of California is in the toilet! Unemployment is super high! College tuition has gone up 30%! That right Students are being taxed! Yeah, I'm throwing a rock at all the No New Taxes/Low Taxes advocates! Where were you when the students got taxed? This is the 2nd increase in a year! It's a tax!
California's infrastructure is falling apart. So, I'm thinking hummmmmmmmm, High unemployment, lots of work to be done equals The State hires it's unemployed to work on the infrastructure! But that would be too much like RIGHT! That would actually make sense! So the assembly and the state senate are NOT proposing that! Instead outgoing (Thank God (IAM) ) Gov. Arnold Swartenegger reduced State Workers pay to minimum wage of $7.75!
Hey Arnold! Rent and House notes have not gone down! In fact, they've gone up unlike my pay!
But all that aside what pisses me off even more is that the State Senate is actually burning daylight trying to give Ronald Reagan a day of recognition! There is a bill named SB 944 that proposes February 6th as Ronald Reagan Day! The bill stops short of making it a State Holiday! It proposes that California Students, for example, study Reagan's achievements and legacy. Hummmmm.. "Cat sup is a vegetable"
Kids need to know that!
How bout how he emptied the state mental hospitals and swelled the ranks of the homeless? California did not have a large homeless population until after he was the Governor! How bout when Ronald Reagan was campaigning and rode to power by swearing he would repeal Prop 14. The Fair and Equal Housing Amendment in California! Yeah, let's study the legacy of Ronald Reagan!
He became President! "Welfare Queens" anyone? What about the massive deficit he created? How about how he ignored the AIDS epidemic until 1986? How bout how the IRAN/Contra affair happened on his watch? No, No, let's have the kids study the proliferation of military style weapons in the "Urban Centers" during the Reagan years? How bout the so called CIA Crack Connection?
Folks need the Assembly and the Senate to do the "Real" work! Not fluff bull shit bills like this!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!