Thursday, March 3, 2011

Money and Politics

It seems like lately all I'm doing is worrying about money and politics.  Politics are definitely driving the concern about the money situation.  Gas is nearly 3.50 a gallon.  This definitely affects my budget.  It is one of the biggest sections of my budget.  I know that as the gas leaps up in price the less likely I am to go anywhere.   Certainly with the unrest in the middle east this is not going to go away anytime soon.

The unrest at home isn't helping either.  Work - because I work for the state - is difficult because everyone has really low morale.  It is like there is a blanket of despair covering the employees.  I know I'm not the only one worrying about money and where we are headed with this budget repair bill and the budget proposed by Walker. 

It very much concerns me that he wants to trash our educational system.  Now don't get me wrong - I've said for years it needs revamping.  From a parents perspective I don't see it fulfilling the needs of our children.  However just pulling out nearly a billion dollars isn't going to make it better - it will in fact make it worse. 

Wisconsin I believe is second in the nation for its educational system.  Yes it needs work - but don't most things.  Generally if you get teachers together - they are pretty smart and willing to look at ways to improve things.  Ask what can be done.  Ask what are some ways to cut costs without hurting the children. 

Unfortunately I don't believe Walker knows how to do that.  I think he has his agenda and to hell with anyone who doesn't agree with him.  Sadly that only works for dictatorships - last time I looked Wisconsin isn't a dictatorship - wait - maybe it is now...

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