It is one more nail in the coffin of those who keep trying to tell us we are the bad ones. It is a slight of hand trick to attempt to have us blame the public workers (i.e. myself and a lot of other hard working people) for the collapse of the economy.
Here’s the link to the article:http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/research/state_budget_deficits_oct2011.pdf
I say stop blaming and shamelessly trashing everything the people have worked for. Get the corporations hands out of your pockets. Stop making decisions based on what the rich guys tell you needs to happen. Start listening to the people you are supposed to be representing. Stop trying to dictate morality with your attack on women’s rights, birth control. Stop attacking the people who are least able to defend themselves – namely the poor, old, disabled.
Start being innovative, cooperative, productive. Get in the trenches with the people who are unemployed and help them help themselves. That is all they really want is to be able to take care of themselves. Stop pointing fingers and get your hands dirty as you dig into the real problems of our society and country. We are all willing to work hard to keep our lives intact. We aren’t willing to become surfs to the wealthy. We fought a war against that – you might remember it from history. It was called the Revolutionary War.
If you don’t get on track with the people you represent then WE THE PEOPLE will vote you out. We will rise up and tell you (we already are) and we will as a nation show you what it means to be an American and more - not just an American but a person of this world who cares about our neighbors.
We claim to be a great country. We need to prove it by showing how well we can work together to rebuild our world after the devastation it has suffered from wars, natural disasters, and unrest around the world.
Let’s work together to become what our founding fathers (and mothers) started us on the road to be. Let’s become the example we want the rest of humanity to follow.
Big job – I know. It can happen if we just stop all the negative finger pointing and work together.