And the winners are...
So, we have a budget deal.How wonderful. So, who won:
Oh, goody. The 9,000 non-essential state employees are back at work (well, not work, but employment).$900,000,000 in possible savings lost to the real workers in the state, the taxpayer.
Education (and I use term quite liberally-pun intended), so there is an increase the money wasted so little Michael and Matthew and Jessica and Ashley will be taught that evil white men founded America, the country that is responsible for all the world's evil. The winners? The teachers union.
Minn Care-that wonderful program that you'll notice that the taxpayer pays for by that 2.5% addition to the bottom of your physicians bill (a few years back my Mom (who is a widow) asked me what this 2.5% addition was at the bottom of her doctor bill. I told her. She said "I need to pay my own bill and for insurance and pay for others too?") This part of the government is out of control and absolutely unsustainable according to the governor. The winners? Non-producers/takers in the state.
And a question to any and all the legilastors and Governor Pawlenty: What program was cut? And I mean REALLY cut? Eliminated? Not just spending not as much as was planned! With the fact that the state budget has more than DOUBLED from 10 years ago, there wasn't a single program that could be eliminated? There wasn't 10% of the non-essential workers jobs that could have been eliminated? None? Anyplace?
And the losers in all this? The taxpayers. The providers. The job creators and real wealth producers.
Wait a minute. There is ray of hope for the taxpayers...they got the re-opening of road side rest areas.
Note to all wealth creators, job creators and real workers-Be sure to stop at a road side rest area and leave a message about the budget deal.
P.S. Just read the article in Pravda on the Mississippi about the poor non-essential 9,000.
I heard someone who works in the private sector say that he'd never expect the legislature to argue for his job. Plus, he would never be assured that he would get his job back if he were laid off. And all the non-essentials knew they'd be going back too work. Not so with laid off employees in the wealth creation sector.
P.P.S.-From todays Pravda editorial proving that the left can't spend it fast enough and no amount of money is ever enough "None of those things could be said about the skimpy budget that Pawlenty proposed six months ago. "