The HuffPost ran an article about the budget crisis various states are experiencing. Many governors, such as Chris Christie of New Jersey, are resorting to severely slashing funds for state programs in order to grab a hold on the deficit.
Read the article here
It seems like the bottom line is that the states and municipalities are broke. In fact, they’re beyond broke, because as things currently stand, they will only be broke-er, borrowing more and more money and making future generations pay.
Okay okay. So, let’s see. Where does government get its money from? The people. What is that called? Usually, taxes. So if the government desperately needs more money, what should it do? Um, raise taxes? And I’m not talking immediately start digging big chunks of money out of everyone’s pockets, but how about just enough so that we actually have enough money to keep the states at a bare functioning minimum?
And on that note, why don’t we start by getting rid of the Bush tax cuts to the rich? Another year of this just means another year of hardship for the next generation.
Hello? Anybody home? Apparently not, because they’re Tea-Partying.