By Bob L.
Minnesotans frustrated, angry over state government shutdown, how about any other state, even how about at the Federal level, well people you get what you want, but never in your wildest dreams of who is going to pay for all the things you want.
Well Minnesotans are finding out who is paying for it, just like Californians are, so what next, flee the state and do the same thing all over again in another state, I want it, give me give me, got to have it, well our Federal Government is headed in the same direction, now where will you go, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, Oh I for got you are all ready fleeing this Country for cheaper Taxes and Living Accommodations that you destroyed here.
What is the best way to put it, I guess the only way to put it is GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ass and live on your own PAY CHECK not on the TAXPAYERS of this Country, put your foot down and STOP letting our Governments keep raising taxes so the RICH and the YUPPIES can get what they want.
Just drive around these Cities, Counties and States and look at the waste of tax payer money that could have been put to better use like, Health Care for all, PUBLIC EDUCATION, NOT PRIVATE, (how much taxpayer money goes to private schools that is taken away from public schools), ROAD REPAIRS, (not planting trees in the center of our roads that make it more dangerous to drive), GET RID OF TRAFFIC CIRCLES (wasted money) at intersections that are dangerous to motorist as well as fire and police that have to respond to emergencies (every second wasted is a life lost), go back East where you take your life in your hands at rush hour trying to enter one, it is like trying to get on a merry-go-round at 30 mph. this is all wasted taxpayers money for what, not for safety.
You can go on and on and see the waste of taxes because some YUPPIE just had to change some thing that worked good for years, but did not suit him, this also goes for City, County and State planners who don’t look to what can happen after they made their design of what they want to do, even though it is a waste of money, they don’t care, it is not their money, (BUT IT IS).
Tim Pawlenty slammed by liberal group for Minnesota shutdown
Put MOST of the blame where it really belongs, to the people who had to have it all and did not care from where the money would come from.
Minnesotans frustrated, angry over state government shutdown
(Warning: Use of strong language in paragraph 3)
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Tara and Jose Garcia wanted to spend the holiday weekend camping with their four children.
But a Minnesota government shutdown prevented them from pitching a tent at a state park. So they checked out county campgrounds, only to find those parks overflowing with people.
“It’s bulls–t,” said Tara Garcia of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. “I am just feeling, ‘Are you kidding? C’mon!'”
So the Garcias parked their minivan at Ft. Snelling, a state historical site nestled on the edge of the Mississippi River, just outside Minneapolis. That too was closed. They wandered the desolate paths anyway, with nerf guns in hand and a gaggle of kids, all under age 8.
After Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders failed to reach agreement on a $5 billion budget deficit Thursday, state offices, parks, highway rest areas and a state zoo were shuttered. In addition, 22,000 government workers were hit with layoff notices.
When negotiations broke down, the two sides were about $1.4 billion apart with Democrats insisting on a tax increase for the rich and Republicans strongly opposed. The partisan impasse angered many people.
“You have a job to do, figure out how to do your job,” said Laura Sandquist, 27, of Bloomington, Minnesota, who was at Ft. Snelling with her husband. The pair were not there to visit, but to unload their bikes and go for a ride along the river.
Jeff Sandquist, also 27, did not think the shutdown would actually happen. “It’s mean,” he said. “I’m sure they are both to blame.”
At nearby Minneapolis park, Jeff Freidson, 63, of New Hope, Minnesota, was relaxing at picnic table with his family. As a bus driver for a private company with a government contract, he worries the shutdown may threaten his livelihood.
“If this goes on long-term, I’ll lose my job,” Freidson said.
Freidson’s wife was laid off from a teaching job more than two years ago. His job is their only source of income and health care insurance. “Times are tough,” he said. “We really cannot cut back much more than we have already.”
Landing another job seems unlikely, he said, because employers would rather hire young workers than someone nearing retirement.
Mussette Wade, 37, hoped to buy Minnesota Lottery tickets at a Minneapolis gas station. But the state shutdown prevented her from doing that. “I usually buy scratch-offs once a week when I get paid,” she said. “It’s just something I leisurely do.”
Wade was more upset by a bigger shutdown inconvenience: She was not able to visit a friend who is incarcerated in a Minnesota prison. Staff cutbacks at correctional facilities have ended visitation rights for inmates.
Wade had driven to Indiana to pickup the inmate’s parents for the visit. “My friend was really looking forward to seeing his Dad and Mom,” she said. “It’s sad. It’s really sad.”