Monday, November 28, 2011

The remains of our safety nets gets flushed

As we watch in shock and awe as the nations' assets go swirling down the toilet bowl I stumble upon the following clock.

Foreclosure Clock

Once every 15 seconds another poor working stiff is thrown out to the curb that is if he's so lucky to still have a job. Not a good picture after considering what was left of the safety nets has been sliced and diced by state budget cuts. All while the overlords go about their merry way not being able to decide on the 42 inch or 60 inch flat screen TV this year. Or will it be Aruba or Tahiti this year for winter holiday? But our overlords don't care and have said as much with their scoffing at police and firemen. They just might think differently when it's their property that's been burgled or the mansion ablaze and no one comes to the rescue. Sorry senator your call can not be completed as dialed. Due to budget cuts 911 service is no longer available. Your name will be put on a waiting list and we'll get back to you in a month or two. You won't mind.

But permit me to paint a grimmer picture if I have any more oil paints left. Today is the beginning of yet more budget cuts for many states and what exactly will that mean in the grand scheme of things. Hands tied yet again by those tax hating conservatives only leave forcing grandma off her cherished safety nets because after all a neocon never saw a social program to his liking unless it was a subsidy to his pals in the oil business. So where will the knife fall?

Education - estimated cuts 17% to higher education with additional cuts to K thru 12
Mental Health - estimated cuts 15 to 20% for programs like our state mental hospitals with no alternatives outside
Drug Programs - no more methadone for heroin addicts (oh that will just make the streets safe)
Child care - sorry low income working mothers find your own way to look after junior.
Jails, prisons, and detention facilities - good news for pedophiles you'll be out soon to roam the streets and with the above cut you'll have more to choose from.
Police - as city budgets feel the effects and cut police remember to tell them you've been not just robbed but assaulted too or they won't show up. That is unless you're holding a peaceful demonstration on the street in which case they'll call in back up.

The list goes on and on with the most devious and evil cuts to our safety nets I've ever witnessed. It's going to get very dangerous on the streets in the near future. Now I'm beginning to know what mom and dad experienced during the depression or at least soon will.


Tom Harper said...

"sorry low income working mothers find your own way to look after junior."

From now on, every day is officially "Bring Your Child to Work" Day. Problem solved.

an average patriot said...

You know what pisses me off? We are in bad shape and it is going to get a lot worse.

Knowing that, the scum in Congress just screwed us again because they can't wipe their own asses and we were lecturing Europe they better get together and do something before this spreads. Too late!

an average patriot said...

click on this mass of link, you might want the pic to go with yours.,r:6,s:0

an average patriot said...

Here this is easier

BBC said...

Do the rich fucks holding those properties have to pay the real estate taxes on them?

They took our fucking boat docks at the launch away, I'm going to raise hell about that.

After my rant on my blog about it tomorrow.

BBC said...

All this shit going on, it's like George Carlin said, I don't have any stock in this.

Things will have to get a hell of a lot worse before it has any effect on me.

BBC said...

Build your own fucking safety nets instead of expecting your government to.

S.W. Anderson said...

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor it cannot save the ew who are rich"
—John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, 1961.

Something for Lloyd Blankfein and his ilk to think about.

Demeur said...

What do you mean Tom? If the rethuglicons had their way the kids would be working for $3 a day and the parents would be at home.

Thanks for the link Jim I'll use that.

Make my own safety net? Out of what? My pay when I was working wend down 35% and now the unemployment is even less. The only job I've seen of late only pays $8.60 an hour and that isn't going to even pay the property taxes. And you know I don't live a lavish lifestyle.
On the property taxes get this. The banks only have to pay when the place is sold. Added into closing.

Randal Graves said...

I love SWA's Freudian typo.