Well, don't get me started! lol With the budget deficit,our governor proposes a bunch of cuts, and guess where a majority of the cuts are coming from? The elderly, mentally ill, and the low-income! THings such as reduce senior citizen services funding by 20%, reduce subsidided child care by 12%, elminate state food assistance by $13.9 million, which interprets as 11,400 few people PER MONTH who will NOT qualify for food assistance (stamps), close 2 state hospitals for dementia and brain injury clients, which shuts out 52 long term patients and puts them into the community, reduce non-medicaid funding for mental health services by 8,000 clients per month!, suspends service for nearly 1,000 families for respite care and other services for peple with developmental disabilities, Elminiates child welfare programs by $6.9 million - Terminates specialist child welfare program such as recieving care centers, foster care assesment, continuum of care, sex abuse regognition training, children's advocacy centers, adoption support recruitment and street you. Eliminates state fudning for educational coordinators. Approximately 5,700 children recieve these services annually!.........Shall I go on???!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrr! Seriously, there are SIX pages of proposed cuts!! Of course, they have to be approved by Congress, but hey, it's not going to affect them or their pocketbooks, so why not? Little do they realized that YES it WILL affect them in the long run!! When the poor who have had thier basic health insurance taken away and don't qualify for food stamps any more, and those with mental illness who can no longer get their meds and/or services and have had thier group homes taken away with no where to go except for the streets, you just wait for violence to increase from those who are desparate, have no meds, no home, no therapy, and a mom or dad who can't feed thier kids, so they steal and resort to violence...then what? They are going to have to put the money back right where they took it from AND THEN SOME!! Such idiots!!
Grrrrrrrrrrrr gee, thanks goat!! lol
I need to go for a walk to work off some steam! lol