This is why we can't have nice things
For those of you not from Minnesota, allow me to explain. In the rush to vote for anything and everything Republican, the people of Minnesota voted down just about every school district levy in the state. This is my closest district, and the one that was most desperately in need of that money to avoid massive layoffs. This jerk has decided to hide behind a pile of LIES that he clearly pulled directly from his ass to excuse the fact that he thinks...actually, I don't even know WHAT he thinks, if anything at all. His ridiculous claims would be funny if peoples' livelihoods weren't tied to that vote. A lot of people I know could lose their jobs, because a LOT of people I know are teachers, or at least K-12 employees.
The schools went into debt because Governor Pawlenty took away the funding they were supposed to get from the state (taxes). The schools had to resort to begging the voters to help dig them up out of the hole Pawlenty got them into and jerks like this guy - who probably gets all his news from the network of misinformation that is Fox News - shot them down.
Why do I live here? Seriously, I'm surrounded by assholes who live in some fantasy world where teachers are just ROLLING in money, firefighters don't need "training" money, and bridges don't need to be inspected until AFTER they fall into the Mississippi. And it's not even Thanksgiving yet and several trees in my neighboorhood have been knocked over by a blizzard. And it snowed again today. Grrr...
In conclusion, say it with me everyone:
I HATE STUPID PEOPLE!!!!!!