It is only decency that prevents me from using colorful metaphors to describe our state legislature’s assault on education and the environment while having the audacity to give themselves some hefty pay raises!
Despite the veto of the recent budget proposal by the governor, the Republican-run legislature (along with some foolish Democrats) has succeeded in spinning back the clock on education and the environment in this beautiful state.
There seems to be a one-track consensus at both the federal and state levels among the GOP to bring down the president and the United States along with him. They seem hell-bent on attacking anything that is good for society, [and appear] obsessed with cutting education, jobs and services for the less privileged, while putting the extra cash in the hands of the wealthy. If they really wanted to bring down expenses, they would start with axing their own jobs and salaries!
Despite the rhetoric of less government by the newly elected officials, they are imposing more government. What we need is constructive action, not ideological stances that mess with our lives. I hope the people of America and this state recognize the extreme nature of these elected officials and throw the jokers out of power come the next election.
— Rudranath Beharrysingh