It's only going to get worse!!
I have family that lives there and other family that have property there and going out for the holiday break. LOL, I say shut her down! Funny, so do the family that lives there! People want less government? Well, hell leave it down and see what happens!
I’m not that familiar with Minnesota. Does the State Parks get a lot of visitors during The Fourth of July Weekend? If so I think he jumped the gun on shutting them down. People on family vacations spend money, which helps the economy. Here the fees for State Parks here go directly to the State.
"Here the fees for State Parks here" should have proof read
Yes, state parks are shut down, visiters have been asked to leave. I believe they said something like 22thousand government workers were told to go home and not come back. Smart move on one of the biggest holidays of the year. STUPID~ But its the principal of the thing ya know! LOL,
I'm not pointing fingers in this because both sides are guilty, but the governor said a mouthful when he said, "I've gone halfway and am not going to go any further". I think he said the republicans aren't willing to go any further either..... there is the divide of this country again, rearing it's ugly head.
Nice to know that politicians are going half of the way.... FFS. These people are too much, and these politicians had better not be getting a pay check during this shut down.... any of them and the governor is included.
Jesse Ventura was with the reform party when he got elected. The state had a $4 billion surplus and when he left he left a $4-$4.5 deficit..... reform or transform????
EGO, What a bunch of Morons. I'm so fed up
Yep, Im fed up too and I seriously think we need to suspend all political officials without pay and use their wages to settle the problem. They ALL need reminded that WE are the ones who sign their paychecks! Fire em. All of um......
Hmmmm, just got to thinking a little bit more about this. When the stimulus package went out, the state of Minnesota got some funding for needed highway programs. Where is that money in a time like this? The article said they'd be holding back on highway projects.... who spent the federal money that was passed down, and where did it go?
This kind of goes back to my issues with accountability within government. No offense to the President, but he offered more accountability and it's things like this where I'd like to see accountability. (The system is too big and there are too many fingers in the pie, so to speak.) I know that the President had good intentions when promising this.... "more transparency within government" is an oxymoron. There's been so much mishandling of money, so much betrayal to the American people, so much aloofness amongst our elected officials... they can't become transparent now! It'd ruin a lot of things for a lot of people within government. The thing is too big and there are way too many people in order for transparency and accountability..... I do think we have useless government programs and trumped up government entities... exposing them means losing more jobs and there isn't a president anywhere who wants to lose jobs in this economy.
I think the majority of Americans are fed up. I think that the President had the best message for hope on the last campaign trail. Some of what he professed he knew nothing about... (everyone does that on the campaign trail) but it is that promise of change that got him elected.
Pertaining to our nations situation, my grandfather had a saying...."you can put a **** in a tuxedo, but at the end of the day it is still a ****."
I don't understand what the problem is? Isn't this what so many want....less government running our lives? I say give the people what they think they want,,,shut down all government across the whole US for a few months. Let the people govern themselves.
If the Government is shut down/out of buss., do people need to pay taxes during this time period?
The size of government has nothing to do with the debacle in Minnesota, other than the fact that they cannot trace who mismanaged funding. Keep in mind, this is just at the state level.
Looking around on gov.org, I found all kinds of interesting branches of government that I bet most of the country didn't even know existed. For defense alone, I counted 19 different departments and that did not count the departments of the individual defense entities... Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard.
I found a whole bunch of fishy sounding departments, but I chose 2 to mention in this rant. #1. English Language Acquisition Office #2. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences..... What the hell does either of these things mean?
I'd venture to say that most of us silly Americans thought that the FDA and one of its branches, the USDA looked after all food and drug related issues..... Wrong again, silly. The FDA consists of numerous branches including but not limited too, Office of Drug Control Policy, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, Food Safety and Inspection, Research-Education and Economics, Risk Management Agency, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture... the list goes on, and almost each of the aforementioned has other departments. Is it just me, but doesn't a lot of the above sound like the same thing just with another name?
And back to the English Language Acquisition Office... what the hell is that? Isn't this America where English used to be the National Language? Where does one acquire some English Language? Schools perhaps??? That would be a different department though and lie somewhere in the Education Department.
Some people know this, but did you know that the Secret Service (they protect the President) is actually a department under the Department of the Treasury? Yup.... go figure. You certainly wouldn't want, oh... I don't know... the friggin military on that!!!!
Go to gov.org and make legitimacy out of every department listed there....
I heard this morning that somewhere, the police department was laid off! Now were talkin! lol Less government! u got it! Better start packin! lol
That could be my community! In fact, there was a 50% reduction within the police force in our community!!! 50%, I mean... wow! Were back down to 1 town officer and the county and state cops cover the rest.....
It would be interesting to find out where the community is that you're talking about, and also to find out what their infrastructure is like.
If there was a 50% reduction here, the National Guard would have to take over.
A texas town, laid off the whole kittenkaboodle! NICE!