Watch my summer unfold over here.
Meanwhile, feeling so mad and depressed I could spit nails or curl into the fetal position. My hours have been cut yet again because the GOP thinks protecting the rich is more important than my job. At our public school I match kids with college and parent tutors - 3 of them "graduated" to the honor roll! I also work with a mentoring program. Paying me to do this through school funding and govt grants is dirt cheap for taxpayers. It helps these kids finish school and have some hopes for a decent job someday, maybe even home ownership, which turns them into taxpayers. I'd say it's a darned good return on our investment.
Oh you know where I'm going with all this. I'm just disgusted with our voting populace right now. Listen to Fox "News" and Rush Limbaugh and believe all the lies and fear they spew - then vote against your country's strength and rip out it's heart. The rich will always survive much more comfortably than the rest of us proletariat. But the wealthy media moguls have perfectly calmed the hordes who should be carrying pitchforks and demanding their heads on a platter.
Our country is only as strong as our working class. They are our canary-in-a-coal mine. If the extreme lower middle class can buy a car every now and then, take a few car trips, buy a fishing boat or TV, that will keep us humming. The rich don't need any one's help! But somehow they've convinced the huddled masses that government services are evil. Even those folks standing squarely in the MIDDLE of govt services believe it!
All kinds of folks are crying in the streets over Casey Anthony (which we should - I'm not heartless). But right now, RIGHT NOW, children and fragile elderly are being hurt, abused, and starved because of program cuts or state shut-downs and there is no public outcry.
We should be collectively ramming down the doors of Congress and statehouses right now, demanding fully funded programs for the lower and middle class. We should also be demanding a restoration of taxes on the wealthy. But we're all too busy with our 2nd and 3rd jobs, or hanging on the phone haggling with our health insurance company. And that's just they way "they" want it.
Disgusted - that's me right now