Asheville City news is that there will be a budget shortfall.
Sequester is in full swing now, and people on Medicaid are getting denied cancer treatment. Obama take a paycut to show support, but it is a drop in the bucket.
Nuclear waste is leaking into a lake in Washington state.
All you hear the right wing say is that Washington DC has a spending problem. I say that they are wrong. Americans and the GOP have a problem with reality.
You see, they want stuff. Lots of stuff. They want police, fire and rescue. They want roads, bridges and the ability to move about freely. They want adequate health care coverage and they want freedom and liberty. What they don't want, is to pay anything for it.
I wonder where they think the ability to pay for these basic needs of a nation comes from? Because they, at the same time, want to reduce how much people pay in taxes. They want to sudsidize corporations and big oil companies. They want to deregulate everything, and open the door for unchecked capitalism gone wild.
Some people say "you get what you pay for." That seems apt, since they don't want to pay anything, and we are now seeing the lack of funding cause us to take a collective hit in this nation.
It is high time to stop "getting what little we pay for" and start paying for what you take in this country. A lot of folks feel entitled to things that are now falling apart due to lack of funding and support.
I don't understand how so many people can't draw a straight line between the two and see the connection. It's there.