This seems to me to be a particularly dark time in which we live.
It is a dark time for our state when we make cuts in the most basic of our services, education. The cynicism of the new governor to campaign on protection of education and immediately make cuts in the education budget seems pretty blatant even in the current political environment. We threaten our future, our children, our college students to deal with a mess solely due to the inability of our legislature to do the job they were elected to do, produce a balanced budget.
For two years this crisis has been building, requiring more inventive camouflage to close the budget. Meanwhile the legislature spends useless time trying to legislate the definition of life and ignores the elephant of the budget crisis in their midst. It is perhaps the darkest of times in our country. The mortgaging of our state education budget is paltry in comparison to the spend now, pay later mentality of the president and Congress. The Republicans, once the party of fiscal responsibility, are now the big spenders.