If you happen to live in Kansas and you were planning on how you were going to spend your state refund check, don't head to the lay away section at your local Wal-Mart just yet. Unfortunately, you won't be getting a check this year. Yes folks, like so many other states in A-merry-ca, Kansas is out of money. And not only will its fine citizens have their refund checks suspended, but apparently, their state workers might not even be getting paid.
Come on field, why do you care what happens in Kansas? Because what is happening in Kansas is indicative of what is happening all over the country. It's happening in California, it's happening in Michigan, and it's happening right here in Pennsylvania. States are in trouble, they are all being forced to make tough choices, and their books are all in the red. To say these are tough times would be an understatement. We are in deep do do, and this seems to be just the tip of the iceberg.
Every time I think about the dire straits that we are in, I reflect on those days under the frat boy, (oh boy here comes field with the "W" bashing again) when he took us into an unnecessary war and shattered our A-merry-can dream; not to mention our children's future. The Bialystocks (that would be the republicans, as in Max Bialystock from "The Producers". Think about it) are bitching and moaning about 700 billion dollars for the stimulus package, but they had no problem with almost three trillion dollars for Iraq. Can you imagine what a trillion dollars would do for the folks in Kansas, California, Michigan, and Pennsylvania right about now? I can, but we can only wish. That money is long gone. The frat boy and his buddies would like to thank you for that. I bet they aren't feeling the recession.
Bastards! I wish they all lived in Kansas.