Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Florida Legislative Cage Match, 2011

Yep, it's over.

For now.

The stampede of stupidity known as the Florida State Legislative Session went a bit over as the House and Senate quibbled over another set of fine points in the proposed $69.3 Billion state budget. But they finally managed to settle, and it was hugs and tongue kisses all around as the apres-session orgy commenced.

Lost among the blizzard of money shots and discarded condoms were the awful facts:

1. Florida lost more jobs, among state employees.

2. Florida lost revenue sources, gouged out as the Republican-dominated houses chose to cut education to the bone while unbalancing the equation further by granting tax cuts.

3. Unions lost.

4. Education lost. Big time.

5. The environment in Florida lost.

But hey, look on the bright side! Bestiality is finally (Finally!) against the law in Florida, as are baggy pants that hang below your buttocks.

Granted, there were a few things that didn't happen. (P)Rick Scott failed to get his way on castrating the state Supreme Court, and also failed to cripple the stopgap Citizens Property Insurance, which for many is the only insurance you can get if you live where hurricanes go for the summer.

Governor Soulless should be happy, as are the many corporations who hold IOUs from him.

Are we happy? Are We The People of Florida happy?

Well, the Tea Party are happy, but ignorance is bliss.

The rest of us ... not so much.


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