Highest Unemployment Rate in 21 years
10th in the Nation in Foreclosures
One of the highest dropout rates in the Country
Left Cities and Counties with enormous budget Shortfalls
Raised Sales Tax an Additional 1%
Lost Over 130,000 Jobs
Reallocating Millions of Dollars Away from the rest of the State to Indianapolis
AND HE'S ONLY JUST BEGUN!
I just couldn't resist, what with the new jobless rates reported this week. My county, whose Republicans are heralding Mitch as Saviour, is suffering an 8% unemployment rate-higher than I can ever remember, and second only to RV capital-Elkhart County. Yeah, that $42 net reduction in my property taxes are about to be eaten up by river city's own version of privatization-to help with the shortfall-by outsourcing trash, an extra cost to me of $50 a year.
You know, I'm beginning to understand why the rest of the country questions our intelligence....and I thought the hayseed from Cheers was inaccurate stereotyping. God Help Us.