Sunday, February 20, 2011
Like Harrogate, it has been a long time since I blogged here. Typically I blog at Pieces of M, as my blogging has been focused on my job search, my work and teaching, and my mothering. However, the things going on in the U.S. are really pissing me off. Sure I get that the U.S. is in serious debt. I get that. I also get that the budget needs to be cut, or my great-great-grandchildren will also be in debt. That said, I don't think the way to go about it is by cutting programs that benefit/provide services for individuals without insurance or who can't afford insurance. I mean seriously, cutting Planned Parenthood and PBS? Reproductive rights and the arts? Seriously Republicans? Could you be a little creative at least? Like, I don't know, taking a pay cut or increasing taxes on individuals who make over $200,000 a year?