See you in the bread lines, folks.

Not that I’ll actually be there with you. See, I work for a state government that’s going to be getting a humongous chunk of your cash to cover its debts. Heck, we’re a billion dollars in a hole this year, the government is furloughing employees and looking to fire maybe 500 of them but I just got a raise!

Yep, you read that right. I got my regularly-scheduled raise this year, as did everyone else, including the people who were furloughed. I wasn’t expecting to get it. I thought it was a mistake. It wasn’t. Granted, it’s not a big raise (I’m on the bottom of the totem pole where I work) but it’s something I should never have gotten in the middle of a serious deficit problem. It makes no sense to me at all.

Of course, it also makes no sense for my government to buy up millions of dollars worth of prime real estate and spend millions on new parks. Oh, my Governor is just licking his chops at the prospect of getting some 3.7 billion dollars from American taxpayers so he can spend even more.

So, yeah, that breadline isn’t going to have very many of us state employees in it. Thanks for that.

If that makes you angry, hey, don’t blame me. Blame the Hope and Change Brigade. They’re the ones who made this all possible.

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2 Responses to “Thanks, Private Sector Suckers!”

  1. Dale Altman says:

    If you are not a Union member you will join the breadline.

    The PIMP put out a new presidential order for the lock-step whores - No contracts for non-union companies. No Government contracts for Minority Owned or Disabled Veterans unless they are Unionized.

    • Jimmie says:

      I'm not a contractor. I'm an actual government employee who by law can not unionize (because I'm an "essential" and am prohibited from striking.

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