cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Some of the adults in our capitol seem to have managed to act like children…and not very well behaved children at that. Some of the adults are not giving their young students a very solid role model after whom to pattern themselves. Some of the adults have found it necessary to flee from the state they were elected to help govern.
Our president has waded in on the side of the unions rather than to keep a neutral posture even though he opined early-on that we all need to get our fiscal houses in order. One can almost hear the phone conversation between union heads and Obama that has the president finally getting his message sorted out.
The main stream media is apoplectic to think that a conservative governor is actually going to do what he said he’d do. Another Chris Christie is not something that wing of the media likes to ponder.
Some of our leaders are prepared to lead if they could only find but a single member of the opposition who would sit in the Senate chamber so they can officially begin to debate and conduct the business of the state.
All this, of course, stems from the fact that the majority party has taken positions that the minority party cannot tolerate, and probably cannot defeat. The minority party favors unions and the majority party thinks they have too much power at this time. The minority party can’t get over the fact that it doesn’t dominate the state’s government any longer, so it just decided to ‘take its ball and go home’, or to Illinois or to Iowa.
Standing tall throughout has been Governor Scott Walker. There will likely be a ‘comment’ appearing soon to the effect that he is a “dullard” or that he “dropped out” of college. Given his performance to date, and given his penchant for doing exactly what he says he’ll do, those who make such comments ought to be happy that he is so poor a choice for governor. On that note, have you noticed how much the opposition uses ad homonym attacks when their logic fails them?
But, back to the subject at hand. Wisconsin is in bad shape and that didn’t occur as the result of the few tax breaks recently granted that are likely to stimulate the economy rather than bankrupt a state that was already darned close to that, if not already there, before the new majority took control. One side says we have a spending problem while the other side says we have a revenue problem. We have overspent for years and we are now at the point where the bills must be paid.