Maybe you've seen the news.
Maybe you haven't.
This diary explains exactly how Michigan is screwed.
GOP Secretary of State.
GOP Attorney General.
Get me the fuck out of here.
What does this mean for Michigan?
Well, first, the GOP gets to redistrict Michigan to suit whatever needs they have and whatever suits their fancy. (See gerrymandering.)
Secondly, who here wants to drill in the Great Lakes to help produce more oil? Yeah, me neither. Didn't we learn anything from the Gulf? Apparently not...
Thirdly, Michigan has a big chunk of them darned Mooslims, so how long do you think it'll be before we see discriminatory laws against these feared people who bombed us on 9/11? (Obviously, I don't think this way.)
Fourthly, HOW IN THE FUCK DID WE PUT REPUBLICANS IN CHARGE WHEN THE DEMOCRATS SAVED GM (AND THE APPROPRIATE JOBS?)
Fifthly, budget cuts at the state level. Because teachers don't get paid enough as it is. Because we don't need police or fire departments.
Sixthly, (sixthly? whatever) tax cuts! Obviously tax cuts are the way to go. I mean, that extra $25 a paycheck for those barely getting by will help, but hey, that extra $15k for those who are getting by just fine will trickle down. Didn't we learn this doesn't work? Borrow and spend, woohoo...
So I'm job hunting. I want out of here before the state goes COMPLETELY belly up.
I need recommendations for a good state to move to. I like Vermont for many reasons (h/t to kestrel9000), not least of which is Leahy/Sanders and its gun laws (or lack thereof.) Cali, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia and Wisconsin are all states I'm not interested in moving to.
So if you know anyone who's looking to employ a computer dork with a couple degrees from an accredited university, a certification or two, who also happens to be a firearm instructor, please let me know. My email is in my profile.
I am disgusted with my fellow Michiganders. I love the UP. I've always loved being here. It'll break my heart to leave this place, but I want to get out now before the times get so hard, I won't be able to move.
EDIT: I've begun to wing from rage to disgust to wanting to weep for the idiocy of my fellow Americans. Didn't we learn anything?