As I write this, many, many of my friends (good peeps all) are raising hell in Helen, Georgia. I’m sure it’s noisy, smokey, boozey, and just plain terrific.
Would that I could be there, but Making-a-Living 101 prevented that from happening this time.
I am, however, with them in spirit. In fact, I think I’ll have a cocktail.
Here’s to you reprobates!
The state of the State is horrible.
Free-spending, tax raising democrats, their loyal tax-taking democrat-voting minions, and government corruption at all levels that has made our state a national joke have resulted in what I fear to be an economic doomsday for this state.
Enlighten New Jersey points out:
Since Democrats took control of Trenton in 2002, state spending and taxes have increased by 35 percent and debt has ballooned by a whopping 214 percent. New Jerseyâ€™s population has grown by less two percent, while the number of state government workers has increased by more than 20 percent. The increase in all public-sector jobs in New Jersey has been increasing at the rate of 9 percent .Read the whole thing.
Iâ€™ve lost count of how many young, educated people I know who have left Jersey because they simply cannot afford to live here.
As I have said before, the only hope I see is to vote every single state, county and local incumbent politician out of office â€“ no exceptions. Or, as we would say in Jerseyspeak, â€œVote da bums out!â€