Posts tagged: Conservatives
Peeped your “Picked Walker? Embarrassed Yet?” pic and wanted to submit a higher res version I nabbed:)
Wishes I were back in Wisco, protesting with my fellow Wisconsinites over Walker’s proposed legislation to hurt Middle America by making state government workers pay more into their pension, pay more into their healthcare benefits and get a reduction in wages; in addition to taking away their rights to collectively bargain.
Teachers, the individuals that spend more time with your kids than you do, get paid far less than they should; get abused by their students more than they should; and don’t get the respect that they should. I’m proud to say that my elementary, middle and high school education are a product of the Wisconsin/Oshkosh Public Education System. Every single one of my teachers since Kindergarten, has made a substantial impact in my life and I can name every single one of them.
These hardworking people deserve so much more than we’re willing to give. What does it say about our nation as a whole when we’re willing to spend 14 times more on defense than we are on education. Yes building tanks, bombs and jets costs a lot of money. But what is more costly, is ignorance. The widening of the middle class is what prevents this country from having an uprising and a true revolution. The problem with most Americans, myself included, is if the issue doesn’t affect us, then we could care less about the issue. Due to complacency and apathy we, and our future generations to come, will suffer. The poor and those on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder have no voice in America because the more money you have the more freedoms you have. The systemic issues of suppression, oppression and continued ignorance will continue to hurt this country. We can already see that the next generation of kids, don’t give a flying fuck about anything and are so unaffected by all of this. But they will be bearing the burden of our decisions. Let’s think outside the box and let’s build a better future for us, our children, their children and for all future generations. Let’s not be shortsighted and hurt America’s future by trying to save a few bucks to reduce our national deficit. Let’s focus on the big ticket items that our country spends its money on and reduce our spending on those items. Let’s not cut crucial programs like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; let’s expect more from our teachers and our schools and let’s pay them more since they are raising our children; let’s enact true change by demanding it. Stop being complacent; call your local and state representatives to express your concerns; stay informed of the issues and READ; READ between the lines and stop believing everything that is said; don’t buy into the rhetoric.