Skip to comments.Minnesotans feel pinch of government shutdowns
Posted on 07/02/2011 9:59:00 AM PDT by KantianBurke
ST. PAUL, Minn. The blind are losing reading services. A help line for the elderly has gone silent. And poor families are scrambling after the state stopped child-care subsidies.
Hours after a political impasse forced a widespread government shutdown, Minnesotas most vulnerable residents and about 22,000 laid-off state employees began feeling the effects on Friday. With no immediate end in sight to a dispute over taxes and spending, political leaders spent the day blaming each other for their failure to pass a budget that solves the states $5-billion deficit.
In the absence of talks between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders, the shutdown was rippling into the lives of people like Sonya Mills, a 39-year-old mother of eight facing the loss of about $3,600 a month in state child-care subsidies.
"Its like you are still in the wind of the tornado," said Mills, who works at a temp agency. After the shutdown, she had to care for her six youngest children, ages three through 14, because she lost state funding for their daycare and other programs.
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You know, I always felt that Pawlenty was basically a pretty good guy. Never thought he had a real chance at the WH. But if after serving TWO terms as MN gov, the good people of MN, in 2010, a GOP landslide year preferred electing a known schmuck like Dayton as governor..a guy who ran home becasue DC was too dangerous..then TPaw failed as a governor...
Oh the humanity, having to care for your OWN children!
How did the Pilgrims and other early settlers every survive, let alone fight and win their independence from England, without the State to care for their OWN children!
Where to start???
The mind boggles.
Everytime something goes wrong in government, more and more is revealed about where OUR money is going - this woman gets $3600 a month in subsidies for child care - really? She doesn't have any relatives who can babysit these kids? How old are these kids anyway and what other kind of money is she receiving - rent subsidized? food stamps? medicaid? free phone? heating subsidized? kids clothing subsidized? and on and on it goes -
into the lives of people like Sonya Mills, a 39-year-old mother of eight facing the loss of about $3,600 a month in state child-care subsidies.
Are not Sonya Mills and the reprobates who screwed for them responsible for their eight children? Hasn't there been sex education in public schools for fifty years? Need we draw pictures (at the risk of the FBI tracking and arresting us for porno)? Why should any other Minnesotan pay for her and loverboy's moments of ecstasy, or did those eight kids result from rape?
And I’m thinking the productive class probably paid for all the medical costs of birthing all 8.
WOW!! You've got to give them credit. They came out with a nuclear propaganda bomb in the very first sentence. And continued relentlessly, without any remorse, or serious discussion of the underlying philosophical problem associated with bloated government budgets.
The agenda behind this article is embarrassingly transparent.
So in other words, the state is no longer doing things it never should have been doing in the first place.
Single Mom with 6 kids. And it’s the government’s fault? This is why we are doomed.
Sorry, 8 kids, even better.
Why are the good people of Minnesota paying this woman over $43,000 a year, cash money, to have babies? Have yall gone totally in sane in Minnesota?
I suppose an 'enlightened' reaction would be simply to pay her $1400 a month to take care of her children, thus saving the taxpayers $2200 a month. Or even better, how about axing all these stupid programs in the first place that leads people to rightly believe that you can have as many babies as you want - the rest of the village will pay for them, care for them, educate them, while you go do whatever you want.
But is there a single politician out there who is even mentioning such a concept? Even paying lip service? No, because if they're talking about things like this, someone might wonder if all the glorious perks that the more equal animals among us in government earn might also be incredible wastes of taxpayer money.
No one manning the help lines for the elderly? What kind of people live in that state? Are there no volunteers to answer phones?
In many states the government will pay the relatives to babysit the kids while the parent(s) work. Not nearly so much though; I think in my state the pay is around $2/hr/child. And many relatives will fail the background check that is required.
yep we have gone insane- like Mass.,NY,CA,-
remember we voted ventura-( 3 party split)- Franken!- now dipsh-—dayton.
he comes from a powerfull demon family as did his former wife- (she divorced him years ago- he is being treated for mental illness)
Dayton won with a narrow margin because Tom Horner took some of the conservative vote from Tom Emmer. It was something like 8000 votes, Horner got 250,000 (11%).
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