I tuned into the state budget meeting for my daily dose of disgust... the state is flat fucking broke and is losing tax revenue as the stimulus measures wear off and the economy resumes its descent into the shitter. So they had this meeting where they heard testimony concerning the needed budget cuts, and every liberal community leader in the state stepped up and expressed utter outrage at the cuts to his own pet spending program. People demanded money for college students from third-world countries, blind/deaf kids with downs syndrome, pregnant women on psychiatric medication, stray animals with rabies, "job training" for disabled people for jobs that don't need to be done, but only exist to give the disabled person the appearance of living a useful life, every kind of abomination you can think of and a million others that I never would have thought of.
The fact that the money just isn't there means NOTHING to them. They think getting on a podium and yelling at the government to give you what you want is the proper way to act. Now the institution they have learned to depend on is bankrupt and they are behaving like animals fighting over scraps. None of them can see what's happening, they just want their government checks. This country is so fucking doomed it's not even funny.