Tuesday, February 01, 2011

oh for fucks sake

washington state is now going to CUT TANF cash benefits by 15% for
everyone in order to balance the budget.
funny, during all those years of surplus no one ever suggested raising
the benefit amounts to keep up with inflation. The benefit has been
the same for at least the last 15 year. it didn't get raised during
the gogo 90s or during the real estate bubble. but it's the first
thing to cut during bad times. and all this from a democratic governor
in a 'progressive' blue state. it's okay washingtonians, the poor will
baile your asses out, we always do.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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