United States of IOU?

November 13, 2009 at 11:11 am 4 comments


California better reckonize!

That bitch has been out there behaving like a first-rate famewhore on the red carpet – totally hogging the ‘We Suck at Solvency’ spotlight! But she better step to the side because hers isn’t the only game in town anymore!

Oh ho no!

A new study by the Pew Center found that double-digit budget gaps, rising unemployment, high foreclosure rates and built-in budget constraints have brought Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin to the precipice of joining Cali in the pageant of impovrished places pockmarking the American landscape.
::: Ten’s a crowd! :::

These states are fucked financially for basically one of three reasons:
1. They rely too heavily on one type of industry
::: diversity of DIE :::

2. They have a history of persistent budget shortfalls
::: finance FAIL :::

3. They face legal constraints that make it too hard to implement major changes, such as tax increases
::: judiciary JAM-UP :::

And it’s all a big ol’ bunch of SUCKS TO BE THEM until you realize that this mess is five slices of Serious Shit Pie  because these piss-poors combine to account for more than one-third of the entire, whole and complete nation’s population and economic output.

!! STICKY SITCH ALERT !!

“Decisions these states make as they try to navigate the recession will play a role in how quickly the entire nation recovers,” one of the Pew peeps professed.

NO PRESSURE GUYS … but, uhh, could you get with the A program, so all of America doesn’t have to keep suffering?!?

Pretty please with a big ol’ stimulus check on top?

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4 Comments

  • 1. writechic  |  November 16, 2009 at 2:46 am

    I used to watch this show with my great-grandma. I never laughed. Those people frightened me.

  • 2. writechic  |  November 16, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Now you made me have to go and read something smarter than the WaPo to figure out how this can be solved.

    JOBS! The stimulus money fell into big pockets when it should have gone to regenerating the job market. Jobs generate wealth for individuals, and THAT’S who is suffering most.

  • 3. Type Writer  |  November 17, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Hey, WriteChic, this foreigner who grew up with one crappy televsion station thanks you for the nostalgia trip. That clip rocked; now I know what it is I missed when I was being force-fed all those I-Love-Lucy re-runs…

    TW

    • 4. writechic  |  November 17, 2009 at 11:59 am

      I got the I Love Lucys, too! Only thing on TV in the summer between cartoons and soap operas (mom sent me outside for the soaps). 😉


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