Wow, sucks to be them!
Don’t matter much to me. Don’t matter much to you.
Same as all those Colstrip workers that were set to lose their jobs – who gives a fuck?
You don’t. You’ve got your own problems.
And c’mon – I should care about state workers or Colstrip workers but not about Coca-Cola workers?
Yeah…we didn’t hear a whole lot of ruckus about those 50 poor-fucks. It’s because they work in the real world, not the make-believe public sector or the dying fossil fuel industry.
I mean, really – let’s be honest.
A bunch of people in Helena that choose to work in the public sector, not the private sector.
I don’t blame ‘em – you get a guaranteed pension after 25 years and health insurance to boot.
Sure, your raises every two years aren’t going to be much, but hey…health insurance and retirement!
Those are the two main reasons so many people choose to work for the state.
But now a lot of them will lose their jobs.
Tough titty said the kitty.
I mean, really – what do you want me to do about this?
Maybe you want me to be like Eric Feaver, the head of Montana’s union to represent teachers and state employees.
When there's a problem, he takes to Twitter.
Yep, the man is totally powerless to stop these job cuts.
Yep, he’ll still be paid.
A bunch of the workers he’s paid to represent get shit-canned? Yep, he’ll still be paid.
Kinda reminds me of the Montana Democratic Party – lost most of the major races and the legislature…it’s okay, you can keep your job and hey, why not keep leading us into the future!
And we wonder why the world’s fucked up.
Eric Feaver…Clayton Christian…it’s people like these – unelected, unaccountable, and making-bank-individuals – that are the real problems in Montana.
And nothing will be done to address those problems.
For you and I – two people that continually keep our head out of our ass – it just doesn’t make sense.
But then we work in the private sector, where they expect results.
It’s tough being in the real world, not the Helena bubble.
Some of us actually have to do real work, not just show up Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.
For those 9 to 5 state folks, it really is just about punching the clock and going through the motions.
The vast majority try like hell to cram 4 hours of work into an 8 hour day. There simply isn’t enough work to keep them busy.
But by God, we’ll still pay ‘em!
So we blame the state workers, including the many that will be fired soon.
It’s easier to do that than blame the rich assholes that move here from places like California, New York, Texas, Arizona, and Florida.
Easier because the Montana GOP protects those people, ensuring they never have to pay their fair share of taxes, or contribute to the societal well-being of us all.
We have roads that third world countries would shake their head at and a homeless problem that major metropolitan areas would be surprised at.
And the jobs.
My god – the jobs!
$8.25 an hour is pretty standard, but you will find a few for $9 and even some for $10.
$10 an hour is $400 a week if you work 40 hours…which comes to $1,600 a month…before taxes.
I know it’s hard for the Helena bureaucrat crowd to understand, but many of us here in the private sector (where we do real work and results are expected) don’t get 40 hours.
So we don’t get that $1,600 a month…or $19,200 a year.
Again, we work in the real world…where dollars and sense actually mean something.
Yep, if our boss ain’t making enough…we get shit-canned.
Again, I just want to explain this to the Helena bureaucrats because I don’t think they really get it:
In the real world, money matters.
If enough ain’t comin’ in, you lose your job.
And a shit-ton of state workers are about to lose their jobs.
Again, it won’t have one iota of effect on you or your family.
Oh, can’t-keep-it-in-his-pants Bullock wants you to think it will….but you and I both know he’s a full-of-shit politician that cares more about his national PAC than he ever did about you or I.
Those clowns in the legislature want you to think it’s a big deal…and why not? Get those fuck-ups back in town and they can make $200 a day again for sitting around in cheap suits and shiny shoes while smelling like rosewater.
Let's not even get into how much the lobbyists will profit.
And you and I put up with it.
Sometimes I can’t figure out who’s more stupid – our politicians our ourselves for putting up with them.
But put up with them we do….though I wonder for how long.
While the Baby Boomers have their American Dream, their kids have a Depression mentality.
And watch the fuck out for when those kids take over!
Most are in their 30s right now, quite a few in their 20s.
So another 10 years.
Boy, those’ll be some changes!
I mean…think about it.
Think about cutting federal spending buy 50%, shoring-up Social Security, pulling out of foreign countries, ending the military industrial complex, reducing our military by 90%, and finally getting serious about our debt.
Remember, our belts are already tight. We’re young, and we’re stupid and we bought all your lies about getting an education, joining the rat race, getting married, and by God it’ll all just work out!
Alas, it didn’t work out.
Now we’re set to go on the warpath.
You don’t hear much about Greece and austerity anymore, but you will again…just this time in America.
They’re hitting the retirement rolls and they’ll soon be checking into the nursing homes. Even Hillary says she won’t run again.
So the curtains are opening and the stage is empty.
Dems have no bench in Montana or nationally, and for many that’s a good thing.
Don’t ever forget that major corporations contribute equally to both Parties, ensuring there is no difference between them.
But there will be.
The world turns, the seasons change, and people come and go.
The current crop of losers that brought about our terrible local, national and international situation are at their wit’s end and their rope’s end.
They just don’t know what to do.
They try like hell to make you think they know what they're doing, but you know better.
You know that you and your generation couldn’t get it done. So you count on your kids to do it.
Trust me – you won’t be disappointed.