After years of listening to the anti-tax zealots at the Art Pope Puppetshow, the North Carolina General Assembly has lost its sense of decency and perspective.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse for families in North Carolina relying on the state’s mental health system for support, state officials gave them an unwelcome Easter surprise Thursday afternoon.
It came in the form of a memo announcing that the state was slashing by a third the amount it will pay for community support services provided to children and adults with mental illness. That is likely to mean some of the most vulnerable people in the state will no longer get the help they need.
We the People were out ahead of Dole and Burr on opposition to the OLF. And we are out ahead of our scaredy-cat representatives in Raleigh when it comes to social services.
They the Legislators think that by slashing help for those most in need, they'll shore up their anti-tax credentials and win the blessing of Puppetmaster Pope.
Well they're wrong. They can't cut taxes enough to satisfy Art Pope. But that can destroy enough basic services to piss off all the rest of us.
I don't know about you, but Me the Person is getting tired of this right-wing bullshit.
Thanks to NC Policy Watch for riding this horse.