Sunday, May 17, 2020

Be Careful When Talking Trash About Kentucky

... because they have just as many senators as you do. That goes for all of the flyover states.

Dig this.
New York state’s tax revenue plummeted 68.4% in April, as the coronavirus lockdowns and the extension of tax return filings to July 15 took a toll on state coffers...New Jersey reported a 60% drop in April revenue on May 13.

The evaporation of revenue, combined with increased spending for health care and unemployment benefits, is upending state budgets. California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday proposed slashing spending about 9%, cutting state workers’ pay by 10% and tapping reserves to balance a budget in the fiscal year beginning July 1.
More here.
SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom painted a grim financial picture for the state Thursday as he presented a revised budget that reflected unprecedented unemployment, a massive decline in revenue and a proposed cut in pay for state workers.

The governor said the May budget revision reflected a 22.3 percent decline in revenue since January. The new revision draws on a $133.9 billion general fund and a $203.3 billion overall budget with a projected deficit of $54.3 billion.
I think that one of the reasons that states like Georgia are opening up is that their culture, redneck as it is and full of racism and hate, is a little closer to the real world. There aren't a lot of Ivy League schools, tech companies and financial hubs in places like Nebraska and Arkansas. Still, they have all  those senators.

If you think you're going to have to go begging to the feds to bail out your state after you drove it into the ground with lockdown paranoia, you might want to lay off all of the sneering at the hicks.

Bonus snark: Err, Governor? Can you show me the line item in the state budget where your organization sends money to Kentucky? What's that? You don't? Ah, I see. Your deliberately conflating roles and responsiblities to make you look like a victim. Not to worry, I'm sure Cocaine Mitch won't mind you dumping on his state.

Mr. Cuomo, meet the guy who approves your loans.


Ilíon said...

Mostly off-topic, but you'll love it --

It's a Southern Thing

Ohioan@Heart said...

Completely off topic. But very funny and worth the time to take it in (even if you are not in the true South).