I received this email from my friend Sheryl who lives in Idaho in response to an email I forwarded to her from MoveOn.org. As you can imagine, she is furious with her elected officials and has voiced her opinion to her Senator Walt Minnick. The "them" she refers to is MoveOn.org. Here is what she said:
Or, worse yet, Democrats that we voted into office WHO DO NOT SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT THAT WE OVERWHELMINGLY VOTED INTO OFFICE!!! In Clearwater County, our unemployment rate is 15.5% and the children are attending school in crumbling buildings and/or temporary trailers with sad equipment. Our county officials and the school board do good work and make the hard decisions and they are frugal.
We pay our taxes and we donate to the school on a regular basis, but we need this infusion from OUR government. How any elected official, especially a Democrat, could vote against help for our state is mind boggling and criminal. Perhaps they are Republicans, just calling themselves Democrats, just to get elected. We ARE going to suffer if our state has to make deeper cuts in services.
Thanks for sending this to me I thought we were past all this and, the Dems, at least, would get on with supporting our DEMOCRAT President and doing the people's work. Oh, well. I have put my.barackobama.com
I have seen the schools in Sheryl's area and they are a disgrace. In fact, a couple years ago two of the schools had to consolidate just to keep the children enrolled. This isn't the slums. This is rural Idaho where people are too poor to move anywhere else.
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Now, tonight, I saw this new article
GOP governors consider turning down stimulus money