Government does some necessary things, like police protection, water and sewers, transportation etc but they also do some noble things, chief among them libraries and parks. These of course provide the most benefit to that part of the electorate that is anti-government.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Wisconsin Republicans Take All State Support Away from Parks, and They are Left Selling Naming Rights
“Parks are For Losers” They did not Say But Thought
And in that area once again Republicans have revealed themselves as the enemy of the very people they claim to represent. In
Wisconsin several years ago the
state removed all state assistance and financial support from state parks.
lawmakers in 2015 eliminated all state tax support for the Department of
Natural Resources, which oversees its state parks. That led to a $1.4 million
deficit and forced the department to come up with new ways to earn revenue.” Wisconsin
Now one might think that the middle class would rebel as this, but as Republicans know all they have to do is shout ‘higher taxes’ or ‘abortion is murder’ or something else to distract the populace and they can get away with anything with their base. Cutting spending allows them to have tax cuts for the wealthy who don’t use the parks anyway, as they disdain anything that benefits middle class families.
So the parks in
are thinking about naming rights, and one can see this as a national trend and
something the Trump jerks might do at the national level. So here are some suggestions they might be
Tidy Bowl Presents the Grand Tetons.
KKK Sponsors the
without a white person accompanying the family). Civil Rights
– Smoking allowed
cause what’s a little more smoke. Philip Morris
– A free Happy Meal with every ticket. Washington Monument
Rid X Supports the Everglades – Wants to turn it into a giant septic tank to promote development in
Canyon – The Perfect Example of the Power of Noah’s Flood.
Well you get the picture.