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Letter: A shortsighted budget

  • Author: J.D. Raasch
    | Opinion
  • Updated: March 15
  • Published March 15

I’ve known an idiot or two in my time, but this Dunleavy fellow takes the cake. It’s not that he’s a bad person — I doubt most can tell the difference between a good man and bad one, so divided is the country. I bet he’d make a good neighbor, though, maybe a great one.

But as a leader, the man’s a clown — at best a tool, a stooge for some rich bastards for sure. One can only guess as to how much of himself he’s had to carve away to get good with the people his budget benefits. People like that are dime a dozen these days, always asking, “Whose head do I need to stand on for a leg up around here? Hat size doesn’t matter.”

As a man, I know the feeling of indignant justification for stupid ideas, but he must think people primeval to pit them against one another over funding for the needs of civilized states. But maybe he’s right. If the budget is his big-play in the game of political manipulation, he’s hit a home run. The real zinger to this home run is the hack job on the school budget. Pitting education against dividends, without a peep on a state tax, is a sure sign of the rich fat-headed political machine paying homage to blind conservatism that dons the flag of the right.

The axiom of their game is to keep ’em stupid, even the donating faithful of the party. Stupid people are easier to trick. They’ll beg you save them from the woes you create, and thank you for the relief. Stupid people don’t know enough to call bull when fools use words like “agnostic.”

I believe most of us hope our leaders are good men and women, hope they have a heart, and hope they are not snug in the back pockets of some rich pig. But the truth is folks, you can’t have all three. Till next election, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, may the angels of pitiable plans and shortsightedness fight their instincts and continue to keep you in their prayers.

J.D. Raasch

Sitka

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