The State of Missouri has passed a fiscal year budget. It nears $47 billion. Last year’s budget was $36 billion. The largest budget increase in the history of the State of Missouri. If you still think Republicans are the fiscally conservative party, I’d ask you to look at this budget that is controlled by the party, because there is no longer a fiscally conservative party.
The pandemic and social media politics has completely obliterated the political party divisions that once provided refuge for most of your fiscal and personal views no longer exists. You must now pick and choose your party, knowing you are completely going in the complete opposite direction of some of your wishes in your choice.
Literally so few people pay attention to state government spending, I assume this spending trend will only get worse and worse.
I want to make sure I am straight on our policy for foreign affairs. We had to leave the never-ending war in Afghanistan, yet we are going to send a never-ending supply of war materials to Ukraine. I suppose I’m just too dumb to understand all this, but it doesn’t pass the old-fashioned common sense test to me.
I suppose all those Ukraine Facebook frames must be acknowledged by a few billion dollars or it’s all for naught.
The ideological group that danced on the grave of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia are now protesting at the personal family homes of conservative judges. Can you even imagine if conservatives had stormed the front yard of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? The left would have called it an insurrection and we’d have congressional hearings and investigations for a decade.
Why does the left think protest is some sort of substitute to normal operation of the branches of government? The same group that can’t find their voter ID cards can immediately locate their woman’s anatomy hat to hit the protest circuit when any announcement drops of a policy that is not to their liking.
The mayor of Chicago tweeted this on Monday.
“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community-the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms.”
How in the world can the leader of a city with so much gun violence think that “call to arms” is a reasonable use of words? How does this lady still have a Twitter account?
Maybe I’m old fashioned but I sure long for the days when mayors worried about streets, sewer, water, police, and fire. We should all veer back into our lanes. Try not overcorrecting as you pull back into your lane.
Speaking of cities not worried about the right stuff.
I warned you the Royals were bad. The worst part is this regime of management seems intent on not only ruining your baseball team, but they’re also getting ready to dip a hand in your pocket of the City of Kansas City to build a new stadium. I get it. Downtown is the panacea for the younger generations. I’m old fashioned and think that our teams should reward us with a more consistent product before they make us pay a billion dollars for a new stadium with limited parking, but again, I like my dollars mostly in my pocket. Seems like a safer place to store them than in the hands of city government.
It’s coming though, despite the fact that the Royals have provided us with one of the overall worst records in baseball in the last 22 years. We watched highlights of 1985 for 30 years and I think you can look forward to watching 2015 highlights until 2045 or so, you’ll just have to spend more of your money and take the streetcar to see them on the stadium boards.
(Guy Speckman can be reached at email@example.com or saving his dollars for a downtown stadium hot dog)