For those of you that don’t live in Colorado, know that Coloradans are whiny little bitches. If the weather is the same for more than 10 minutes they will bithc about it. If it changes they bitch about it. They also bitch about the same thing other Americans do: healthcare, roads and schools. But when given the opportunity to change things they vote it down because most Coloradans are too fucking lazy to get off their fat asses and reach for their wallet.
Take Prop 69, the single-payer system. It only got 30% of the vote because the mouth-breathers of the state would rather pay $3000 a year in insurance premiums, deductables, co-pays, medication, etc. than $1000 a year in increased taxes. But taxes are evil in the Centennial State and they’d rather the government pay for it because the voters were too busy jacking off in class rather than learning how governments pay for shit.
Traffic is a nightmare. Whether it is “New L.A.” along the Front Range or a parking lot of I70 on the weekends. Yesterday we had TWO choices - bonds or taxes. The mental midgets voted it down because it would cost money. Sorry to ruin your holiday season jackholes but there is no “Traffic Santa” that builds and maintains roads for free. But of course I’ve already heard people bitch about how the guv’mint needs to do something about transportation.
But the worst for me is that school-funding got voted down. Understand, people love teachers and tell me I’m awesome for being a teacher and they supported our statewide protest to get the Legislature to contribute more money to education.
Pop Quiz: How do states pay for things? Hint: Taxes
Colorado is 48th in per-pupil spending despite our great economy so yes there is money to spend. But the residents of Fucktardia don’t want to spend** their**, money to reduce that teacher gap, buy supplies for the schools, improve infrastructure, etc. I could try to guess why. The standard Varuca Saltesque attitude of this state of wanting everything without paying for it. The disrespect that most Americans have for teachers in that we don’t work hard enough and we should spend MORE of our personal money to educate YOUR kids while you sit back and do nothing to help. And heaven forbid you actually treat us like professionals or think we should make a living wage yet wonder why nore people don’t go into teaching. After Prop 73 failed last night I have decided I will no longer be a teacher in Colorado. I’m tired of being abused by a state government and voters that only pays lip-service for their children’s education.
So fuck ya all and from here on out when I hear you bitch about how shitty things are in this state I’m going to ask you how you voted on the propositions and how you expect all of these improvements to be paid for.