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Color Me Unshocked

Earlier this week, the report that no state cut more money for schools than Arizona did got a lot of play. I guess I should have written about it, but, unfortunately, the news that the folks that run our state don’t give a rat’s ass about our state’s future doesn’t shock me enough to make me angry anymore.

Phil Hubbard, who served in the legislature in the eighties and nineties, used tell a story about a Republican from Sun City who had a seat near him on the floor. Another legislator was giving a speech about preparing for the future. The legislator from Sun City leaned over to Hubbard and said, “The future? In Sun City we don’t even buy green bananas.”

These days, we’ve got a veto-proof majority and a governor serving on behalf of people who don’t buy green bananas.

Vote yes on 204…sales taxes suck and are regressive, but hoping our legislators will give a darn is a fool’s errand.

2 Comments

  1. Georgia wrote:

    I remember the days when we could count on our Republican legislators from Pima County to do right by education and women because it was the right thing to do. Why hasn’t the new crowd got the same outlook?

    Friday, September 7, 2012 at 10:25 am | Permalink
  2. Jack wrote:

    I love this line:
    “These days, we’ve got a veto-proof majority and a governor serving on behalf of people who don’t buy green bananas.”

    Funny because it’s true.

    Friday, September 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

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  1. Links 9/8/12 « naked capitalism on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 3:57 am

    [...] AZ. Demographics: “The legislator from Sun City leaned over to Hubbard and said, ‘The future? In Sun City we don’t even buy green bananas.’” [...]

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    [...] AZ. Demographics: “The authority from Sun City leaned over to Hubbard and said, ‘The future? In Sun City we don’t even buy immature bananas.’” [...]