So I've started following Indiana state politics. And it's absurd. I'm obviously not going to share any insider information (or at least, I wouldn't if I had any), but if you're following various blogs and whatnot, you'll get something like this:
Indiana has a billion and a half dollars it's been sitting on for a while. Meanwhile, our unemployment is a full point above the national average. Democrats are saying, "Hey, let's use that money we were saving for a time when we'd need it. Because that's now."
Republicans are saying, "We may need it more later. Let's continue sitting on it so that we'll still be in the black on paper."
Democrats are saying, "Wait, what, why. We need it now."
Republicans reply, "But we may need it more later, and we'll have spent it all!"
Democrats: "You're damn right we'll need it later. If we don't spend it now."
Republicans: "Uh..... PROPERTY TAX CAPS."
Democrats: "Wait, what?"
Republicans: "CAP THEM. BY THE WAY CHILDREN NEED JESUS IN SCHOOLS. ALSO CORPORAL PUNISHMENT."
Democrats: "Uh... Right. Budget?"
Republicans: "TAX CAPS."
Democrats: "Oh, for Chrissakes."
Mitch Daniels chimes in: "At least we're not Michigan! Or Illinois! GOD THEY SUCK."
Democrats: "So, about that job creation."
Rep. Walorski: "I NEED TO FIGHT PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOR JEEEZUS. GIVE ME YOUR MONEY."
Ethics People: "Uh... you can't ask for money to influence bills."
Rep Walorski: D:<
Democrats: "SO ABOUT THAT JOB CREATION."
Pie Lobbyists: "BY THE WAY. THIS PIE. IT SHOULD BE OUR PIE. HERE HAVE A PIE."
Legislators: "OOOKAAAAY!" =D
Democrats: "Now that we've got that pie thing settled. Jobs are good."
Republicans: "PROPERTY TAX CAPS."
Me: *chucks a shoe at House Minority Leader Bosma on her screen*