01 Jul '11, 8pm

MN GOP Shuts Down Government, Parks, Offices, and My Kids | Care2 Causes

MN GOP Shuts Down Government, Parks, Offices, and My Kids | Care2 Causes

When I first read the news that the MN government shutdown was really happening today , my reaction was to tweet, “There go my 6 yr old autistic son’s summer therapies.” Maybe that seems like a selfish initial response, and maybe it is. But I prefer to think of it instead as a personal response, because after all, what our legislators do in the sterility of government chambers ends up affecting everyone somehow, somewhere personally. It’s an old meme that the personal is political . It’s also universally, oftentimes heartbreakingly true. There has been a lot of debate and discussion in the run-up to the shutdown about what would and would not be considered essential government business if the legislators could not reach a budget agreement–even a State Supreme Court case . It’s hard enough to take that Minnesota GOP legislators want to solve our state’s budget deficit by ma...

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