California Budget

I was reading a Reuters story about the proposed budget in California tonight when I saw this:

Wheelchair-bound Christina Mills, 32, of Sacramento, California said disabled workers could not afford to have subsidies for assistants cut as the governor proposed.

“If they didn’t have home-care workers to help them get dressed in the morning, they wouldn’t be able to go to work.”

Hey Christina – that sucks doesn’t it?  It’s sad, but true – if you need someone else to pay for you to get to work, you’re not earning enough to make your job worth the investment in you!  It would be cheaper for everyone if you stayed home and we payed to take care of you there.  Plus, you wouldn’t be in denial about how much your work is actually worth.

Yes, it’s harsh.  But it’s also true.

gk

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