I do not think it means what you think it means

stimulus: something that rouses or incites to activity: as a: incentive b: stimulant 1 c: an agent (as an environmental change) that directly influences the activity of a living organism or one of its parts (as by exciting a sensory organ or evoking muscular contraction or glandular secretion)

Children’s Services -16.40%
Division of Mental Retardation -52.92%
Economic and Community Development -22.84%
Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities -13.10%

Literacy classes, job skill training, workshops and almost anything that provides education is stimulating. Bringing new companies to the state and helping small businesses get started is stimulating. Free wi-fi is stimulating. Using it for less than what you already had is NOT stimulating. If you are using money to slow down the hemorrhaging, you should call it bandage money. You can also check out Multi Month Loans`s piece on cash loans for more information.

Putting services for the neediest citizens on the chopping block is going to result in a surge of homelessness, over-burdened and under-financed hospitals and a tremendous spike in crime. Tennesseans are going to have to put aside differences and work together like never before.

6 thoughts on “I do not think it means what you think it means

  1. … a tremendous spike in crime…
    And at the same time Dept of Corrections will “phase down state inmate population by 1500” and “the Board of Probation and Parole will reduce the number of probationers and parolees being revoked by 168 per month”… that is, more criminals that belong in jail released on the streets.

  2. Tennesseans are going to have to put aside differences and work together like never before.

    Good luck with that.

  3. Udder Brudder – Is your not-a-state using “stimulus” money as a bandage? Are the majority of their budget cuts affecting children and families?

  4. Stormare – Filling jails with the mentally ill and letting real criminals roam the streets is always such a good idea. I also like the part about shipping juvenile offenders to adult prison on their 18th birthday.

  5. I don’t know. I’m not paying attention, unfortunately (or fortunately for my blood pressure). I doubt DC’s government could get away with that. We’ve had too many disgraceful, news-making scandals come out of our public services (“Well, when we checked on those kids last year they were in one piece… and not in the freezer.”).

    In TN, of course, you have government by those who believe they’re rich because God is blessing them. It’s only a few logical steps from there to screwing the poor.

  6. Udder Brudder’s comment is so right on. In Tennessee, God is a capitalist. And don’t you dare try and take away his guns…

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