Arizona’s governor has completely lost her bloody mind. First she made racial profiling legal, so anyone who’s brown enough to raise the suspicions of the Immigration Police will be questioned and detained if necessary, but now she’s cutting the benefits for domestic partners to save $3 million out of a $600 budget. Doesn’t sound right to me.
The creepiest part, however, is that she believes “God has placed me in this powerful position as Arizona’s governor” to help the state weather its troubles. If that doesn’t send rivulets of cold, dark fear down your spine, I don’t know what will. Her belief in God isn’t the issue here, it’s the fact that she thinks she’s “just following orders.” Scary shit indeed.
To start the week off, Brewer cut domestic partner benefits for state employees and their dependents – on the pretense of saving a few bucks. She saves $3 million by cutting the benefits of roughly 800 affected employees. How much does she spend on benefits for everyone else? About $625 million. Looking at it that way, $3 million is merely a drop in the budgetary bucket.