Thank you to State Rep. Trey Paradee for posting this on Facebook. I didn’t even live in Delaware back in the late 1990s. Paradee also said Delaware was swimming in money back then. We are not swimming in money now though. We are drowning in debt. We paid the piper and now our legislators are realizing far too much that overspending and not enough oversight has created one hell of a mess in The First State.
Many of us are extremely upset right now. We see cuts and tax increases. We hear joking around on the audio of the House. We see the blame game going back and forth between Republicans and Democrats. We see a perfectly good bill which would generate $43 million in revenue for the state just dying on the vine. We see services our elderly and youth get being completely evaporated and diminished. We are pissed. We are tired. We are Delaware.
For legislators who are seeing the back-and-forth on social media right now, they can see our anger. They need to. They need to know we the people are not happy on both sides of the aisle. These are our children and grandparents. Husbands and wives. Families. Schools. The elderly. The mentally ill. The disabled. The volunteers. Where is this budget bill? Let the people see it and weigh in. Why are you so afraid of transparency? Maybe, just maybe, one of us common people could propose ideas with a fresh outlook that none of you even thought about. That is a true democracy.