Alabama Trust Fund--Its Demise Maybe Set on September 18,2012 in a Constitutional Amendment--Alabamians can't be misled by the Pelosi-Like Plan of Passing Something So We Can Know What's In It. Find Out Now!
Alabama along with all states throughout are finding it very hard to stay afloat in today's Obama-owned economic meltdown (is there another term for it as Bush blame is now lame). So how does its legislators fix things? By scaring its citizens to pass laws that would in essence legalize unconstitutional depletion of its Trust Fund. Some have placed harsher labels (read this link) to the Alabama Sept. 18th vote for a Constitutional Amendment.
Hear an interview with Elois Zeanah, President of Alabama Federation of Republican Women and get a better perspective on what your vote or lack of it will mean after Sept. 18th in Alabama. The Alabama Trust Fund set aside royalty money from oil drilling to earn investment income that helps fund yearly the state budget but this amendment will use almost half a billion of the 2.5 billion Alabama Trust Fund to help fund the State's Medicaid problems? I guess that will happen if Alabamians believe such a fairy tale exists--"half a billion will help the State's Medicaid problems"--wonder how long that will last! It has been said and---it is true that Medicaid is the biggest drain on the nation's budget and it is certainly a big drain for the states to come up with their share.
Common sense seems to have gone out the window and instead of reforming--truly reforming--all the states will be caught up in the "Man-Made Entitlement Tsunami". Obama is so busy passing laws and executive orders that are increasing the number of unemployed and on Medicaid (and other entitlements) that indeed only a truly informed, active and prayerful citizenry can stop a bankrupt America. May our legislators ask God for wisdom and may "We The People" do the same.
Other Food for thought--Alabama just passed the Alabama Ahead Act or HB 165 which is for $100 million to fund computer equipment--tablets etc. for grades 9-12. Anybody care to guess how long those equipment will last and how much the ongoing upkeep will cost. Some teachers who already have tried it in other states talks about the frustration with the maintenance (never mind with kids losing or damaging it.) Did anyone hear a debate on this issue and now we are told the state budget is in trouble and we need more money? At some point Alabamians will have to think and push for reforms in earnest- while they can from the State Legislatures all the way to the White House (other states waking up too.)