Does John Boehner cry too much? Did Rush say something mean on radio today? Did you hear who Ricky Gervais insulted during the Golden Globes? These are the stories dominating the news every day, while the stories that have a significant impact on the country are being ignored.
As Glenn said, “I don't care if the [Boehner’s] a crybaby all the time. What difference does it make? Have you noticed the country's on fire? Have you noticed that we now, the federal government says that the states are behind in their pension payments by $2.5 trillion.”
“They're now coming out and saying $2.5 trillion is what the states are behind now in their pensions,” Glenn said. “So what are they doing about it? Well, did you know that John Boehner cries a lot? Did you know that Rush Limbaugh is causing violence? Pay no attention to the fact that Detroit closed half of their schools to be able to pay for the pensions.”
Stu pointed out that they haven’t closed schools yet, but it is being discussed as an option in the next two years. “So you could have two years of education left if you're in fourth grade,” Stu joked.
Not only is Detroit considering closing half of its schools because they are running out of money, but Camden, NJ is set to lay off about a quarter of the cities workforce, including half of the police. No worries, it’s just regularly called one of the most dangerous cities in the country.
“So what they're going to do in Camden is because they're behind in pensions is they're just going to ‑‑ they're just going to cut their police officer force in half. Now, that would be the place that I would start,” Glenn said sarcastically.
Thankfully, they aren’t cutting public services like the train from Trenton to Camden. “You're like, I'm in Trenton. Man, I wish I could see a city worse than this. You just hop the train and you go right to Camden. Let's say you're in a shooting in Camden and you're like, I need time to reload. You just get onto the train and the doors open up and you're in Trenton ready to start duking it out again. It's fantastic! It's fantastic. And that train only ‑‑ that trip is like $1.50.”
“Yeah. No, it's not good and, of course, as governments do, the train, which they had this beautiful concert venue down there, you go to a concert on the train, but the train stops running before the concert is over. So you can't take it back and you're just stranded in Camden, which, how could that go wrong? ,” Stu said.
Glenn jokingly said, “If we could just get 60‑kid classrooms and no police officers, I don't see trouble coming.”