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Queen Elizabeth II has joined Facebook! Now that's random! If you decide to LIKE her page, you will get updates with videos, photos and news items covering her and the family!! I think I'll like this just for the sheer randomness of it.
Texas Republicans are considering opting out of Medicaid to balance their budget shortfall. Seriously Texas? Medicaid covers millions of poor people including disabled and children. How about we change your state slogan from "don't mess with Texas" to "survival of the fittest". Here's an idea - ya'll could consider a pay cut or furloughs to help reduce the budget. Oh yeah, the rest of the country learned about work furloughs and paid it's due.
Speaking of cutting government salaries, check out this link for a list of what all the governor's make in this country. Okay so it's a little old; let's hope it hasn't gone up too much in the last 10 years because you know we are paying for it! Highlights from 2001:
- New York Gov. George Pataki is the highest paid governor in the nation with a salary of $179,000
- The lowest-paid governor in the country is Mike Johanns of Nebraska, whose salary is $65,000
- The governors of 46 states are entitled to reside in an official residence. The only states which do not have governor's mansions are Arizona, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.
- 42 of the governors have access to a state airplane. The eight states which do not offer that official perk are Arkansas, Alaska, Connecticut, California, Hawaii, Maine, Oregon and Vermont.