The fact is, this governor and her enablers, under the guise of austerity, refuse to fill the long term vacancies in many budgeted positions; vacancies that existed on the first day of stepping into her governorship. If in fact, children are our first consideration, then why does our CYFD continue to have a shortage of case workers, managers and other essential specialists? Let's be clear about one thing; the growing numbers of abused children are a reflection of the deep poverty wherein our state remains. This type of work is hands on and emotionally taxing, careful work, dealing with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. The people who come into this work can get burned out when they are handling normal case load. Imagine how much worse it can be for them when they're overloaded.