Saturday, April 07, 2007
The Great Democrat Giveaway!
[the] state of Michigan, which faces a $1 billion deficit, [has the] Detroit News and Detroit Free Press both reporting that House Democrats have offered a spending plan that would "buy an MP3 player or iPod" for every school-age kid.
The cost? How about $38 million, according to the Free Press.
Oh, they'll pay for the Freebies by TAXING (what? - they said it was "FREE"?) soda and satellite TV services, among other things, to raise funds. "Other things" - heh - why that's an all inclusive category, ain't it?
What I like about Democrats is they're such a frugal group, always putting funding into the real important and critical areas of our lives. Like buying iPods and MP3s for students. Such a critical issue, so vitally important to mankind. We can always count on the Dems to be concerned about our fiscal welfare, such great stewards of the economy they are...right?
Taxpayers have lots of money, right Dems? Oh, yeah - we're loaded?
Ohio's neighbor to the north, Michigan has had some financial difficulties, stemming mostly from the Democratic leadership.
I feel for our taxpaying neighbors. The Democrats have designs on their money and an iPod for everybody just screams "fiscal responsibility". My God do the people of Michigan NOT see this as an attempt to simply buy influence and make the taxpayer fund it?
ooops sorry i forgot it is easier to tally around that way. my bad.
Technology in and of itself is NOT a reason to implement it, especially in the educational system. Usually, the public ed system wants to "test" things out forefuckingever before approving them as a method and means of using them as a teaching tool. But with iPods and MP3s, they are just "grandfathered" in because they're the lastest version of the hoola hoop? Good Christ almightly....it's insane. (sorry for those who may be offended by my using the Lord's name, but honestly...when does spending end or is satiated "for the school children".
I didn't say or write Dems are "idiots", although they are. Come on man, when is govt going to be held accountable for its spending - whether under Democrat or Republican majorities? And this applies at state, federal and local levels.
And when "it's for the children" phrase is used, be afraid, be very afraid.
I agree, most things are grey, not all black or white. But, as I wrote in my reply above to molson, at what expense are MP3s and iPODS for the children's learning going to be at? We've given every school child a computer. Can they write a simple sentence, subject and verb, any better than before that PC? Can they do math, history, or civics any better? National results come out every year telling us how badly U.S. students are compared to the rest of the world. IF those studies are accurate, it is not the fault of our school kids NOT HAVING the latest in technology.
"Tally" around the world?!?!? Huh, what, where? ;-)
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