The head master (Arne Duncan) wants $23billion in emergency funding for teachers. This is an emergency and don’t you be forgetting that. Everything, but the gulf oil spill, is an emergency to this goverment. But Congressman McCotter puts it in stark perspective for us:
“Fundamentally, what you’re seeing is the failure of the stimulus,” Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, told Fox News. “What we’re looking at here in Michigan is 14 percent unemployment; nationally, we’re looking at 9.9 percent. We’ve seen a spike in jobless claims — all of which was supposed to have been prevented by the trillion dollars this administration already spent to ‘create or save’ jobs.
“When you look at the overall economy, that is really what undergirds the financing of education in the United States, both at the local level and at the state level. So as Washington continues to try to go toward emergency measures, three things become patently obvious: One, the stimulus has failed. Two, they’re delaying the real necessary restructuring of government that is required to have a sustainable tax base that is growing, for educators to be employed. And third,” McCotter added with a flash of deadpan humor, “given the Democrats’ record number of deficits, debt and spending, there does auger an argument for more math teachers.”
This government has no idea what an emergency is. We have people losing their livelihoods, daily on the gulf due to the inability of BP to contain this catastrophe and Obama is taking a hands off approach. There’s a REAL emergency! North Korea has attacked South Korea and we “are working to avoid an escalation” in the region. There’s a REAL emergency!
I believe that Obama really thought that all he had to do as president was TALK to people or throw money at them and they would change their ways. If he could just sit down and reason with these dictators (and he should know how since he envisions himself as one) he could make them want to work with us.
I’ve got a news flash for you – THEY DON’T LIKE US. And they never will.
And throwing more money at education and the teachers union, will not solve that “emergency” either.
Being the leader of the so-called “free-world” isn’t as easy as you thought, is it, Mr. President? You big marxist dummy!