“Schools to get 1 billion from stimulus pkg”.
Alabama schools are facing pro-ration now and the cuts amount to somewhere around 250 million. The superintendent of schools has been wringing his hands, you know, these cuts will be the death of the school system and such. This bailout can save education in Alabama, etc. Said it would save 3,000 teacher jobs here in the state.
He called my Senator, Richard Shelby, and urged him, probably threatened him, to do anything to pass this bill to “save the schools”. Now, I know Joe Morton (school superintendent) personally. He was the superintendent of my city schools and my mom served on the school board with him for probably 10 years. He is a fine man, did a great job in our schools and is doing as good a job as possible in our state. He is a man of integrity and I respect him.
Having said that, I will be watching closely to what Shelby votes on this pkg. One mans “Pork” is another mans salvation “for the children”. That is why we need to elect men, or women, who have core beliefs and stick to them. If Shelby sticks to his guns then great! I suspect he will cave. And if he does he will hear from me and never get my vote again.
Sooner or later conservatives are gonna have to stand up and demand that politicians do the right thing instead of giving in to special interests. I hope that time is now.
“For the kids” is the same slogan that the schools use here whenever they want voter passage of a proposal during an election. It’s obscene because you and I know that the kids never see a dime of the money. There was a special election on Tuesday with one item to be voted on. Up came the signs, letters to editors, the school mascots on the streets near the school waving at people. I get so sick of this crap. It reminds me of Planned Parenthood organization getting teenagers to accompany them to members of legislature to obtain more funding. Using kids to obtain their purposes is outrageous. January 2008 Planned Parenthood visited a conservative House PUB member who was a devout Catholic and not for abortion. He ask some questions of the children specifically “how many children were aborted for 2007?” Planned Parenthood leadership became enraged and for the rest of 2007 set out to defeat this man who was a quality sitting member. And you know what? The money Planned Parenthood & their supporters put into this state campaign to defeat this man was about $150,000 which is a lot of money for this area and to defeat one man. So when obozo & his “change” mantra swept in so did a lot of newbie RATS got swept in.
I just become enraged when I see school districts using the kids as a crux.