For all of those who think Obama and the Democrats really care about "the little people" of this country, take a gander at this!
In the recently passed $26 BILLION teacher bailout, a large portion of the funding came from future reductions in FOOD STAMP benefits! The Democrats crow that they saved 160,000 teacher jobs, but fail to mention this bill will cut the future monthly food stamp benefits of the 40 MILLION people that rely on them!
God forbid, the Dems make the Teacher's Union actually face reality like the rest of the country and make the appropriate cuts!
I also seem to recall some Republicans saying that the stimulus money shouldn't be used to hire teachers, because that money wouldn't be there in future years! Sounds to me like that's exactly what happened and why the need for the bailout!
I predict that there will be a separate bill brought forth by the Dems to make up for the reduction they took from food stamps and when the Republicans vote no they can keep billing them as the party of no. It's all in perception, isn't it? I wonder how much pork they will put in the food stamp bill?
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:05 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:09 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
how in the hell do you have 25K points?
Answer by pixie_trix at 1:57 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
The politicians from Maine were the ones who started all this crap, saying the state was broke. Well it is, but it's not all from teacher's salaries
They are saying they can't pay teachers this year, when in fact they can't pay anyone anymore.
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:14 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 3:02 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 2:03 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
Pixie said it best-
Fighting between the 2 ideologies only makes the crooks (politicians) laugh. They are united against the rest of us. Doesn't everyone realize that? Your go to guy/gal would screw you out of your last penny and breath, if it meant s/he could continue on the lifetime gravy train. The fox are guarding the hen house.
Answer by Sisteract at 2:22 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:28 PM on Aug. 11, 2010