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Did anyone think this was going to be used as they said it would?

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Asked by itsmesteph11 at 2:26 PM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Oh my, if its not one thing its another.

    Answer by mamaofficer at 2:31 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • No I am not surprised. It seems as if when states get government money, they don't want to use it as intended.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 2:37 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Not really surprised, is rarely used as intended.

    Answer by meriana at 2:52 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Sad, but I am not surprised.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:16 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • betcha those overpaid administrators still have their jobs.

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:26 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • This makes me incredibly sad. I've known a few superb teachers who've lost their jobs and great programs cut because of budget cuts. I'm really tired of this... The balance in our society is shifting and not for the better.

    Answer by parrishsky at 3:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Told you, the money is going to Union pensions.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 6:02 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • All I know is the administration and the unions ALWAYS get their share first.

    Answer by 29again at 9:29 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Frankly, it sounds like the school administrators are being responsible in the face of the federal craziness.

    Of COURSE unions get served first, but the administrators cannot change that - those contracts are legally binding on them.

    We might not like it, but feelings do not change legal obligations. Change the contracts - as, for instance, Gov. Christie is doing - and then this aspect of overspending can change ...

    In my opinion, it is not necessary to prevent school districts / states from going bankrupt. Don't bail them out with money "from the Federal Gov't" - which is actually money borrowed from all taxpayers which we all are paying and will be paying in the form of inflation and higher taxes / lower quality of life for years to come.

    Guess what? A bankruptcy does NOT eliminate jobs ! It merely forces a renegotiation of all contracts !!
    Et voila ! Union problem can be re-set.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:46 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

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