Messed Up Priorities

Posted: March 16, 2010 in Politics, Schools

[I think I stole this from Ed Holstein’s Facebook status but it is a great point:]

When the banks are failing and running out of money –  the government bails them out.

When the auto industry is failing and running out of money – the government bails them out.

When our schools are in trouble and running out of money – the government says, “You’re on your own.”

What is up with those priorities?!!?!

  1. The Bishop says:

    Point #1 – The government never bails anyone out of anything. But politicians in charge take from the public treasury (and IOU’s out the wazoo) and bestow the largesse of others on those whom they favor or wish to control. (It’s easy to be generous with other’s money.)
    Point #2 – The government got involved in the local schools years ago by mandating the destruction of the neighborhood school and the mass trans-shipment of students to achieve some contrived statistical result that has nothing to do with educating. The government should stay far, far away from the education of our children. (And why do we need a Federal Department of Education anyway? Governmental redundancies do not make efficient use of tax dollars – quit the opposite happens.)
    Point #3 – Being on one’s own has a tendency to cause one to be innovative and invested in success. The donation of a sign and playground equipment by the Hamilton PTO are illustrations of personal investments by parents and staff that generate success.
    Point #4 – The government that governs least, governs best. (Not original with me, I know, but still it is very true and has never been more evident.)

  2. sister says:

    Sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money.

  3. Lorinda says:

    Sister, They just print more…oh yeah isn’t that why we are in such a mess now

  4. the other Ed says:

    Although I agree with the Bishop (governement that governs least…), the point I was making is this:

    We, the taxpayer, through decisions made by our elected officials, have indebted ourselves to the tune of almost a trillion dollars ( perhaps more) to save banks and corporations, some of which have filed for bankruptcy, so that money is gone. I do not begrudge the wealthy, they worked hard for it! however, the message coming out of Washington seems to be, if you are wealthy, we are here for you…if you are not, here is more of the same, but less.

    If they really felt they had to “bail” someone out, surely it should have been the schools. However, it seems the schools are always the last to be helped and the first to get cut.

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