Education Reform and Civil RightsAugust 10, 2010
Teacher Salary Settlements DropAugust 12, 2010
The fact that the feds are bailing out schools and preventing reform doesn’t come as much of a surprise. But what is shocking is how the Senate bill proposes to pay for this extra $26 billion — cuts in food stamps. That’s right, we are literally going to take food out of the mouths of hungry people in order to keep upper-middle class teachers fully employed with their gold-plated pensions and health benefits.
And if that wasn’t outrageous enough, look at what the Milwaukee teachers union would like to do with their gold-plated health benefit. They want to restore a prescription benefit for Viagra, which had been cut in 2005 to save some money.
Let me get this straight — we are going to take food from poor people to keep Mr. Happy working for Milwaukee teachers. Talk about a stimulus plan.