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Monday, May 24, 2010

It's crap!

Related Link » Teachers Seek $23b -- Lifeline or Bailout?
“Education Secretary Arne Duncan is asking lawmakers to put aside "politics and ideology" as they consider a request for $23 billion in "emergency" funding for public schools –- a measure Republicans reject as a massive federal bailout for the teachers' unions. The Obama administration is supporting the bill, formally titled the Keep Our Educators Working Act and sponsored by Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA). In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) dated May 13, Duncan warned that if the bill is not enacted, "millions" of school children will be adversely affected and the ensuing damage will ‘undermine the groundbreaking reform efforts underway in states and districts all across the country’. ‘This is a bipartisan issue -- politics and ideology, around education, we have to put to the side’, Duncan said during an appearance on "Fox and Friends" on May 21. ‘I'm very worried, very worried about anywhere between 100,000 and 300,000 teachers being laid off this year. We have school districts -- due to the horrendous budget times, conditions they're facing -- looking to eliminate summer school this summer, eliminating after-school and extracurricular activities, going to four-day weeks, not five-day school weeks … None of this is good for children. None of this is good for education. None of this is good for the economy. So we are urging Congress to move with a real sense of urgency to pass this legislation’.”
— James Rosen, May 24, 2010 (FOX News)
This plea from the Education Secretary is so full of ... er, crap that it requires a structured, albeit a bit stilted response, bullet by crap-filled bullet:
    The Complete Response to the Crap-Sandwich
  • "Duncan is asking lawmakers to put aside politics and ideology". This is crap. Just look at the political affiliation of every legislator mentioned by name — it's "D" for Democrap.
  • "Duncan warned that if the bill is not enacted, 'millions' of school children will be adversely affected". This is crap. The Democraps always assert that the poor and downtrodden little people, usually millions or billions of them, will be adversely affected or worse. The operative word is "assert". I assert that the children could be well served if the sub-par teachers are weeded out.
  • "This is a bipartisan issue". Crap! It's as partisan as it gets.
  • "None of this is good for children". Crap! Some of it may very well be good for children.
  • "None of this is good for education". Crap! Education in this country is a sorry mess. It desperately needs housecleaning, which the unions desperately want to prevent.
  • "None of this is good for the economy". Crap! It may not be good for the crappy teachers and the blood-sucking unions, but it is most definitely good for the economy. What would be very bad for the economy is another massive bailout, which this legislation most definitely is!
  • "So we are urging Congress to move with a real sense of urgency to pass this legislation". Crap! Crap! Crap! Notice the repetitive "urging" and "urgency". Anytime the Democraps emphasize "urgency", you can bet they are promoting a gigantic crap-sandwich that they want passed without any scrutiny. Recall Obamacare? There is nothing in the least urgent about this crap-filled legislation. It is pure unadulterated crap, just like Obamacare.

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