Friday, June 23, 2006

Stop the Spending

Michigan's economy is in the tank. Yet the teachers union wants us to give them more money each year automatically, equal to the rate of inflation.
The proposal, placed on the ballot by the Legislature under pressure from the education lobby, would guarantee that public schools, colleges and universities get funding hikes each year equal to the rate of inflation, or 5 percent, whichever is lower.
Michgan has the third highest unemployment in the country at seven percent. The arrogance of the MEA to demand more of our money while everyone else is losing jobs and taking pay cuts is astounding. Even they know it. In an effort side stepping their own ballot initiative, they're pressuring our legislature to vote on it instead of the general public. A website, Stop the Spending Mandate has been set up to help understand the proposal. Both our Republican Senate Majority Leader and our Democrat Governor oppose the bill. That ought to tell you something.

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