I’ve been busy lately, but I’ve read a few things tonight and I just cannot get them out of my mind. These are the three things that disgust me tonight.
Heating assistance for the poor? Oh, don’t worry, you can always curl up with a good book under the covers and pray to God you don’t freeze to death when you can’t pay that fuel bill. I would like all the “sane” people in Washington D.C. to please stand up and make sure this bright idea doesn’t happen. As cold as it is today, you would have to be one insane son of a bitch to even consider cutting these people off. It’s not like you’re cutting them off crack cocaine. This is life or death. In December President Obama and his new found Republican cronies had no problem giving tax cuts to the wealthy. Now they’re in “cut” mode and who are they going to pick on? They’ll pick on some poor family that has all they can do to keep their homes heated and their heads above water. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hznktd75KGKaGAlE7Q3nj3YoWvXA?docId=25660854102642308608e00b98043cf7
I remember a couple years ago here in Michigan when a man froze to death in Bay City. http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=6740934&page=1
To me this is unconscionable. We can spend boat loads of money in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, when it comes to the least among us here in the United States, we cannot seem to find two nickels to throw to the poor.
I guess this guy wasn’t in need of heating assistance. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/09/rep-christopher-lee-resigns-amid-reports-that-he-tried-to-meet-women-on-craigslist/
The sad part is people voted for this joker. Now they will have to spend more money on another election simply because he was more interested in playing these games than doing his job.
In other education news here in Michigan there may be changes to the MEAP and MME. This is from the Detroit News;
The State Board of Education will consider a plan today to raise the passing scores on state standardized tests, a move that could mean thousands more students and hundreds more schools won’t meet proficiency levels.
Now if more schools don’t pass proficiency levels than maybe they could be either taken over by the state or privatized. Some lucky businessman could determine what’s best for your child based on his bottom line. What’s the bottom line you say? It’s his profit margin!