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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nikki Haley Can Teabag Like a Man

I don't know why I always expect women to be less evil and stupid than their male counterparts. 

And I'm almost always disappointed. 
You were expecting, maybe, Mother Theresa?

Aaaaanyway. . .  Somehow South Carolina ended up with a budget surplus of around $210 million dollars. Now you'd think that South Carolina could figure out a lot of things it needs to spend money on,  
Like a less embarrassing school mascot?

But, this being South Carolina in the teabagger era, they could only agree to spend half of that money on schools, while the other half would go to lowering business taxes in the state. 

Mah Distillin' bizness needs a tax break more'n them kids need that fancy book-lernin'!

( I kid South Carolina, I've been there, it's a fine state. )

But even that was too much for Governor Nikki Haley.

Gov. Haley Would Veto Spending Surplus on Schools

Gov. Haley Would Veto Spending Surplus on Schools
Gov. Nikki Haley says she would veto a Senate plan 
to spend $105 million in surplus funds on schools.

"If you're not giving it in tax relief, if you're not giving it to pay down debt, you send it back to the taxpayers. That's where it belongs," she says.

Okay, South Carolina has a population of about 4.5 million people. So if Haley sends that $105 million back to the taxpayers, that comes out to about Twenty-Three Dollars and Thirty-Three Cents per South Carolinian. I'm sure that will be a real life-changer for them.  Or you could hire 2,100 teachers at $50k per year. But yeah, it's generally accepted teabagger wisom that the people know better how to spend their money than guv'mint does! So, I'm sure each set of parents will take their $46.66 and use that to make a much smarter investment in their kids' futures. What ever they spend their $46.66 on will obviously have a much more positive impact on their children's lives than some dumb old teacher would have. 
Forty six dollars? Here's to you, South Carolinians!
Heck, I'm sure the schools probably don't even need the money anyway! You know how well-funded these darn socialist schools are what with their commie teachers' unions, and their PTA bakesales and whatnot!
"It's a bad situation out there as far as education is concerned and good teachers are being laid off because the school districts just simply don't have the money," says Sen. John Land, D-Manning, Senate Minority Leader.

"You've got to remember that we are way behind in education," he says. "Three years ago, we were giving $2,500 per student going back to the local districts to educate our children across this state. We are down now to about $1,700 per student."

Oh. Well still, though. Forty six bucks per family! Thank you Governor Haley!
Screw giving money to schools, right governor?

"We could give double this budget to education and there would be people saying it's not enough," Haley said, without specifying how much money public education should get. "It needs to go to students in the classroom."

Yeah, double the amount is still not enough, so it only makes sense to give nothing. It's like one meal a day isn't really enough food for a growing boy such as myself, heck even two meals might not be sufficient, so why eat at all? And the money needs to go to the students in the classroom. God knows you can't accomplish that goal by givng money to the schools!


tennysoneehemingway said...

Schools - pah! So overrated. When will people learn that tax breaks are all you need to concentrate on? Then everything will just be tickityboo.

Anonymous said...

I send my daughter to a private school, only after seeing the abysmal state of the public school. I had a choice to make and I decided to not waste my daughter's future. I am not wealthy. I am educated. Due to advances in technology I was forced out of my profession into a lesser paying "blue-collar" line of work. It has not been easy but I refuse to sacrifice my child to an over blown, over staffed, politically motivated, social experiment. Being in this situation I do not feel it is right that any of my tax dollars be spent on these detention centers. Education is a responsibility of the parent to the child, and of the student to himself. It is not a right, it is an obligation. Our public schools are an ever expanding failure that multi millions of dollars have aided in creating. If the government is to do any thing it should be to enforce the obligation, the law, that parents have to their children and to society. Our schools need accountability and discipline, not more wasted dollars. The teachers should BE RESPONSIBLE to fail FAILING students. They should BE OBLIGATED to dismiss children who are disruptive to the students who are trying to become educated. The teachers should not be told they have to pass all the children regardless of performance. Then when these parents have failed their own children and their neighborhood schools (society), they shall be held accountable. Our public schools should not provide six-figure incomes to football coaches nor the market place of drug abuse. They should not provide five assistant principals nor contraceptives for teens and younger. My daughter's values have been and will be learned at home. Our schools and our government are not our Mothers and Fathers. Do we not love our children or ourselves enough to do what is right? Money is not the answer and these kids are not political footballs. If we don't accept our duty to our children, then this society will be lost, and then how will you get your social justice?
Richland County SC Tax Payer