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Another Day, Another Bailout Request

By Doug Powers  •  May 14, 2010 06:52 PM

The “Recovery Act” stimulus sham gave $100 billion to school districts in part to allegedly “save teachers jobs,” but a year later the stimulus has worked so well that they’re going back to the trough for more:

Despite President Obama’s pledge for honest budgeting and billions of dollars in stimulus money spent to save teachers’ jobs, the Education Department is asking for off-the-books emergency funding to keep local districts from laying off school teachers next school year.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent Democratic lawmakers a request Thursday to pass a $26 billion emergency supplemental to fund up to 300,000 teachers’ jobs that he says will otherwise be lost in the fall.

Administration officials want to add the teacher funding to a $60 billion supplemental request sent to Congress to pay for ongoing military operations in Afghanistan as well as Haiti relief and money for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Wow, it’s almost as if the original amount didn’t end up where they said it was going. Go figure.

“The Recovery Act is working!” — yet somehow the thirst of the money hole remains unquenched.


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