Chump change we can't believe in
$50 billion needed to secure teacher and state employee votes
It is interlinear – between the lines, cut the budget now before elections, are you kidding? You see if we needed the teachers, firemen, law enforcement officers, etc. (and we do) then find a way to pay for it permanently. Cut $50 billion from Defense to pay for it. Balance the damned budget like you said you would.
This is business as usual – not change we can believe in.
“Obama pleads for $50 billion in state, local aid
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 13, 2010
President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.”