Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Norwich Bulletin's Free Obama Money

We need this money to avoid tax increases? Did you all catch that one in THIS ARTICLE: "Federal stimulus would help schools breathe easier
Aid may ease effect of state cuts" by Adam Bowles?

What does Bulletin reporter Bowles mean by that? Of course there is going to be tax increases somewhere. We will most likely get tax increases from all three levels of government this year. This QUOTE “massive federal education stimulus package " END QUOTE isn't going to pay for itself.

QUOTE: "Plainfield Superintendent Mary Conway said she is preparing to submit a budget with a single-digit increase to the Board of Education next week, which, in effect, means a decrease in services because of automatic contractual increases." END QUOTE.

WELL! That certainly is a new one to me. So Plainfield 's Superintendent is going slam taxpayers with a "single digit increase" (which we can assume is closer to nine than 1) and this will actually be a CUT !

A cut mind you! Whew. I sure am glad good old Mary Conway cleared that up for me. We better not touch that her budget because it is already cut to the bone!


QUOTE "We would be looking at drastic, drastic staff cuts,” [Mary Conway] said if Congress fails to approve the stimulus package". END QUOTE

I wish I could ask Mr. Bowles if there has there has ever been a bureaucrat that failed to characterize prospective money coming their way as anything less than

Why did Mr. Bowles fail to ask Mary Conway how did she managed without this money for the current year? Did the roofs fall in? Did the kiddies all starve? Did they only educate half of the pupils and sent the rest home?

How come the Bulletin never asks these tough questions of the liberal tax -n-spenders?

Is any of this new money going to translate into better grades? Is the money going to be spent in a way that benefits pupils directly ---- or the teachers unions?

Oh and get this QUOTE: "It’s nice to see we have a president and a Congress who understand the importance of our education and how it truly is the future of our country with having an educated work force and an educated citizenry,” [ Richard Murray, chairman of the Killingly Board of Education], said. END QUOTE.

Will the Obama Parade ever end? Hummmmm.....I wonder who Adam Bowles voted for......hummmm......

The only mention -- and that is all it was --- of the Republican side is: QUOTE "Many [federal] Republican lawmakers are saying the bill is too costly and doesn’t provide benefits fast enough". END QUOTE.

Why didn't Adam Bowles get any more specific that that? Why didn’t Adam Bowles get any quotes from taxpayer rights groups or Republican Town Committee Chairmen or any other noted conservative? Why is it that the Bulletin only quotes liberals when there is story about what former Texas Senator Phil Gramm characterizes as 'free money from heaven'?

OK. I will help Mr. Bowles out here because maybe he is unaware that there are people out there on the other side in Connecticut that he can call and get quotes from. Here is a good one:

The Federation of Connecticut Taxpayer Organizations, Inc. (FCTO)

Contact: President Susan Kniep,




Mrs. Kniep is the former Mayor of East Hartford and is a lot smarter than I am on these matters. I guarantee she will return Mr. Bowles' call. She may even pick up on the first ring so how about it Mr. Bowles? How about a little balance for once?

You Obamabots are all about change -- right?

How about some balance --- for a change?



Blogger Seane-Anna said...

An increase in the school budget is actually a cut?! How Orwellian can you get?!

"free money from heaven", priceless!

January 28, 2009 9:51 AM  
Blogger Seane-Anna said...

And little brother, how do I become a follower on your blog?

January 28, 2009 9:52 AM  
Blogger mccommas said...

Go to your Dashboard.

The money from heaven is a concept of fmr. Senator Phil Gramn of Texas. I kind of just borrowed it.

January 29, 2009 4:59 PM  

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