Wednesday, February 11, 2009
America needs a miracle, but all we have is band-aids, so USE the band-aid!
Yesterday I just couldn't believe what I was hearing from Republicans... they were claiming to be cooperating when it was perfectly obvious to the majority of Americans that they were simply playing bipartisan politics as usual.
The stimulus package - money for Education would not create new jobs?
Hmmm, maybe not. What about saving jobs, isn't that equally important?
In our school district, up to 100 positions will be cut for the next school year. I already know of one teacher who will be losing her position without further funding. She is not losing her position based on merit either, these layoffs are being based on seniority.
State aid - cannot be overseen properly? wouldn't create new jobs?
This statement I find particularly funny in light of the lack of oversight on the stimulus package passed during President Bush's last days in office.
I don't know about where you live, but in this town, people show up in droves for our city and council county meetings, voicing their concerns. Our meetings are also aired on the local information channel in case we can't attend the meeting.
We, the people, we will keep up with how the money is spent in our own neighborhoods.
Again, this aide will help KEEP existing jobs for bridge and road maintenance, among other things.
Get real Senators in Washington, D.C. It's time to apply a little logic to your decisions and start doing what is best for the country, not what is best for your party.
Have the guts to vote your conscience, not your party.
This package will not solve our problems, nothing will. It is just a band-aid, but since that is all that we have access to at the moment, let's at least ease the pain and suffering a tad by using the band-aid.