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Absolute stupidity

Posted by mesablue on April 7, 2007

Michigan leads the nation in unemployment. We are facing a billion dollar deficit.

While the rest of the country enjoys a strong economy, Michigan is bleeding jobs and people.

So, what do Michigan democrats want to do about it? Well, the governor wants to raise our taxes and the democrats in the State House want to give every kid an iPod.

Yup, you read that correctly, they want to spend millions buying iPods.

From an appropriately titled editorial in The Detroit News:

An iPod for every kid? Are they !#$!ing idiots?

We have come to the conclusion that the crisis Michigan faces is not a shortage of revenue, but an excess of idiocy. Facing a budget deficit that has passed the $1 billion mark, House Democrats Thursday offered a spending plan that would buy a MP3 player or iPod for every school child in Michigan.


No cost estimate was attached to their hare-brained idea to “invest” in education. Details, we are promised, will follow.


The Democrats, led by their increasingly erratic speaker Andy Dillon of Redford Township, also pledge $100 million to make better downtowns.


Their plan goes beyond cluelessness. Democrats are either entirely indifferent to the idea that extreme hard times demand extreme belt tightening, or they are bone stupid. We lean toward the latter.


We say that because the House plan also keeps alive, again without specifics, the promise of tax hikes.


The range of options, according to Rep. Steve Tobocman, D-Detroit, includes raising the income tax, levying a 6 percent tax on some services, and taxing junk food and soda.


We wonder how financially strained Michigan residents will feel about paying higher taxes to buy someone else’s kid an iPod.

Lunacy.

Three more years. Just three more years, I keep telling myself, until my kids are out of school and I can leave this crazy place.

Moosetracked at the Bullwinkle Blog

Also covered at Hot Air

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