Monday, October 02, 2006
WINNER OF THE 'DID YOU GET ANY ON YOU?' AWARD:
UNION'S GRIESS ON THE 'STOP OVERSPENDING' INITIATIVE
Footnote to the last item: I had to go to the Nebraska State Education Association's website to read the executive director's column for myself. Sad to say, it's even worse. It badly mischaracterizes Initiative 423, leaving out key differences between Colorado's TABOR spending cap, and the fine-tuned one presented for Nebraska on the Nov. 7 ballot. Example: the sensible "stabilization fund" that will pool surplus revenue to save it for a rainy day, and avoid the monstrous budget cuts that the tax-suckers like the NSEA are erroneously predicting.
Near the end of Griess' rant, after the embarrassing Civil War hyperbole, he gushes about the spending-lid proponents and the result if Initiative 423 passes:
"The goal of these locusts is to impose their will on state after state until they have completely demolished government as we know it.
"There is a time for every generation to rise to the call -- when the very existence of our nation, our state, our values, our culture and our public schools are threatened with extinction."
Geez. Get him a swatter. These "locusts" really bug him. But isn't it revealing to see that a modest cap on school spending threatens the educrats so much that they act like they're going to go extinct, like the, excuse the expression, dodo bird?
It starts on p. 20. Bring a hankie:
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