Just say no to “entitlements” for education of our children.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said the school finance change “is a true cut in an entitlement” and an essential cut at that.
But a great big YES to $4 billion in “entitlements” for the Big Gas Mafia.
Republicans derailed a Democratic bill that would end this double-fisted cash grab and save $21 billion,”
“At a time of high gas prices and instability around the world — and I know folks are getting hurt by high gas prices — that’s why we’ve got to keep on making these investments,” Obama said at the Boston Center for the Arts, according to a pool report of the event. “That’s why I was so disappointed yesterday when Republicans in Congress voted to keep handing $4 billion a year in taxpayer subsidies to oil and gas companies at a time when they are making tens of billions of dollars each — huge profits — while you’re struggling to fill up your gas tank.
UPDATE: Hey Senator Patrick, you might need to read the Texas Constitution, Article 7, Education.
Sec. 1. SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEM OF PUBLIC FREE SCHOOLS. A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the Legislature of the State to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools.
And it goes on…
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I know! The state house intends to cut school funding to the point of abandoning them. That way parents will quit complaining about the drills being too close to their kid's schools. Problem solved.