October 9, 2010 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Elections, Government, Liberals, President, Public Employees Unions, Stimulus, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Oops. Obama’s ‘Saved Job’ Was Just Lost
-By Warner Todd Huston
Oh, it was a thing to be celebrated when Obama’s payoff to the teachers unions back in August “saved” the job of Ohio school teacher Amanda VanNess. It was such a thing of wonder that the big guy flew the elementary school teacher all the way to D.C. for an Oval Office signing ceremony.
(Pictured: President Obama signed a bill in August aimed at saving teachers’ jobs, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Council of Economic Advisers chief Christina Romer and teacher Amanda Van Ness on hand. Getty Images)
Happy days were here again… and it lasted less than three months because VanNess still lost her job this month anyway.
But there is good news. VanNess’s job only cost the American people $26 billion dollars. So we have that going for us, which is nice.
Of course, the $26 billion was supposed to “save” or “create” jobs for teachers, wasn’t it? So what happened to these best laid plans? Turns out the school district that VanNess works for… er, I mean worked for… was in such a budget crisis that programs were cut and the money was used to try to make due. On top of that enrollment has been down in the area because families have moved away due to the depressed job market in Toledo, Ohio.
So, despite all the fan fare only a few months ago, Amanda VanNess was laid off anyway.
Sadly, much of this teacher union bailout money never did end up going to the most needy states as we found out not long after the bill was passed and signed.
Yeah, and it only cost us $26 billion to keep her employed for three months.
Such a deal.
“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
For a full bio, please CLICK HERE.
Our superb abercrombie outlet and authentic vintage handbags uk give you a star’s outfit. All wholesale handbags along with awesome baseball jackets that specially based on protective and fashionable reason are being made from Premium Full Grain Cowhide. We have endorsement in providing best coats and jackets to you with attractive design.
Help the Soldiers!
American GeniusOur Founding Ideas
- The Declaration of Independence
- The Federalist Papers
- The U.S. Constitution
- Debates of 1787
- The Anti-Federalist Papers
- The Writing of John Locke
"Governments are instituted among men,deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
What THEY Say:
Foreign News In English
Click HERE for information
on my fedora collection.Antique Stetsons, hat history...