Will House GOP have the courage to tackle Reagan’s unfulfilled promise as sequester looms?
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“This is government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich.”
So, of course, the idea was, as liberals loved to say of Reagan budget proposals in the day, “dead on arrival.”
According to the Obama-run U.S. Department of Education (found here) the department’s current budget of discretionary programs is $68.1 billion.
Which is to say, if the Department of Education were eliminated wholesale and the $68.1 billion applied to the sequester, the sequester would amount to a less than piddling $16.9 billion.
So what horror stories float today about the sequester and education?
Reports the horrified Post, using administration figures to scare the political bejeebers out of the Speaker of the House:
Hundreds of teachers could lose their jobs in Ohio, home to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R), officials said…..
The paper runs twelve charts for readers to click on and see the supposed unfolding catastrophe that lies ahead, the very first chart focused on “Teachers and Schools,” with readers being able to click on a state to see the effect of the sequester in the following categories:
To pick my own state of Pennsylvania, one is told:
Pennsylvania will lose approximately $26.4 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 360 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 29,000 fewer students would be served and approximately 90 fewer schools would receive funding. In addition, Pennsylvania will lose approximately $21.4 million in funds for about 260 teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities.
Stop. Stop. STOP!!!!
Where are House Republicans?