Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Shorter CT: We'll Sell Out for Cash

So, some ultra-rich hedge-fund couple has pledged to donate $100 million to do something about public education. The catches are: 1) the state has to cough up the same amount; and 2) the money goes into a non-profit that is exempt from state sunshine laws.

Good on them for putting up their money. But the state shouldn't be required to put taxpayer money into a black hole.

This is the sleazeball idea of recently-elected Gov. Ned "Toll Booth" Lamont, another one of those goddamned rich guys who feel the need to play around with public service.

Lamont is offended by the comments others have made that this deal is little more than a bunch of rich folks showering dollars on the peasants of the state. The reason why that's so offensive to Lamont is that, well, it's the truth.


0_0 said...

It's a terrible idea, and I agree with the opponents, but I had to laugh at

“Since when does our wealthy community dictate how public policy should be crafted?”

Comrade Misfit said...

Yeah, it's only been that way since 1789!