Texans: Republicans Are F-ing You

May 15, 2011 at 9:25 PM Leave a comment

Or, How Republicans are Screwing Us Today

I was off most of the weekend but when I came back to the Internets just now, this was one of the first headlines I saw.

Freakin’ unbelievable.

Vote Republican!

Texas Taxpayers Finance Formula One Auto Races as Schools Dismiss Teachers

Texas, which may balance its budget by firing thousands of teachers, plans to commit $25 million in state funds to Formula One auto racing each year for a decade.

As many as 100,000 teachers in Texas may be fired because of spending cuts to cope with the state’s budget crisis, according to Moak Casey & Associates, an Austin-based education consultant. For $25 million a year, the state could pay more than 500 teachers an average salary of $48,000.

“I have to wonder why the state of Texas is all over funding for this racetrack and not the school-funding crisis,” said Ewa Siwak, 44, who teaches German in the Austin Independent School District and whose job at Bowie High School is being cut. “Tax dollars for education should be a higher priority.”

Ya think?

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