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....but mostly the beasts:

Fast forward four years, and a Democratic Senate does the unions a solid in 2009:

The Opportunity Scholarship’s $14 million in yearly funding was nixed last week by Senator Dick Durbin, who inserted language in the $410 billion omnibus spending bill to sunset the program at the end of the next school year. On the Senate floor, he and ally Chuck Schumer attributed their action to a newfound interest in evaluating federal programs for effectiveness. Neither mentioned that Durbin counts the National Education Association among his top 10 lifetime contributors. Nor did they mention that Head Start, a federal pre-K education program, which has yet to present the evaluation required by its 1998 reauthorization, was nonetheless funded to the tune of $7 billion in the same bill.

“I had hoped that the successes of these kids would just speak for themselves,” Walden-Ford says, the moms in the room shaking their heads in somber agreement as the room turned serious. “I can’t even imagine telling these kids they have to go back to public schools.”

Nevada Republican John Ensign offered an amendment to strike the Durbin language, but it was predictably defeated, 58-39.

Read the rest at the link. Dems want kids in failing schools depending on gov't and loaded down with debt thrown on them from a democrat controlled congress and executive branch, you can disagree, you're free to disagree, but then you'd be wrong. In other news, the new talking point in dem circles isn't debt reduction anymore, it's "debt stabilization", i started hearing it a week ago and the memo must've gone out recently to all members because it's now a non-stop drumbeat. Yes, lets "stabilize the deficit" at a trillion a year and throw it on top of the 17 trillion dollar debt. These people are insane.
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