DITORIAL | PENNY AND POUND FOOLISH: Slashing Community Service
House Voted: $118 million for shutdown costs
“Teach for America says losing its $11 million grant from AmeriCorps means it would be short of money to pay for recruiting, training and other operating costs. It says it would have to reduce by about 500 the 8,200-member corps of recent college graduates it dispatches to help raise achievement in low-income schools. The separate loss of the $5,000 educational stipend available to AmeriCorps participants at the end of their service would make their recruiting harder.”
“The House bill also eliminated $21 million in direct appropriations for Teach for America. If that goes through, the group says it will have to shrink its corps by another 500 teachers. President Obama’s budget proposal for next year omitted that financing, too, but held out a possibility that some money could be made up in competitive grants from the Education Department.”
I oppose the direct American intervention in Libya’s civil war. Providing arms and intelligence to the Libyan rebel forces in one thing but an outright U.S. military attack is another thing and sends the wrong message.
All across the Unites States local and state police agencies are laying off police officers. This action put the citizens of our cities and states in great danger and the lives of our police officers.
Obama starts another war to protect lives in Libya while disregarding the lives of Americans and the first responders who protect them. No one elected Obama world sheriff and its time others around the world step up and take the lead.
Give a man a Noble Peace Prize and what does he do? Starts another war! Sorry folks, we have a war on crime right here in American.
When its all over in Libya and uammar Gaddafi is dead, I wonder who is going to pick up the tab to rebuild Libya?