I listened to Gov. Jennifer Granholm Friday morning of the Paul W. Smith show spelling out her 2011 budget and all I heard was more of the same crap Obama is pushing; entitlements, entitlements, entitlements. She spoke of increasing tax revenues to secure federal matching funds for such things as more food stamps and unemployment benefits.
We need jobs in this state not more government spending, when will those in Lansing figure this out?
We need tax cuts now, not in 2012 as she has proposed. Cut out the sir-charge on small businesses (it’s at 20% right now) remove these restrictions that keep employers from hiring and our economy will come back.
Ms. Granholm also mentioned saving the education system from a cut of $255 per student so we could work towards a smaller class size, well we’ve been doing this for years and it has not worked. The Japanese have a class size with as many as 55 students in them and their student’s success rate is far above ours.
Study after study suggests that if we remove the bottom 5 to 10% of the bad teachers, students will flourish. The democratic political machine however with its strong support from unions such as the NEA and the AFT would not think of cutting these funds for fear of their campaign piggy bank running low.
As long as I can remember, politicians have been stating that they are going to fix education, lower taxes and create jobs; they’ve done none of these.
One solution to the education system would be implementing the voucher program state wide so that parents can decide where their children get an education. Once these teachers unions start losing funding because of student enrollment in the public plan, they will find a way to pare down on these poor teachers.