“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
Here in Michigan our sometime Republican Governor (he is a businessman not a conservative) Rick Snyder agrees with dear Leader in Washington on increasing public funding for pre-school.
Snyder, a Republican, proposes $130 million more for Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program for low- and moderate-income kids over two years. Obama, a Democrat, called for universal preschool in his State of the Union address.
Odd choice of wording, “low- and moderate income kids.” I don’t know of any 4 year old’s who have low income jobs…
The article continues:
“To see all the attention, it’s just so wonderful,” said Lena Montgomery, manager of early intervention services at Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency, which had more than 500 4-year-olds on the waiting list. “… They really aren’t saying (it is) baby-sitting anymore. They are getting it.”
But some Republican lawmakers and conservative experts say federally funded preschool programs like Head Start have failed to help students when they reach the K-12 system.
“I’m not sure what he (Obama) is really getting at in talking of starting a new program of preschool education opportunities when there may be a case made that we aren’t doing well with the ones that are presently in place,” said U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, who sits on the House Education Committee.
What this really is about, is Governor Snyder is making a business calculation, looking at cash flow to our state. Obama wants to send more federal tax dollars to Michigan and Snyder will take it. When Snyder term ends, he will point to the state’s balance sheet and say “I built that.” Not caring about the long term consequences of expanding government programs.
On the other hand, Obama could care less of the financial implications and he is looking long term. Obama’s goal is creating more dependency on government. His objective is creating an army of Julia’s.