Saturday, April 07, 2007

An IPod on Every Ear

A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage is the old saying. It did not happen on Herbert Hoover's term but it did happen eventually.

Now, the Michigan
...House Democrats Thursday offered a spending plan that would buy a MP3 player or iPod for every school child in Michigan.

No cost estimate was attached to their hare-brained idea to "invest" in education. Details, we are promised, will follow.

The Democrats, led by their increasingly erratic speaker Andy Dillon of Redford Township, also pledge $100 million to make better downtowns.
Source: The Detroit News – Editorial An iPod for every kid? Are they !#$!ing idiots?

No doubt, the editors looked for the craziest example of runaway spending the could and if it were not IPods it would be something else. That something else, would probably be slightly less crazy.

Vote buying is scandalous and that is what we have here. However, this vote buying scheme is dressed up as something else. At least with Herbert Hoover's promise he did not propose to give the chickens & cars but to set up a situation to make it possible for people to earn those items.

What's next buying music to fill the IPods?

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