Teachers dash for cash but not the Pentagon.
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By now you must have seen the video of South Dakota teachers fighting for one dollar bills for their respective schools during the Sioux Falls Stampede hockey game.
The “Dash for Cash” event pitted teachers against each other to grab as many single dollar bills as possible in less than five minutes with the money going to classroom supplies, with the money donated by CU Mortgage Direct.
CU Mortgage Direct spokesperson said: “We thought it was an awesome group thing to do for the teachers. The teachers in this area, and any teacher, they deserve whatever the heck they get.”
This is demeaning bullshit.
It triggered a memory of when I was teaching and the district had arranged for teachers to work at McDonalds as a fundraiser for our schools.
There was not a chance in hell I was working at McDonalds. There’s nothing wrong with having a job at McDonalds other than they don’t pay enough. But teachers already subsidize public schools plenty with their own money for supplies, books, pencils and toilet paper.
I wasn’t asking customers if they wanted fries with that too.
Here’s an idea:
Have Pentagon generals do a dash for cash to fund the war budget.
Despite the many differences between the administrations of Biden and Trump, House Democrats gave even more than Biden asked for in his FY2022 war budget. They voted $780 billion and essentially embraced the massive defense spending increases seen under former President Donald Trump.
The war budget is four times what Biden is asking for the Build Back Better Act.
Congress has the United States spending more on the military than the U.S. did during the Cold War and the Reagan defense buildup and during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
I’m picturing a handful of multi-star generals.
Down on their knees at some half-time NBA game.
Some singles scattered around.
Then turn the fan on.