I have to admit that my blogging energies have been gone for quite sometime. I still advocate the use of games in the classroom and I still use them. I just haven’t been blogging about it much this year. But the thing that has me worked up in recent weeks is our government, our big business, and the “solutions” to the problems that the same people have created.
1. Blame George Bush, Blame Bill Clinton, Blame Barack Obama, heck Blame their mothers….I don’t care. But as the leaders of this great country you have to take some of the blame. It just comes with the job. Blame Congressmen and Congresswomen, blame Secretaries and Fed Chiefs….blame them all. They all deserve some. But why are we trusting the same people who caused the problem try to fix the problem?
2. AIG Bonus Money: 165 Million Dollars….taxpayer dollars. Used to save a private business that is failing with executives that need retained. Why do they need retained….they ran the company into the ground. If they are the “best” then I belive we are in trouble!
3. John Stewart vs. Town Fool Cramer: Roll clip 212….if Stewart didn’t prove that there is a HUGE difference between those who are IN the loop and getting rich and the rest of use who are NOT in the loop and watching our retirement go away then I don’t know what else can be done.
4. Let’s put some of this in perspective. The school corporation that I work for has an annual budget of around 12 million dollars. That pays everything…and I mean everything. Salaries, benefits, paper, pencils, transportation etc…. The 165 Million dollars of taxpayer money used to pay huge bonuses to AIG employees is enough money to run an this school corporation for 13 years! Sure with inflation etc…it may end up being 10 years. But schools have been cutting teachers, increasing class sizes, dropping elective courses like music and art……all while AIG is stealing taxpayer money to pay bonuses to failed leadership.