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  •  This makes absolutely no economic sense. (11+ / 0-)

    Nobody really wants to hear it, but when one sees this stuff that "makes no economic sense" yet is pursued viciously, one MUST consider that one is seeing ideology.

    ideology is one thing that trumps "fiscal responsibility".

    In this case, how many school systems are under siege across the nation?

    I see this as just another facet of the GOP's war on America and on education in particular.

    Instead of learning from Greece's tragedy and the broader failed austerity experiment in Europe, elected officials in America (and surely in Chicago) seem destined to repeat it.
    They look at Greece and say Woo-Hoo! Guve us some of that".

    One of the flaws of using the term "catfood commission" to describe the Austerity faction here in the us is that it is just too nice and sweet and nice and sweet always misses the reality of what's happening, which is alomst always far worse.

    Austerity is a carjacking. It is a robbery.

    Repubs have been thrilled by the sequester as it has given them another taste of their goal: shrunken government, turning off services for the common people.

    People can talk about how repubs are "worried" about thus and so, but I see them clearly getting their agenda pushed forward and things like this merely spur them on.

    Elimination of education for inner-city Chicago kids - Friggin' Sweet! (If you're an abject racist like the GOP).

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