Friday, April 6, 2012

Why I Hate Politics

Conversation at the Annual BOCES Dinner Wednesday:

PAUL: How’s it going in Ithaca?

ITHACA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: Fine! We just got another $150K from Lifton. Didn’t ask for it, don’t need it, but hey! We’ll find a way to spend it.

PAUL: Really? When my wife asked for $30K for Dryden Pre-K a while ago, she was told there were no earmarks available. She had to go begging Seward, who finally came through with the money.

ISBM: What can I tell you? We didn’t even have to ask. $150K! I guess for you guys in Newfield, that would be—three teaching positions! (Laughs.)

PAUL: Yeah.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Oof. This should be published somewhere big(ger). It puts the inequality in a very clear light.