So here we are with an unfunded state pension system to the tune of more than $18 billion in 2011. Had to have gone up since then. State teachers aren't getting enough pay (cut the administration overhead). Our idiots in Congress have butted heads and not allowed much in the way of compromise. So what do we have now? Cuts that are affecting everyone. Hey, guys, nobody wins unless both sides compromise.
And now a little kicker. With all the bad monetary news, our illustrious governor thinks we should fund day care (call it preschool, but it's all the same) for all 4-year-olds in the state (The Maui News, March 8).
Now excuse me, but when I was a kid, kindergarten was supposed to prepare kids for 1st grade. Then some progressives came up with the brilliant idea that you need to prepare kids for kindergarten. Give me a break. At what age do we stop providing free child care? The next logical progression would be to provide nannies to everyone so that we have a cradle-to-the-grave society run by the government.
You can say I'm way over the top on this but, the political side ignored, how can anyone in his/her right mind consider spending $130,000,000 (according to The Associated Press) for day care when we can't pay the bills we currently have?