"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Monday, February 12, 2007

Senator Metzen supports early childhood funding

Metzen and his DFL buddies are up to thier usual antics. It was said earlier this legislative session that there is not enough money for all day kindergarten, yet funding will be provided for early childhood education. I know that I did just fine going straight from the house into kindergarten, and everyone I know as well. Now we the taxpayers are supposed to finance subsidies to prepare babies to take that big step into kindergarten. Here again we have a group of people who will feel the need to use the government to do the job they are supposed to do. I am talking about parents, lazy parents. Its our job as parents to get our children ready for kindergarten, not the governments. I see this as an "in" for the future growth of the teachers union. There jobs will include counselers and special ed teachers for three and four year olds. Just watch and see! Next the school district will have to build ther own preschools. That will mean levies to finance them, which means higher property taxes. THis is another example of government getting involved in the private sector.

This legislation will provide allowances for families with young children in the two years prior to kindergarten. Parents may use the allowances to pay for preschool. The amount of the allowances will be on a sliding fee scale based on a families income, with a higher allowance going to a family with a lower income. Does this mean a family on welfare get free daycare? If so, this could free them up to get a job. By the way, speaking of jobs, I think ther are plenty of jobs available in Austin MN. Isnt that where all the illegal aliens rounded up at? Good jobs at the meat packing plant, and in a pleasant, rural community. I look forward to getting some comments on this!

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