Monday, August 19, 2013

Scorched Earth

Is there anything more perfectly emblematic of the world as teabaggers see it than this?

Head Start programs across the country eliminated services for 57,000 children in the coming school year to balance budgets diminished by the federal sequester, cutting 1.3 million days from Head Start center calendars and laying off or reducing pay for more than 18,000 employees, according to federal government data scheduled for release Monday.
But think of the money saved. Future lives? Not so much. But, you know, they're poor and mostly black. So who gives a shit. Right? Money well not-spent. Gotta have those tax cuts. And tanks. And farm subsidies. Their world. Our future.

Added: Or, as our president says,

Oops. Didn't have Head Start, evidently.

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