Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Got a budget deficit?

Spend tens of thousands of dollars to pimp your kids out to call for more money and gun bans. That'll fix the problem.

CHICAGO - Thousands of Chicago Public Schools students are expected to fill Soldier Field today in a rally demanding more funding for education.

The students are also expected to push for more anti-violence programs.

Students from all over Chicago will be bused to Soldier Field for the "Shout-Out for Schools" rally. Mayor Richard Daley and public schools CEO Arne Duncan are expected to attend.

As we've seen, every time they call for more "anti-violence programs", it usually has more to do w/ banning guns that trying to sway kids away from actually committing violence. If they were, situations like this:

A 15-year-old boy was killed and a man critically wounded in a shooting Monday night on Chicago's Northwest Side, police said. The teen is the 26th Chicago Public Schools student killed since the beginning of last school year.

No one was in custody, and police described the motive for the shooting as possibly gang-related.

Would be a lot less common in a city that effectively bans all guns yet has 5x the murder rate of the rest of the state.

Armed and Safe has more.

1 comment:

Petey said...

Here's an idea.

Instead of wasting money to bus the "students" (read: unknowing puppets of the Chicago Daley Machine) put that money into EDUCATION!!! I would bet the whole day cost $100,000. Between fuel, salary for teachers and drivers, rent on Soldier Field which includes pay for probably hundreds of field employees to set up, handle security, clean up, etc.