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Through The Board Of Finance Looking Glass

Across the country, lines are drawn. 

Democrats are tax-and-spend liberals.  Their recent passage of healthcare legislation will bankrupt the nation, advance socialism and create Armageddon.

Republicans are penny-pinching, cold-hearted conservatives.  Their opposition to healthcare legislation ignores the economic help it will provide to millions and the deficit reduction that will ensue, probably because Republicans are too busy throwing rocks through Democratic congressmen’s windows.

Except in Westport, which is located just this side of Alice’s rabbit hole.

The White Rabbit (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Last night — after effusively praising the Board of Education budget as well-crafted, realistic, yada yada yada — the Board of Finance voted to cut $1 million from it.

The proposal passed on party lines.  All 4 Democrats voted for the reduction; all 3 opposed it.

Lest you think that the Republicans wanted a deeper cut, think again.  Republican Avi Kaner suggested only a $197,000 reduction; fellow GOP member Ed Iannone offered up $600,000.

It was Democrat Allyson Stollenweck who came up with the $1 million figure.  That was still less than her Democratic colleague Brian Stern; his suggestion was $1.2 million.

And it was Republican Kaner — not any 1 of the 4 Democrats — who said:  “The schools are the one thing we cannot compromise on.  Don’t mess around with it as much as you are proposing.  I think it’s an awful mistake.”

When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backward…

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