Friday, September 09, 2011

Buyer's Remorse

It's all the rage nowadays.

Now that the public education budget cuts that looked good on paper as the state balanced its 2011-12 budget last spring are going into effect, Anessia Tala-Clark isn’t happy.

Tala-Clark’s 12-year-old daughter has to take four buses to get to and from her seventh-grade classes at Grand Rapids City Middle/High School, a route that passes her house twice and gets her home from school about 90 minutes after school lets out about 3:30 p.m.

“The central theme of the budget cuts was to balance the budget on the backs of our children and I’m not okay with that,” Tala-Clark said. “It’s completely unacceptable how things have changed and I’m disgusted.”

And it creates an opportunity.

Tala-Clark and others in the room said they know which party backed the changes affecting their kids, but now they’re looking to the other side of the aisle for results.

“Now, I want to know what they’re going to do,” she said. “Gov. Snyder’s plan has been murderous to our state so now I want to know what they’re going to do about it.”

Don't we all. Not much they can do unless the D's win control of the House.

Everyone going to get out and vote next year to make that happen?