Bait and switch, Obama style

This ought to rile you… it ought to especially rile the Religious Left who are usually so quick to pronounce how less than considerate and indequately compassionate conservatives truly are… but trust me when I tell you this will hardly cause a ripple, if it causes one at all, in the oh so compassionate and considerate progressive community:

Suppose you received a letter asking for a contribution to help needy children. The solicitation was filled with heart-rending pictures and stories about the children’s plight and how your money can make the difference between a bleak future and one filled with hope.

Duly moved, you make a donation only to learn that the organization used the money for something else. How would you feel about that? I’m guessing angry.

Well, now you know how parents of children with special needs are feeling.

The stimulus bill passed last year by Congress included $11.3 billion in federal assistance to special education programs across the country. This doubled the amount from the previous year. Advocates for kids with special needs believe that the increasing funding could have had a “huge impact” on the lives of these kids.

Notice I said, “could have.” That’s because a lot of the money isn’t going to help children with special needs. Instead, schools are “redirecting” the federal funds to other uses.

Do read the entire piece and do understand that this is merely the tip of the iceberg with so much of the so called stimulus package… which is stimulating only leftist constituents and most especially the unions which represent them.

It ought to rile you up.

It ought to.

Crossposted(*).

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