Friday, June 27, 2008

BUSH REGIME THREATENING BUS RIDES FOR CHILDREN

This is how another Bush effort to subsidize a private industry is potentially hurting children

ADAM TUSS, WTOP RADIO Thousands of school kids across the D.C. region may have a tough time catching the bus next year because there may not be a bus. Metro provides school bus service to students all across the area, but especially in the District, where there is no dedicated school bus fleet. That leaves many of the nearly 50,000 students in the city relying on Metro to get them to and from classes.

However, the Federal Transit Administration is now tightening guidelines on school bus service, saying private contractors should have the chance to provide the service. That language could essentially knock out Metro's school bus routes, many that are set up specifically for schools.

"We would actually have to recreate a bus transportation system that we don't have and doesn't exist," says [a Metro official]. "We are talking about school starting in two or three months, it is really a misapplication of public-private partnerships."

5 Comments:

At June 27, 2008 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People fail to recognize that Bush, lame duck and as unpopular aw he is, is still hell bent on reaping as much damage as he can before his term ends and he rides off into his wealthy, ruling class sunset.

 
At June 30, 2008 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's true, why is he contributing to the upcoming crash of the US economy? It will render his fortune meaningless.

 
At June 30, 2008 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gives a whole new meaning to "No Child Left Behind", doesn't it?

 
At June 30, 2008 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:01

What makes you think that the Bushs haven't raided money from taxpayers with their positions then moved their pelf to a tax haven financial centre like the Cayman Islands, converting it to Gold or Euro's along the way. I'm sure the Bushs are well insulated from any ecomnomic hardships they may cause.

They act like dictators and bandits, and that is what dictators and bandits do.

As to school buses, perhaps school is a big part of the problem with why Americans will put up with stolen elections, dismantling of the Constitution, corrupt government, incompetant office holders, the 2 party douopoly, a military that can only account for 38% of the money recieved since Ronald Regan was in office, ect.
Perhaps the best thing that could happen to the next generation is a whole lot less schooling.

An excellent article from Harper's about what schools really produce, and who it serves.

http://www.rahoorkhuit.net/devi/
hs/against_school.html

 
At June 30, 2008 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the US economy collapses the rest of the world's markets will go along with it. Gold will just be pretty shiny metal and Euros will be toilet paper like the rest of the world's currency.

 

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