I was wondering why we were getting so many new comments on our thread about the Detroit public school for pregnant young women that’s being closed. Well, it looks like we got a shout out on Rachel Maddow’s website… Here’s the segment that accompanied the link.
I wonder how long it will be before Maddow opens an office in Michigan. It seems as though most of her stories these days are about the Snyder administration and their plans to “reinvent” Michigan as a free market utopia where those too poor to afford private school are warehoused in 60-kid classrooms, teachers are demonized, and community parks are transformed into for-profit, beachfront golf clubs.
I know this isn’t probably the place to interject humor, but I do find it somewhat amusing that the Tea Partiers who voted for Snyder did so because they were wary of Democrats and their “big government” aspirations. It’s hard to imagine what could be any more “big government” than discharging locally elected officials, appointing czars in their place, and forcing the sale of publicly-owner common spaces to for profit corporations. But, I’m sure the Republicans will surprise us all by moving the battle lines even farther to the right. I wouldn’t be surprised if, a year from now, we’re talking about the forced sterilization of welfare recipients.
[Thanks to Jim E for bringing this to my attention.]