Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Today's USA Today supplies clear evidence that the "left hand does not know what the right hand" is doing when it comes to government programs in the State of Michigan. In April this year a state representative proposed that the state spend nearly $254 million on the program noted below --

"Rep. Andy Dillon, D-Redford Township, has proposed giving each K-12 child in Michigan an Apple iPod or similar MP3 player for "educational purposes," such as allowing students digital access to notes and letters."

Now three months after Rep. Dillon's proposed ("crazy" if you prefer) legislation the Detroit, Michigan school district announced their new policy ("Michigan school district cracks down on cellphones, iPods") regarding technology products. The new policy called for "automatic suspension" of students who use cellphones, IPods, etc. in the district's schools.

Units of government should talk with each other before they act -- in fact they should act less and do less so they leave more of our money in our pockets.


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