January 26, 2009 2:45PM

Let’s Just Have A Big Bonfire of Cash Instead

Can you think of a better use for taxpayer money than spending it on the most inefficient and least productive segment of our economy?

Well then it’s a good thing that the Economic Stagnation and Ruinous Debt Plan (aka “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan”), includes a hefty dose of dedicated funding for the government school monopoly (aka “public schools”).

Around $142 Billion, or around 17% of the “stimulus” is planned for Big Ed, and, surprise, school choice programs don’t make the cut for funding.

Dan Lips has a great overview of this small chunk of folly off the enormous folly‐​block presently tumbling its way through Congress.