On reflection in the aftermath of the $26 billion emergency funding for teachers passed into law yesterday there seemed to be one obvious conclusion. There is one result from this additional new spending from Congress that is so likely as to be an even money bet in Las Vegas. In fact, the odds would favor the following outcome.
Democrats that are seeking re-election will use the vote as a political ad to justify votes. You can see the ads now – ‘Vote for me, I save your child’s teacher’. Or ‘Vote for me and I’ll continue to save jobs like I did for the teachers’. And so on. The whole thing led me to make the following video:
Is the $26 billion in funding worth re-electing an incumbent? Only you can answer that. But I will be more than happy to update this, VERBATIM, if Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) or any other member of Congress addresses any points I have made in this video. Given the lack of response from Rep. Hinchey in the past (which is not unlike many in Congress) I would suggest not holding your breath for a response.