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— Karl Marx

Holding Buena Vista Schools Hostage

May 27, 2013

The State of Michigan has been holding the children and the employees of the Buena Vista school district hostage.

They went so far as to shut the school down, and to refuse to pay teachers while railing on about how the school district owed the state money. Then, within the very week that surpluses were announced for the State of Michigan, they “found” the money to reopen the school.

It turned out the state owed the district just as much as the district owed the state! But after listing all of the places where they “found” the money, the state superintendent referred to the new “deficit elimination plan” as being “largely dependent on staff reductions.”

Looks like that was what it was about from the beginning: holding the district hostage in order to suck money into the pockets of the state bureaucrats’ boss “friends!”