Belt-Tightening In Michigan
The hard times in the Rust Belt has clearly led to some outside the box thinking
We have come to the conclusion that the crisis Michigan faces is not a shortage of revenue, but an excess of idiocy. Facing a budget deficit that has passed the $1 billion mark, House Democrats Thursday offered a spending plan that would buy a MP3 player or iPod for every school child in Michigan.
It's for the educational value, though! Since so many kids load up their iPods with books on CD, this will no doubt result in higher SAT scores for Michigan students. Now, some might say that spending like this in the midst of a budget crisis is frivolous, but you've gotta spend a little to make a lot. I foresee a lot of people moving to Michigan just so their kids can have a free iPod. This will lead to a recovery in the housing and job markets.
Labels: iPods, Michigan