I thought the lawmakers here in PA won the frivolous spending and taxpayer money mismanagement award hands down...that was until I read that the (Democratic) lawmakers in Michigan have a novel idea to "invest" in children's education:
"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.
No cost estimate was attached to their hare-brained idea to "invest" in education. Details, we are promised, will follow." (source)
I searched through all the stories about this to find one Dem that explained how buying kids iPods would be educational --I wanted just one justification. I couldn't find any. I hope it's not to download eBooks...the reading in the country is already abysmal...