NY schools spend $21,206 per pupil. This exceeds the national average by 86% and yet, if you read about school budgets, you would think that New York was spending less than every other state. New York spends $64.8 billion with 2.6 million students (excluding Charter Schools), while California spends more, $75.5 billion with almost three times the number of students or 6.2 million. The figures are from the US Census Bureau and are only current through the 2014-2015 school year. Something to think about the next time you have to vote on a school budget.
The Federalist writes that former FBI Director Comey has a long history of questionable obstruction cases.
Our President, Donald J. Trump, is doing his best -- as an outsider -- to change how things are done in Washington. Almost 6 months into his administration and things are struggling along. Anyone else would have been given more time to adjust from being a businessman -- essentially a one-man show -- to the head of the greatest government in the world without being criticized for every mistake. Michael Goodwin writes today that perhaps Jeff Sessions should not have been President Trump's AG. He makes some good points, but we cannot go back and change facts, however Goodwin's final paragraph is spot on. Health care expert, Betsy McCaughey, opines on her concerns that VA Secretary David Shulkin is capitulating to the public-employee unions and their Democratic lackeys in Congress who oppose allowing vets to leave the VA. At the end of her column, Ms. McCaughey does give President Trump credit for applying the brakes, but the federal gravy train is still rolling.
Donald Devine opines on Donald Trump and the Future of Conservatism.
In response to this "Congressman, Capitol cops shot during GOP baseball practice," the Conservative Party issued the following statement: "Today is a sad day in America. Today you realize that the vitriol in the political world has become so dangerous, that unbalanced people become unhinged and shoot five people practicing baseball for a charity game. Enough is enough. The contempt that certain individuals have for our system of government – the best in the world – must end."
Today is Flag Day, let us remember the symbolism of our Flag and honor what our Flag stands for: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.