Not with my money


By: Carolyn Hileman

If Berkeley’s behavior regarding the Marines were not enough to make me question where my tax dollars go this is, $2 million in federal funding that would be stripped by the “Semper Fi Act of 2008” — proposed by Rep. Campbell and Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. — includes $243,000 in taxpayer dollars for the Chez Panisse restaurant to provide gourmet organic school lunches in the Berkeley School District.

According to the earmark language, Chez Panisse is dedicated to “environmental harmony” and their menu features “Comté cheese soufflé with mâche salad,” “Meyer lemon éclairs with huckleberry coulis,” and “Chicory salad with creamy anchovy vinaigrette and olive toast.”

Now I do not know about your kids but mine they get the regular food like meat and mashed potatoes it isn’t the best in the world and it certainly is not catered by Chez anything, the lucky ones in High school have a McDonalds does that count. This is federal funding in other words it is your tax dollars that go to coddle these children, I would love to know how much we pay for their school and do they have books for every child because some schools don’t.

I have to wonder if they are over crowded. Do they have classrooms that should have been replaced years ago with ceilings falling down and the possibility of black mold in them I doubt it I mean if they give them catered food I would have to assume they have the surroundings to go with it? I think the money should go to the Marines since they are the ones who fight and die so these people can send their kids to a luxurious taxpayer funded school.

Now you can have all of these schools you want, you can protest the Marines, you can escort them out of town, you can eat all of the olive toast you can stomach but not with my money.



In the End,
we will remember
not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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