What do Michigan students need to learn? A tax-funded iPod or MP3 player is not a high priority at a time when the state faces a $600 million budget deficit, proclaims a Detroit News editorial. Actually, the editorial is phrased more forcefully.
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.
Why? Because technology is, um, good. What would it cost? No estimate yet.
Two legislators pushing the iPod bill took an Apple-financed trip to California, reports the Detroit Free-Press.