An example of wasteful government spending? Considering the huge deficit facing America the answer should be yes.
On the same day many people have been worrying about a government shutdown, we learn the USAID – the development arm of the US government – is donating $20m to the country to create a local Urdu version of Sesame Street. Yep, In your face America. The left screams about our schools going broke, yet the U.S has the money to create a Pakistani Sesame Street to help educate their children……Bizarro World
It may only be $20 million, but it is $20 million too much when the United States is teetering on the brink due to excessive government spending.
Not surprisingly it wasn’t the American media that first highlighted this use of American tax dollars, it was the UK Guardian.
“The idea is to prepare and inspire a child to go on the path of learning, and inspire the parents of the child to think that the child must be educated,” said Faizaan Peerzada, the chief operating officer at the Lahore-based Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop, which was awarded the commission for the project in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the creator of the American show. “This is a very serious business, the education of the children of Pakistan at a critical time.”
Keep in mind on how effective throwing tons of money at the public education system has been …
- Sesame Street, Pakistan: Your Tax Dollars at Work (outsidethebeltway.com)
- The Spending Cut That Got Away: $20 Million for Sesame Street… in Pakistan? (michellemalkin.com)