Tuesday, August 11, 2009

NY State To Give The Needy $200/Child For School Supplies

George Soros provides $35 million gift to augment $140 million in federal stimulus

STORY

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lots of parents with shrinking resources can use this.It will provide a stimulus to retail outlets that depend on the back to school surge.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunatley many parents will go broke getting all the item specific supplys and will not see one dime of this money. And the reason is becasue they have a job. Messed up, the less yo do the more this state rewards you. Fear not parents with jobs, if keeps on going between P,atterson and the unions schools will be defunct in a matter of years and you will not have one item to buy. Hang on Change is coming.

Anonymous said...

This is a lot of money that is given out with no constraints on how it is spent. I see the need and realize that some, perhaps even most, will use it as intended, but how much will not be used for student's needs? If we had spent just a bit more time thinking it through, could we have found a way to direct the money toward its intended use?

Anonymous said...

9:12 needs to think more clearly. Many folks receiving aid do have jobs, plus they have kids. Hopefully we have enough knowledge to avoid Ronnie Reagans shameful streotype of those who get government assistance as no good welfare bums.

IT doesn't fit the facts.

SCATS said...

To 10:38AM ~~ I think the bigger issue here is that no one can assure HOW the money is actually spent. I laughed when I read that this covers kids aged 3 to 17. Do 3 year olds need "back-to-school supplies?"

Anonymous said...

I read it wss $200 per family??

SCATS said...

To 10:54AM ~~ No, it is PER CHILD from 3-17 years of age.

"Families on New York State public assistance are getting $200 per child aged 3 to 17. The grant is paid for by federal stimulus money and billionaire George Soros' $35 million gift." ~~ From 13WHAM.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite "needy" parent wast he one interviewed by Channel 13 last night in a Target parking lot. She stated how "needed" the money was, and how it went to good use, then climbed up into her SUV! It's really time for supporters of this crap to wake up!