GK Butterfield of NC-1 is attempting to vilify Ashley Woolard for having the temerity of suggesting that education is best administered from no greater than the state level.
According to Washington Daily News:
“This radical plan would be devastating,” Butterfield is quoted as saying in the release. “Many of our schools rely heavily on these monies to serve their most at-risk students, and less-affluent students often need help to go to college.”
It seems Butterfield is unaware that the education funding he argues we are so dependent on in NC comes from us, the tax payer, first. These monies do not simply materialize in the hands of Washington politicians and departments.
When the money is not directly generated by the tax payer it is brought into existence by growing the national debt which the tax payer has to pay back in time.
Butterfield is arguing that we should send our education funding dollars to the federal government (of which he is a part) so that the federal government can return our money to us through the US. Dept. of Education with strings attached. He clearly feels it is best that these dollars run through the hands of governance so that he can more effectively influence the nation.
Do we really want our education dollars sullied by the Dept of Education? Why not simply keep our money in state?
This is an obvious example of Butterfield's penchant for growing Federal influence at the expense of local influence by funneling dollars through his hands and skimming off either influence or even a few per diem dollars.
Butterfield -- once again representing DC at the expense of NC.