382 GRIPES and Griping Strong!



I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Friday, May 20, 2011

There Is A Stench In The Air

I walked outside early this morning to breath in that cool fresh morning air and instead got hit right in the face with a terrible smell. I checked the garbage, checked for dead animals and could not find the stench that filled the air. I quickly went back inside, opened the newspaper only to find exactly what that foul smell was. It was coming from Mountain Top and it was from the tentative budget that the Crestwood School Board had passed last night. Their budget stunk so bad that the odor of rotten trash floated down into the valley. The stench came from the rotten deal that they are giving their students and of course the taxpayers.

The tentative 2011-2012 Crestwood School District budget seeks a savings of $280,000 by cutting Kindergarten to half days, salary freezes for all school administrators, the elimination of all middle school sports as well as ending all elementary and middle school activities such as band, chorus and foreign language studies. WHAT, ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME! If that's not bad enough, the taxpayers of the school district are going to be whacked with an average increase or $112.00 per household over the next two years. This really reeks of the rotten stench of pure garbage. They cut from the kids and whack the parents. It's the old double shafting.

There are a few things that are important to note here. Crestwood ranks in the top 5 in NEPA in the lowest education cost per student. Also, there was no mention what-so-ever of any reduction in teachers salaries or benefits. The average teacher salary in Crestwood is $48,164 per year. This is somewhat skewed because the preschool teachers make an average of just $22,290 per year while the high school teachers yearly average is $58,550. The highest high school teachers salaries are $81,780 per year. These numbers come directly from the web site Teachers Salary Info.
Of course, the Crestwood School Board wouldn't dare cut $1,000 to $2,000 per year off some of these outrageous teacher salaries. God forbid if they touched those.

To sum it up, this just plain stinks. This falls right in line with the Dummying Up Of America. Part of the blame should be thrown the way of our moron governor Tommy "Clueless" Corbett. This is a great example of what is going to happen throughout all of our school districts due to the cut backs in state funding to our public schools. The rest of the blame falls squarely on the Crestwood School Board. It appears that they held back on raising school taxes over the past several years and are now getting whacked in the pocketbook. I feel sorry for all of the students who have had the after school activity rug pulled right out from under them. It's a crime against the taxpayers. This stench will linger for sometime I fear, so get out your gas masks.

UPDATE: The more I think about this the angrier I get. The teachers unions are gang raping the school districts for every cent they can get. They ask for boat loads of money and threaten a strike when they don't get it. They are like toddlers in a candy store throwing a tantrum when they don't get what they want. I say cut those huge salaries down. If they don't like it, send them and their union packing. There are plenty of qualified teachers out there looking for jobs. I am sick and tired of the taxpayers and in this case their children taking it in the pocketbook. As one of our Gripers said, it's time for "We The People" to rise up and band together to tell our politicians that enough is enough. WE ARE AS MAD AS HELL AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!

1 comment:

  1. It is sad to say that the same may happen in the Wyoming Area School district. Cutting programs for the kids when there is not much for them to do is not caring for our kids.Teachers need to start paying a little for having great benefits instead of just screaming for more money.They say they care about our kids but do they really.