He proposed taking $62,979 from general revenue funds for the Excellent Teaching Program — that's money for National Board certified teachers — and adding that amount to funding for the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. Hasner said that amount is just .001 percent of the total funding for the Excellent Teaching Program. Read stories in the Broward-Palm Beach New Times and the St. Petersburg Times. Discussion on Stormfront.
Rep. Jim Waldman (D-Coconut Creek), said that he "as a Jew" could vote against the amendment, but chastised leaders for forcing the choice. "You are punishing the wrong people,” Waldman said. The amendment passed 96-13 anyway.
The comments posted to the stories are also interesting. From the St. Petersburg Times comes this comment by a Jewish teacher:
As a teacher, as a Jew, and as the child of Holocaust survivors, I am shocked. What has this got to do with the Holocaust museum? Why should the museum get this money? I have been to the museum and it is truly worthy of support, but not at the expense of our education professionals. To all NBCT, I offer my apologies on behalf of my people. I am embarrassed.
Posted by: Jason April 16, 2009 at 07:47 PM
From the Broward-Palm Beach New Times comes this comment:
So how fucking long must we be forced to wallow in an emotional Holocaust Hangover? So it was horrible. But it was also more than 60 years ago. A generation BEFORE Adam Hanser was born. Better he should let it go and move on instead of spending my tax dollars on a devastating human tragedy that took place a world away nearly three generations ago. Even worse, having voiced this opinion, l've opened myself up to being called a flaming bigot "where it's just soooo cool to attack Jews."
Posted By Rollo Tomasi on: Thursday, Apr. 16 2009 @ 7:23PM
Perhaps Rep. Hasner doesn't think the Florida Holocaust Museum is making enough money. While no 2007 data is available, Charity Navigator indicates that in 2006, the facility earned a net profit of only $106,960, although it has total assets of $5,553,920. Holocaust fatigue must be setting in.
But subsidization of Jewish interests at the expense of American interests is not uncommon. Dr. David Duke reveals that although millions of Americans are out of work and millions more are living from one paycheck to the next, the U.S. Senate recently included a measure to restore full funding for foreign aid to the budget it approved, increasing chances that the pool of money including assistance for Israel wouldn’t be cut. The $3.5 trillion document passed by the Senate includes a $4 billion boost to the foreign operations appropriation, bringing it up to the $53.8b. sought by President Barack Obama.
Dr. Duke also discloses that while 3 million American families lost their homes to foreclosures in 2008, billions of our tax dollars are used to purchase new homes in Israel - with subsidized mortgages.