Friday, October 31, 2008

All aboard the Bailout Train

Investment banks, regular banks, insurance companies, automakers, and now: Librarians?

The American Library Association (ALA) is asking Congress for $100 million in stimulus funding to aid the nation’s working families during the current economic crisis. Aid is sought to stem the bleeding of critical library services that help Americans with job searches, small business development, financial literacy and other essential assistance in hard economic times....

“America’s free public libraries provide a lifeline for citizens in need across the country,” said ALA President Jim Rettig. “Ensuring Internet access, career workshops, business seminars and other economic support services are vital links in the nation’s financial recovery. This is no time to cut much-needed support, reduce hours or close library doors.”

Read the whole thing here. People, exactly when did our country jump the shark?

6 comments:

br said...

1933.

Tom said...

1913

Robert S. Porter said...

1776.

Anonymous said...

This country jumped the shark when the Articles of Confederation was abandoned.

Angus said...

LOL, you guys are harsh! I think it happened sometime in the 1970s.

br said...

I'm kind of a centrist. ;)