Come on, there's gotta be room in the now trillion-dollar stimulus package for a wad of toilet paper and some light bulbs, huh?
DETROIT -- A Detroit elementary school is asking for donations of toilet paper and light bulbs to continue functioning.
The principal of the Academy of Americas sent a letter to staff, parents and partners asking for donations of items "that are of the utmost importance for proper school functioning and most importantly for student health and safety."
In the letter, Principal Naomi Khalil cited budget constraints within the district as the reason that the school could no longer stock the items.
The district is grappling with a more than $400 million budget deficit and is on the verge of being assigned an emergency financial manager by the state.
The letter asks for toilet paper, paper towel rolls, trash bags and 60-, 100- or 150-watt light bulbs.
What they don't tell you is that if you don't bring it in, they'll just raise the state taxes to cover it. Either way, you'll pay.
But go ahead and stop off here and leave some of the trash bags and the 100-watt bulbs for the school at Granny's House, will ya?
If not, I'll apply for a bailout.
Detroit School Lacks Toilet Paper, Light Bulbs