Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina said Friday that a federal bill designed to provide emergency aid to states will not give schools the immediate financial boost they hope will prevent thousands of teachers from being laid off.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO said the legislation working its way through Congress is full of accounting tricks that will delay payments for teachers until 2012. She said it also will continue the government’s deficit spending.
“If we did accounting like the Senate does in the real world, we’d be in jail,” said Fiorina. “That bill is so full of accounting gimmicks it’s disgraceful.”