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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Danehy

Re: “Danehy

Let's put Frankie in front of a class of 27 8th graders to see how long he lasts...

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Posted by Retired teacher on 09/04/2014 at 8:17 AM

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Perhaps he should try teaching a class or two with 27 or more students in it?

I do that as an adjunct every semester and it is hard. When you have a half dozen students that need one on one help, you have to ignore the rest of the class while you get them back on track. Everyone suffers as it cuts down on the amount of time you have to cover a topic.

In some classes in the past, we have had two instructors at half pay and it lets the primary instructor carry on with the lecture while the secondary instructor helps the struggling student(s). The whole class moves smoothly and everyone gets to stay on track.

I'm not suggesting that we cut teachers pay by 50% and have two for every class but in some situations it works. And how many teachers would want to teach for half of what they get now?

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Posted by gcohn on 09/04/2014 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Danehy

Buh bye Frank. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. I think Mississippi or maybe Louisiana would suit your 18th century agenda.

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Posted by Dan R. Anderson on 09/04/2014 at 7:01 AM

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I wonder why the market can bear to pay teachers what doctors and lawyers earn in some countries but not in the richest nation on earth? Is it really about being a capitalistic society, or is it really about what a society values?

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave Gallagher on 09/04/2014 at 4:52 AM

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This study doesn't surprise me. When consumption comprises 70% of the economy it's no surprise that the economy does better with the party that at least nominally pursues policies that are aimed at helping everyone as opposed to the party that pursues policies that extract money and protect the wealth of the rich.

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Posted by jonralston on 09/02/2014 at 7:20 AM

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Rat...if you don't remember character assignation back they, then you weren't paying attention.

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Posted by Timmothy on 08/30/2014 at 10:47 AM

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Robert Rubin was a GS insider. I don't remember character assassination back then.

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Posted by Rat T on 08/29/2014 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Danehy

Let Wall Street regulate itself and two failed wars on the company credit card; what did we expect.
When Wall Street imploded (big surprise) Bush sent in a Goldman Sachs insider, Hank Paulson to give out trillions, then since it was the end of his term, he walked away.

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Posted by NJYD on 08/29/2014 at 4:20 PM

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Timothy, the authors of the book are quoted:

"They argue that random economic fluctuations best explain the differences in growth between 1947 and 2013, and not which party happens to hold the White House.

Random economic fluctuations. They make the case that neither party solves the problem. I'm good with that.

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Posted by Rat T on 08/29/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Danehy

Keep kidding yourselves...Warren Buffet endorsed his plan and then turned on it, once he saw profit. Goodbye Burger King.

To you shallow thinkers. Economies don't turn around in a year or two, unless real tax relief has been accomplished.

JFK did it. And it worked.

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Posted by Rat T on 08/29/2014 at 11:33 AM

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RatT...I was wondering how long it would take you to look up that argument on the internet and post it here. Same old right wing's just a matter of luck.

No it's not.

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Posted by Timmothy on 08/29/2014 at 10:09 AM

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RatT...The pres had a plan. It worked. It kept us out of what would have been a Bush/republican caused depression.

We went from what could have been a disaster to a recovering economy.
Perhaps you haven't wished to take notice.

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Posted by Timmothy on 08/29/2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Danehy

Brad Plummer of the Washington Post disagrees:

One possible explanation is that Democratic policies are better for economic growth. Another is that Republican policies are better for growth — but there's a time lag, so Democrats tend to benefit.

Alternatively, perhaps Democrats simply have better economic luck. That third theory is one favored by economists Alan Blinder and Mark Watson in their new working paper, “Presidents and the Economy: A Forensic Investigation”. They argue that random economic fluctuations best explain the differences in growth between 1947 and 2013, and not which party happens to hold the White House.

"Democrats would no doubt like to attribute the large D-R growth gap to better macroeconomic policies, but the data do not support such a claim.”



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Posted by Rat T on 08/29/2014 at 9:24 AM

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"Economists didn't build that."

The President has no plan to deal with the economy.

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Posted by Rat T on 08/29/2014 at 9:18 AM

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economics is a social science, not a real science. they manufacture consent with numbers every day.

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Posted by Not a Rancho Snob on 08/29/2014 at 8:03 AM

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Inconvenient truth. Hence, the trolls are strangely quiet.

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Posted by Roger Mossburger on 08/28/2014 at 8:57 PM

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While this particular columnist appears to have a problem with Doug, I can speak only of his integrity and character. I grew up in the same house with him, and he's been a born leader all of his life. I'm not much into politics myself, but I do know that Doug won't have to spend anytime or energy apologizing for behavior that so many of our National leaders have to do daily. He was an awesome role model all through growing up and into college and beyond. My parents divorced when Doug and I were young, and he was the most important influence in my life. He married his college sweetheart, is in the process of raising three incredible boys, and is an avid father and husband. I'm always amazed every time my family visits Doug, to see the values he instills in his boys, and the way he treats his wife. I realize this columnist needs to sell papers, but I'd ask him to get to know Doug before he continues with his rants. He is a great man, and I'm proud to call him my brother. I realize I have a biased opinion of Doug, but those who know him best would say the same. Best of luck to all the candidates in November, but I'm pulling for Doug. Regards-Nick Ducey

Posted by Nick Ducey on 08/28/2014 at 7:43 PM

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Bob, perhaps you and Sam could get a 2 for 1 deal.

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Posted by CW13 on 08/25/2014 at 8:28 AM

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Face it folks, Arizona Republicans will vote for whoever proves that he/she hates the Black President and Brown People the most as this reflects their "values"

Shameful, isn't it?

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Posted by Bob Regan on 08/25/2014 at 6:20 AM

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The G.O.P. stole from education? They took away our right to vote and the rights of women? They are on a par with a violent terrorist group? Sam, please take this advice in the spirit in which it is given. Get yourself some professional help.

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Posted by CW13 on 08/23/2014 at 9:47 AM

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