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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

I'm liberal on most issues, but I don't get why most liberals are against vouchers. The state is still funding education, they are just allowing the funding to be used by different schools. Given that the U.S. spends more on public education per pupil than most developed nations (yet has less to show for it), I don't see much of a downside to seeing if private schools can make better use of the money. If it turns out that they do a good enough job that some public schools shut down because the students that used to go there are getting a better education, isn't that a win for everybody?

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Posted by LazyToad on 04/13/2017 at 2:32 PM

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I love the way you dismiss the poor. They deserve access to the best education. And by the way, this term "a traditional public school," has been replaced with, another failing public school.

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Posted by TUSD should be ashamed on 04/13/2017 at 1:17 PM

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What, Again. Parents have always had a choice of where to send their kids. Now the rich parents will get to be subsidized when they send their kids to a private school. I thought you were against using tax dollars to underwrite private ventures.

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Posted by retrorv on 04/13/2017 at 11:05 AM

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Three things I already knew, but the Tucson Weekly confirms over and over again:

First, Governor Ducey and his gang in Phoenix are lying, conniving elitist who will continue to steal from the land and the people by any means necessary to ensure their own positions and to guarantee that future generations are denied an education, a political voice and the natural resources that belong to all the people.

Second, elections in Arizona have been fixed so long that having them only demonstrates how long this has been going on. All you have to do is figure out the way the powers to be want it to go and surprise! The election will go that way, but it will always be by a "close" margin as a concession to EVERYONE that opposed it.

Lastly, feeding the trolls only results in more trolling. My grandfather used to say, "Never wrestle with a pig -- you both get dirty and the pig likes it."

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Posted by sgsmith on 04/13/2017 at 8:26 AM

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Seems like its time for a Citizens Initiative on education, i.e. no tax dollars for private schools, at all. Let the free market determine which private diploma mills survive or not.

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Posted by Roll it back on 04/13/2017 at 8:15 AM

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It's not a choice to kill the unborn.

It's a choice between a woman and her doctor.

Although I do understand why you get so worked up about it.

It's because you're a trolling moron.

Get the fuck out of here.

You are so unwelcome.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 04/13/2017 at 7:43 AM

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How dare parents be allowed the choice of where to educate their children. Don't they know that being pro-choice only means the right to kill the unborn.

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Posted by What, Again on 04/13/2017 at 5:40 AM

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Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature -- fukkers.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 04/07/2017 at 11:02 AM

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I can't find anything about tax cuts in their budget.

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Posted by Tammy Parsone on 04/06/2017 at 9:05 AM

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The AZ Dems budget town hall on Saturday April 8 starts at 12:30 P..M. not 1 p.m. See their FB page:…

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Posted by Carol on 04/06/2017 at 7:38 AM

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If you are that curious, how do you know she is an idiot? I will bet you missed the magic rings in her ears.

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Posted by Imailya Airhead on 04/04/2017 at 3:09 PM

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Just curious: Why does this idiot woman have an airplane around her neck?

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Posted by Amelia Earhart on 04/04/2017 at 2:34 PM

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It's not asking for a lot, but the problem is temporary taxes are rarely temporary. Write it so that they CANNOT move the money and CANNOT ask for an extension after the five years.

Posted by ajwilson on 04/04/2017 at 2:55 AM

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"Independent streak"? Like her vote to sell our privacy to telecom advertisers? They got what they paid her for.

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Posted by G. DiNardo on 04/03/2017 at 2:15 PM

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Fake news and now fake comments? If that's all you've got.

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Posted by Wind Surfer on 03/30/2017 at 7:54 PM

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What a tightrope these GOP politicians have to walk these days. The actions and results of those depraved, state supported, hacking Russian-spy trespassers may take a long time to unravel, so it is currently hard for an elected politician to hedge a bet and decide what's best to do. A safer bet, however, is that someday in the future there will be an avalanche of disgrace spread among office holders who stand strong with Trump to assist and attend his cover ups (e.g., Nunes). If Congress cannot utilize its powers to distance committees from the president's manipulations, and if the president continues to defy the courts through slander, then changes could be profound in a government that loses that vitality of checks and balances. If that happens, then we all will be able to watch a decline in our quality of life for many years to come.

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Posted by Imbalance of Powers on 03/30/2017 at 5:21 PM

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You can learn things you don't know from the comments section. (As opposed to the articles themselves)

" McSally's conservatism score was 43%. "

My thought is that you could get right of that.

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Posted by Silent Majority Is Neither on 03/30/2017 at 2:45 PM

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McSally wont change. She's as Republican as a right- wing conservative can be. I have to give her credit for being more intelligent than the average Republican but the bar has been set very low for those people.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 03/30/2017 at 1:18 PM

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Dave, even a broken analog watch is right twice a day.

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Posted by sgsmith on 03/30/2017 at 9:01 AM

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McSally has already shown an independent streak. Rather than go issue by issue, take a look at The Heritage Foundation's conservatism ratings for Arizona senators and congressmen. Most of Arizona's GOP members score in the 80-90% range for voting conservative (as judged by Heritage) position. Last I looked, McSally's conservatism score was 43%. Not non-ideological enough for you? Then maybe your tract is more about political parties than policy.

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Posted by Skeptic on 03/30/2017 at 9:01 AM

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