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Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

Really Katie? Try reading up on what has happened to Seattle since they made a sharp left turn. Business is leaving the city. Employees will follow. Start over.

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Posted by What is this town thinking? on 09/26/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

"And the award for the least proof read paper published monthly, goes to...."

The Tucson Monthly.

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Posted by Al Foe on 09/26/2016 at 1:52 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

None of the raging fears of the right have ever materialized from minimum wage increases. Regardless of Neumark's premier status, minimum wages have been law for a long time now.

"Neumark found that putting a minimum wage into law severely hurts the poor by reducing their incomes."

Ridiculous and contrary to actual years of data.

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Posted by Katie Reff on 09/26/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'The Jones' by John D. Loudermilk

Still true today!

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Posted by Katie Reff on 09/26/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “ART's 'Epic' Fail

I have to say, the best play I've ever seen was UA students performing, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I was completely blown away.

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Posted by Katie Reff on 09/26/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

David Neumark is the nation's premier researcher on minimum wage. Neumark wrote a whole book on the subject (Minimum Wages, Amazon), wherein he sifted through hundreds of studies to determine the effects of minimum wage.

Neumark found that putting a minimum wage into law severely hurts the poor by reducing their incomes. It now only reduces the incomes of the poor immediately but it changes the trajectory of their entire economic lives by denying them the work experiences that enable them to climb the ladder of economic opportunity.

We see this most severely recently with the economic downturn. 85% of African American youth, 16 to 24 years, are locked out of the job market. We have an all time record number of job openings and 85% unemployment.

The minimum wage causes jobs to shift from the poor to the children of the rich and it further reduces incomes by reducing the total number of jobs.

The minimum wage provides very little benefit to anyone as 85% of people who work in minimum wage are at higher levels within three years.

Bad in theory bad in practice, politically popular. We are still the people who believed the world was flat and the earth the center of the universe.

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Posted by on 09/26/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Max Rose

I think the plot is better than the Bridges of Madison County "oscars awards" where the letter is delivered and this story is dropped on the kids at the burial service.
That mom and was not happy,had a beautiful affair had a chance to leave. No she stayed for the kids and dad and was miserable and wanted to be dropped for eternity next to Eastwood. She just wanted the kids to know one last twist of resentment.

Me I would droper her right on top of DAD same plot and paid for eternity of maintenance. Ever wonder the lifetime of guilt tripped these kids? It was her time and regret not theirs.

Just how far popular actors are understood. Does anyone really think that Jerry Lewis would get a unprejudiced review just where was the casting director yea. Well maybe reading the note he found one can understand the affair. After all what would you do if married to Jerry Lewis. I have to see it it has to be better than bridges. 6 academy awards and 14 nominations

Posted by Martin & still Lewis on 09/26/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Can't shake it: AZ Senator playing Video Poker while "at work".

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Posted by Must Vote Year on 09/26/2016 at 9:35 AM

Re: “'TUSD Kids First' Amasses $35,000 War Chest From Large Donations

This Campaign Financing, on both sides, is pure BS; especially the Reports in the Arizona Daily Independent (ADI); an Online Forum for Racists and Bigots!!

Substantive change in TUSD will NOT come with a Change in the composition of the Board/Administration. It will only come when TUSD Teachers regain Control of their Classroom as given them by Arizona Law: Arizona Revised Statutes 1- 841, A(1)(2). TUSD Teachers have been Professionally Emasculated by the Board/Administration. They have permitted such to happen by NOT speaking out under the guise of Job Security and at the expense of their Students and Academic Programs.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 09/26/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Fruit Fiends Unite for Tucson's Pomegranate Festival

I went there Saturday morning at 9 AM...and saw nothing going on and no one there

Posted by Doug Priore on 09/26/2016 at 7:12 AM
Posted by Susan Hirsh on 09/26/2016 at 6:05 AM

Re: “CM Punk and the UFC: Dishonorable and Disrespectful

Clime? Seriously? Keep Tucson stupid?

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Posted by Starving for phonics on 09/26/2016 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

He's a herion addict? Well, at least he's not doing heroin.

Posted by Kevin Bitten on 09/26/2016 at 12:51 AM

Re: “'TUSD Kids First' Amasses $35,000 War Chest From Large Donations

Yeah, it's amazing what happens when the party with which progressives and social justice advocates SHOULD be able to affiliate with goes so far off the rails.

We end up with a Green-Tea party.

Doesn't matter from which quarter the calls for reform come from. They need to be heeded.

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Posted by Supporting Public Ed Means Supporting Local Reform on 09/25/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “'TUSD Kids First' Amasses $35,000 War Chest From Large Donations

Three Sonorans--Tucson's newest conservative blogger and internet troll who is besties with Michael Hicks, JT Harris, and Mark Stegeman.

Quite a world we live in.

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Posted by ThreeSonorans4Hicks on 09/25/2016 at 10:26 PM

Re: “'TUSD Kids First' Amasses $35,000 War Chest From Large Donations

Close TUSD. All of you have proven that it can't be fixed.

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Posted by Rat T on 09/25/2016 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Letter With 160 Signers Opposes NAACP's Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools

Try for Accuracy Once, You are vastly misinformed .... go in as many of the schools as you want in TUSD. I work in one and have worked in many. There are 45k children whose parents choose to keep them there. THere are many many hard working teachers who get results. The amount of students leaving is down to a trickle and some return. THe classrooms by and large are not staffed by subs. Some yes but that is true in all school systems (charters too) in Arizona because of the teacher shortage. I think you need to get some 'accuracy once'. And you bet I am lining up behind Juarez and Foster. I go to them for the truth and they give me data to back up what they say. They are honest and fight for the kids.

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Posted by Guardians on 09/25/2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “'TUSD Kids First' Amasses $35,000 War Chest From Large Donations

I've seen the signs. I don't like the idea of linking 3 candidates together on one sign, like vote for all, or vote for none.
Each candidate has many reasons why they should be elected, but they represent many varied positions and at times, represent differing ideals.
With the budget available, couldn't you post signs for individual candidates with the TUSD Kids First logo?
I'll help you put them up!

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 09/25/2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Donor Trouble

Juan Valdez; Get a fucking job whether you know it or now you're not even making minimum wage. I would love to see you grow and sell to a distributor, and meet standards, where you can get credit, better insurance, medical coverage will be before taxes. Buy and own property and have it legally protected. By the time you pay all the associated costs with being off the grid you make less than minimum wage. Right now dispensaries have unlimited grow rights and you if you're good can grow/work for them.

With prop 205 this will go away dispensaries won't have unlimited grow rights so it will leave this area for the metro Phx high efficiency corporate operations. Just another reason 205 is not good for Tucson. But hey if 205 passes I will try and look you up or someone like you meaning nothing really changes now does it

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Posted by Carpet baggers on 09/25/2016 at 11:51 AM

Re: “CM Punk and the UFC: Dishonorable and Disrespectful

Looks like I need some work. Although I'm not a "professional" writer.

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Posted by Mark J on 09/25/2016 at 11:42 AM

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