Michael S. Ellegood 
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Re: “Justice Denied: McCain Says He'll Block Any and All of Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees

As a fellow Vietnam Veteran I have admired Sen McCain for many years. But he just lost my vote. What we don't need is another four years of demagoguery and obstructionism. I'm voting for Ann.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 10/18/2016 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Sen. Jeff Flake on His Battles With Trump: "Somebody Has To Stand Up and Call Him Out"

At last, a politician who is not afraid to call it like it is. Trump's own words brand him as a racist, a bigot, anti woman and just plain reprehensible. He is not the person who should represent the United States. Sen. Flake calls it like it is. To this I say' "Bravo!!"
Sen. Flake puts country over party. To this I say, "Bravo!!"

25 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 09/14/2016 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 117. Vox Populi Edition

Sad but reality, I'm afraid. We were promised in the '90's that "Cut taxes and the jobs will come". Well we have, at the cost to education thus disenfranchising our children, and our economy still is in the tank, new jobs come in at a trickle and most are low-paying service jobs. In fact, Governing Magazine, ranked the Arizona economic outlook as 41st among the States and, yes, education funding played a part in this. Time to wake up and restore the funding.

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Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 09/14/2016 at 9:15 AM

Re: “What John Oliver Said About Charter Schools

Those who claim our public schools are broken should try funding it for a change. Here in Arizona we have methodically and deliberately de-funded our public schools in favor of tax cuts for the wealthy. Now we complain that the schools are broken and instead turn to for profit unaccountable charters.

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Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 08/24/2016 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Rep. Randy Friese Tells Us Where He Stands on K-12 Funding

Credibility Lacking in this Blog: Yes I did read the post, I have read all of the posts and I follow David's blog and the generally negative comments. So David supported 123, so did a majority of voters, (I personally held my nose and voted for it). Why? Because David, myself and the majority of Arizona voters know that we need to get more money into our public schools and we need to do it now. I don't get your comment that my supporting 123 and TUSD, David "destroyed whatever credibility he might have had....."

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Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 07/07/2016 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Rep. Randy Friese Tells Us Where He Stands on K-12 Funding

I don't get the nay-sayer commenters on this blog. Education and education funding is the number one issue for Arizona voters. This from surveys conducted by both Republican and Democratic and independent pollsters. Why shouldn't David write about it? Why should'n't David report on the position of wannabe elected officials. The issue is important to most voters/taxpayers/citizens and it is of vital importance to our future, our children's future and to our economy.
Tax cuts have not worked, we've been trying tax cuts to grow the economy for 25 years, it has not worked. Perhaps investing in our kids might have a better outcome.

16 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 07/07/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

Thank you, David for this objective take on Diane Douglas. I, too, have been skeptical/critical/concerned and so forth about her tenure. But she did go on a listening tour and she has reached out to the community to learn our concerns. Unfortunately, I am afraid that she has "dulled her sword" by some of her antics and theatrics plus she is unqualified. I only wish she had the ear of the governor and that she had some credibility with him.
Keep it up!!

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Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 07/01/2016 at 6:42 AM

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