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Re: “Everybody in Arizona Is For Education

Wayne. You mean charter schools or private schools are unaccountable?

30 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 01/09/2018 at 11:08 PM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

I am sorry but I know the truth and that is not it. Go take a look at some of the kids enrolled and you would change your opinion. For some it is their only chance and many of the affluent are subsidizing and donating to the others tuition costs. I also had family that benefitted from that education tax credit.It has been a real blessing when they thought they were trapped in a failing school.

5 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Mona S on 01/09/2018 at 9:08 PM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

I fully believe tax credits, especially corporate tax credits for private school accounts, is money laundering, the worst of so called public policy, and fiscally irresponsible. Ducey can't find the money for public schools, but he can find it for private, unaccountable schools. The hypocritical rationale is to help poor and handicapped students, when the sole reason is subsidizing affluent parents who already send their kid to private, religious schools.

24 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 01/09/2018 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Danehy

How does pointing out that you're out of touch make me crazy? When people read this thread, they'll figure out who the cray-cray person is. ( I understand that you're dense CW13, so I will tell you who it is: it's you.)

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Posted by CW13 has gone off the rails on 01/09/2018 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Danehy

I find you very amusing. You can insult me all you want and that's ok. But if I fight back, you go crazy. I also have to laugh at how you act like you've known me forever. Truth is you wouldn't know me if I stood next to you waiting to cross the street. Bottom line is you can go on and on with your nonsense, I'm through dealing with an idiot.
Oh yeah, now you can start dinner !!

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Posted by CW13 on 01/09/2018 at 12:33 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

When reading the comments, I often wonder why there is no WTF button near the like and dislike buttons?

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Posted by Cascabel on 01/09/2018 at 12:26 PM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

Frances it seems like you may have more of a problem with your church than you do with the current law. The AZ Constitution does not allow direct funding of religious schools. But after six (or more) court challenges to the State Constitution, a tax credit has been allowed, because it simply is not tax dollars directly received from tax payers. It is a credit.

It seems that your church feels they are not receiving enough financial support from their parishioners so they have decided to pursue tax credit dollars. You and other members should ask them to stop. As long as the needed shortfall makes it into the offering plate each week.

I am not a fan of subsidizing solar panels, water heaters, child care or poorly run public schools. But I am forced to as part of the American experience. Can't we all just get along?

By the way, it seems that many of the major cities mayors are pushing our President to enact a federal credit shadowing the AZ law, so that inner city troubled youth will have access to educational choices that right now only middle and upper income families have access to.

That is, unless you would join me in sharing your tax credits with needy families.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/09/2018 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Everybody in Arizona Is For Education

So wrong David. It goes without saying that he would encourage school districts like TUSD to create blacklists of employees no longer wanted, he would promote wasting money that used to be available for pay increases and classroom supplies ,on increasing the number of administrators, and then he would hope that they would attempt to take over their individual schools by promoting racist agendas.

Oh wait, I got him confused with TUSD. Is there any wonder why education is the topic as one party continues to push the waste of even more money into an unaccountable operation with very poor results?

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/09/2018 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Danehy

I was 13 in 1968, old enough to be well aware of what was going on. In those days a clock radio set to a Los Angeles news station woke me up for school. On June 5 it woke me to the news that RFK had been assassinated in my home town. I didn't change my wake-up station, but remember being afraid of what news it would bring each morning for a long time afterwards.

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Posted by Creosote on 01/09/2018 at 10:32 AM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

Nuclear winter?

Taken right from a CNN story:

"South and North Korea have decided to make joint efforts for the unity of the people and reconciliation by establishing an environment for peace and easing military tensions on the Korean Peninsula," the statement read.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/09/asia/north-k…

Looks like somebody just had to stand up to the pudgy little punk. Obama wouldn't. Bush suffered from Iraq/Afghanistan fatigue.

Trumped him again.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/09/2018 at 10:32 AM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

Still waiting for that secret 30 day plan to defeat ISIS

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Posted by Palisades on 01/09/2018 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Danehy

No, actually, you didn't strike a nerve. I'm just pointing out how out of touch you actually are. I guess you haven't been paying much attention to the news that isn't fake. Women aren't accepting this bullshit behavior from men anymore. Maybe you are too much of a moron to understand that, but I would hope that your female relatives aren't. Go sit on that saguaro, you need it more than anyone ever has.

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Posted by CW13 more than any of the 99% need to get that big saguaro on 01/09/2018 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Danehy

Struck a nerve, eh?
1) I don't have a basement.
2) I don't have a porch.
3) I don't wear skivvies.
Just a little fact checking .

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Posted by CW13 on 01/09/2018 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Danehy

Old whore. Seriously? Where did you learn to "respect" ladies like that? I'll take a stab at it. You learned to "respect" ladies in that way from your hero tRump the Chump. He loves to degrade women and he's all inclusive. Just ask his ex-wives and his current wife. He's cheated on all of them, just like he is cheating the average American, because he doesn't give a shit about the 99% of us. I'm sure you didn't learn to "respect" women in that way from your Mother, your Sisters, your Grandmother, your Aunts or your Female Cousins or even your Wife. Never mind. If you actually have a wife, she's got to be more of a punching bag. If any one of the women I just mentioned has one ounce of self respect, they're going to grab you by your earlobe, pull you up the basement staircase and throw you out on the front porch in your skivvies. The only remedy you have is to pull those skivvies off and make a mad dash for the nearest saguaro cactus. Climb up that tree and sit directly on top of it. Make sure to wiggle a bit so that the acupuncture hits all the right areas.

23 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by CW13 and the rest of the 99% need to get the big saguaro on 01/09/2018 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Arizona Football: Kevin Sumlin Heads List of Names to Replace Rich Rodriguez

Lane would be a horrible hire. He would just blow everyone away including usc.

Posted by Meow on 01/09/2018 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Freedom Fest

Wow 12 differenr performers

Posted by Elizabeth Astorga on 01/08/2018 at 10:45 PM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

Flash. Ducey says essentially nothing in his SOS. No specifics on anything. With his boss, Steve Y., sitting behind him , it would have been fun to see DD propose eliminating the STO tax credits to assist in fundng public schools. Just to see Yars swallow his cud. (You want religious schools? Great choice, do it without public money. ) But of course that will never happen.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 01/08/2018 at 6:24 PM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

Wayne, choose an better school with your own money. Not with taxpayer subsidies. I guess that pesky State Constitutional provision on sectarian schools means nothing, when we mean it to mean nothing. I guess Jesus should have asked for a subsidy from the Roman authorities (Zacchaeus and Mathew) to support his preaching. So the people of Judea would have a choice of religions.

33 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 01/08/2018 at 3:29 PM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

You are an angry Catholic because parents can choose a better education for their kids than the failed public schools? But then you think the Community Colleges, and all public education needs more cash to "create" good employees. Aren't the corporations already solving that problem for us?

Every student that leaves the public education arena, lowers the cost of education for all tax payers. Just think what the $14,000 per year TUSD spends could really buy.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/08/2018 at 1:45 PM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

Rita is correct. It is criminal there is no State funding for Pima and Maricopa CC districts. The best tax system is the widest possible base with the lowest possible rates, income, sales or property taxes. Every special interest credit, exemption, exclusion or differentiatial rate shifts the responsibility to someone else, and raises the remaining rates.In my mind the first thing to go should be the corporate tax credits and all tax credits for private tuition organizations. I go to Catholic church and when I see those Tax credit pamphlets in the church I am angry.

33 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 01/08/2018 at 1:30 PM

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