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Re: “Soak the Rich

Many of the top 1% of earners are doctors. So, ironically, this would encourage doctors to move out of state, increasing the cost of healthcare which would take money out of the general fund, decreasing the availability of funds to pay teachers.
Wealth redistribution schemes always have unintended consequences.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bslap on 06/21/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Stealth Campaign

The kid is just as qualified as Ray Carroll.

1 like, 13 dislikes
Posted by Chuck White on 06/16/2018 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Check This Out

working for 7 years at the same job makes you an 'oldtimer'?

0 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 06/14/2018 at 10:03 PM

Re: “A Brewing Problem

A different perspective..the largest cost an aluminum smelter bears is energy.
This is why most domestic aluminum producers are located near hydroelectric dams and other cheaper producers of energy. The tariff's are necessary because other countries subsidize (actually pay for) this energy which allows smelters from these countries to sell Aluminum for less than U.S. smelter costs to produce it.

This is not free trade or a level playing field where all costs are equal, and the most efficient company wins. I agree that in the short term, companies who buy chinese or european steel and aluminum will pay more for some items used in their production. Yet the potential of revitalizing our own industry, job creation, and the state and federal tax base, is worth it long term.
I don't see this as another Trump Evil, it's about putting domestic companies and jobs, first.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 06/14/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “A Brewing Problem

Another good reason not to drink beer out of a can . . . .. it is obvious, isn't it?

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Garbo on 06/14/2018 at 7:19 AM

Re: “A Brewing Problem

Another good reason not to drink beer in a can . . . .

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Garbo on 06/14/2018 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Stealth Campaign

Typical Republican dirty trick-- run a stealth campaign pretending to be your Dad And how can a candidate provide ZERO information to the public about himself? What a scam.

64 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Guy Keenan 1 on 06/14/2018 at 3:57 AM

Re: “After NAFTA

Washington has benefited very well from N.A.F.T.A. So well, that they just can't seem to have enough of a good thing. So what is the solution to fair trade according to Democrats and RHINO Republicans, SHOW ME THE MONEY, and no deal is off the table.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave D on 06/12/2018 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Families Torn Asunder

I don't believe that the children are being abused by the federal agents whose job is to protect our borders. We are a compassionate nation. Some of us believe that life is sacred at conception , while others believe, 'that an unwanted fetus is nothing more then a mistake that can easily be resolved.'

Some of us believe that protecting our borders is a form of racism, While others believe that we should set our priorities in order and start solving the problem of homelessness, and poverty within our own country. However, the greatest problem we're facing in our country is not immigration or homelessness or poverty, it's that a nation divided among it's own self cannot stand. If we could come together in peace and discuss our differences, we could find common ground, where both sides would benefit. But this will never happen, as long as we continue to listen to news commentaries who favor one political side over another. An argument is never won, because both sides are so busy trying to degrade and humiliate each other that the possibility of coming to an agreement of some sort is virtually impossible.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dave D on 06/09/2018 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Families Torn Asunder

Regardless of your perspective on those wanting to enter this country, their CHILDREN have not committed a crime. Nevertheless, here we are, incarcerating children, separating them from their primal security, i.e., their parents, and keeping them, literally, in dog kennel cages. I don't care what you have to say about their parents --- can you truly be in support of a U.S. policy that is punishing children like this? Children are seeds. The numbers of imprisoned kids is not known to the public, but if it is a 2000 at this point (June 8, 2018), that is 2000 kids who are going to be psychologically damaged for life. That's 2000 human seeds that will grow up into effed up people who will mess the world up just a little bit more. *Have MERCY on children, no matter WHOSE they are.*

82 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Susan Taunton on 06/08/2018 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Families Torn Asunder

Your story trys to tug at my heart strings but it doesnt wash, for on if an American dad robbed a bank wouldnt he be separated from his children? Yes he would because he broke the law. If these illegal aliens dont want to be separated from their children then dont break American law.

5 likes, 75 dislikes
Posted by Clifford Breidenfeld on 06/08/2018 at 1:00 AM

Re: “Check This Out

TUSD partnered with library to give away food? For the parents working two jobs, I must ask, if you are not buying food, what are you doing with your income? Food is first or second on my list. My parents told me to not accept food from strangers. It seems to me that if you can't afford food, you must qualify for government assistance housing and health insurance and food stamps.

Is this not taking money away from the teachers? I thought we were seeing red for ed#. This is starting to sound awful convoluted. Why not just let the political party that dreamed it up, hand out the goodies and force the other party to pay for everything?

Who will stand up for the teachers? TUSD?

5 likes, 75 dislikes
Posted by We Are In The Black, No Green For Ed on 06/07/2018 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Families Torn Asunder

This is a total scam.
400,000 "asylum seekers" received work permits in the last year.
People are told if they bring their kids they'll get citizenship soon with DACA. They get in for free, get a court date which they never show up to, and take jobs that Americans need.

7 likes, 87 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 06/07/2018 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Families Torn Asunder

Over 400,000 "asylum seekers" were given work permits in the U.S. this year.
This is another scam to import cheap labor. It's made known down there that if you call yourself an asylum seeker, you will be admitted, then released on your own recognizance with a court date which you will of course never show up to.
Then you can look for work in the underground U.S. illegal labor market.
And if you bring your kid they will almost certainly get U.S. citizenship and then turn around and sponsor the parent through chain migration.

7 likes, 87 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 06/07/2018 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Families Torn Asunder

Thank you for your crucial reporting on this horrific situation. What kind of a country forcibly separates asylum seekers from their children, and treats them so cruelly? How has the party of "family values" and pro-life" become the party of torturing children? How about a follow up story on the history of decades of U.S. support for violent, unjust regimes in Central America, which created the conditions people are now fleeing?

83 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Beverly Seckinger on 06/07/2018 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Families Torn Asunder

If her goal was to live in a safer country, why didn't she go to Panama, Costa Rica or Belize, which are right next door? For that matter, why didn't she go to Mexico, most of which is perfectly safe? Why did she, instead, drag her children on a 2,000 mile journal through Mexico to the U.S.? The answer is, because she's not a bona fide asylum seeker - she's an economic refugee who wants an American lifestyle for herself and her children. She is trying to game our system, and take advantage of our sympathy and generosity. Enough.

9 likes, 89 dislikes
Posted by NarcoleptcSaxon on 06/07/2018 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Families Torn Asunder

NO:1 They are no longer refuges. Mexico welcomed them into its country and they could have stayed.
NO:2 They have proven they are unfit parents because they drug their kids though criminal infested lands. So they should be arrested and charged with child endangerment and children sent to their embassies.

10 likes, 90 dislikes
Posted by PaulAZ on 06/07/2018 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Glory Days

I have a question about this Brian Smith clown. Does he accept collect obscene phone

0 likes, 71 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 06/01/2018 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Glory Days

He colluded with Phoenix.

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Posted by Turnup The Mike on 05/31/2018 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Glory Days

What !!?? No awards for " Pulitzer Tommy" ? Franky I'm appealed. First Trump wins the presidential election, now this. I demand a recount!!

1 like, 69 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 05/31/2018 at 11:05 AM

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