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Re: “Hard Lessons

Then we have geniuses like State Senator Sonny "Self proclaimed Italian Stallion" Borrelli saying, protecting the Republican majority is important, because the Democratic Partys policies would move Arizona in another direction.

If we lose the majority in the Senate and in the House, theyll be murdering babies on the courthouse steps, he said. Your taxes are going to go up and your property values are going to be out the window. Non-citizens will have more rights than what you do. This is the mentality of the GOP Arizona one party dictatorship.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 07/22/2019 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Hard Lessons

Let's not blame it all on corporate/capitalist greed. Remember the Health Care deductibles you spoke of? They were caused by the ACA and the government's inability to halt out of control spending.

Wait until you see what they do to Medicare to get you to swallow that pill. Better pick up another job in the summer.

The ACA was authored by those over paid government officials you identified. And they conspired to bankrupt our corporate health care system. They are pretty good at it.

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Posted by Mucho Mas Denero Por Almuerzo on 07/18/2019 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Hard Lessons

Excellent article. However, what is extremely crucial to explore is how teachers don't live in a vacuum; although we feel like we do because the responsibilities of a compassionate teacher-like our summer monsoon thunderstorm winds-are just so overwhelming. As working class people-who happen to be among the most highly educated of all professionals-we must also contend with the health care crisis. I know firsthand that the so-called "pay raise" from the Red for Ed movement has been totally erased by my having to pay escalating health care insurance "deductibles." These "health insurance co-payments" have actually set me back in terms of annual salary! So the AZ state government along with their collaborating, self-serving local school administrators (whom often "make" from 80, 90, to 100 K+ a year) have effectively employed "smoke and mirror" tactics to take money from my left pocket, and tout how much they are putting into my back pocket, all the while taking even more from my right pocket! It's a classic "shakedown"; a game of give and take, with most politicians and their corporate puppet-masters, and Pontius Pilate "there's nothing I can do about it-it is government policy" administrators taking, and all the rest of us giving. The most profound tragedy is that poor hungry children in Arizona are compelled to eat the rotten fruit of our cynical, corrupt and criminal political and economic system. It is a slithering, embracing old vine-of-a system that is smothering and choking the life out of our public schools. It is an evil and reactionary killer-weed; the seed of which is a culture that rewards glorified selfishness and corporate/capitalist greed.

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Posted by Ray Siqueiros on 07/18/2019 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Balancing Act

"It is time that Huckleberry be reigned in"

So, you think that Huckleberry should be king?

Me thinks that you got a bit too much love for ol' Chuckie.

Also, you are SO wrong regarding your praise for Atrophy Ally. I call her that because she does nothing but stop progress. Pay attention Larry E, you are currently Very misinformed.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/17/2019 at 11:11 AM

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