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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Currents Feature

Re: “Hispanic Chamber applauds Ducey education, business efforts

Public Ed is so broken because Republicans have broken it.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BrianS on 05/26/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Hispanic Chamber applauds Ducey education, business efforts

"Those kids can take a $5,400 debit card out of their local district school and take it with them to a private school," Farley said.

Sorry Farley, but you only did half the math. there is a $5400 credit to the school expenses that loses the child. It is a net zero sum gain. Less students equals less teachers equals lower payroll and matching taxes and benefits thus fewer buildings.

Please try to tell the whole story next time.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Public Ed Is So Broken on 05/25/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Crop Conundrum

Field conditions are what they are. Farm work is what it is. Just how does Bslap propose to improve working conditions? I worked the fields as a kid, picking strawberries, hoeing the fields, cleaning the barns. If he thinks he can find "Americans" at any price willing to do that work, he is smoking some weird stuff.

I am not a fan of giving illegals an easy path to citizenship, as they are here illegally, but the H2A visa system is necessary and needs to be expanded.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 05/25/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Crop Conundrum

"it's that they don't want to work, or at least work for us" -- raise wages. Improve working conditions, etc. You'll then find plenty of workers. Americans will work, but not in godawful conditions for slave wages.

If you give illegals a "path to citizenship" then they aren't going to want to work at the stinky chicken farm and you'll have to import another 12 million illegal aliens to work for your slave wages.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 05/25/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Momcologist Crusade

Go Jude!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/18/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Education Budgeting

Are you sorry yet, David Safier, that you decided to "hold your nose" and help Ducey et al. get Prop 123 passed?

Looks a lot like all the sophisticated politicos in your network who like to talk about "wedges" and levers and believe they know how to pull strings behind the scenes, patching together big scary "NEXT STEPS!" coalitions etc., ad nauseam, and trying generally to play hard ball with the big boys have ended up with quite a bit of egg on their faces.

Too bad you joined them and helped them embarrass themselves, or now you would be in a good position to make the point that the right way to build coalitions is basing them on sound principles, not on inadvisable concessions made to bad actors.

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Sorry yet for promoting Prop 123? on 05/18/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Education Budgeting

Check a recent article in the newsweekly "Economist" for an unbiased review of vouchers and tax credits used around the world for education. The basic thrust of the article is that vouchers & tax credits do work - where there is strong central control. Netherlands is a case in point - number 7 overall in the world (US is 39th), vouchers are used there in religious and sectarian schools but the central government plays a strong roll in ensuring a quality education.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Russ Ty on 05/18/2017 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Rock Star

I think i found some, can i send you a pic?

Posted by Kimberly Lynch on 05/13/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Breakthrough or Reckless?

Thanks for the excellent article. As someone who has lost more than one person to suicide, I really appreciate the frank treatment of this issue.

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Posted by bslap on 05/04/2017 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Don't think McSally is much of a lay....
(your subhed...)

Posted by SonoranWinds on 04/25/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Sally ability to get things done, you mean like Trump has. Revoking all the life saving laws for EPA, you mean revoking AHC She is just another TRASH Republican who needs to be defeated. What has she actually done to HELP AZ citizens? NAME ONE.

20 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by voiceoffreedom on 04/24/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Several times back in the past (i.e., before the attack) I can remember listening to our Representative Gabrielle Giffords live on local radio, being interviewed and taking calls. Gabrielle took all calls without hesitation and spoke up on a range of issues, even those that were personal to the caller. In a soft voice, Gabrielle spoke with strength and sincerity. With so many people in office today, such courage and common sense have evaporated.

28 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Constant Voter on 04/22/2017 at 5:24 AM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Ah, so Rodney Glassman has resurfaced

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Posted by Pam Duchaine on 04/20/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

"And for the desperately poor people of her district?" They just finished 8 years with the fantastic Obama economy. What else could they need?

And now you link Koch with the Russians? You do know the Kochs opposed Trump, or do you?

Everyone else has dropped the Russian fake news. You might as well join them.

4 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Roger Jensen on 04/20/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

I don't believe that it was McSally's pestering of the Air Force that saved the A10 and, other than a weak vote of support for the Sonoran Corridor project, she has brought NOTHING of value - - not even on the conservative side - - to southern Arizona. And for the desperately poor people of her district? Also, NOTHING of value. Face it! She is just a certain vote for the Koch/Exxon/Putin wing of the Federal Government, which serves only corporate greed and the idle rich. Time to send her back to New Jersey.

33 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by The Duke on 04/20/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Since you're bringing up challengers to Congresswoman McSally, may I note that I'm also running? If you want a representative that will spend less time fundraising and more time talking and listening to constituents, visit my website, check me out, and get in touch. I sincerely want to hear from you. https://charlieverdin.com/

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Posted by Charlie Verdin on 04/20/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Oh yeah, I forgot. She voted to let coal companies pour their waste into streams, voted to let people with mental challenges purchase guns, voted to bring back lead bullets, which leach into the ground and poison birds who eat other animals hit by those bullets, and generally roll back all things that are trying to keep corporate greed from destroying the planet.

40 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by RobG on 04/20/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

McSally also voted to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal the ACA numerous times without a viable alternative. She voted in favor of plan that would take healthcare from millions of people who desperately need it so the uber-rich could get the $200,000 tax refund they so richly deserve (insert sarcasm here). She voted to let Cox and Comcast sell your web viewing history because, well, the cable companies make a $40,500 contribution to her. She has been and will always be a paid for shill for the Koch brothers.

44 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by RobG on 04/20/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

For all of you that hate corporate welfare, didn't the city and the county just approve a million of our pothole repair dollars to an airline for non stop flights to NY? Please make them one way flights and take the politicians with you.

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Posted by Roger Jensen on 04/20/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Based on the ROI (return on investment), I am pretty sure that electing politicians to any office -- federal, state or local -- amounts to crowd-sourcing careers, income, benefits and retirement of said politicians with little else to show for the common constituents.

Now, if you are a special interest lobbyist, corporation or major donor, America has the best politicians you can buy, but don't ask the Russians right now, I think they are having buyer's remorse.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 04/20/2017 at 10:06 AM

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