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Re: “Trouble in Republican City Over Voucher Expansion?

The first mission of Republicans was to cut public education funding to a level (last in then nation) where most districts would struggle to retain quality educators. This in turn would make it incredibly difficult for public schools to succeed. Second, drastically cut their capital budget so schools would fall in disrepair in areas where home owners couldn't afford to bond to maintain or expand their schools. Third, point to the failing schools you created as an excuse to pass school vouchers as an alternative to public schools.

Reality, Republicans long ago became the party of the rich whose only goal was to make life even easier on the rich as the expense of the middle and lower classes. ESAs are simply an education subsidy for a group of people who do not need it and it once again comes at the expense of the middle and lower class. Republicans like the Koch brothers are doing everything they can to squash the American Dream and they are winning at the expense of our nation.

Education has been the way up and out of poverty since the inception of our nation. Now they want to take that away.

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Posted by Republicans killed the American Dream on 04/24/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Statewide Voucher Initiatives Has Been Voted Down Everywhere, Every Time

If that were true they would be building ovens instead of walls. Don't look now but France has tired of the atrocities of open border politicians. This could be the end of the old political parties. The first ones to frame the issues that appeal to thinking voters will control the majority by vote.

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Posted by Workin it on 04/24/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Trouble in Republican City Over Voucher Expansion?

I was thinking @ this the other day. What really made America the greatest nation in history?

FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR ALL.

No ifs, ands, or buts. It's that simple to me. A literate+numerate populace is the single greatest advance in the history of our species. Forget fire.

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Posted by desertrat on 04/24/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Zona Politics Tonight: Councilman Steve Kozachik and Metro Chamber Prez Mike Varney

This conservative says no. It does not make sense. By the way what was our road money wasted on? Bigger salaries and bigger pensions?

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Posted by Common Sense Solutions Please on 04/24/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Zona Politics Tonight: Councilman Steve Kozachik and Metro Chamber Prez Mike Varney

So we're going to fix our roads on the backs of the working class with sales taxes already near the highest in the country? We're going to buy a bunch of new firetrucks when we could pay Tucson citizens to rebuild the engines and whatever else they need in the ones we have instead of throwing them away? This progressive says NO!!!

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Posted by desertrat on 04/24/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Statewide Voucher Initiatives Has Been Voted Down Everywhere, Every Time

This is another perfect example of Republicans using Public Money paying the cost and Private Gain reaping the rewards. I've been practicing my Sieg Heil! and Straight arm salute for whats to come.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 04/24/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Statewide Voucher Initiatives Has Been Voted Down Everywhere, Every Time

Let's not be too certain about what voters will never go for. We thought they would never go for Trump, either. You will never go wrong underestimating the intelligence of an American voter.

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Posted by raythewatchman on 04/24/2017 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Zona Politics Tonight: Councilman Steve Kozachik and Metro Chamber Prez Mike Varney

No on the sales tax, you idiots already burn through money like its your own, not to mention the millions you will loose from the state from your moronic anti gun stance. Stupid does as stupid is and as for the vouchers, I hoped it spells the end of TUSD as an actual school districts. Like the city it also is run by morons.

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Posted by Azpaul on 04/24/2017 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Statewide Voucher Initiatives Has Been Voted Down Everywhere, Every Time

Wow, the majority is willing to abuse the minority. What a prescient observation.

Let's review the history. District education education is not public education. 99% of the public is excluded from district schools.

Bricks and teachers aren't public. Children are the public. Arizona is the only state with a public education system with every school in the state open ro the public.

In almost every other state, it is a crime to allow the public to attend a district school or to allow them to get their public education at a Christiam school.

Here you are defending a bigoted, racist institution to the bitter end.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 04/24/2017 at 6:04 AM

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