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Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

Bad idea. High tax rates in the U.K. is why the Beatles had to move, we do not need to go though that again do we?

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Posted by Gandalf Remembers on 05/18/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

Except that 'the rich' (LOL) already pay the lion's share of all taxes and the poor pay zilch. Save this socialist crap for people who are too self involved and uniformed. It doesn't wash for anyone who has ever worked their way out of poverty aka has grown up in the true sense of the word.

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Posted by Patriot 1 on 05/18/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Momcologist Crusade

Go Jude!

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

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

We will have plenty of Ben Steins teaching the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. Anyone? Anyone? You do realize that Charter and private religious schools, already can hire and many do, uncertified teachers. This means Jay Lawrence can go into a classroom, maybe 7th grade math, that would be a nice challenge.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 05/18/2017 at 9:19 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.

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Posted by Sorry yet for promoting Prop 123? on 05/18/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Not one mention of mental health issues in your abysmal journalistic attempt. Maybe you'll get 'em next time, Jim. Oh, and thanks for the embarrassingly pointless polling information.

3 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by RevSPB on 05/18/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Smoke Sessions

You hit the nail on the head. A fun side note:When I was a small child, growing up in the rural south, Jeff Sessions once knocked on our families door and offered to buy all of the bedsheets in the house for double their original cost. I know, weird.

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Posted by RevSPB on 05/18/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

Must have been taught writing by one of those semi-qualified teachers.
Teacher need to know HOW to teach as well as knowing the subject matter.

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Posted by Karl on 05/18/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “The Skinny

McSally has an F- on immigration - same grade as Raul Grijalva. She votes for increasing immigration and against enforcing immigration laws at virtually every opportunity.

3 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 05/18/2017 at 6:01 AM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

As long as it's not to pay for more and more illegal aliens and their children, I'm happy to pay more in taxes for useful things like smart infrastructure, mental health care, and education. Unfortunately that won't be the case.

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Posted by bslap on 05/18/2017 at 5:53 AM

Re: “The Skinny

The media has fanned the flames of hatred and bears responsibility for pushing people to say and do stupid stuff. Tone it down.

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Posted by Dave N on 05/18/2017 at 5:28 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: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

Just awesome topic! I also can be helpful here :) I just filled out Tax & Accounting with an online software. It looked much better typed than hand-written. I used and it's very easy to use.

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Posted by Jeremiah Melville on 05/18/2017 at 2:24 AM

Re: “Media Watch

Also worked with Allen in Las Vegas. I'm pretty sure it was the same company. I was startled when he did reporting when I was working at a station there considering I had worked with him here in Tucson for years.

Posted by bobjlv on 05/17/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “A 'Fat Cat Tax'?

Safier, you are so full of sh*t ...

"Tax and spend"?

How about call it what it is: Socialism, take from the people who worked for it and have it and give it to the people who haven't.

But the only problem with Socialism is that sooner or later, "you eventually run out of other people's money" (gee, what an irony..this quote is from Margaret Thatcher who is currently rolling over in her grave with this liberal Labour Party proposal).

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Posted by danehick sux on 05/17/2017 at 8:18 PM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

This is a boon to private religioous schools who now can claim publ;ic vouchers for tuition.

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Posted by C. H. Mara on 05/17/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?


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Somebody is all wet.

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Posted by Wetness Protection Program on 05/17/2017 at 4:08 PM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

I don't join the comments section much, but I gotta say, I rarely get so many people saying I got it right. I know people will be all over me in the next post no matter what it is, but I'm going to enjoy this brief moment of positive vibes while it's here.

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Posted by David Safier on 05/17/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Cessna Needs a Home

Why so negative about pit bulls? They are not a social problem at all! Their a loving dog and very loyal to the family.

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Posted by Miles Perry on 05/17/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “If You Think the TUSD Board Election Was a Knock-down, Drag-out Fight, Take a Look at L.A.

It's unclear whether Safier is trying to imply that the struggles over the TUSD Board were cast in the same mold ("privatization," or public district / union vs. charter) in which he says the L.A. struggles are cast. If he is implying that, he is wrong. Neither "faction" / coalition in the TUSD Board battles was pro-Charter, pro-privatization.

There are in fact many different kinds of "education wars" going on both locally and nationally. When it comes to figuring out what's going on or how to vote at the local level, it comes down to understanding the details of the business -- and the conditions in the schools -- in the districts in question. Some public districts are well managed. Others are not. This whole "privatization" narrative has the effect in some cases of throwing a cloak over instances of mismanagement by lumping all public districts in with the "good guys" in their fight against the "villainous privatizers." That's a unique form of B.S. that has developed in our contemporary education media scene that voters would be well advised to develop a way of detecting. If they don't, they may in many cases waste their votes on poor "leaders" who will, in office, do more to undermine the cause of public education than to support it, in spite of what they say during their campaigns.

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Posted by Caveat Emptor on 05/17/2017 at 2:52 PM

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