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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Imma step out on a limb here and suggest that it might be because Walker is the governor of Wisconsin and Walker is presumed to be running for the GOP nomination for President, and will run on his record in, ahhh, you know, Wisconsin?

    I mean, I don't know. It's just a wild guess.
    The fact that it is only interesting because of what the Governor might do is a sad commentary on journalism. This kind of nonsense used to be reserved for the Sport section of the newspaper.

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Did you read your own article?
    Only the good parts. Then the crayons come out...

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Politicians are just like wallstreet CEOs these days. If the company/state can avoid failing under their watch, even if a decision increases the odds it will fail down the road, they will go with that decision to escape blame or at least not be fired before moving onto better opportunities. It's extremely self centered, but the problem lies as much in the ignorance of those meant to hold them accountable.

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You are absolutely right. it IS a relevant question to ask and Walkers positions are absolutely something people nationwide should be concerned about because he is ASKING them to be concerned about them. The question is not why are Walkers positions relevant. The question is, why are people that accept and tolerate the identical actions of his predecessors in the governors mansion suddenly ****ting themselves intentionally because Walker did what they have done. THAT is a relevant question.
    Don't worry, he won't be held accountable for his failures/successes as a mere governor anyway. I mean, under Bush II texas was dead last or very close to last in just about every category - health care, education, environment, prison population - and that didn't make a damn bit of difference

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Not agreeing to wage and pension increases for school administrators and teachers is not cutting education.
    it is if the decent teachers go elsewhere or it deters would-be teachers. At some point, people look at average salary $25,000 vs $50,000 and say screw it, i'll go into accounting instead

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    it is if the decent teachers go elsewhere or it deters would-be teachers. At some point, people look at average salary $25,000 vs $50,000 and say screw it, i'll go into accounting instead
    Between what we pay teachers and the situations we put them into in the classroom...I am surprised we have teachers.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Between what we pay teachers and the situations we put them into in the classroom...I am surprised we have teachers.
    Indeed. There is a school of ed at my college, but the only ones who seem to join it are those who can't pass the other curriculum (foreign language, upper level classes), or they're confident in landing a wealthy husband basically

    But my state cut $1 billion from K-12 last year, pushing the student teacher ratio to 50:1! If this continues, we may have to invite illegals who don't speak english to take over

    Or lower the drop out age to 7

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Don't worry, he won't be held accountable for his failures/successes as a mere governor anyway. I mean, under Bush II texas was dead last or very close to last in just about every category - health care, education, environment, prison population - and that didn't make a damn bit of difference
    Fascinating. Where are the actual statistical sites regarding the state of Texas under Bush's governorship?

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    it is if the decent teachers go elsewhere or it deters would-be teachers. At some point, people look at average salary $25,000 vs $50,000 and say screw it, i'll go into accounting instead

    it isnt the teachers

    it is their unions, and the bull**** the unions keep trying

    take a look at any school district now.....compare the amount of salaries paid to teachers versus other positions in the schools

    how many admins does a school need? there is waste in so many areas......money that could go to teachers if the freaking unions would get out of the way

    good teachers should be paid good wages.....but the tenure issue, and the no testing issues are just some of the problems

    and the unions are at the root of those issues
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    What a load of BS. You need to join the real world.....Not only did the Bush tax cuts reduce revenue by nearly $3 TRILLION but the SLOWER than expected growth that followed cost another 3.5 Trillion in lost revenue. Here's a Reagan man to explain it for you.



    http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/20...-problem/?_r=0
    That is absolutely false and a disgraceful lie and typical of liberal propaganda. Liberals believe that every citizen's income belongs to the government and any money left in the pockets of the citizenry is a tax/revenue loss. It's utterly asinine.

    The fact of the matter is that after the Bush era tax cuts fully came into effect after 2003 and following the loss in tax revenue resulting from the Clinton tech bubble burst and 9/11, tax revenue, IN REAL DOLLARS, increased by 44% through Bush's last year in office in 2008. Your big lie, as outlined with the $3 trillion in lost tax revenue, is not an actual reduction in revenue to the government as outlined above, but $3 trillion left in the pockets of honest, hard working Americans and that just frosts the ass of any liberal who believes in their heart they can spend your money better than you can.

    After Bush Tax Cuts, Payments By Wealthy Actually Increased - Forbes
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