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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    i'm a career public employee, and i know off the top my head how my district could instantly right its upside down daily---and that would be to cut my current 100 minutes of prep time in half (my school does block schedules) and return us to the 50:00 everyone else gets

    if my union would go this way, my district would NOT have to layoff ANY of the vibrant, young talent we are currently pink slipping, so many young moms and dads passionate about education, so many in terrifyingly upside down mortgages...

    i brought it up at a union meeting last year, since it was a school gathering i had to preface my remark with something like---i know this thought is gonna create a lot of animosity and i don't mean it that way, please forgive me for expressing it but it's just a thought...

    now, if i'd have made my recommendation at a district wide union meeting, the room would've exploded, all the primary and middle schoolers stamping their feet

    in other words, i never would have said it before such an audience

    still, everyone knows what's up

    longterm---without fundamental reform of teacher tenure, you will never see major improvement in the quality of our product

    it really shouldn't be partisan

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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Where did conservatives get the idea that liberals don't think spending should be cut at all?

    Straw man, anyone?

    And since when did solving this issue become one or the other?


    Check out the first debate with McCain, and I am trying to find an interview where he is asked what he would cut... Obama couldn't come up with anything.

    He's a Lib isn't he?

    Leader of the nation?

    Libs scream when something is to be cut, and they define a cut as not fully funding the annual increase.

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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    the 10,000 pennies guy is brilliant. I hope he's a highly paid Republican consultant in 2012, making oodles of money putting that stuff out everywhere.

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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    i'm a career public employee, and i know off the top my head how my district could instantly right its upside down daily
    it suddenly occurs to me. can you imagine what would happen if we started paying government employees extra for finding ways to save money?

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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    it suddenly occurs to me. can you imagine what would happen if we started paying government employees extra for finding ways to save money?
    Kinda sounds like you're taking water thats leaking out of a bucket with a hole in the bottom and pouring it right back in.

    I got a better idea. Fire the ones that keep running up this damn debt.
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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Kinda sounds like you're taking water thats leaking out of a bucket with a hole in the bottom and pouring it right back in.

    I got a better idea. Fire the ones that keep running up this damn debt.
    Fixing the leaks will cost a little now, but save a bundle in the future...
    as for the ones running up the debt, that is all of us...
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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    yup. but give me a 10% cut and a system to do so with, and I can save you fella's a bundle...

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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by pzycho View Post
    Promoting savings and investment. Get off the boom/bust treadmill.
    Why? Who will invest when consumers can't buy anything?
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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Rampant, unbridled, consumerism is also responsible for nearly all personal debt.....
    So?

    What's your point?
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    Re: Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    since the Republican plan does not "deny" anyone (that would be the President's brilliant lets-just-have-rationing idea) anything, and doesn't effect current seniors at all (again, in contradiction to the Presidents' plan), I would like very much to see your citation
    OK.

    Speaking yesterday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that people should get the health care they they can afford to pay for, and that Republicans are “not for everyone having the same outcome guaranteed.”

    Eric Cantor comes clean
    The Republicans plan to let everyone have all the healthcare "they can afford to pay for." That's pretty much a death sentence for some seniors.
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