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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Increased unionization and other worker protections.
    There are Federal laws in place now for worker protections. The best worker protection is to do a very good job each day.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    You think it's a great idea to be able to buy influence in Washington. Really?
    They already are, and always will. Do you really think it can exist in a vacuum?

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    94% of black family's are headed by a single mom? Please qualify your horrendously racist statement.
    What if its true? (Or close to it), would it still be racist? Do you believe that facts are racist? Its over 70% born out of wedlock. Single parenthood is the single biggest predictor of poverty for the child.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    I know multiple kids with high school diplomas that cannot read or right properly, don't know how to do simple algebra, and certainly have no chance of attending college due to these disparity's.

    Did you go to the same school as them?

    Here in CA we spend over 16K per pupil per year in LA. Guess what the HS dropout rate is? Over 30%-and they dont even count those who come into the system after they start high school. Guess why.

    Its about whats happening at home-what these kids are being taught (or not) at home. Its not a funding issue, and 50 years bears this out.

    Heres a great example...
    Last edited by US Conservative; 09-25-14 at 10:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im sorry you are factually incorrect. There are many millions less poor, as in the video I posted. The trend is-and its entirely because of adopting free market principles. If "Govt stepping in with strong regulations and funding" was the answer inner city schools would flourish here in the US-they dont. And in many places in both China and India they still down have public education.
    Yea OK I am wrong... oh no wait you are...

    [QUOTE =]Education in China is a state-run system of public education run by the Ministry of Education. All citizens must attend school for at least nine years, known as the nine-year compulsory education, which the government funds.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_China[/QUOTE]

    India? Swing and a miss
    [QUOTE =]Education in India is provided by the public sector as well as the private sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: central, state, and local. Under various articles of the Indian Constitution, free and compulsory education is provided as a fundamental right to children between the ages of 6 and 14.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_India[/QUOTE]

    So they certainly do both have public education. The literacy rate in China is 95.1% and in India is 74%...

    That's funny because in China their is no private education.

    They dont "flourish" because they are HORRENDOUSLY under funded. For example my friends mom has worked in the philly school district for decades, she's close to retirement actually, and as long as I can remember (so 20 years) she has been complaining about having to buy pens pencils and paper out of pocket for her class out of her hard earned checks. He district simply does not have the money to pay for it. Would you call that proper funding?

    How about the fact that the philly school district can only afford having a nurse on premises one or two days a week is that proper funding? I think not...

    So you sir are just wrong on all fronts. What has happened in China and India is directly due to government intervention, and not insane slashing of funding in the name of the "free market"

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    your concept of the right thing to do is not mine. addicting people to handouts is almost as bad as addicting them to heroin and given how they vote, more harmful to me
    Haha that's hilarious your arguing that feeding and educating the poor is worse than shooting them up with dope... May a dope fiend brake into your house... Karma sucks

    I dont care what your concept of right is... May I ask are you religious at all?
    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    It hurts competition and drives up prices-both of which hurt the consumer-EVERY consumer. That good enough?
    This is true only in two sectors too my knoledge cough construction cough pigs cough cough hack...

    Unions are very necessary for teachers, fast food workers, big box store workers, and any other obvious wage slaves... Wish they weren't, but they are...

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The poorest are a minority. You know-the poor you are trying to use the "income inequality" angle on.
    Income inequality apply's to the middle class as well, and the poorest being a minority really depends on where you live... Come to Philadelphia its rampant...
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    Re: Income Inequality

    we have spent trillions on a war on poverty and all we have created are dependent Democrat voters-which was the plan all along



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Private schools have never been just for the rich, I went to private schools growing up and my parents were nowhere remotely close to being rich.
    Same here. While it's true that public education raised the cost of schooling overall it hasn't gotten so bad that it's only for the rich like liberals like to claim.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Same here. While it's true that public education raised the cost of schooling overall it hasn't gotten so bad that it's only for the rich like liberals like to claim.
    It just reveals that, like in just about everything else, they have no clue what they're talking about. Their talking points are nonsense and when called on it, as I've seen over and over today, they insult you and run away. It's the liberal way.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Yes they are. Well specifically they are not for the poor.
    No, they're actually not.

    If you were to eliminate them the rich and upper middle class would be forced to go to the same schools as the rest of us, this would in turn force them to use their sway and political power to fix the public schools.
    So your big plan to fix public education is to lower school choice? Sorry, but exactly how does that make sense? Public education puts in place monopoly forces that work in opposition to low cost education and higher educational standards. There is no possible way you are going to increase educational standards with public education. It has never happened and it never will. Don't confuse increased access with increased educational standards. They are not the same thing.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Same here. While it's true that public education raised the cost of schooling overall it hasn't gotten so bad that it's only for the rich like liberals like to claim.
    No but its certainly only for the middle upper middle class, and rich. depending on what city you live in (ie philly, where I am from) it is totally unaffordable to the middle class. Its cheaper to move to the burbs, and many do.

    Furthermore the numbers are skewed, because (again at least here in philly) most of the "private schools" are catholic schools, which only offer a slightly better education and recently have done away with standardized testing. It is also skewed because about half of the best (and most expensive) privates are in the burbs, and do not count to the numbers, whereas most of he catholic ones are in the city.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we have spent trillions on a war on poverty and all we have created are dependent Democrat voters-which was the plan all along
    Their are results. Without he war on poverty millions would starve and go uneducated, as it is now they are only slightly better, and are generally uneducated and hungry still. Even if they do obtain high school diploma's... It also lowered the absolute poverty (not to be confused with poverty rate) by 1/3rd (5%) and could have done allot more had it been run properly.

    Furthermore the war on poverty was immediately gutted after its inception by Nixon, and other presidents, the office for economic opportunity only lasted eleven years. It was then turned into he community service administration, and that only lasted from 75 till 81. With directors like Donald rumsfeld i don't know how you could expect anything different. I'm quite sure loads of money went into the pockets of private company's and administrative fees that did nothing for the people.

    It cost 300 bill a year on average. it should have been allot more and could have done allot more. had it gone the way LBJ envisioned. This compared to military spending or corporate subsidies is a pittance.

    For example in 7 years its estimated we spent 1.1 trillion in Iraq. This number is incomplete due to hidden costs but say it was 1.1 trillion. That would mean we could have paid for half of the "war on Poverty's" costs with Iraq alone. Or expanded and reformed it to do real good.

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