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Mike, the problem you folks have is that you do not have total control of information like in the past. The internet search engines allow anyone to find sources instead of just the wealthy or media types. Now that the playing field is more level, the tide is turning.
PS; Looks like Blue got you with your hands in the cookie jar. As our second president, John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things." Well, now the facts are easier to access.6 months ago
Mike, Blue is right about the fact that we should only figure tax revenues. Counting things like mortgaging property into the process is misleading and no one with any sense uses those funds to determine if their household or business is in the black or not. If a company goes out and borrows a million dollars because it has lost 500k in the last year, it may show some cash increase, but the bottom lins is they are on their way to bankruptcy.
The fact is that the schools have consistently had more money annually at their disposal over the last decade and have managed to act like spoiled brats by telling everyone that the mean legislature has "decimated" their operations with "draconian" cuts.
In fact I read financial reports compiled by my school finance office that showed millions in revenue for soft capitol, of which they expended $0.00 while the schools tell teachers and parents alike that the school has no money for classroom instructional materials and pressure both of these groups to spend hundreds of dollars due to the "deficits" caused by the legislature. It is a combination of legal? larceny and bully threats. Unacceptable!
For you to defend this type of activity shows who you are.6 months ago
Mike, it seems like you are the one that has to back up your line. I have researched the district school funding numbers and they have NOT had "deep cuts" nor are they facing "yet another cut in their budgets" nor do they "have so much less money."
The statement about the teacher salaries is accurate in a few schools, but not across the board, and for those districts where the statement is accurate, the major responsibility lays at the feet of the administrators. Some of them have increased administrative office staff by nearly 200% in the years covered above. The teachers should start picketing the district offices demanding an increase in the percentage of revenues to the classroom instead of being used as pawns by the very people who have a history of shorting them on resources.6 months ago
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If you want to take shots at theories expounded on with no basis in fact or science, lets start with global warming. Even its most ardent advocates have stopped using the term because there is no basis in fact or science. In July, 2011 NASA, one of the strongest voices crying out against global warming, had to do an about face due to the results from its own satellites that proved we have been Gored Moore and Moore with false claims in order to achieve a political and ideological result.
Completing the Palo Verde approved plans using the latest industry technologies will solve our long-term energy needs in this state and the resulting lower energy rates will protect our seniors. Wind and solar are expensive and also cause extreme ecological damage.
k33j88 . . . Don't try to sell your junk position to the people in West Virginia. Obama's policies are killing the coal industry, killing household economic stability and destroying lives. 8 months ago
If creating debt and devaluing your money is economic success, Greece and Mexico would be the leading economic gorillas in the world. Once the people reap the whirlwind of the Quantitative Easings balmy gale, it will be too late. The middle class and the poor will be the victims as the wealthy will have protected their largesse. I never have understood how the intelligists do not get that simple fact.8 months ago