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  1. Bill Ewing

    Bill Ewing GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    There is a lot of waste in Texas government spending much of which is being done for tenured professors that don’t teach and School boards that do nothing toward educating our young people. In fact, they impede it to a great extent through Political Correctness.

    The “education” system seems to be an ideal place to start to do some serious trimming of non-essential tenured, teachers/professors that cannot/do not teach!

    As to the sick and poor: They are not being turned away and the illegals are getting the lion’s share.

    Another good place to start: Stop any but bona fide EMERGENCY care to illegals. Otherwise send them back across the border and let the People’s Republic of Mexico take care of them with their vaunted medical system based on the Cuban “model!”

    If that sounds hard hearted to you, SO BE IT!!!

    There is a LOT of dead weight out there that can be eliminated without curbing ESSENTIAL, CONSTITUTIONALLY mandated, government spending.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Thank you Bill. I cannot tell you how much I loved to hear what you just said. It takes only two years in some places to get tenure. Two years. The word tenure comes from “Ten Years”.

    Back in the day when tenure was ten years to earn it was a bit more benign but still dangerous. Look what the concept has brought us. End tenure for good or at least hold federal & state funds to any teacher’s pay who earns tenure before ten years.

  3. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, almost 4 years ago

    Scratch out “Texas”, replace with “Idaho” ….

  4. crit74

    crit74 said, almost 4 years ago

    Please don’t spread misinformation. The word tenure comes from a Latin root, tenere, meaning to hold.

  5. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 4 years ago

    My brother is a tenured teacher, which he earned, working in a community college where he has a job cause they won’t pay the Dr. salary for PhD’s and pay colleges and trade schools are thriving in this economy and turning out educated laborers. The generalizations are, as usual, based on ignorance of some or most of the system.

    Tenure exists so political hate mongers can’t chase off a professor for being too liberal OR too conservative. Be careful what you ask for or the system will eat up your “friends”.

  6. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 4 years ago

    And exactly what spending is “Constitutionally mandated?” The Constitution gives the right of the legislature to use income taxes as it sees fit. Are you talking about STATE constitutions? Are you just repeating some radio pundit diatribe?

  7. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, almost 4 years ago

    Bill: You also know very little about the current privatization of many hospitals so they won’t HAVE to take poor, uninsured patients even in their ERs.

  8. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Jack and Bill: Newsflash!!!! Fox news is a propaganda mill for the looming plutocracy. Think! Just for once…actually think about something outside of the Fox box. “Tenure” means ten years…LOL. Do you know what an idiot you sound like when you spout crapola like that? Excellent cartoon Ben, I apologize for the morons that look at it and fail to see the truth.

  9. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ‎”…the modern G.O.P. has been taken over by an ideology in which the suffering of the unfortunate isn’t a proper concern of government, and alleviating that suffering at taxpayer expense is immoral, never mind how little it costs.” Paul Krugman

  10. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder if they still have book depositories? (Handy for eliminating Dem. rpresidents!) When I was a kid, it seemed like the books were in schools, but that was PA not TX!

  11. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    …and people who throw around words like oligarchy and plutocracy like they’re the word ‘the’ and hear “Fox News” when nobody said it are perfecly reasonable? Don’t make me laugh. Yes, I agree, get rid of them all! Turn the children into mature adults. Turn the college students into graduates. Turn the sick people into healthy ones and turn the poor people into gainfully employed. As far as the old people, that’s up to Obama and his divine judgment. That’s the way we do things in Texas. I know Ben and the other libs need to keep the sick sick and the poor poor for their own political gain. But their selfishness and greed cannot win the day.

  12. worldisacomic

    worldisacomic said, almost 4 years ago

    re: Tom: You quote Paul Krugman from the New York Times. Both are not a source for truth and facts.Practice what you preach and think outside that cesspool box! Crapola collects in cesspools, get your mind out of that cesspool!

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 4 years ago

    They should spend less time rewriting history.

  14. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 4 years ago

    Bill Ewing. FYI, very few school districts in Texas even offer tenure. Further, Texas remains BELOW average in teacher pay. As to the rest of your rant I can sum it up in one of two ways

    1. Typical Rick Perry/Teaparty/UltraRightWing babble. OR MORE SIMPLY
    2. Bull S#*t!

  15. SaltWaterCroc

    SaltWaterCroc said, almost 4 years ago

    Folks, starting teachers here in Texas don’t make much more than they did when I graduated college 30+ years ago. The Republicans created this deficit in 2006 when they cut property taxes but did not institute enough new taxes to cover the cut. They proceeded to ignore what a lot of us saw coming for 5 years, then acted surprised when it showed up. Republicans are the deficit party, which they then use to prop up the rich (who don’t need it) while further reducing services to those that do - public schools, infrastructure, medical care for the poor, etc.

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