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Drew Sheneman for September 14, 2020

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    sevaar777  2 months ago

    It would be a much better investment to cut a little of the military budget and put it into education. We already have a military larger than the next 10 nations combined. How paranoid do we have to be?

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    fred.grenouille  2 months ago

    If you can’t bring yourself to cut the military budget — even just a little bit — how about raising the corporate tax rate by a tenth of a percent? Ooops, sorry, can’t do that, those people donate to my reelection fund!

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    Diane Lee Premium Member 2 months ago
    About 40% of those people who major in education, get a teaching job and start teaching wash out before the 5th year. I have taught and I have worked in an office. The major difference is that when you are working in an office you do not have to be paying 100% attention 100% of the time. And, when you leave work, you leave work. Each class requires about 20 minutes of prep time if you are revising lessons you have done before. If it’s a new lesson, an hour or two is more likely.After getting a total of 6 1/2 years of college and working for 32 years, I was making about 75% of what my nephew was two years into a sales job.All of the ideas for improving education add about 20% to the classroom hours, and no additional money seems to be available to get extra people to help with the job. Paying the people who are doing it more might make them happy, but it’s not going to increase the quality, because it would be an overwhelming amount of work. Eventually, they are going to get to the point where no one with the intelligence to do the job is going to be dumb enough to take it.
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    Diane Lee Premium Member 2 months ago

    My cousin in law, who inherited a construction company, complained that he could not get dependable workers. Once he laid them off after completing a job, they would go on unemployment and refuse to return to work until it ran out. They could make more money between the unemployment and side jobs than he was paying. Here was this 25 year old kid, sitting in a 3/4 million dollar house ( in Arkansas) and he actually was serious.

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    pap  2 months ago

    “Read it (if you can read, Betsy D.) and weep”.

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    FrankErnesto  2 months ago

    Our tax money goes to the military-industrial complex, the one that Dwight Eisenhower warned us about. He was the last Republican president that was worth anything.

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    willie_mctell  2 months ago

    It’s all the unions’ fault. /s

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 2 months ago

    To be exact, it’s not the country itself that’s rich; in truth, the U.S.A. is drowning in debt it has little hope of every paying. It’s a handful of U.S. citizens that are rich, and they have little if any loyalty to the country as a nation, because they’re essentially unbound by political boundaries.

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