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Old 01-18-2012, 06:14 AM
 
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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Mike - check your link. This doesn't pull up right article.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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here it is on WRAL.

Perdue wants higher sales tax for education :: WRAL.com
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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Thanks, Mike!
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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For the children.... thats a good one. So anyone against the tax hike will be seen as a child hater.
Or they could focus on the real problem in schools - parents not giving a hoot about what their kids do or whether they succeed or not.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:40 AM
 
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Not surprisingly, the Guv has made this into a totally political issue, saying the tax hike is to offset cuts to education made by the GOP led General Assembly.

That is disingenuous, indeed, seeing as how the budget is in the red and the cuts had to come from somewhere.

Perdue said her budget for the year starting July 1 would call for restoring three-quarters of the penny sales tax that had been on the books for two years starting in 2009. That would raise the sales tax in most counties from 6.75 percent to 7.5 percent.

For an average family, that would be about $15 per month. It would generate an estimated $750 to $800 million in revenue over the year that the hike would be in place.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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For the children.... thats a good one. So anyone against the tax hike will be seen as a child hater.
Or they could focus on the real problem in schools - parents not giving a hoot about what their kids do or whether they succeed or not.
^ ^ ^ You got it.

Maybe there are some state funded programs that should be cut back, while preserving others. This kind of political hooey is not serving any of us well.

Frankly, w/ the performance levels, it makes me furious to see how much money is being thrown at school programs, without accountability for outcomes. Test scores are only one aspect of the issue, but not as tho we are seeing impressive stats there, either.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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^ ^ ^ You got it.

Maybe there are some state funded programs that should be cut back, while preserving others. This kind of political hooey is not serving any of us well.

Frankly, w/ the performance levels, it makes me furious to see how much money is being thrown at school programs, without accountability for outcomes. Test scores are only one aspect of the issue, but not as tho we are seeing impressive stats there, either.
I bet we could find the money and more by cutting back on politicans expenses and they can buy their own bloody lunch................
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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I'm afraid that with the upcoming elections, we'll see more of these political plots developing...at the end of the day we'll pay more no matter what...
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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I bet we could find the money and more by cutting back on politicans expenses and they can buy their own bloody lunch................
You know, it used to be a matter of honor to be considered a statesmen. I don't know where that attitude went, but we no longer have statesmen in this country. We just have politicians and most of them are not honorable nor do they represent the will of the people.
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