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Old 11-23-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The "draining" continues.

Now he puts a die-hard enemy of public K-12 in charge of education, who for decades have been using their immense wealth to crush opportunities for working class folks.

The war on the working class is about to begin. Gutting the public school system, elimination of overtime pay and elites pushing to hand over SS to Wall Street are now in charge of government. Meanwhile, Trump is busy getting rich using his new government power.
This is what the people wanted.
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Old 11-23-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Vouchers, another benefit that will mostly go to wealthier (read:coastal educated) Americans at the expense of worsening the public system for the rest. Just like the infrastructure program.

Trump talks about no more politics or corruption, then all of his picks are just incredibly blatant cronyism. He's just handing out jobs to everyone who was nice to him as a pat on the head instead of actually, you know, thinking about who's good for what.
Well stated. I hope the public school system can handle this.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Well stated. I hope the public school system can handle this.
They will if people vote for funding referendums continuously like they do here in Wisconsin.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Thumbs down Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

A poor choice.

Putting an anti public education advocate in charge of public education is just plain dumb.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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Originally Posted by PCALMike View Post
The "draining" continues.

Now he puts a die-hard enemy of public K-12 in charge of education, who for decades have been using their immense wealth to crush opportunities for working class folks.

The war on the working class is about to begin. Gutting the public school system, elimination of overtime pay and elites pushing to hand over SS to Wall Street are now in charge of government. Meanwhile, Trump is busy getting rich using his new government power.
America is gonna be great again!
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:34 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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This is what the people wanted.
No, this is not what the people wanted.

Today, the day before Thanksgiving, Hillary Clinton continues to increase her lead in the popular vote over Trump by more than 2 million votes!

This election was rigged in Trump's favor, and one of Hillary Clinton's opponents agrees:

"Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said today that she will ask for a recount of votes in the battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — three states that swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald J. Trump by razor-thin margins — after a group of respected computer scientists and election lawyers said they have "persuasive evidence" that election results may have been hacked, potentially denying Democrat Hillary Clinton of tens of thousands of votes."

Swing-State Hacking Fear Prompts Call for Recounts - Detroit, MI Patch

I am sick of people calling the lying, cheating *** *** *** "Mr. President-Elect".

I don't believe he won fair and square and he should not be given the keys to the White House, nor the leadership of our government.

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Old 11-23-2016, 09:44 PM
 
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Horrible choice. This persons family has spent a lot of money getting Michigan to go down this road, and its been going mediocre. The problem is that the voucher program is a nice way to race school funding to the bottom, while neglecting those on the economic edges. Its a massive change in opportunity, moving it all to just those with money.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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No, this is not what the people wanted.

Today, the day before Thanksgiving, Hillary Clinton continues to increase her lead in the popular vote over Trump by more than 2 million votes!
Well, it's what the RIGHT people wanted.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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Well, it's what the RIGHT people wanted.
May have been on the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.
-Capt Reynolds (fictional character)
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:06 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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A poor choice.

Putting an anti public education advocate in charge of public education is just plain dumb.
Oh, but her charter schools will allow prayer in the classrooms so what if she guts the public school system in the process and after they do, the government will quit giving out the vouchers and parents will have to pay the full shot.
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