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Old 01-16-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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Well, I can see the mature discussion is now over. I would bet my 75% tax bill that every negative poster on here has children and resents anyone even suggesting that something be taken away from them. I understand. That's what our society has become. "I'm not responsible. Screw it. Someone else will pay for it." How true. And by the way, you're welcome.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Welcome to political correctness in America. Only right taxpayers have is to bend over and pay up.
I know, the good old days were better, when any old schmoe could find out the grades of everyone in a public school class.

*whistling*

Huh? What's that? They couldn't? Criminey. Stupid privacy rights.

(By the way, my tax dollars are going to subsidize just about everyone who has a mortgage on their primary residence, so why the heck can't I go in and visit whenever I want? What has happened to our country and our way of life!!!????!!! I blame the gypsies.)
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Efland
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Well, I can see the mature discussion is now over. I would bet my 75% tax bill that every negative poster on here has children and resents anyone even suggesting that something be taken away from them. I understand. That's what our society has become. "I'm not responsible. Screw it. Someone else will pay for it." How true. And by the way, you're welcome.
I don't have children, but believe every child has the right to an education.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Well, I can see the mature discussion is now over. I would bet my 75% tax bill that every negative poster on here has children and resents anyone even suggesting that something be taken away from them. I understand. That's what our society has become. "I'm not responsible. Screw it. Someone else will pay for it." How true. And by the way, you're welcome.
Was I negative?
I hope so, so I can take that bet.
If I offer odds, be very, very careful...

How's 7 to 5 sound?
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Well, I can see the mature discussion is now over. I would bet my 75% tax bill that every negative poster on here has children and resents anyone even suggesting that something be taken away from them. I understand. That's what our society has become. "I'm not responsible. Screw it. Someone else will pay for it." How true. And by the way, you're welcome.
I think you're not getting many sober, serious responses because you're whining about the topic with the same complexity that my seven-year-old uses when complaining about getting a haircut. There is a rich historical and social history behind publicly funded schools in the US, but your decision to ignore this in favor of a "what's mine is mine" approach is, I think, why everyone responded with mockery and ridicule. If you want a serious discussion about North Carolina or Triangle area school funding practices, then start one.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Cary
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Well, I can see the mature discussion is now over. I would bet my 75% tax bill that every negative poster on here has children and resents anyone even suggesting that something be taken away from them. I understand. That's what our society has become. "I'm not responsible. Screw it. Someone else will pay for it." How true. And by the way, you're welcome.
I think you're insulting childless people everywhere by suggesting they lack the common sense to appreciate a educational system which all taxpayers benefit from and contribute to equally.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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I personally am sick of ignorant people taking this country for granted, people like this add no value. You will figure it out one day, I believe in you.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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Why having to pay till death!!The schools continuosly are always asking for more money with little regard to taxpayer.Like earnings deducted against Social Security stop at age 72.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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No kids, but I don't mind. The better the schools, the better the resale value on my home.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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No kids, but I don't mind. The better the schools, the better the resale value on my home.
The is exactly how I felt before I had kids and had not decided if I wanted any of my own. I think it benefits everyone - whether you are a parent or not.
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