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Old 03-04-2021, 09:39 PM
 
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Baltimore is a dumpster fire and has been for years. I finally escaped last year thank God.

You can blame the Democrat Party and the fools who continue to vote for the Democrat Party, despite the fact that nothing ever improves in the city of Baltimore. The people in Baltimore seem to like crime, crappy schools and corruption. Oh well, they can have it.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Currently South Padre Island, TX for the winter
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Fault lies with the mom. The school system didn't give birth to this kid. How long does it take to look at a report card 4 times a year?
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:36 AM
 
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...to condom and other effective birth control distribution.
Would be nice, but people love sex too much and without condoms. Condoms would be good, but so would education about adoption too. All this sounds easy to implement but there are veils of discrimination to be had without more analysis on how to properly go about all this. Everyone wants to be treated like a quality human being (even if one may not always make good decisions, lol.)
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Yeah.. glad to be back..the Pre election times were quite interesting on here....
Oh yeah. Every time we tried to have a reasonable discussion, trolls would disrupt and claim the city is "the wire".
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Old 03-05-2021, 03:04 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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https://www.baltimorecityschools.org...n-requirements
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Old 03-06-2021, 01:04 PM
 
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Fault lies with the mom. The school system didn't give birth to this kid. How long does it take to look at a report card 4 times a year?
What were his grades? He was in the middle of his class.
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Baltimore is a dumpster fire and has been for years. I finally escaped last year thank God.

You can blame the Democrat Party and the fools who continue to vote for the Democrat Party, despite the fact that nothing ever improves in the city of Baltimore. The people in Baltimore seem to like crime, crappy schools and corruption. Oh well, they can have it.
Republican politics would change Baltimore how exactly?

What does a political party have to do with this?
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Old 03-08-2021, 11:46 AM
 
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Republican politics would change Baltimore how exactly?

What does a political party have to do with this?
Good Question... on the surface, if you use the GOP hallmarks and apply them on the city level you have:

1) Lower Taxes/ Less Regulation- in the city that would be good for many.. property and income taxes but in a BROKE city not sure how that plays with the Bond Rating and ability the city to pay bills and not cut the minimal services it provides..though I am sure there is plenty of waste to go around.. Lower taxes and less regulation may also help with things such as small business growth or landing corporate headquarters.. but that likely will also require incentives and ignite the welfare vs. subsidy argument

2) Fiscal Accountability/Public Administration.. may have been a hallmark of the old GOP pre 2016.. not sure about now and again we are talking locally so Baltimore /Maryland Conservatism may look liberal in a place like Mississippi. I would love for more audits and work to be done around this issue though.. we have to find out where the money is going and how well or not it is being spent and how effective.

3)Immigration- more of a national issue but I guess there is the whole sanctuary city thing. The broader question is has immigration legal or illegal benefited or hurt Baltimore.. I have heard arguments on both sides of that issue as applied to Baltimore.

4) Anti Defunding the Police...... Policing is a function of you local government and that is where the focus should be (though it has become a national debate) and rest with residents their officials and the police in that jurisdiction.. What works in Portland may not (and likely wont work) in Baltimore, and what works (or doesnt in Baltimore) may or may not work in Atlanta.. Go to your city council meeting and engage there...on the issue of reform and budget.. The only role for the Feds is on police reform side and civil rights.. FUNDING is left to the local govt and maybe the state. I know the feds do give cities money for law enforcement but is that really enough to make or break a department?

5) Tough on Crime... maybe something is to be said here.. but again arresting people and filling the jail does that work a la Omalley? Does/did three strikes work in other cities? Crime is out of control but policing seems only to a part of what is needed.

6) Culture War issues... again too many to list.....and a city like baltimore has a myriad of issues.. maybe there is better management/leadership/planning but to your point is that really a party or political thing or just good ole effective Public Administration and competency issue?

Would love to get other ideas from thoughts since this argument comes up often in this forum

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Old 03-08-2021, 01:35 PM
 
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Republican politics would change Baltimore how exactly?

What does a political party have to do with this?
It's hard to ignore that Baltimore has been a staunchly one party town since the 1950s. The failures of Baltimore can't be wholly disconnected from the failures of the Democratic party establishment to accomplish anything meaningful in Baltimore. If you're someone who's happy to blame a national or state level Republican politician for any failures or crises, you can't suddenly turn a blind eye to the Democratic party and Baltimore.... although I suspect plenty will continue to do so.
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:07 PM
 
Location: NJ (Prv. SYR, BOS, NYC, GSO, MCO)
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Good Question... on the surface, if you use the GOP hallmarks and apply them on the city level you have:

1) Lower Taxes/ Less Regulation- in the city that would be good for many.. property and income taxes but in a BROKE city not sure how that plays with the Bond Rating and ability the city to pay bills and not cut the minimal services it provides..though I am sure there is plenty of waste to go around.. Lower taxes and less regulation may also help with things such as small business growth or landing corporate headquarters.. but that likely will also require incentives and ignite the welfare vs. subsidy argument

2) Fiscal Accountability/Public Administration.. may have been a hallmark of the old GOP pre 2016.. not sure about now and again we are talking locally so Baltimore /Maryland Conservatism may look liberal in a place like Mississippi. I would love for more audits and work to be done around this issue though.. we have to find out where the money is going and how well or not it is being spent and how effective.

3)Immigration- more of a national issue but I guess there is the whole sanctuary city thing. The broader question is has immigration legal or illegal benefited or hurt Baltimore.. I have heard arguments on both sides of that issue as applied to Baltimore.

4) Anti Defunding the Police...... Policing is a function of you local government and that is where the focus should be (though it has become a national debate) and rest with residents their officials and the police in that jurisdiction.. What works in Portland may not (and likely wont work) in Baltimore, and what works (or doesnt in Baltimore) may or may not work in Atlanta.. Go to your city council meeting and engage there...on the issue of reform and budget.. The only role for the Feds is on police reform side and civil rights.. FUNDING is left to the local govt and maybe the state. I know the feds do give cities money for law enforcement but is that really enough to make or break a department?

5) Tough on Crime... maybe something is to be said here.. but again arresting people and filling the jail does that work a la Omalley? Does/did three strikes work in other cities? Crime is out of control but policing seems only to a part of what is needed.

6) Culture War issues... again too many to list.....and a city like baltimore has a myriad of issues.. maybe there is better management/leadership/planning but to your point is that really a party or political thing or just good ole effective Public Administration and competency issue?

Would love to get other ideas from thoughts since this argument comes up often in this forum
Oh so... like how MA NJ CT MN all have the best schools in the nation and are Blue states? hmm

What works in MA and makes it #1
-High per student spending.
-Paying Teachers
-Making sure prop 2.5 is passed in towns. Higher Taxes to schools = more funding = better schools
-Pragmatic Leadership and great leaders like Warren represent and work for MA.

Similar reasons for NJ, etc.
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