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Old 03-09-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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This is what NJ has come down to. Let blind people suffer but give big business 250 million tax breaks. Christie should be ashamed of himself. Big business get's tax breaks as they ship jobs overseas and Christie fires blind peoples teachers. And we will have people cheering that this is a good thing.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: NJ
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This is what NJ has come down to. Let blind people suffer but give big business 250 million tax breaks. Christie should be ashamed of himself. Big business get's tax breaks as they ship jobs overseas and Christie fires blind peoples teachers. And we will have people cheering that this is a good thing.
which tax breaks are you specifically referring to?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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The NJEA spent $7 million dollars last year on anti-Christie advertising. That could pay for some teachers of the blind.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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This is what NJ has come down to. Let blind people suffer but give big business 250 million tax breaks. Christie should be ashamed of himself. Big business get's tax breaks as they ship jobs overseas and Christie fires blind peoples teachers. And we will have people cheering that this is a good thing.
According to your standard, the government should just tax business for all their profit? Who need jobs when you can get entitlements from the government?
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Well there you go. 3 responses that seem to be OK with the cuts as long as the public doesn't have to pay. If I was governor. I would not penalize BLIND people. Instead of giving 250 million in tax breaks to business, I could give business a 249 million tax break and the other mill. to help the blind. I guess I'm viewed as a anti business liberal but in fact I voted republican the last 40 years. If it was up to Christie he would tell the blind to get a job probably directing traffic crossing the seniors.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Well there you go. 3 responses that seem to be OK with the cuts as long as the public doesn't have to pay. If I was governor. I would not penalize BLIND people. Instead of giving 250 million in tax breaks to business, I could give business a 249 million tax break and the other mill. to help the blind. I guess I'm viewed as a anti business liberal but in fact I voted republican the last 40 years. If it was up to Christie he would tell the blind to get a job probably directing traffic crossing the seniors.
i dont understand how people have this perception that liberals are the intellectuals.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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The NJEA spent $7 million dollars last year on anti-Christie advertising. That could pay for some teachers of the blind.
Bingo

But "its for the kids" ...right...

No wonder why past NJ governors and politicians always aligned with the unions..they seem to have a huge bucket of money to spend on advertising and campaigning that they found it was easier to align themselves with the unions rather than stand up and fight back against them.

Keep it up Christie!
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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The NJEA spent $7 million dollars last year on anti-Christie advertising. That could pay for some teachers of the blind.
Hmmm. . .advertising money spent came from union funds. So, I take it that you think that the tax money should go directly to the union to educate for the blind?
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default who decides, what is the process ?, lot of ??????

Curious, how does budget slashing manifest in teachers of the blind being fired?

Who actually decides who gets fired?

Is this done by iron clad process, the judgement of a single person or a committee?

The state cuts money to the general edu dept? and then who decides where the cuts in edu occur?

Does the 'firing' of teachers for the blind have anything to do with rules of tenure?

Can't imagine the legislators would decided what or who specifically to target in individual departments.

Interesting info on two websites. Didn't know teachers of the blind are referred to as itinerant teachers. Wonder if that title mandates where cuts are directed ?
"What is an itinerant teacher?

In New Jersey most students who are blind/visually impaired attend their neighborhood schools. Their educational needs are typically met by regular classroom teachers in cooperation with an itinerant teacher from the New Jersey Commission for the Blind/Visually Impaired. The itinerant teacher serves students in several schools, providing specialized materials, consultation with school personnel, and individualized instruction in Braille and other blindness-related skills."


http://www.tcnj.edu/%7Eeducat/bvi/index.html

http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/cbvi/services/services/index.html
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: NJ
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i dont fault unions for using dues money to lobby for more money or advertise to protect themselves.
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