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Old 10-14-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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Republicans are the first to cut education funding, financial aid, pell grants, affordable student loan programs etc. I believe they do this in order to keep their base, to put it bluntly, ignorant.

Republicans love to dangle the American Dream in front of their base's eyes and actually are able to convince them that by giving the CEO of Walmart, he will in return increase wages for all his employees or hire thousands of employees.

In addition, they will use scare tactics knowing 90% of their base have never traveled outside of America by touting if we don't cut education in order to increase military spending, we will see the end of days at our footsteps from Iran.

Education is the best way to bring a person out of poverty. Most of my friends have come from poor families and now work at companies such as PwC, Deloitte, Genetech, Google, Intel, Netflix etc. They are all hard workers, made use of various government programs to afford undergrad and graduate and now are making good money contributing back into the system that helped them get there.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Hows about you concentrate on K-12 for "getting them smart" ?
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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The problem is the teacher's UNION who donated about a half billion to Obama last election. They are the problem in all honesty with teaching. So much so they are starting to surpass lousy parents as the #1 problem IMO.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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Most of the educational fundings you listed, Bush INCREASED.

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Why do liberals want bureaucrats so far removed from the students to run the education system?
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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Republicans are the first to cut education funding, financial aid, pell grants, affordable student loan programs etc. I believe they do this in order to keep their base, to put it bluntly, ignorant.

Republicans love to dangle the American Dream in front of their base's eyes and actually are able to convince them that by giving the CEO of Walmart, he will in return increase wages for all his employees or hire thousands of employees.

In addition, they will use scare tactics knowing 90% of their base have never traveled outside of America by touting if we don't cut education in order to increase military spending, we will see the end of days at our footsteps from Iran.

Education is the best way to bring a person out of poverty. Most of my friends have come from poor families and now work at companies such as PwC, Deloitte, Genetech, Google, Intel, Netflix etc. They are all hard workers, made use of various government programs to afford undergrad and graduate and now are making good money contributing back into the system that helped them get there.
I agree. The right wing machine are no doubt trying to keep their brainwashed sheep as dumb as possible. If they actually thought for themselves or were intelligent, they never would be right wingers.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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Republicans are the first to cut education funding, financial aid, pell grants, affordable student loan programs etc. I believe they do this in order to keep their base, to put it bluntly, ignorant.

You are absolutely, 100% correct. It is also why cutting funding for PBS is in the news presently, they wish to cut anything that educates those who vote Republican, and for good reason.

The sad part is how many cheer enthusiastically to stay dumb.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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Republicans are against education funding because they want to keep their base ignorant!
I think there's a significant degree of truth to that, but the problem is that we can't depend on education in the U.S. Our system of education is nothing more than the indoctrination wing of the government. Most of us have completed high school, yet logical fallacies are the norm in our politics. If we were being educated, how can that be possible?
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Government funding made prices skyrocket.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Republicans are the first to cut education funding, financial aid, pell grants, affordable student loan programs etc. I believe they do this in order to keep their base, to put it bluntly, ignorant.

Republicans love to dangle the American Dream in front of their base's eyes and actually are able to convince them that by giving the CEO of Walmart, he will in return increase wages for all his employees or hire thousands of employees.

In addition, they will use scare tactics knowing 90% of their base have never traveled outside of America by touting if we don't cut education in order to increase military spending, we will see the end of days at our footsteps from Iran.

Education is the best way to bring a person out of poverty. Most of my friends have come from poor families and now work at companies such as PwC, Deloitte, Genetech, Google, Intel, Netflix etc. They are all hard workers, made use of various government programs to afford undergrad and graduate and now are making good money contributing back into the system that helped them get there.
My cousin, who lives in another country, pointed this out some time ago to me. I thought it was mental illness that drove some of the populace to vote against themselves, but it does seem to be primitivism and ignorance.
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