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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016806 Nov 1, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Typically your child goes to school in the district you reside in__you pay to send them to a private/parochial school or home school them. That's the system we have and in our state our educational system is controlled by Republicans and continues to have the BushCo NCLB fingerprints all over it.
Your kid attended school in Polk County correct? Or did you lie about that too?
In smaller towns and rural areas, that's usually the case. But in cities and especially the inner cities, school vouchers could very well change the direction of many children's life. They would eliminate schools that are nothing more than breeding grounds for gangs and violence and no-win futures and would hold teachers and administrators accountable by putting pressure on bad schools who were losing students to better and private schools.

Vouchers would be a God-send to parents and children in many high-risk areas of the country. Why would anyone deny them a more hopeful future?
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1016807 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
Just have a look at what is on Hannity tonight, I have never seen so much ignorant rubbish in all my life. Trying to defend the current healthcare system against what ??? looking after one half of the population to let the others die.
Health care to every other country on the planet it is viewed as a fundamental human right. That is, in a civilised world we look after each other when we are sick. You see the hypocrisy of this so called basic human instinct even in the redneck states where they won't execute a prisoner who is sick, they have to get them well first then kill them. The insane logic of gladly paying for a Military billion$ of tax payers dollars to protect American borders. Yet on the other hand saying if you get sick within the border, well f...k you! look after yourself. It is total and absolute insanity and morally cannot be justified in any way.
Health care in the USA is more expensive by a factor of one third than anywhere else in the world. That is NOT because its the best, the French have a far more healthier population than the US, so does half of Europe. So go figure, something is wrong with that system.
For a start a French doctor does not make anywhere near his/her American equivalent but their McDonalds worker will make almost double the hourly rate of a US McDonalds employee. So the wealth distribution amongst the population is wider spread. They still have their 1%'ers and dirt poor but a health care system that works. Scandinavian countries also, who tax very high but their quality of life is far higher. Google the top 15 healthiest countries and the USA doesn't even make the cut. Its right down amongst 30's just ahead of Bosnia.
The whole point of universal health care is to make sure EVERYONE is covered. So to keep premiums down all the healthy 20 somethings should be paying their share of health as well. That's how it works, sure it may have cost increases but that is only because we all live longer these days. But the level ignorance shown on Hannity's audience tonight shows NONE of them have bothered to look into working models of other countries health care. Despite having 40 yrs opportunity to do so.
You probably need to take a shower after watching that filthy liar.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1016808 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
In smaller towns and rural areas, that's usually the case. But in cities and especially the inner cities, school vouchers could very well change the direction of many children's life. They would eliminate schools that are nothing more than breeding grounds for gangs and violence and no-win futures and would hold teachers and administrators accountable by putting pressure on bad schools who were losing students to better and private schools.
Vouchers would be a God-send to parents and children in many high-risk areas of the country. Why would anyone deny them a more hopeful future?
Vouchers are a way for churches to get their hands on taxpayer dollars in their quest to undermine public education.
This is Jeb Bush wet dream

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016809 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
Just have a look at what is on Hannity tonight, I have never seen so much ignorant rubbish in all my life. Trying to defend the current healthcare system against what ??? looking after one half of the population to let the others die.
Health care to every other country on the planet it is viewed as a fundamental human right. That is, in a civilised world we look after each other when we are sick. You see the hypocrisy of this so called basic human instinct even in the redneck states where they won't execute a prisoner who is sick, they have to get them well first then kill them. The insane logic of gladly paying for a Military billion$ of tax payers dollars to protect American borders. Yet on the other hand saying if you get sick within the border, well f...k you! look after yourself. It is total and absolute insanity and morally cannot be justified in any way.
Health care in the USA is more expensive by a factor of one third than anywhere else in the world. That is NOT because its the best, the French have a far more healthier population than the US, so does half of Europe. So go figure, something is wrong with that system.
For a start a French doctor does not make anywhere near his/her American equivalent but their McDonalds worker will make almost double the hourly rate of a US McDonalds employee. So the wealth distribution amongst the population is wider spread. They still have their 1%'ers and dirt poor but a health care system that works. Scandinavian countries also, who tax very high but their quality of life is far higher. Google the top 15 healthiest countries and the USA doesn't even make the cut. Its right down amongst 30's just ahead of Bosnia.
The whole point of universal health care is to make sure EVERYONE is covered. So to keep premiums down all the healthy 20 somethings should be paying their share of health as well. That's how it works, sure it may have cost increases but that is only because we all live longer these days. But the level ignorance shown on Hannity's audience tonight shows NONE of them have bothered to look into working models of other countries health care. Despite having 40 yrs opportunity to do so.
The only level of ignorance we are seeing in the United States of America is called Barack Hussein O'bama and the others are trying to pass themselves off as democrats-at least that is what they are calling themselves now a days.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016810 Nov 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone can send his/her child to the school of his choice; they can pay for it like everyone else who chooses parochial or private school. You have that choice.
Ironic that you care about people getting free health care who can't afford it but could care less about people who can't afford a good education. They are trapped in the government-run system.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016811 Nov 1, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You probably need to take a shower after watching that filthy liar.
I can't stand watching O'bama either. Finally we agree on something.:)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016812 Nov 1, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>A man who would rather tell a lie when the truth would serve him better loves corruption simply for the sake of corruption. He is not a leader, but a man who revels in the destruction of a culture that he and his wife hates.
This president's political stomping grounds is one of the most corrupt cities in the nation.

It should come as no surprise he brought the corruption with him to the White House.

He has always put winning ahead of personal convictions and ethical standards. The end always just the means.

He lied to peddle his signature legislation and win its passage. Period.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016813 Nov 1, 2013
O'bamacare was sold as a way to get some 20 million-plus (depending who was issuing the numbers) American residents without health insurance covered.
The Administration eventually admitted that O'bamacare will leave 30 million uninsured, but according to its own admission buried in the Register, the number is likely to be at least three times that.


OH Happy Days.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016814 Nov 1, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Vouchers are a way for churches to get their hands on taxpayer dollars in their quest to undermine public education.
This is Jeb Bush wet dream
Private schools educate AND instill a moral compass. How horrid.
Can't have taxpayers paying for that.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1016815 Nov 1, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, we get it. You're a Socialist/Marxist. Many of us are ignorant of all the facts involving your choice of an all-powerful, all-controlling government. I DO know countless Americans have died to keep your ilk out of OUR government. We also get Socialism/Marxism has been an abject failure worldwide.
BTW, Obamacare has NOTHING to do with making sure everyone is covered. It has everything to do with making sure everyone is controlled by the government.
Oh, and thanks for watching Hannity.
Still doesn't explain why you are happy to pay the government to maintain a military yet say no to medicine. You explain the fine details how this is different ? Yes to bullets but no to bandages!
Yes to schools, Yes to water and power, Yes to law & order, Yes to security, Yes to roads and infrastructure but NO to health!
That is Tea bagger Taliban logic if ever one could label it or just plain insanity. Calling just one arm of the government reach socialist while ignoring all the other arms it's quite happy to be wrapped in proves it!
angel

Palm Coast, FL

#1016816 Nov 1, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You probably need to take a shower after watching that filthy liar.
Agreed; everyone should always shower after watching Obama. Your problem is taking one in vodka with your mouth open.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016817 Nov 1, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
The Affordable Care Act is also doing a bang-up job of raising insurance premiums.
This is another thing Barack Obama lied shamelessly and routinely about – remember, he promised his scheme would reduce the average insurance premium by $2500 per year.
In reality, he and everyone else connected with this scam knew it would blow premiums through the roof, thanks to the heavy burden of its mandates. They’ve been tacitly admitting this over the past few days, when they sneer that your old, affordable coverage was sub-standard junk you were foolish to have been satisfied with.
Hardest hit will be a group our social health is entirely dependent upon: large families.
If 93 million are losing their insurance, who will pay for the 11 million freeloaders insurance?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016818 Nov 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
all this will happen just in time for the 2014 election...
yum, yum...
happy, happy, happy.....
2015 supposed to be bigger disaster when employer coverage for employees ends, right after 2014 election of course--the republicans need to stand up and pound these liberals into the ground, it shouldn't be too hard, the democrats are already half way to hell.
angel

Palm Coast, FL

#1016819 Nov 1, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Vouchers are a way for churches to get their hands on taxpayer dollars in their quest to undermine public education.
This is Jeb Bush wet dream
Vodka is lily boca wet dream.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016820 Nov 1, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Still doesn't explain why you are happy to pay the government to maintain a military yet say no to medicine. You explain the fine details how this is different ? Yes to bullets but no to bandages!
Yes to schools, Yes to water and power, Yes to law & order, Yes to security, Yes to roads and infrastructure but NO to health!
That is Tea bagger Taliban logic if ever one could label it or just plain insanity. Calling just one arm of the government reach socialist while ignoring all the other arms it's quite happy to be wrapped in proves it!
Medicine? is this what you are worried about? Like I have said for years. O'bamacare is not about health and it is not about care--O'bamacare is about medicating the masses--thanks for proving my point. You drug induced liberals are useful idiots sometimes, and the sad part is: you don't even know it. ROTFLMAO.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016821 Nov 1, 2013
Even liberals are turning on the ONE: Many Americans that were formerly in favor of Obamacare are now against it after they have seen what it is going to do to their budgets. The following is one example of this from a recent Los Angeles Times article...

Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem Blue Cross in California, said she received a recent letter from a young woman complaining about a 50% rate hike related to the healthcare law.

"She said,'I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,'" Kehaly said.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1016822 Nov 1, 2013
Obamacare actually includes incentives for people to work less and make less money. The following is one example from a recent article by Sean Davis...

In California, a couple earning $64,000 a year would not qualify for health care subsidies. A bronze plan for them through Kaiser would cost them about $1,300 each month, or $15,600 a year. But if that same family earned just $2,000 less, it would qualify for over $14,000 in annual health care subsidies, dropping their premiums for that same Kaiser plan to less than $100 per month.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016823 Nov 1, 2013
This article was very revealing. An excerpt:

"In approaching teachers to write for the series I was surprised how many at first hesitated. It wasn't because they were too busy or didn't have anything to say. Some had even written drafts and then gotten cold feet about going public. None of the articles were vindictive or critical of their school administrations. None was personal attacks or a fault-finding feast. If anything the pieces were warmhearted, funny, and insightful. What criticism there was was directed toward our national education policy and its harmful effect on students. Still, in the end, a few teachers backed out altogether while others asked that their full name not be used or that their schools' location be purposely vague.

"And there's the fear. Teachers were worried that somehow they would get in trouble with their school administrators. From what many teachers report there's a strong message being given to teaching staffs: Don't rock the boat. Don't ask questions. Don't bring up the inconvenient truth, say, of a school policy implemented to meet a national mandate that contradicts current research or best practices. In such an atmosphere of distrust, powerlessness, and alienation from what should be a culture of collegiality and collaboration, what choices do teachers have but to hunker down and try to survive?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-chura/why...

This is why I've never looked back. Even as a teacher in a relatively small town in Central Florida, this subtle kind of bullying by administrators and the unspoken rules - "don't make anyone mad" and "don't make waves" - were quite prevalent and even intimidating.

This, on top of the political correctness that made everyone feel like they were walking on eggshells.

Wasn't my idea of a healthy school environment.

Another teacher once told me that if you cared, you wouldn't make it. I always prided myself on the fact I didn't because I did care...a lot.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1016824 Nov 1, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
Even liberals are turning on the ONE: Many Americans that were formerly in favor of Obamacare are now against it after they have seen what it is going to do to their budgets. The following is one example of this from a recent Los Angeles Times article...
Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem Blue Cross in California, said she received a recent letter from a young woman complaining about a 50% rate hike related to the healthcare law.
"She said,'I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,'" Kehaly said.
It's going to be interesting watching the lights come on in a lot of Americans' heads after the website is up and running again.

The stories flooding the airwaves now are just the tip of the iceberg. Most people have no idea signing up for the exchanges are quite exhaustive and confusing or the costs that await them.

Night fetch.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1016825 Nov 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
In smaller towns and rural areas, that's usually the case. But in cities and especially the inner cities, school vouchers could very well change the direction of many children's life. They would eliminate schools that are nothing more than breeding grounds for gangs and violence and no-win futures and would hold teachers and administrators accountable by putting pressure on bad schools who were losing students to better and private schools.
Vouchers would be a God-send to parents and children in many high-risk areas of the country. Why would anyone deny them a more hopeful future?
Taxpayer financing of private schools would be a mistake....financing of religious schools in particular....

the way to hold teachers and administrators accountable is to fire them if they fail to perform....

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