Standing Up Against Budget Cuts

Standing Up Against Budget Cuts

There are 41 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 10, 2009, titled Standing Up Against Budget Cuts. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

During the economic downtown, cash-starved cities have been looking to slash expenses - and schools in New Britain , New London , Windham and Waterbury fear that sooner or later their students will pay the price.

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Since: Jul 08

Southington

#41 Jun 18, 2009
SSI is DOA. The difference is you might have a fire and you might need a cop. It would be very bold of you to think that in some point in time you wouldn't need these services especially as you age. We see in the paper all the time how the same family seems to need the cops to get their houses in order. I say bill them for the time. If we had a plan so as people retired they did not have to pay for education in their town our retired community would have more discretionary income to enjoy their retirement. As the feds keep stealing money from SSI we definitely will need help somewhere. But hoping our government will do the right thing is bordering on stupidity. The 635 are for the 635 and no one else.
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We all benefit from having an educated society. Using your logic, if I don't use something, I shouldn't have to pay for it. Therefore, I don't want my taxes going to support the local fire department (I've never had a fire), the police (never had a need to call them)...you get the picture. But would I want to live in a society that doesn't have those things in case I need them? No. So, I pay my fair share. The kids getting an education and subsequently going off to work will contribute to the tax base and will hopefully bolster the social security reserves which look to be depleted long before I'll be eligible.

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