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<3

Jackson, TN

#89616 Jul 22, 2013
Timbuk2 wrote:
[QUOTE who="<3"] We also cannot base teacher pay on the way students perform. "

Less than 3. Does that make you a 2, a 1, or a ZERO?

So what’s your suggestion? How do we distinguish between great teachers and those who fail? Are you suggesting that poor teachers should be rewarded the same as those who excel?

It’s intellectual cowardice to throw out a statement such as yours without offering an alternative.

[QUOTE who="<3"] Maybe we should base governor & senator pay on the state of the state---base it on percentages of people on unemployment & welfare and the time it takes them to find a job. Why not? It is the same thing as asking teachers to get paid on performance. "



Too bad our federal government salaries aren’t based on your suggestion. Obama would owe us money.

However, your premise on jobs is faulty. Government cannot create private sector jobs – only businesses can. One school of thinking is to have Government spend money on “projects”. Unfortunately, the jobs created by these short term projects tend to also be short term.

The only way Government can create private sector jobs is to provide an environment that encourages business to take their saved up cash and invest it in an expansionary way.

One thing government CAN do is kill jobs. It does this by providing an environment that discourages business from taking their saved up cash and investing it in expansionary ways. The biggest job killer is taxation. Raising taxes not only removes cash from the business, it discourages the business from expanding. Why go through the pain of expanding if the government is just going to take more?

The next biggest job killer is over regulation. If you make it difficult to do business in general, why would you think that making it more expensive and difficult would encourage business to invest?

And that in a nutshell explains why we have an economy that is stalled on the freeway, while Wall Street is streaking past, making money hand over foot.

However, I digress. How would you suggest we base teachers pay?
FYI--I am a level 4 teacher, & I also have 11 years of experience! Allowing politicians & businessmen to guide what is "best" for education, is like asking a veterinarian about best "human" medical practices. They have some knowledge about the subject, but are not knowledgable or experienced enough to make decisions. Look up TNCore and you will see. You can't grade every student the same way, nor can you grade every teacher the same way!
Timbuk2

Jamestown, TN

#89617 Jul 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
"Obama Seeks To Put Economy, Middle Class Back In Spotlight."
Click here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-...
He wants to put them BACK in the spotlight? Does that means he's taken his eye off the ball? How many times has he taken his eye off the ball?

Why does he keep forgetting?
Timbuk2

Jamestown, TN

#89618 Jul 22, 2013
[QUOTE who="<3"]<quot ed text>
FYI--I am a level 4 teacher, & I also have 11 years of experience! Allowing politicians & businessmen to guide what is "best" for education, is like asking a veterinarian about best "human" medical practices. They have some knowledge about the subject, but are not knowledgable or experienced enough to make decisions. Look up TNCore and you will see. You can't grade every student the same way, nor can you grade every teacher the same way![/QUOTE]

I notice that you didn't offer any suggestions.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#89619 Jul 22, 2013
Timbuk2 wrote:
<quoted text>
He wants to put them BACK in the spotlight? Does that means he's taken his eye off the ball? How many times has he taken his eye off the ball?
Why does he keep forgetting?
Here's a brilliant idea...READ THE ARTICLE! Then, you can call the Reporter and ask him why he worded his Headline that way and tell him that you don't like his wording!

I swear, some of you TEA Baggers are the stupidest People on Earth and I really would bet money that you've never read a Newspaper in your entire Lives, not once!
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#89620 Jul 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>

I swear, some of you TEA Baggers are the stupidest People on Earth !
Such kind words.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#89621 Jul 22, 2013
Timbuk2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I notice that you didn't offer any suggestions.
Timbuck, <3 SUGGESTED "that you can't grade every student the same way, nor can you grade every teacher the same way".
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#89622 Jul 22, 2013
Detroit is a showcase for the liberal agenda and now it is bankrupt. More than 50 years of control by big-government liberals and union bosses have left a once-great American city crippled and deteriorating.

Democrats have dominated the city council, and theres been a Democratic mayor since 1962. One-party government quickly became bad government, featuring a stream of liberal, blue-state policies such as sweet deals for government unions. Now, though, the bill has come due for these liberal policies.

The unemployment rate in Detroit is 16 percent, more than twice the national average. The citys government-run schools have failed, with just 7 percent of eighth graders proficient in reading.

It takes police about an hour to respond to calls, and the city has more than $18 billion in unfunded liabilities. The citys population has dropped by a quarter in just the last decade, as hundreds of thousands have voted with their feet and left.

In order for Detroit to succeed again, however, its leaders must realize why they city has failed.

Even as Detroit struggles, its state, Michigan, has taken a positive step. In December, it passed a right-to-work law, becoming the 24th state to do so. That will introduce competition and make the state a more attractive place for people to do business, and for employees as well.

Workers in right-to-work states enjoy higher wage growth and, when cost of living is factored into the equation, better compensation than their counterparts in forced unionism states.
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#89623 Jul 22, 2013
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline jumped 12 cents in the past week alone. It was $3.67 a gallon on Friday.

For the record, the day Obama took office in 2009, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $1.83 a gallon.
Timbuk2

Jamestown, TN

#89624 Jul 22, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>Timbuck, <3 SUGGESTED "that you can't grade every student the same way, nor can you grade every teacher the same way".
I got the theory. And I happen to agree with it. Excellent teachers SHOULD be paid more than poor ones.

But that would require some method to distinguish which ones are excellent, and which ones are mediocre, and which ones are poor.

So, again. Looking for the way to accomplish this.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#89625 Jul 22, 2013
Bayless wrote:
<quoted text>
Such kind words.
They weren't meant to be kind...they were meant to make you stop and realize how ignorant it is to jump right on your propaganda BS, without even stopping to think about how dumb it is and how stupid it makes you look when you do it!
I've said it before and I'll say it again...you are so paranoid and so brainwashed that you can't even think for yourselves anymore, if you ever could to begin with!

You People need to be deprogrammed! You're worse than the Moonies used to be!
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#89626 Jul 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
They weren't meant to be kind...they were meant to make you stop and realize how ignorant it is to jump right on your propaganda BS, without even stopping to think about how dumb it is and how stupid it makes you look when you do it!
I've said it before and I'll say it again...you are so paranoid and so brainwashed that you can't even think for yourselves anymore, if you ever could to begin with!
You People need to be deprogrammed! You're worse than the Moonies used to be!
Thank you for more of your kind words.
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#89627 Jul 22, 2013
More fraud:

Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.

The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city.

The feds say the moveable feasts go against the intent of the $86 billion welfare program for impoverished Americans.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/it_on_y...

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#89628 Jul 22, 2013
Bayless wrote:
Detroit is a showcase for the liberal agenda and now it is bankrupt. More than 50 years of control by big-government liberals and union bosses have left a once-great American city crippled and deteriorating.
Democrats have dominated the city council, and theres been a Democratic mayor since 1962. One-party government quickly became bad government, featuring a stream of liberal, blue-state policies such as sweet deals for government unions. Now, though, the bill has come due for these liberal policies.
The unemployment rate in Detroit is 16 percent, more than twice the national average. The citys government-run schools have failed, with just 7 percent of eighth graders proficient in reading.
It takes police about an hour to respond to calls, and the city has more than $18 billion in unfunded liabilities. The citys population has dropped by a quarter in just the last decade, as hundreds of thousands have voted with their feet and left.
In order for Detroit to succeed again, however, its leaders must realize why they city has failed.
Even as Detroit struggles, its state, Michigan, has taken a positive step. In December, it passed a right-to-work law, becoming the 24th state to do so. That will introduce competition and make the state a more attractive place for people to do business, and for employees as well.
Workers in right-to-work states enjoy higher wage growth and, when cost of living is factored into the equation, better compensation than their counterparts in forced unionism states.
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Since all you TEA Baggers refuse to read the Article, here's an exerpt!
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And, of course, let's not forget the economic misdeeds of Detroit's Big Three car manufacturers (those pioneers of job outsourcing) and Wall Street (whose predatory lending and casino mentality resulted in the foreclosure epidemic that would devastate the tax base of cities across the US).The year after Chrysler and General Motors entered managed bankruptcies, Michigan elected a Republican governor, a helmet-haired certified public accountant (and venture capitalist), Rick Snyder, who bankrolled his own campaign to the tune of $6m, proudly billing himself as a technocrat capable of reviving the state's foundering economy. Snyder, after promptly cutting corporate taxes, saw the writing on the wall in Detroit. Nervous about the possibility of an unmanaged bankruptcy which could have tanked the bond rating and borrowing ability of the entire state Snyder appointed bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn Orr as Detroit's "emergency manager" in March. Democratically elected officials (the mayor, the city council) retained their job titles but no real power; Orr, meanwhile, would control the city's finances and negotiate with creditors. He was granted near dictatorial powers, including the ability to break union contracts with city workers and sell off municipal assets.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#89629 Jul 22, 2013
Bayless wrote:
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline jumped 12 cents in the past week alone. It was $3.67 a gallon on Friday.
For the record, the day Obama took office in 2009, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $1.83 a gallon.
The President has nothing to do with setting the price of gas! How many times do you have be told that Oil is a World commodity, sold on the World Market?
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#89630 Jul 22, 2013
Illinois gets an award from DHS for only wasting $52 million dollars.

Between "mistakes" and outright fraud - it's a wonder any people who actually need assistance get it.

http://watchdog.org/96500/illinois-rewarded-f...
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#89631 Jul 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
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Since all you TEA Baggers refuse to read the Article, here's an exerpt!
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BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH TEABAGGERS BLAH BLAH BLHA BLAH BUSH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH CHENEY BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH CAPITALISM SUCKS BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH TEAPUBLICANS BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.
Very enlightening.
One foot

Portoroz, Slovenia

#89632 Jul 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
The President has nothing to do with setting the price of gas! How many times do you have be told that Oil is a World commodity, sold on the World Market?
no one cares
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#89633 Jul 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
The President has nothing to do with setting the price of gas! How many times do you have be told that Oil is a World commodity, sold on the World Market?
Now wait a minute...Nancy Pelosi doesn't agree with you...

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#89634 Jul 22, 2013
Bayless wrote:
More fraud:
Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.
The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city.
The feds say the moveable feasts go against the intent of the $86 billion welfare program for impoverished Americans.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/it_on_y...
And it's the Cato Institute, the Ultra Conservative Think Tank, making these allegations! Maybe they're true and maybe they're not...but coming from the Cato Institute, I wouldn't take it to the Bank until some Gov't. Agency verified it!
The Article goes on to say that the One Woman they quoted who was packing Rice and Evaporated Milk in one of the Barrels for shipment, said that she did not get Food Stamps!
the scarlett pimpernel

Livingston, TN

#89635 Jul 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
The President has nothing to do with setting the price of gas! How many times do you have be told that Oil is a World commodity, sold on the World Market?
Back in the days when Bush was President all you heard on the media was how come the President wasn't doing something about the high cost of gas and diesel fuels. Now the same media says nothing about gas prices going up daily. Now they send reports to wait, watch and see when the Royal baby is going to pop out.

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