Sequester cuts to hit Columbus public health, housing, work-force programs, Coleman says

Feb 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Business Journal

Bloomberg Political Analyst Matthew Dowd discusses the consequences of sequester.

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Ohwell

Carmel, IN

#67 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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You hire illiterates exclusively?
Good policy.
That way you can be sure that you know more than they do.
Why would you think our country would have nothing but illiterates if we taxed those who use public schools? I hardly think so. Put more money in our pockets, do away with waste and people will be better off all around-including parents who pay a school tax. Have kids compete for scholarship money and you have parents more involved in their kid's education. Taxing public education consumers will produce a far better result because it will be much more valued by more families when it is no longer a freebie. Even the lazy good for nothings may have second thoughts about ignoring their education. Parents can pay a tax for education, they just don't WANT to. They want others to chip in and I think it's time to stop.

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#68 Mar 4, 2013
Ohwell wrote:
<quoted text>Business have been hosed for decades because they are forced to pay big bucks to schools. Contributions should be made voluntariliy. Those who benefit from education are the people who get an education. Times have changed. We don't need business and society to chip in any longer. Everyone has access now and the welfare roles are getting bigger. Time for a change.
When you say that times have changed, are you suggesting that businesses don't need educated workers anymore?

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#69 Mar 4, 2013
Ohwell wrote:
<quoted text> Why would you think our country would have nothing but illiterates if we taxed those who use public schools? I hardly think so. Put more money in our pockets, do away with waste and people will be better off all around-including parents who pay a school tax. Have kids compete for scholarship money and you have parents more involved in their kid's education. Taxing public education consumers will produce a far better result because it will be much more valued by more families when it is no longer a freebie. Even the lazy good for nothings may have second thoughts about ignoring their education. Parents can pay a tax for education, they just don't WANT to. They want others to chip in and I think it's time to stop.
I will ask you as I have asked others. Can you provide an example of any country in the world where such an approach has been successful?

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#70 Mar 4, 2013
Ohwell wrote:
<quoted text> Why would you think our country would have nothing but illiterates if we taxed those who use public schools? I hardly think so. Put more money in our pockets, do away with waste and people will be better off all around-including parents who pay a school tax. Have kids compete for scholarship money and you have parents more involved in their kid's education. Taxing public education consumers will produce a far better result because it will be much more valued by more families when it is no longer a freebie. Even the lazy good for nothings may have second thoughts about ignoring their education. Parents can pay a tax for education, they just don't WANT to. They want others to chip in and I think it's time to stop.
And btw, you misunderstood my question to RS. He believes that education only or primarily benefits the individual students.

I hold that it also, maybe even primarily, benefits businesses by providing a pool of educated workers.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#71 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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It does raise a pretty real question of whether tax collections will catch up, however.
A 2.7% cut in federal spending is bound to have a negative impact on a soft economy.
Austerity has not been particularly successful in Europe.
By what measure?
Ohwell

Carmel, IN

#72 Mar 4, 2013
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When you say that times have changed, are you suggesting that businesses don't need educated workers anymore?
We are no longer in the wild west or the one room school house. The bar has been set. Defunding schools and imposing a user tax will hardly lead to illiteracy. Getting rid of waste in public education and involving parents will enhance education. Not sure why you would think otherwise. Options for trade schools and apprenticeships would open up a much needed worker base- the skilled worker. Getting rid of the waste and ramping up choices for families and their students would only lead to a smarter and more educated citizen. Wake up.
Ohwell

Carmel, IN

#73 Mar 4, 2013
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And btw, you misunderstood my question to RS. He believes that education only or primarily benefits the individual students.
I hold that it also, maybe even primarily, benefits businesses by providing a pool of educated workers.
Our communities have evolved past the saloon and one room school house. Most are literate although we are now opening a Pandora's box letting in illegals when we don't have the funding to take care of the folks who are citizens. If a business needs cheap labor, they don't care if they can speak English, much less read and write. Today, many kids are reading at six, unlike the days when farm boys had to break away for school at 16 to learn to read. Parents teach their kids to read well before they start school. Some kids may start school adding and subtracting and learning to make change when they have involved and caring parents helping them learn. Computers help kids gain these skills at early ages now. Today, there is a glut of 'literates' who can't get jobs- thanks to the overreaching and interfering government. Today, business is in need of skilled workers which public schools are rarely providing. Our society could easily provide literate workers and it could do so without the extravagent spending in public education. Heck, there are high school grads who can't even make change. So much for public education. Public schools are obsolete. Taxing society out the wazoo is no longer a benefit to them or society. It's time for a change. Time to get government out altogether or impose a tax on those who opt for public education. So, the other poster was somewhat correct. An education primarily helps the student in this day and age. The business owner has a glut of qualified and over qualified people to choose from.

Reducing waste in public education and taxing parents is not going reduce the talent pool but it may only enhance it.

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#74 Mar 4, 2013
pishposh wrote:
Defund schools by one day OR Internet school. Maybe govt. funded schools should only provide online education for K-1. Seriously, why should taxpayers have to pay to teach kids their colors, how to count and read? This is a parent's responsiblity. Taxpayers should quit spending their money to babysit. Parents should also pay for bus service, not taxpayers. Think of the money we could save if the govt. quit giving hand outs to lazy and irresponsible parents.
These are schools primarily funded by the feds that are on US installations abroad or on large military bases... not local school districts...

Think much?

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#75 Mar 4, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
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By what measure?
Economic vitality.
Ohwell

Carmel, IN

#76 Mar 4, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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These are schools primarily funded by the feds that are on US installations abroad or on large military bases... not local school districts...
Think much?
I think you don't know what you are talking about...nor can you follow a conversation.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#77 Mar 4, 2013
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VADoc

Aiken, SC

#78 Mar 4, 2013
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And what about VADoc--you know the guy who thinks he's the only government employee who does any work.
Said by the state social worker who spends all day on topix posting instead if working. Don't worry, unlike you, I have a skill set that means if a shutdown occurs I can either A) use up some comp time or vacation time and relax a little or B) take unpaid leave and go do contract work at a hospital in the area or nursing home at higher pay than I get from the VA. Not really worried. VA hospitals are not on the sequester lists. Obama is an idiot with an ego, but even he doesn't have the balls to publicly shut down VA facilities and deny care to veterans.

You on the other hand might have less freebies from Obama to give to clients which is going to make your job a little tougher. Oh well look on the bright side. You can now sit at home and post on topix all day and you won't have to feel guilty about not working.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#79 Mar 4, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Economic vitality.
Who said that was one of the goals?

Since: Jan 12

Toledo, OH

#80 Mar 4, 2013
Ohwell wrote:
<quoted text> Our communities have evolved past the saloon and one room school house. Most are literate although we are now opening a Pandora's box letting in illegals when we don't have the funding to take care of the folks who are citizens. If a business needs cheap labor, they don't care if they can speak English, much less read and write. Today, many kids are reading at six, unlike the days when farm boys had to break away for school at 16 to learn to read. Parents teach their kids to read well before they start school. Some kids may start school adding and subtracting and learning to make change when they have involved and caring parents helping them learn. Computers help kids gain these skills at early ages now. Today, there is a glut of 'literates' who can't get jobs- thanks to the overreaching and interfering government. Today, business is in need of skilled workers which public schools are rarely providing. Our society could easily provide literate workers and it could do so without the extravagent spending in public education. Heck, there are high school grads who can't even make change. So much for public education. Public schools are obsolete. Taxing society out the wazoo is no longer a benefit to them or society. It's time for a change. Time to get government out altogether or impose a tax on those who opt for public education. So, the other poster was somewhat correct. An education primarily helps the student in this day and age. The business owner has a glut of qualified and over qualified people to choose from.
Reducing waste in public education and taxing parents is not going reduce the talent pool but it may only enhance it.
So what is the 'great plan ' for the millions of uneducated masses that are not needed in your view of this 'New American?'
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#81 Mar 5, 2013
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You hire illiterates exclusively?
Good policy.
That way you can be sure that you know more than they do.
no a single person works for me without a college degree.

not a single person earns less than 60K plus bennies.

your envy makes me smile; and best part is knowing you are locked in the hood forever.

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#83 Mar 5, 2013
Reality Speaks wrote:
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no a single person works for me without a college degree.
not a single person earns less than 60K plus bennies.
your envy makes me smile; and best part is knowing you are locked in the hood forever.
Envy of what, RS?

That you claim to be an MBA but cannot handle elementary school arithmetic, let alone understand basic marketing or the difference between price and volume?

I guess you believe that ignorance is bliss, eh?

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