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Obama renews call for aid to halt teacher layoffs

There are 295 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Aug 18, 2012, titled Obama renews call for aid to halt teacher layoffs. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.

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Little Rock, AR

#50 Aug 21, 2012
hobama is a liar!!!!!!!!!
he and arne duncan and his corp charter school cronies have destroyed teachers and public ed
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hobama has changed teachers into hopeless nannies
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#51 Aug 21, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
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Absolutely! A living waged-the nerve! Health insurance-those bastards! An 8 hour workday-totally unreasonable! The middle class-who needs them! Safe working conditions-forget it!
Let's all bow down and worship at the altar of corporatism!
My view is that nobody is denying all those items to anybody;
however, when a high school dropout makes $90,000.00 a year,
something has to give. Due to 'collective bargaining', a
process in which management gives and the workers take under the threat of a strike, the cost of the benefits in this equation
have exceeded reality. Where does the money come from to pay?
High prices for American products maybe? A move to another
country to survive, possibly.
And guess what? Union workers, with their lousy attitudes,
poor work ethic, outrageous pay and benefit packages, have
brought American corporations to their knees.
Yet, they always respond to this argument the same way--"we have a contract." Without jobs, these contracts have no value.
Da Prez

Newport News, VA

#53 Aug 21, 2012
I need to payoff the teachers unions...ummm I mean give teachers aid. That means money I dont have. Meeeeeeshell get that guy from China on the phone. We need to take out another loan.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#54 Aug 21, 2012
The teachers union needs to 'die on the vine', there needs to be a PAC to spell it out.
HAHAHA

Stamford, CT

#55 Aug 21, 2012
Make up your mind Obama, if you want to prevent teacher layoffs, stop wasting taxpayers money on all the other BS. You can't just keep spending more and more money, we don't have it!
alal

Seattle, WA

#56 Aug 21, 2012
this was not an issue untill we started supporting illegal aliens
and their ankors
its gonna get worse too and if anyone thinks obama or libs care are nuts. they put foreigners ahead of citizens ...
Poor America and it's future illeterate people
and I mean ;poor;

have a look:



it makes me sick seeing tv ads about online high school!!
i hope the teachers figure a way around 'public; schooling so our kids can get an education
DontRenege2012

Carmel, IN

#57 Aug 21, 2012
The teacher's union won't allow any cutting of teacher salaries or the cutting of teacher benefits for budgetary purposes to keep from having to lay off any teachers but the teacher's union will gladly accept aid from the government so they can give more of the teachers dues back to the obamanation campaign and if the obamanation manages to get reelected by the dumbed down electorate these teachers unions can expect to be reimbursed many many....many time over.
Obama Ass Lickers Union

AOL

#58 Aug 21, 2012
Fck Obama and the teachers too. They voted for Obama's incompetent ass. Lay the union bastards off. That'll teach'em a lesson to vote for a baffoon to run the nation.

No Pity Here...
Dane T

AOL

#59 Aug 21, 2012
Obama can't put the interests of our children or our Nation above Union interests. Obama is limited in what he can do for Public Education because he is a Democrat.

Union ownership of the Democratic Party ties his hands and makes him totally avoid breaking up the Teachers Unions which everyone knows would IMPROVE out comes in Public Education all over the Nation.
El Guapo

AOL

#60 Aug 21, 2012
Dane T wrote:
Obama can't put the interests of our children or our Nation above Union interests. Obama is limited in what he can do for Public Education because he is a Democrat.
Union ownership of the Democratic Party ties his hands and makes him totally avoid breaking up the Teachers Unions which everyone knows would IMPROVE out comes in Public Education all over the Nation.
In the area of Texas that I live in, Obama had his Dept. of Edu. hand puppet try to convince our local school district to ask for a waiver to be released from the No Child Left Behind policy.

Our school system leaders told Obama to get fcked. Our teachers do a good job. 93% of our school children are meeting the NCLB criteria. Our school district leaders are not going to dumb 93% of our kids down to be equal to 7% of lazy spoiled losers who don't give a damn about learning anything.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#61 Aug 21, 2012
In Las Vegas, over 1/3 do not graduate from High School. Over 1/3!!!! And obama wants more money for that failure?

obama should burn in hell. As well as all the worthless libs that support him.
Sad Times Ahead

AOL

#62 Aug 21, 2012
In the pathetic remains of UnionCrat owned Los Angeles, the drop out rate is 68% and the public schools are crawling with Illegals.
Replace the Disgrace

Beacon, NY

#63 Aug 21, 2012
Do you really want to save money? By the 4th grade every child will be, if not already, computer literate. At that point, the state buys every child a laptop and have them educated through on line classes. Periodically, require them to report for testing. Look at all the money we could save on teachers, busses, monitors, school maintenance and such! The people who want their children to aquire an education will make sure the kids apply themselves. Those that do nont wont. We will still need teachers but not as many and the building space would be minnimal. Think about it.
Mexican Pendejos

AOL

#64 Aug 21, 2012
Replace the Disgrace wrote:
Do you really want to save money? By the 4th grade every child will be, if not already, computer literate. At that point, the state buys every child a laptop and have them educated through on line classes. Periodically, require them to report for testing. Look at all the money we could save on teachers, busses, monitors, school maintenance and such! The people who want their children to aquire an education will make sure the kids apply themselves. Those that do nont wont. We will still need teachers but not as many and the building space would be minnimal. Think about it.
Won't work. There would be no baby sitters/day care centers for those who use the public school systems for that purpose.
Drowning in a Blue State

Kittanning, PA

#65 Aug 21, 2012
Osama Obama wrote:
Pandering to the unions
You are EXACTLY right.
Seth Adams

AOL

#67 Aug 21, 2012
Having a Union owned President who doesn't even consider the best interests of the American people has been a terrible tragedy for America. Soon the Obama nightmare will be behind us and we can begin to deal with our problems like adults.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#68 Aug 21, 2012
Seth Adams wrote:
Having a Union owned President who doesn't even consider the best interests of the American people has been a terrible tragedy for America. Soon the Obama nightmare will be behind us and we can begin to deal with our problems like adults.
100% We are paying the price,For ruthless,careless
Pandering for votes,For decades????? And we have the
end results in our laps!!
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#69 Aug 21, 2012
This Judicial Watch Special Report analyzes the proliferation of so-called “czars” in the Obama administration. President Barack Obama has installed personal advisors in czar positions in the White House and has created new czar positions elsewhere in the Executive Branch. As of the date of this report, the number of czars that have been appointed by the President, or by others in his administration, appears to total 45. In addition, there are as many as 18 other unfilled or planned czar positions.
Many of these “czars” are unconfirmed by the Senate and are largely unaccountable to Congress. Further, their activities are often outside the reach of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), creating a veil of secrecy about their precise role in the administration. Considering President Obama’s efforts to skirt constitutionally mandated oversight of his administration, it is not surprising that there has been substantial outcry over his use of czars. In fact, even his Cabinet is disgruntled, to the point that the White House has added Tom Gavin to the President’s staff as Cabinet Communications Director, charged with the responsibility for improving relations between members of the Cabinet and the various czars.
The Cabinet, of course, is not alone in its frustration and concern. The American people, to the extent they understand what is going on, see the appointment of czars as an effort by the President to circumvent Congress. Recently, the House, including Republicans and thirteen Democrats, voiced its disapproval over the use of czars by passing a bill intended to eliminate funding for czars, nine of which were specifically identified in the bill. While the Democratic-controlled Senate is not likely to pass the bill &#8210; and it would certainly not survive the President’s veto &#8210; the message to the President is clear: stop the use of czars to undermine accountable government.
__________
This Special Report examines four areas of public concern regarding Obama’s use of czars: 1) the constitutionality of policy czars; 2) the degree to which the Senate has been circumvented in the appointment of policy czars; 3) the political controversy that has resulted from bypassing the Senate’s confirmation process; and 4) issues concerning the lack of transparency in an administration that operates through a system of czars.
Effective oversight of the Obama czars has fallen in no small measure to the independent Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch has investigated each of President Obama’s czars. In addition, Judicial Watch has sued in federal court to gain information about the specific activities of certain key czars.
Important to note is the fact that czar positions and people are fluid within the administration. People resign and change roles and others are appointed to fill the shoes of persons departing. As of the date of this report, a number of positions remain.45 Czars,Unaccountable,Of
course why abandon all those lessons from
Chicago,About how to be a Politician???

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#71 Aug 22, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
No surprise. Conservatards hate educatio0pn because the more educated a person is the less likely they will buy into conservatard bullshit!
Too much education, without experience in the real world, puts 'em up into the clouds, where they
can't see the forest from the trees. I would argue that both parties want the same for Americans,
but are unable or unwilling to find a common ground to achieve
this goal. Remember that unions have a plethora of uneducated
members who are dems. It works both ways. By the way, I am an
educated conservative who intends to vote for the President.
Dane Thorsen

Long Beach, CA

#72 Aug 22, 2012
bobob wrote:
<quoted text>
Too much education, without experience in the real world, puts 'em up into the clouds, where they
can't see the forest from the trees. I would argue that both parties want the same for Americans,
but are unable or unwilling to find a common ground to achieve
this goal. Remember that unions have a plethora of uneducated
members who are dems. It works both ways. By the way, I am an
educated conservative who intends to vote for the President.
Perfectly stated. Thank You! I intend to Vote for President Romney too. Our children and our Country deserve a whole lot better than Obama and his Orwellian Nightmare of Big Brother bullcrap.

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