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(LA Times)   U.S. is cutting its losses and selling off its remaining shares of AIG at a $15.1 billion... profit?   ( divider line
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1647 clicks; posted to Business » on 11 Dec 2012 at 8:55 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-11 10:42:59 AM  
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DrewCurtisJr: Kids are getting educated and for less money.

What part of voucher systems do you like best? The part where the charter schools that often take them are lagging behind the public schools in basic performance measures, the part where they don't have to take any kid they don't want and so just pick and choose rich kids whose parents now get to send their kid to private school at a huge discount or the part where you lie about them getting educated for less money because you ignore the fact that the single biggest drains on public tax dollars are the at-risk kids that voucher proponents are always demanding be taught up to grade level even when such a task is virtually impossible and who won't go away under a voucher system but will instead be left as the only charges public schools retain at the same damn cost?
2012-12-11 09:38:41 AM  
3 votes:

DrewCurtisJr: Chabash: Now put every penny of that profit into education.

Yup, vouchers for every child who wants one.

no. fark vouchers. they're just another way to leech money away from a system that needs reformed, not killed.

that and the fact that they were a way to get public moneys into sectarian coffers...
2012-12-11 08:41:36 PM  
1 vote:

MugzyBrown: Moopy Mac: senzasord: What profit? The Federal Reserve gave them a bailout with fake money they created and we've all paid for that by inflation.

Can you point to this inflation caused by monetary policy?

Increased money supply is by definition inflation

So, you didn't fail economics, you never even attended class.
2012-12-11 08:40:28 PM  
1 vote:
If there is money being spent to benefit citizens, it should be privatized in order to increase the taxpayer's expenses by about 30% which will be given to useless middlemen, who will ALSO cut wages and benefits to any remaining employees, then whine about having to pay taxes to support the unemployed/poor.
2012-12-11 11:53:43 AM  
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mcreadyblue: Watching "Too Big to Fail" is an excellent reminder of both what a plum-insane policy TARP was, and why a bunch of very not-insane people eventually coalesced around it.

So insane that we prevented a severe depression and made a profit off it. MY GOD.
2012-12-11 08:56:45 AM  
1 vote:
Now put every penny of that profit into education.
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