Chagrin: You don't need a lot of education to shovel asphalt or move traffic cones around.
Sergeant Grumbles: GoldSpider: Which is offset by other tax increases, which is clearly spelled out in the proposal summary. I don't see a conspiracy here.You don't see the part where 2/3 of the legislature has to vote for the other tax increases?It seems pretty obvious what is happening. The one tax gets repealed, the other never gets enough support.It's a sneaky way to get around accusations of slashing school budgets, even though the effect is slashing school budgets.The Republicans have been doing this starve the beast bullshiat since I was in diapers.
Lord_Baull: whidbey: Taking money from cash-strapped schools for any reason is total bullshiat.I hope Michigan has the good sense to vote some of these farks out of office.oh-wait-your-serious.jpb
Felgraf: Welp, glad my current plan is "Do Physics in private industry or academia. When I get old, retire, teach highschool, be cool old physics teacher who doesn't have to take shiat from the parents."("Today we're going to learn about projectile motion... WITH THIS SCALED DOWN BALLISTA. TO THE FOOTBALL FIELD!")
whidbey: Taking money from cash-strapped schools for any reason is total bullshiat.I hope Michigan has the good sense to vote some of these farks out of office.
HighOnCraic: Sergeant Grumbles: moothemagiccow: The trouble is they want to pay educated workers less than the asphalt shovelers.While whining that the asphalt shovelers are illegal hispanics and/or get paid too much for standing around.And complaining that asphalt shovelers have unions and probably own refrigerators . . .
StarlingFive: The problem part is that anyone who is educated leaves the states. This is double true for higher edcuation grads. Pretty much everyone who gets a degree moves out of the state. Cause I mean shiat. Were down to choosing between public schools and public roadways. Thats how boned we are.I guess the point being is that were boned either way. If we defund education were boned. If we fund education we effectively export an entire generation of our youth to anyplace else but Michigan.
I_Am_Weasel: So?I fail to see why they would need an education if there are no jobs to be filled. If future employment prospects are bleak, why would you waste large amounts of tax dollars to teach these children?
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Better to conscript them into construction crews to build all these roads and bridges; it'll be cheaper than bidding it out.
abb3w: I_Am_Weasel: I fail to see why they would need an education if there are no jobs to be filled.Because education helps create jobs, by making people better able to start new businesses.Or at least, there's studies indicating that "the entrepreneur's level of education is positively associated with firm survival and growth (Bates, 1995; Hay and Ross, 1989; Cooper et al., 1989; Van de Ven et al., 1984)".
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