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(EclectaBlog)   Michigan children to have the best roads on which to ride school buses with no gas to schools with no teachers   (eclectablog.com) divider line 18
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2013-05-07 03:21:18 PM
3 votes:
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?
2013-05-07 06:21:57 PM
2 votes:

Chagrin: You don't need a lot of education to shovel asphalt or move traffic cones around.


Just a bachelor's and five years existing experience with business-proprietary tools.
2013-05-07 06:17:57 PM
2 votes:
To add insult to injury, once these students graduate, they'll be in Michigan.
2013-05-07 07:05:44 PM
1 votes:

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 The one tax gets repealed, the other never gets enough support.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.


Next Week's GOP talking point: Democrats trying to raise sales taxes in Michigan at the behest of Teachers Unions.
2013-05-07 06:46:33 PM
1 votes:
Well, if the bus never comes, then No Child is left Behind.
2013-05-07 06:30:08 PM
1 votes:

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


Just like Minnesota. THEY'RE GONNA VOTE OUT MICHELLE BACHMANN.

*breathing hard*
2013-05-07 06:27:23 PM
1 votes:

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!")


Why scale it down?  I think building a ballista would be a great project for the shop class.
Personally, I'd go for a pumpkin chunkin' trebuchet.
2013-05-07 06:22:11 PM
1 votes:

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
2013-05-07 06:16:02 PM
1 votes:
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!")
2013-05-07 05:55:55 PM
1 votes:
Obviously, some billionaire wants the road to be smooth as glass so he can enjoy his weekly limousine ride to point and laugh at the peasants.
2013-05-07 05:46:45 PM
1 votes:
If only there was a system they could implement by which funds could be raised from a portion of the sales of products users of roads and bridges utilize everyday, such as gasoline.  Alas, to my knowledge no such means exist to levy funds like that.
2013-05-07 05:44:44 PM
1 votes:

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 . . .


You guys have your priorities backwards. All measures are acceptable as long as quarterly earnings targets are met. Management must get their bonuses.
2013-05-07 05:38:15 PM
1 votes:

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.



Stop complaining. You got lower taxes. Which is really the most important factor right now.
2013-05-07 05:23:43 PM
1 votes:

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?


Wow, I've never met the intended product of the American public school system before.
2013-05-07 05:10:22 PM
1 votes:

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?


Obviously, it be better to sell them to hungry, British aristocrats...
2013-05-07 05:09:37 PM
1 votes:

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.


Best we imprison them first. It'll be cheaper to feed and house them that way.
2013-05-07 05:02:01 PM
1 votes:

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)".


But you're really just setting them up for failure if you teach them how to think. What'll they think about? How they have no jobs, that's what. Better to conscript them into construction crews to build all these roads and bridges; it'll be cheaper than bidding it out.
2013-05-07 04:50:12 PM
1 votes:
This is low, Repubs.

Downright slimy. The way they factor in taxes increases which they will campaign against to offset their numbers is psychopathic.

Is Lex Luthor in charge these days?

Is the Legion of Doom actually in Michigan?

College kids from Michigan have told me that all they do is fark and meth. How sad.
 
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