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Re: “Think of the Children

God knows I want educated kids but I agree on the props, too much to saddle the poor and middle class families with when they are struggling with minimum wage and poor pension or low social security checks. All told, with the Pima County tax, they are asking for 2 percent more on the dollar and this appears to be a private operation which is a horror, and only effective inside the city limits. As far as I'm concerned this is another Ducey selling state trust lands to bring wealth to the schools fairy tale. Those living in Pima County will pay all of the increase plus an increase in property taxes AGAIN, while Ducey gives our money to the Kochs for their program at the UofA. If the state doesn't step up and stop starving the counties, another way will have to be found to force them to cough up the fair share for the rest of the state.

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Posted by soundcloud on 10/19/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

We're being asked to add 1.5 cents to sales tax, part of it for preschoolers in designated areas. Where's the outrage?

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by soundcloud on 10/05/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “New Sheriff in Town

I think it's probably time to stop calling us the leader of the free world. It's ostentatious and untrue at any level even before we elected a president who lacks the diplomacy to elicit support from former allies, most of whom have been offended by him. There is no free world without our friends around the globe who are willing to work with us to make it so. Not trying to pick an argument, just the way I feel from years of living overseas and interacting. We're not special, we are all one. The sheriff sounds reasonable and we need reasonable. We also need a worker visa program, maybe something high tech that actually works, not a wall. We also need to begin to look forward. China is putting a high speed train out there that will travel 300 miles per hour (and acres of solar panels to bypass drilling and fracking and pollution, and even making them in the shape of a panda). We need solar, not punishment for having it. We need high speed rail between here and Phoenix, between here and CA, and eastward. It would have us in Phoenix in the time it takes me to drive to TIA, and us to another employment center. We need roads and bridges and a safe power grid, a huge change in the way we teach, interacting via Skype or other methods with public schools across the world where our kids can learn more languages, more about other countries, where they are, who they are, and to engage in healthy competition. We need so much and we are mired in petty politics with big money buying whomever they think will make the laws they want. Off topic I know, but it's time for us all to grow up. Miller lost her temper and said something that sounded condescending. It was, don't vote for her, I won't, but we shouldn't have to read about it every single day when there is so much that needs to be done and said. Horse and buggy pettiness will continue to grip us until attitudes are adjusted.

32 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 08/24/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Not sure where "there is no difference" has been living, but the democrats I know pretty much stand for "what Bernie stands for," with a determination to push the party to progressive beliefs that will appeal across the spectrum from older to younger. As for Kirkpatrick, I'm still smarting from her falling into line with Flake and McCain about Oak Creek. Heinz didn't seem to have his heart in it. Bruce Wheeler has served my district well.

19 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 07/29/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Flake Loves Him Some Cruzcare

What Jeff Flake wants most is some Koch money. Every organization he has listed on his web page leads back to Koch and then there is DeVos who "had him at charter schools." She has one mission, to privatize education and more specifically to turn it over to religious schools, while a company she owns hounds college students to pay the outrageous interest rates on their student loans that have disaster in the fine print. Two TUSD schools nearby have been turned into subdivisions with houses so close together you can hear your neighbor cough as charter and private schools continue to drain education funds out of the state budget for education. California has outlawed it. Something we can learn from them along with encouraging people to use solar power instead of punishing them for it.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 07/20/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “New Lease on Life

Oh, and to Pima County and everyone else who has gotten on the bandwagon asking for another "half cent" sales tax, by my calculations, including the COT, we're up to a two percent increase. Taxpayers are not piggy banks. No, the City Council does not deserve a $65,000 raise unless I get one too, and my response to this new way of raising money off the banks of the poor and middle class while handing out big paydays to corporate Arizona is no, no, no and no.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 07/20/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “New Lease on Life

Really, saved over $135 million. I would have sworn that every year we have been "expense free" over the deal with Kino, the supevisors have come back to the taxpayers for another $20 million or $30 million. Rumor has it Kino doesn't even bother to try and collect, but just sends the unpaid bills to the county. Tell me I'm wrong.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 07/20/2017 at 8:47 AM

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