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Hoosiers don't want tax cut?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Bisi, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    Just got through looking at a WISH-TV/Ball State poll. It says a majority of Hoosiers don't want the tax cut that Gov elect Mike Pence has proposed. WTH is the matter with these people? The poll says they would rather spend it on schools. If government has any extra money the only thing they are going to do with it - is hire people whose job will be to screw with you - the tax payer.
     
  2. crusha

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    Yah, well...I'd rather have a conservative Governor offering a tax cut some people don't want, and taxes at worst staying the same...than have a democrat Governor ramming tax increases down the public's throats nobody wants, to benefit their union cronies.


    And schools have become the new TSA. Now they're getting "Master Teachers" on staff who are well-paid to *not* teach students, and I look for more and more of that sort of thing. But if that's the price we have to pay to force some accountability on teachers, so be it. The teachers are a very vocal group, witness the Glenda Ritz thing.
     
  3. BAD 303

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    Brilliant!!! Spend millions more on a system so broke and totally underperforming. best thing to do if they want money spent on education is to start a voucher system so kids can actually get educated by the best teachers.
     
  4. fast gun

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    NOw Remember the poor teachers are overworked and under paid (not) A studend at a local high school said some teachers beat the students out of the parking lot.And his favorite was when he asked for help the teacher put down his magazine and told him to ask one of the smarter students. He also stated some of the teachers spend alot of time helping them some even after school.Pay the teachers on a merit basis But how would the teachers union look at that.
     
  5. noknock1

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    Average pay of a teacher in Indiana = just under $51,000.00. I wonder how much the top end pays with a masters degree?
     
  6. BAD 303

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    Same could be said for a minumum wage job too Rick. Choices we make include where we live.
     
  7. Catpower

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    Schools don't waste money, in Allen Tx they just opened this year their $80,000,000 yes 80 million dollar football stadium
     
  8. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Those sports building programs is exactly why I quit buying school bonds. The town just west of us put up a 10 million dollar upgrade to the football complex. Two years later our school system had been examined and found that standardized test scores had slipped a little. The next thing they did was issue a school bond, not to add teachers, build labs or to upgrade curriculum, but To build a bigger football complex than the town to the west. All of America is suffering from a lack of wisdom driven priorities.
     
  9. Johnny

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    Catpower , I know Texas is big on football. How was that stadium financed? Private donors?
     
  10. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    Indiana's lottery, If I remember correctly, was intended to strengthen the funds in the Police, and Fire pension funds, and help the teachers pension fund if needed. I believe these funds were under-funded by the state for years, and the State needed the money to build it back.

    I don't know what else it is paying for, but maybe an open audit requested by the Indianapolis Star would find out.

    I think I did hear it has paid for equipment and buildings, and trucks for volunteer fire services, too.

    Maybe these figures are open to the public, I don't know, but it would probably take a team of Boston Lawyers to sort it out.

    And, with the casino, and riverboat monies, Indiana should be swimming in readily available cash.

    A report some years back, said one southern Indiana county had so much riverboat money, they quit taking any help from the State so they could use their money as they saw fit.
     
  11. likes-to-shoot

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    "The thing that is troublesome is that we constantly increase the amount of money spent on education, but our students are not testing as well as many foreign students."

    You can thank you legal and illegal immigrants for most of that statistic. Also for higher hospital costs.
     
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