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Obama administration calls for emergency education spending
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Posted on 05/26/2010 10:30:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama administration calls for emergency education spending Posted: May 26th, 2010 01:07 PM ET

From CNN Radio's Dick Uliano Arne Duncan is calling for emergency education spending. Arne Duncan is calling for emergency education spending.

Washington (CNN) - Education Secretary Arne Duncan says President Obama "absolutely supports" a congressional proposal for $23 billion in emergency education spending in order to stave off teacher layoffs and cancellation of summer classes.

Duncan told CNN Wednesday that the emergency spending request is needed to head off "an education catastrophe, " in which as many as 300-thousand teachers across the country could be laid off.

Duncan also said that without the extra spending, some school districts will be forced to eliminate summer school and after-school programs.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arneduncan; bailout; education; nea; unionbailout; unions
Pay off for the unions...........
1 posted on 05/26/2010 10:30:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

When are PEOPLE going to get a CLUE.....


2 posted on 05/26/2010 10:31:22 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Destroy AMERICA.....Vote DEMOCRAT)
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To: Sub-Driver

My immediate thought as well.


3 posted on 05/26/2010 10:31:37 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver

Hurry, hurry, hurry!!!!! /s


4 posted on 05/26/2010 10:32:15 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I never realized that teachers were federal employees ...


5 posted on 05/26/2010 10:32:15 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: Sub-Driver
and we gotta do it NOW! No time to read anything about it, or discuss... so, do we have Consensus?

after we pass it, you can read it and find out whats inside it

6 posted on 05/26/2010 10:32:38 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess he’s going to pay for all the layoffs coming this summer in industry around the country.


7 posted on 05/26/2010 10:32:42 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s funny. Locally the schools are half empty, and isn’t summer right around the corner? The issue here is how many schools we have to close for lack of students. Appears all the illegals have left town.


8 posted on 05/26/2010 10:33:00 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait a tick!!

Are not school budgets a local issue? Would this not pull all control of local school out of the local community?

Seems to me this is a wolf in sheeps clothing.


9 posted on 05/26/2010 10:33:44 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Sub-Driver

More money for....Chicken Emergency, Rock Emergency, Cloud Emergency, Grass Emergency.....


10 posted on 05/26/2010 10:34:37 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yet another “emergency”? What knives in the back will be contained in this “emergency” legislation?


11 posted on 05/26/2010 10:36:50 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Sub-Driver
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says President Obama “absolutely supports” a congressional proposal for $23 billion in emergency education spending in order to stave off teacher layoffs and cancellation of summer classes

DAMMIT!
When are these vermin going to stop squandering our money?
Teachers need to take pay cuts, have their pensions reduced and pay a bigger slice for their pensions and healthcare. Heck even the profligate Greeks get that.

12 posted on 05/26/2010 10:37:28 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Sub-Driver

We must do it NOW, with no questions asked, or the country’s education system will collapse by the end of the month!

Will somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN!!!!

/s


13 posted on 05/26/2010 10:37:41 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

we are the world....we are the children...we are the ones YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!


14 posted on 05/26/2010 10:39:14 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Sub-Driver

Everything is now an “emergency” so Democrats can ignore Pay-Go.

When repubs take over next year, the media will crucify them for spending that ignores it.


15 posted on 05/26/2010 10:39:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Sub-Driver

“emergency”? Education? Are all the children’s books on fire?


16 posted on 05/26/2010 10:40:41 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: CodeToad

No, but the instruction pamphlet on how to open the book is.


17 posted on 05/26/2010 10:43:02 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Sub-Driver

If Republicans take control of Congress this November, they are going to have a whole lot of this to deal with once the stimulus runs out.


18 posted on 05/26/2010 10:43:33 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Sub-Driver

The cost of “socialism”

Current European tax rates:

United Kingdom

Income Tax: 50%

VAT: 17.5% TOTAL: 67.5%

Germany

Income Tax: 45%

VAT: 19% TOTAL: 64%

France

Income Tax: 40%

VAT: 19.6% TOTAL: 59.6%

Greece

Income Tax: 40%

VAT: 25% TOTAL: 65%

Spain

Income Tax: 45%

VAT: 16% TOTAL: 61%

Portugal

Income Tax: 42%

VAT: 20% TOTAL: 62%

Sweden

Income Tax: 55%

VAT: 25% TOTAL: 80%

Norway

Income Tax: 54.3%

VAT: 25% TOTAL: 79.3%

Netherlands

Income Tax: 52%

VAT: 19% TOTAL: 71%

Denmark

Income Tax: 58%

VAT: 25% TOTAL: 83%

Finland

Income Tax: 53%

VAT: 22% TOTAL: 75%

If you’ve started to wonder what the real costs of “socialism” are going to be, once the full program in these United States hits your wallet, take a look at the table. As you digest these mind-boggling figures, keep in mind that in spite of these astronomical tax rates, these countries are still not financing their social welfare programs exclusively from tax revenues! They are deeply mired in public debt of gargantuan proportions. Greece has reached the point where its debt is so huge it is in imminent danger ofdefaulting. That is the reason the European economic community has intervened to bail them out. If you’re following the financial news, you know Spain and Portugal are right behind Greece.
The United States is now heading right down the same path. The “VAT” tax in the table is the national sales tax that Europeans pay. Stay tuned because that is exactly what you can expect to see the administration proposing after the fall elections. The initial percentage in the United States isn’t going to be anywhere near the outrageous numbers you now see in Europe. Guess what, the current outrageous numbers in Europe didn’t start out as outrageous either. They started out as miniscule—right around the 1% or 2% where they will start out in the United States. Magically however, they ran up over the years to where they are now. Expect the same thing here.
It’s time to rethink the ‘American Dream’ idea: It is the notion that with hard work and perseverance, anybody can get ahead economically here. Do you think that can ever happen with tax rates between 60% and 80%? Think again. With the government taking that percentage of your money, your life will be exactly like life in Europe. You will never be able to buy a home. You will never buy a car. You will never send your children to college. Let’s not shuffle the battle cry of the socialists under the rug either. It’s always the same cry. “Equalize” income. “Spread the wealth” to the “poor” (whoever they are). “Level” the economic playing field. Accomplish that and everything will be rosy.
It’s time to take a really hard look at reality. Greece is a perfect example. Despite the “socialism” system that has ruled this country for decades, with a 65% tax rate, they are drowning in public debt, would have defaulted without hundreds of billions in bailout money, and still. . .20% of their population lives in “poverty.” What has all that “socialism” money bought, besides ultimate power for the politicians running the show? Do you think these people are “free”? They’re not. They are slaves to their economic “system.”
We are at a tipping point in America. We all know it. Turn this around right now or your grandchildren will be massing in the streets of this once-great country, just as the people of Greece now are. Economic slavery is slavery, just the same. Carefully and deeply consider what it takes to throw off the yoke of slavery, once it takes hold and settles over your neck.


19 posted on 05/26/2010 10:44:01 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Duncan also said that without the extra spending, some school districts will be forced to eliminate summer school and after-school programs.

SO DO IT ALREADY! GET RID OF THE DEADWEIGHT TEACHERS TOO!


20 posted on 05/26/2010 10:44:33 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Sub-Driver

“as many as 300-thousand teachers across the country could be laid off”

Are there 300,000 currently employed as teachers in our country? I doubt it.


21 posted on 05/26/2010 10:44:57 AM PDT by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: Sub-Driver

Things are going to continue to get worse until our socialists learn to say we are broke and can’t afford to keep the system propped up with bogus money from emergency loans. We have a sub-prime government borrowing money from imaginary taxpayers to keep government growing.


22 posted on 05/26/2010 10:45:21 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Sub-Driver
Duncan told CNN Wednesday that the emergency spending request is needed to head off "an education catastrophe,"

You have got to be kidding me. Barbra Streisand -- they call it an *emergency* in order to bypass the PAYGO rules and to allow attaching all kinds of other legislative junk that couldn't get passed in an ordinary bill.

23 posted on 05/26/2010 10:46:15 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Sub-Driver

stop him....unions managed union dues like politicians managed tax dollars and now they want tax payers to pay..hasnt government hurt us enough...


24 posted on 05/26/2010 10:46:35 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Sub-Driver
So much for that reduce spending crap they espoused a couple days ago...

spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.spend.

Just 16 months and the Dem's have managed to completely destroy our economy. When the bills come due, this country is going to cease to exist.

25 posted on 05/26/2010 10:47:04 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

NYC is prepping for massive teacher layoffs this summer.

Teachers union layoff rules are first-in, first-out.

This means all new NYC teachers that have been hired in the past three years are going to get the boot REGARDLESS OF PERFORMANCE.

Even the liberal parents in NYC are upset at the first-in, first-out union layoff policy.


26 posted on 05/26/2010 10:49:32 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: fso301
If Republicans take control of Congress this November, they are going to have a whole lot of this to deal with once the stimulus runs out.

If the Pubbies take control this November, the best thing they could do for the country is spend their political capital and gut the Federal Government. Defund Obamacare, bailouts, NEA, and any number of the 1000's of agencies that simply do not need to exist.

27 posted on 05/26/2010 10:50:04 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s failure to plan, should not be my emergency.

The unions need to be starved to death.

If the democrats are not removed from power in November, I will actually look forward to, and be in support of, a complete and total shut down of this country.

It is OBAMA THAT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.


28 posted on 05/26/2010 10:50:05 AM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: CodeToad

Didn’t you hear about the emergency in Washington DC schools? The condoms aren’t big enough.


29 posted on 05/26/2010 11:05:53 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver
EVERYTHING IS AN EMERGENCY UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION!!!

the surest way to kill a nation is to bankrupt it!...

When are “We the People” gonna wake up to the fact that that has been Obama’s plan from the beginning!

30 posted on 05/26/2010 11:17:29 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Sub-Driver

He needs to take a cue from Christie.


31 posted on 05/26/2010 11:18:24 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver

Exactly what the editorial said in the IBD this morning.


32 posted on 05/26/2010 11:19:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: jimbo123

I think you mean LIFO - Last In First out. First In First out (FIFO) would mean that the older teachers would leave first since they were the first ones in. Think of a bank line (or queue) being FIFO. A stack of plates (or Teachers in this case ;-)) would be LIFO.


33 posted on 05/26/2010 11:54:36 AM PDT by RC30
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To: RC30

Exactly. I meant Last-In, First-Out. I didn’t have my coffee before I posted!


34 posted on 05/26/2010 12:17:20 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Sub-Driver

School is out for the summer........


35 posted on 05/26/2010 12:18:19 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama administration calls for emergency ELECTION spending

There, fixed it.


36 posted on 05/26/2010 12:48:07 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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