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Obama signs emergency bill to halt teacher layoffs
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Posted on 08/10/2010 4:38:51 PM PDT by traumer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law.

Lawmakers streamed back to Washington for a one-day session as Democrats declared a need to act before children return to classrooms minus teachers laid off because of budgetary crises in states that have been hard-hit by the recession.

Republicans saw it differently, calling the bill a giveaway to teachers' unions and an example of wasteful Washington spending that voters will punish the Democrats for in this fall's elections. The legislation was approved mainly along party lines by a vote of 247-161.

The aid for the states is to be paid for mostly by closing a tax loophole used by multinational corporations and by reducing food stamp benefits for the poor.

Obama, joined by teachers at a Rose Garden ceremony earlier in the day, said, "We can't stand by and do nothing while pink slips are given to the men and women who educate our children or keep our communities safe."

The Senate narrowly passed the measure last Thursday, after the House had begun its August break.

The legislation provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or to ensure that more teachers won't be let go before the new school year begins. The Education Department estimates that could save 160,000 jobs.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bailout; buyingvotes; dncmoneypool; education; grift; nea; payoff; teachers; unions; votefraud
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1 posted on 08/10/2010 4:38:52 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

$26 billion - oh well....


2 posted on 08/10/2010 4:39:30 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Another payoff for the Dem party base.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 4:41:01 PM PDT by mojito
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To: traumer

No let’s see if the Republicans have the ‘cojones’ to start making a very big deal out of this.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 4:42:19 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: traumer

Support the Union Label

Pray for America


5 posted on 08/10/2010 4:44:07 PM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Absolute Failure?)
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To: traumer

Our state VOTED to raise sales taxes temporarily to halt teacher layoffs and/or other education cuts. Why couldn’t other states do the same?

Were the photo-op teachers laid-off teachers? Where are these laid off teachers?


6 posted on 08/10/2010 4:45:05 PM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: traumer

The No Criminally Underfunded Union Pension Left Behind Act of 2010.


7 posted on 08/10/2010 4:47:11 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: traumer

The feds paying for more teachers the local districts can’t afford on their own. I hope Christie turns down the money as it will only equal more local taxes for us long-term.


8 posted on 08/10/2010 4:47:33 PM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
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To: petitfour

Yeah - but this will make them BETTER teachers....


9 posted on 08/10/2010 4:47:42 PM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

no0bama and the DIMs give money to the teachers. The teachers give much of it back to the DIMs in campaign money support. Quite a scam. Quite an illegal thing to do.


10 posted on 08/10/2010 4:49:59 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: traumer
drain the working citizens who are already struggling to maintain the salaries, perks and pensions of the public unions (so called public servants who in theory work for us). Indeed, the parasite is bigger than the host and both will soon parish.
11 posted on 08/10/2010 4:53:14 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: traumer

I’m confused by this. I’m pretty sure every single district in CA laid off teachers by increasing class sizes this fall.

So what now? School starts in 2 weeks. How is this money exactly divided up? Do fiscally responsible districts get any money, or just the ones who wasted money and overspent during the “good years” and didn’t keep any reserve?

Is there time for these fired and now re-hired teachers to get their classrooms ready? For the districts to re-assign all the students within the schools?

I’m mystified by the how this will all play out in practicality. . .somehow it all seems shady. . .


12 posted on 08/10/2010 4:54:02 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: mojito
Another payoff for the Dem party base.

---------------------------------

Liar; Obama.

Cheater; Feds.

Thief; Congress.

Con artist; Piss-Stream Media.

Throw 'em all out.

WAKE UP AMERICA

Obama Signs Finance Reform Bill
Obama Signs Finance Reform Bill

The Obama cult - It's hard to compete with a party that gives away the treasury.

13 posted on 08/10/2010 4:56:11 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: traumer

I assume there will be a bill to save Plumbers, IT professionals, Purchasing Managers, and the like? (/sarc)


14 posted on 08/10/2010 4:56:23 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: petitfour

>>Our state VOTED to raise sales taxes temporarily to halt teacher layoffs and/or other education cuts. <<

“Temporarily...”

excuse me a moment...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

*gasp* *breath*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


15 posted on 08/10/2010 4:58:08 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: traumer

It looks like the money is actually going to the retired teachers so they can keep getting their big fat pensions?

God help us all. . .I can’t believe DC rushed back to pass this; I have 4 kids in public school but this all seems so pathetic and wrong to me. . .


16 posted on 08/10/2010 5:02:20 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: traumer

Teenage Mutant Ninja Marxist at it again. Pre-paid votes.


17 posted on 08/10/2010 5:04:48 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: freedumb2003
Oh you make a great point! I should have italicized temporarily. lol We'll see if it goes down. Ever.
18 posted on 08/10/2010 5:08:39 PM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: BobP

Yes They Scam!


19 posted on 08/10/2010 5:08:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: olivia3boys

Do you think?


20 posted on 08/10/2010 5:12:43 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: traumer
[Alleged] President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law.

And still not a single scrap of Constitutional jurisdiction or legitimate power over education.

21 posted on 08/10/2010 5:13:26 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (They say money is the mother's milk of politics, but it's not. It's one hundred proof corn liquor.)
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To: petitfour

>>We’ll see if it goes down. Ever.<<

If it does, get your ice fishing pole ready and head to Hell for some ice fishing...


22 posted on 08/10/2010 5:14:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: paul51

Everybody else is losing their job or getting their hours, salaries, and benefits cut. Others have no job at all. Why are teachers exempt from the suffering? I’m out of work but am expected to continue to pay taxes to keep my house. This money extracted from me means that I have to do without basics. My money is going for teacher salaries (including pay raises), pensions, and healthcare. I have none of these. How is this legal?


23 posted on 08/10/2010 5:15:06 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: AdaGray
No let’s see if the Republicans have the ‘cojones’ to start making a very big deal out of this.

Talking about fiscal responsibility...Yah, I'm sure Michael Steele will get right on it...

24 posted on 08/10/2010 5:16:55 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: traumer

Hey! American sheep!

If you aren’t going to fight them, join them!

Know wealth.
Know job security.
Know power.
Know great benefits.

Get your government job now, sheep!

The era of the private sector is at an end!


25 posted on 08/10/2010 5:19:41 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: traumer
$26 billion - oh well....

It's only money...for now.

26 posted on 08/10/2010 5:21:05 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: SERKIT

next comes this:

Bill Gives Public Workers Clout (mandates collective bargaining for state workers)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2536508/posts

soon we’ll all be working for the State, comrade.


27 posted on 08/10/2010 5:23:18 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: traumer

How is this legal? How is this legal?

We have to become Robin Hoods. Need some ideas to take back this theft from the hands of the thieves.


28 posted on 08/10/2010 5:24:32 PM PDT by bvw
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To: traumer

The Teacher Pension Protection Fund Act of 2010 - WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS END?

Meanwhile, our government tells us it’s broke. :(:(:(


29 posted on 08/10/2010 5:25:34 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: freedumb2003

It is already pretty hot here in AZ. :) I think someone will have to vote to approve maintaining the tax. Since teachers aren’t going anywhere and retirements aren’t getting any smaller, we’ll not see the tax go down.


30 posted on 08/10/2010 5:26:17 PM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: mojito
Another payoff for the Dem party base.

FREEDOM!

....from keeping and managing ones own hard earned labor.

When the he!! will we learn collectively?

Dimocrat = bad news.

Socialist dimocrat = a disaster

A Chicago socialist dimocrat = a Constitutional catastrophe!

31 posted on 08/10/2010 5:27:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: traumer
"When there's a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you the public will have five days to look online and find out what's in it before I sign it so that you know what your government's doing." - Barack Obama,
32 posted on 08/10/2010 5:28:02 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: traumer

Ah....Our savior.


33 posted on 08/10/2010 5:28:37 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Employing freedom of speech/expression in order to condemn freedom of speech/expression¬ógo figure..)
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To: Boucheau
The era of the private sector is at an end!

After the 2nd amendment is removed from the Constitution.

34 posted on 08/10/2010 5:29:26 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: WestSylvanian
Everybody else is losing their job or getting their hours, salaries, and benefits cut. Others have no job at all. Why are teachers exempt from the suffering?

It's for the illegal alien children. At least here in AZ. Where they just bilked us for higher sales taxes "for the illegal children."

35 posted on 08/10/2010 5:30:21 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: EGPWS

“After the 2nd amendment is removed from the Constitution.”

As the mini-tyrants have proven over and over, you don’t have remove anything from the Constitution, just ignore it.


36 posted on 08/10/2010 5:33:31 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: traumer
It only protects unionized government workers to ensure a flow of union dues that will be skimmed to finance Democrat campaign coffers. Obama/Reid/Pelosi had to push this through as an "emergency measure" to ensure the money is available in time for the November election campaigns.
37 posted on 08/10/2010 5:37:46 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: COBOL2Java

I have to pay a $25 “academic fee” to get my son’s schedule for first grade...what will it be next year or in three years when all three kids are in school...It’s the school district’s “blank check”...


38 posted on 08/10/2010 5:39:05 PM PDT by mommab2003 (Stop these White House Chefs!!!)
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To: traumer

this is one of the biggest frauds this administration has put out there.

If school districts are having trouble paying salaries, they simply raise the school taxes of their district.

But now, my district’s residents will be paying for teachers somewhere else.

There were NO layoffs pending anywhere in my area, how about yours, or anywhere else? I haven’t heard of any school district unable to raise taxes to avoid any “layoffs”

Yet, the soon to be dinosaur media will repeat the lie.


39 posted on 08/10/2010 5:46:47 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: traumer

this is one of the biggest frauds this administration has put out there.

If school districts are having trouble paying salaries, they simply raise the school taxes of their district.

But now, my district’s residents will be paying for teachers somewhere else.

There were NO layoffs pending anywhere in my area, how about yours, or anywhere else? I haven’t heard of any school district unable to raise taxes to avoid any “layoffs”

Yet, the soon to be dinosaur media will repeat the lie.


40 posted on 08/10/2010 5:46:51 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: traumer

This bill also forces one state - Texas - to maintain or raise their educational spending or risk losing $830MIL in federal education moneys!

A Dem from Texas wanted to make sure that Texas does not cut education spending while CONSTITUTIONALLY balancing their budget!

Complete BS!!


41 posted on 08/10/2010 5:48:40 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go home!)
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To: traumer
OK

So what happens in a few months when the socialist states can't pay their bloodsucking public sector employee union members again?

42 posted on 08/10/2010 5:49:24 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: traumer

Hey Zero!

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher leave them kids alone
Hey teacher leave them kids alone
All in all your just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

From Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”


43 posted on 08/10/2010 5:52:35 PM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: traumer; Admin Moderator

Can we have the title be changed to “Democrats pass bill to give them 26 Bil in campaign cash”?


44 posted on 08/10/2010 5:53:02 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! and Go White Sox!!!)
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To: All
This bill was:

NOT ABOUT TEACHERS

it is a backhanded way to give democrats campaign cash from your tax dollars via unions.
45 posted on 08/10/2010 5:54:37 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! and Go White Sox!!!)
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To: traumer

locally - this does nothing for the upcoming school year.
The teachers were already laid off, and the budgets have already been voted upon and passed.

If schools were to rehire teachers - they may have to send their budgets back for a vote?


46 posted on 08/10/2010 5:57:37 PM PDT by Scotswife
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bump


47 posted on 08/10/2010 5:58:30 PM PDT by VOA
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Wait a $26 B bill to save teachers jobs but only $10 B is going to the teachers.


48 posted on 08/10/2010 6:00:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: traumer

Now, why would they need $26 billion more, when there is still $431 billion left from the first ($787) stimulus???

Grrrr...enough bailing out pensions and unions. LET EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM FAIL!!!

We need to bail out this government, but I’m not talking about using money.


49 posted on 08/10/2010 6:02:41 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: petitfour

Are you in AZ?


50 posted on 08/10/2010 6:04:47 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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