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Duncan concedes misleading comments on 'pink slips'
Politico44 A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency ^ | 3/1/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 03/01/2013 12:21:05 PM PST by ColdOne

Education Secretary Arne Duncan tried Friday to explain his claim that teachers have already been laid off because of sequestration –– all he'd meant to say was that teachers have been warned about layoffs tied to the federal spending cuts.

"Let me be really, really clear about this, we're getting caught in the details here: What I said was that teachers were getting notices. In the district we talked about, 110 teachers have gotten notices," he said during a question-and-answer session at Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park, Md., just outside the District of Columbia. "Now I think there was a misinterpretation that they're being laid off tomorrow. That's not what I said, that's not what I meant."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arneduncan; bullstalin; caughtontape; duncanretracts; lyingbyomission; lyingliar; sequestration

1 posted on 03/01/2013 12:21:12 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
""Let me be really, really clear about this,..."

Said the 0bama 0bfuscator.

2 posted on 03/01/2013 12:24:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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If he could just name one person who got their pink-slip so far....solely from the sequestration....I’d like to hear about it.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 12:30:48 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: ColdOne

“Caught in the details”. How apropos. Indeed you were, sir.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 12:31:05 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: ColdOne

So, Arne is saying that teachers are paid by the Federal Government? Does he have any facts to back that up?


5 posted on 03/01/2013 12:35:24 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: ColdOne
Duncan concedes misleading comments on he lied about 'pink slips'

There! Fixed the headline

6 posted on 03/01/2013 12:47:44 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: ColdOne

A living diary of deception from politico a trash junk phony blog.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 1:45:30 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: ColdOne
What I said was that teachers were getting notices. I am being really, really, really, really honest about this. Honest, I am!

"Faculty are reminded that next Friday will be the annual pot luck dinner before the basketball game."

"Please remember progress reports are due next Tuesday."

"The new copier has arrived in the faculty office. Mr. Duncan will hold a short tutorial on its new features during all lunch periods."

8 posted on 03/01/2013 1:59:23 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ColdOne

Duncan’s another Susan Rice. Thrown a millstone by the Obama admin to wear to TV talk——to read the lines provided by DNC’s midterm elections committee.

One would hope Duncan knows federal funding of teachers (firemen and cops) is miniscule-—and would have nothing to do with sequestration.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 11:49:32 AM PST by Liz
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