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DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TURN BACK ON “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND”
Republican National Committee ^ | 29 May 2003 | RNC Research

Posted on 05/29/2003 10:21:53 AM PDT by PhiKapMom

RNC RESEARCH

DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TURN BACK ON “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND”

Despite Dem Attacks, President Bush Has Funded Education At Record Levels

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“Fiscal Year 2003 funding for ‘No Child Left Behind’ programs increased by more than 36 percent over 2001, and 60 percent over 2000 levels.  This year America will spend more than $8,200 per student of which the federal contribution is now 8.4 percent.”  (Department Of Education, “Record Spending And A Commitment To Success,” Fact Sheet, 5/19/03)

DEMS ATTACK PRESIDENT BUSH FOR NOT FUNDING EDUCATION REFORM

Sens. John Edwards (D-NC), John Kerry (D-MA), Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Robert Graham (D-FL), and Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO) Voted For “No Child Left Behind.”  (HR 1, CQ Vote #371: Agreed To 87-10: R 44-3; D 43-6, I 0-1, 12/18/01, Edwards, Kerry, Lieberman And Graham Voted Yea; HR 1, CQ Vote #497: Agreed To 381-41: R 183-33; D 198-6; I 0-2, 12/13/01, Gephardt Voted Yea)

But On Campaign Trail, They Criticize President Bush’s Education Reform Plan.  “The [2004 Democrat presidential] candidates accused Bush of hypocrisy in pushing an education reform plan entitled ‘No Child Left Behind’ and then not providing states with enough money to fully fund it.”  (Dan Balz, “Democratic Hopefuls Split On War In Iraq,” The Washington Post, 4/10/03)

THE TRUTH IS PRESIDENT BUSH FUNDS EDUCATION AT HISTORIC LEVELS

Education Funding Increased By $11 Billion.  “[T]he President’s Fiscal Year 2004 budget boosts education funding to $53.1 billion – historic levels for our nation’s children.  This is an $11 billion increase since the President first took office.”  (Department Of Education, “No Child Left Behind,” Fact Sheet, 5/14/03)

Doubled The Support For Title I, Helping Disadvantaged Children.   “Building on last year’s historic increase, the president has requested $12.4 billion in 2004, which will result in a $4.4 billion increase since 2000—a 55% increase! … In his first three years, President Bush has sought double the support for Title I that President Clinton sought in his previous eight budget requests.”  (Department Of Education, “Record Funding For Title I,” Fact Sheet, 5/19/03) 

Increased Funding For Reading Programs.  President Bush’s budget “increases funding to more than $1.1 billion for the President’s Reading First and Early Reading First programs.”  (Department Of Education, “No Child Left Behind,” Fact Sheet, 5/14/03)

Federal Discretionary Education Spending More Than Doubled Since 1996.  “Thanks to the record spending in ‘No Child Left Behind,’ federal discretionary spending on education has more than doubled since 1996.”   (Department Of Education, “Record Spending And A Commitment To Success,” Fact Sheet, 5/19/03)

More Than $4.5 Billion For Teacher Assistance.  President Bush’s budget “provides more than $4.5 billion for training, recruitment, incentives, loan forgiveness, and tax relief for teachers.”   (Department Of Education, “No Child Left Behind,” Fact Sheet, 5/14/03)

Highest Ever Per Child Spending.  “‘No Child Left Behind’ provides record spending—the highest spending per child ever.”   (Department Of Education, “Record Spending And A Commitment To Success,” Fact Sheet, 5/19/03)


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; education; nclb; oxymoron; ratslie

Just a pictorial reminder of two of the candidates we are up against! Scarey isn't it?

1 posted on 05/29/2003 10:21:53 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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Reading this makes me wonder even more what my state -- Oklahoma -- is doing with the Education money!

If anyone thinks their Republican candidate is secure and will win re-election, take it from me -- strange things can happen unless they are unopposed. After the dust had settled in 2002, Oklahoma ended up with a RAT Governor and tax hikes that keep appearing! An Independent did in Steve Largent and in his place, we got the RAT Brad Henry who never can seem to make up his mind what he wants to do except raise fees, etc.

Then our lone RAT Congressman Carson from NE Oklahoma voted AGAINST the Tax Cut! Hope voters there are keeping track! We need Dr. Tom Coburn BACK!!!!

2 posted on 05/29/2003 10:27:08 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: PhiKapMom
By the way, there is a Washington Times column that says Don Shula is holding a fundraiser for Graham of Florida. I thought people needed to be aware of this.

Doesn't he have a chain of restaurants? If I am right about that, I would recommend people eat elsewhere!

3 posted on 05/29/2003 10:30:04 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
Here is a link to his restaurants.

http://www.donshula.com/steakhouse1.htm

I think that Sen Graham is related to the Graham's that Shula has partnered with in the byline re the beef.
4 posted on 05/29/2003 10:38:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Time to visit this website and join up: http://www.georgewbush.com/)
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To: PhiKapMom
I wonder where in the Constitution it authorizes Congress to spend money on education.
5 posted on 05/29/2003 10:56:51 AM PDT by mvpel
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To: PhiKapMom
Put me on it please!
6 posted on 05/29/2003 11:00:30 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Miss Marple
"By the way, there is a Washington Times column that says Don Shula is holding a fundraiser for Graham of Florida. I thought people needed to be aware of this."

I read that this morning too. Made me sick. Shula is promoting the guy who promised that Florida ballots would be even MORE contested in '04 than they were in '00!

7 posted on 05/29/2003 11:03:14 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: PhiKapMom
" Just a pictorial reminder of two of the candidates we are up against! Scarey isn't it? "

A Freeper coined the phrase about the " Living Room Factor"-could you stand to look at any of these candidates beaming into your living room every day. And the answer is a resounding No. The first task for the Democrats should be to find a candidate who doesn't make you queasy when you look at them.Even Edwards looks odd,with his quasi JFK do.
8 posted on 05/29/2003 11:06:05 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: cake_crumb
8.4% fed money funding is way to much.
9 posted on 05/29/2003 11:07:04 AM PDT by jocko12
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To: Miss Marple
Doesn't he have a chain of restaurants? If I am right about that, I would recommend people eat elsewhere!

I already boycott anything with his name attached to it as the Miami Dolphins are infinitely more evil than even the Democrats.

10 posted on 05/29/2003 11:11:04 AM PDT by jmc813 (After two years of FReeping, I've finally created a profile page. Check it out!)
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To: PhiKapMom
What bothers me more is Bush is spending so much money on a money pit that is public education
11 posted on 05/29/2003 11:11:30 AM PDT by smith288 (The government doesn't need to save me from myself. Im quite capable thank you.)
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To: mvpel
I wonder where in the Constitution it authorizes Congress to spend money on education.

They use the line out of the Preamble:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. "

12 posted on 05/29/2003 11:13:54 AM PDT by smith288 (The government doesn't need to save me from myself. Im quite capable thank you.)
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To: PhiKapMom
End federal education funding.
13 posted on 05/29/2003 11:15:07 AM PDT by PianoMan (Liberate the Axis of Evil)
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To: mvpel
I wonder where in the Constitution it authorizes Congress to spend money on education.

There is no Constitutional authority for the Federal Government to spend tax revenues on local education outside the Federal territories and reservations (an there only by implication, as one of the attributes of a local government).

This is a terrible issue for Republicans to be offering to fight on!

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

14 posted on 05/29/2003 11:19:04 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: PhiKapMom
Excuse me ... didn't Ted Kennedy WRITE THE EDUCATION bill which the dems were so happy to have and which spent MORE MONEY THAN THE DEMS WERE PLANNING ON SPENDING.

Rush is right again ... Bush has taken every single issue away from the dems and now they are left with going against their own issues ... this is hysterically funny !!!
15 posted on 05/29/2003 11:30:46 AM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: Grampa Dave; Miss Marple
Don Shula lived and raised his family in Miami Lakes a community that the Grahams father begin developing in 1964. He died two years later leaving Bill and Bob Graham to develop the community of some 20,000. It is Bill's son-in-law runs Shula's Steakhouses.....


16 posted on 05/29/2003 11:40:52 AM PDT by deport
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To: mvpel
Same place it authorizes the Purchase of Territory like Louisiana (Thomas Jefferson culprit), the establishment of Executive Departments (George Washington culprit), the establishment of a Presidential Residence (John Adams culprit).

There is also no provision that Jello should be served in the Congressional cafeteria on Thursdays, nor even the right for Congress to spend taxpayer money to build a cafeteria.

17 posted on 05/29/2003 11:44:18 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: PhiKapMom
The guy on the right looks French.
18 posted on 05/29/2003 11:44:29 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: CyberAnt
You are right about that -- Kennedy wrote it and now the RATs trash it!

And you are right on the 2nd part -- Rush is RIGHT!
19 posted on 05/29/2003 11:45:42 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
My Mom used to take Clinton's picture on any of the news magazines and turn it over so she wouldn't have to see it during the week!

I changed channels when they come on now -- cannot imagine them being in the White House!
20 posted on 05/29/2003 11:47:21 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: Miss Marple; Joe Brower; floriduh voter; JulieRNR21
Thanks for the info! I am sure that he has a chain of restaurants because his son, the former, louzy Bengals coach, is head of the chain. He went from football coach to head of the restaurant chain -- if he doesn't do better as the restaurant head then he did as a head coach, the restaurants are doomed!

Maybe some Florida Freepers can tell us where they are at! Don't even know the name of the chain!

You are right -- we need to boycott them!
21 posted on 05/29/2003 11:50:16 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: deport
Thanks for the history lesson.
22 posted on 05/29/2003 11:51:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Time to visit this website and join up: http://www.georgewbush.com/)
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To: jocko12
"8.4% fed money funding is way to much."

(**shrug**) Some people feel 5% is too much...some feel ANY is too much...some, like the Dems trolling for NEA votes, would insist that 20% is too LITTLE.

23 posted on 05/29/2003 11:57:54 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: PhiKapMom
I think I was on your list at one time. If not, please include me. Thanks
24 posted on 05/29/2003 2:12:05 PM PDT by upcountry miss
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
I think the Congressional cafeteria, and perhaps the presidential residence, would fall under the "needful buildings" provision.
25 posted on 05/29/2003 2:41:01 PM PDT by mvpel
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To: PhiKapMom
PKM, KEEP ME ON YOUR PING LIST. It will be one of the premier ping lists for Campaign 2004 imo. Democratic Candidates = Presidential Nopefuls. floriduh voter
26 posted on 05/29/2003 4:47:53 PM PDT by floriduh voter (BUY CLAY AIKEN'S CD AT AMAZON.COM)
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To: PhiKapMom; MeeknMing
Bob Graham is in the sunset of his career and he may be able to have his next "work day" as a greeter at Walmart if he could wake up. Lots of Floridians don't even remember that he was Gov. of Fla; he made such a lasting impression not. His gravitas is transparent and mostly hype. He reminds me of Jimmy Carter for some reason.

On the other hand, Republican Congressman Bill Young is very active, an advocate for his constituents and worthy of his position on the appropriations committee. There's no comparison - Young's work has been superior. (responding to your picture of Ketchup Kerry and Bob Intel Graham.

27 posted on 05/29/2003 4:55:23 PM PDT by floriduh voter (BUY CLAY AIKEN'S CD AT AMAZON.COM)
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To: CyberAnt
Rush is right again ... Bush has taken every single issue away from the dems and now they are left with going against their own issues ...

Hugely wasteful education spending in an area for which the federal government has no responsibility or authority, supporting the assault weapons ban renewal, wasting $15 billion on African AIDS, hugging up to the sodomite faction that never vote for us anyway, etc., etc.

I guess Rush does have it right if what he's saying is that with Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?
28 posted on 05/29/2003 5:06:08 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: PhiKapMom

29 posted on 05/29/2003 6:48:29 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: PhiKapMom
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), signed into law by President Bush in January 2002, paved the way for IDEA reauthorization by making key reforms to ensure children with special needs get the results they deserve. Under NCLB, schools, school districts, and states are asked to show progress in educating children, including children with special needs. If expectations are not met, both parents and schools qualify for additional options and emergency help.

Under President Bush, federal funding for IDEA has increased by more than 50 percent. At the unprecedented level of funding requested by President Bush for FY 2004, the federal government will be paying approximately 19 percent of the overall cost of educating children with special needs. This is a share far greater than at any other time in history, and more than twice what it was during the last time Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. The IDEA legislation proposed by House Republicans would achieve the full 40 percent in the next seven years, contingent on reforms to improve results and reduce paperwork. LINK

30 posted on 05/29/2003 8:31:16 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: George W. Bush
Well ... I can see you have decided the repubs have just become the dems. I don't see it that way at all. I see it as a brilliant move. Why ? Because ... the BIG issues the dems always use like education and CFR - now, here they are dissing the very plan which Ted Kennedy wrote! How stupid is that?

Secondly, how about the tax cuts. By having a sunset clause is brilliant. When the campaigning gets heated, the President can say the dems want to raise your taxes - instead of renewing the tax provisions which are about to expire.

Thirdly, even though I didn't agree with CFR - by signing it, the President accomplished 2 things: it took away McCain's lever, and it took away McCain's constant drip, drip, drip to the media.

I believe the President is expecting such an upsurge of repubs in the Congress, it will allow him to set about fixing all these issues. After all ... the dems are going to be out of power for probably 40 years.

Actually, President Bush has been leading the dems around by the nose since the campaign. They just didn't know it. They fell into every trap he set for them. And ... all the while they have done nothing but call him names and disparage everything he's done ... while he has remained cool and calm and collected - and totally decimated their whole party ... and I don't recall hearing him call the dems any names in the process.
31 posted on 05/29/2003 8:39:50 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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