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House, Senate present school-friendly proposals; our schools deserve nothing less

March 21, 2013

Our elected officials needed a plan to pay off their debt to our schools, and it appears they have one....

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rangeral

Mar-21-13 9:52 AM

It always amazes me that increasing spending and taxes always takes the place of a good, solid review of wasteful spending. I think the state should tax the big trusts that folks like Dayton had hid behind for years - how about 10% of their net worth?

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OIIOHH

Mar-21-13 11:23 PM

Amen, brother. If Dayton really wanted to do a favor to taxpayers, he would announce that he’s reducing enough waste in state government spending to pay for restoring full funding to schools. Eliminating waste is what every business that wants to stay profitable does. But, DAYTON FAILS to do so for the state of Minnesota.

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hartman75

Mar-22-13 3:21 PM

Thats a laugh! OIIOHH and rangeral want to criticize Dayton for Pawlenty's inability to make the hard decision when faced with a rising deficit. So what wasteful spending did Pawlenty eliminate? None! Instead Pawlenty continued to subsidize the wealthy by stealing from the K-12 education fund. Personally, I would much prefer Dayton and the Democrats find a more sustainable means of funding education and ensuring the funds are distributed more evenly between districts.

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rangeral

Mar-22-13 3:43 PM

hartman - stop trying to rewrite history - as you well know the DFL legislature punted when it came to the budget deficit and left it to the governor, who by the way had limited options. As usual you are politically and economically bankrupt and don't know what you are talking about.

Your "feel good solution" is sadly lacking in details. You must be preparing a run for office.

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bystander

Mar-24-13 1:05 PM

Al, tell me how the DFL legislature could prevent a Republican veto with less than 2/3 majority?

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rangeral

Mar-24-13 4:03 PM

Bystander - you tell me how a DFL controlled legislature - both houses - wouldn't consider any GOP budget amendments.

You and hartman are about 20 fruit loops short of a small cereal bowl of fruit loops.

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hartman75

Mar-25-13 1:11 PM

"...you tell me how a DFL controlled legislature - both houses - wouldn't consider any GOP budget amendments."

I suspect, rangeral, for the same reasons a GOP controlled legislature wouldn't consider any DFL budget amendments during last years session which led to a government shut-down.

BTW, rangeral, why don't you answer bystanders question if you expect others to answer your questions?

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rangeral

Mar-25-13 7:41 PM

That's not what you asked, hartman, or what you said.

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hartman75

Mar-25-13 10:28 PM

Huh? Try answering in English rangeral instead of gibberish!

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rangeral

Mar-26-13 11:41 AM

I'd answer hartman, but then I would be accused of belittling you, bullying, or worse yet, giving you an answer you would understand.

You have shown yourself to be inept when it comes to economic matters.

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cowhand

Mar-27-13 3:05 PM

The "our schools deserve nothing less" statement is a typical comment from a liberal that apparently is unaware that education has long been getting, by far, the biggest share of our state budget. After serving on a local school board for more than a decade, I came to know that the education community expects to get whatever they ask for, using the worn out old phrase, "it's for the kids". Give us all a break. Nobody gets all they think they'er entitled to.

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rangeral

Mar-28-13 9:10 AM

Despite throwing billions at education, teaching has not changed in over 50 years, due to vested interests of teachers, government admins and local admins.

In business, where much has been spent on technology, things are run more efficiently and with significantly fewer people. In teaching, money is spent on technology but nothing is demanded in return.

And we wonder why our taxes are high and our results are low.

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