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Question.......How will the money be applied to improve the education outcomes? What education elements, with more money, will enhance Arizona school children's success stories? How will this be measured? If these measurements don't improve will more money be required?7 months ago
I am always puzzled when I see these inequality numbers cited that the 80%, who are paying so much more, can't garner enough votes to change the equation. Are the 80% indifferent, uninformed or do they not accept the premise that they are getting a bad deal? We are politically split so I can't see this being a strictly political issue unless one believes Republicans would gladly pay higher taxes to have a Republican legislature. That would be laughable. Puzzling.Apr 16, 2015
I am one of those "uneducated", "cheapskate" , "sheep" you folks are referring too. All too familiar is the name calling demonizing tactics applied to one who does not share your opinion. The approach to improving the future lives of our children in this case. We "cheapskates" want an explanation of how additional money enhances our children's education success. Someone wanted to compare that wonderful Texas system with Arizona. Texas spends a meager amount more per student than Arizona and has a 81.4% high school graduation rate. Arizona has a 82.3% graduation rate. By the way; Utah is last in per student spending and has a 91.4% high school graduation rate. Please excuse us for questioning what more money will do. Seriously, explain where more money will be spent and how it increases the graduation rate and this "uneducated" "cheapskate of a sheep" will be happy to pay higher taxes to achieve actual results. I think what is bothering you is that some people don't accept higher taxes simply ear-marked for education. Explanations of how the money is spent and a common sense report of how the spending results in positive outcomes is required.
"The Republican led state government does not want educated voters. It is easier to hoodwink sheep." OMG!Apr 10, 2015
I don't see Mr. Waters comments as "shallow" or "depressing". He is simply encouraging us to let the disappointments go and keep moving on. Staying connected with others and brightening their days as they brighten ours is God's work. Communicating with our fellow man/woman in constructive, positive and uplifting ways may be an amazing gift for many. It is possible, after all, to have a positive relationship with your fellow humans and God at the same time. Sometimes God is working through those on earth. You both want the same thing. It's just a matter of emphasis on the "Here" or the "Hereafter".Dec 16, 2014
Oh wow! I was going to vote for Martha if she had 26 years of service but if she only has 22 I can't do it. Thanks for that vital information. [beam]Oct 17, 2014
I think Capital Gains is a big question. I am no fan of income redistribution but the question I have is ...how is Capital Gains treated? The wealthy acquire a huge chunk of their wealth from Capital Gains which is not taxed as ordinary income. Are investments a form of consumption? There is a point in the wealth ladder where one starts to have cash to invest without affecting life style. Getting to this point is a big advantage. Providing a tax advantage is a double positive. This a situation that I might advocate for change. Feb 14, 2014