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Ron Paul on the Issues:

Honest Money, Budget, Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Immigration, Audit the Fed, End the Fed, Gold Standard, Taxes, Israel, Iran, Libya, Afghanistan, Civil Liberties, Education, Abortion, Global Warming, War on Drugs, TSA, National ID

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  1. Dan

    Dont vote for huntsman, he is part of the CFR

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  2. ParrotPatriot

    The fact that Ron Paul rejects Global Warming which has a complete consensus in the scientific community (yes the REAL peer reviewed science) alone disqualifies him from the position of being a president.

    You can't ignore the most urgent and alarming crisis humanity has ever faced and expect to be taken seriously by people with an average and above IQ and knowledge in their skull.

    The fact that he rejects evolution which is the broadest proven fact in history is yet another example of just how lost he is at very important subjects of science.
    We can't give power to someone who isn't in touch with reality on the most basic things that anyone above the age of 8 knows of (in the secular world).

    The fact that he opposes abortion because he has a delusion in his head that life starts at conception (it really doesn't, there is no conscious brain at conception, it's just as "alive" and "human" as a random spermcell) which then advertly affects women is just another example of how he lets his own personal delusions and opinions which are in contradiction with reality decide what's right and wrong for the people (living in reality which contradicts paul's beliefs).

    His constant obsession with liberty and rights without realizing that the liberties and rights we have today is a direct result of communities and societies working together as a whole.
    It's called progress and it's Paul's worst phobia.

    I could go on and on

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    1. Danno

      @ParrotPatriot, where have you been? Global Warming is no longer supported by the scientific community. Even NASA admit it was bogus. Astronomers told everybody over a decade ago that it was ridiculous and used Venus as an example. Sorry but our influence does not extend to other planets so explain why they are all having abnormal weather that correlates to ours.

      Troll elsewhere

      You and the MSM are now making a bug deal about this pro life thing. Did you hear him? He put it in the context of sending kids to war. He has always been pro life and said that it is a meaningless issue politcially and it is. It has nothingto do with running a country, just a partisan BS issue meant to divide the sheeple which serves zero purpose politically. I'm pro-choice, I support Paul.

      Tell your boss's boss Mr. Rupert Murdoh that he better be willing to pony up more money on more intelligent sock puppets. Those bullet points and pre-prepared responses to common questions they give you are antiquated.

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      1. ParrotPatriot

        Wow, how do you survive on this planet with 75 in IQ?
        I really want to know, I want to see a reality show of your life, both for entertainment purposes, but also to study retardation in it's full form.

        NASA is against global warming?
        http://climate.nasa.gov/warmingworld/

        You sure about this ?

        [obscenities deleted]

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        1. TheBigPicture

          http://climate.nasa.gov/uncertainties/

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    2. Eugene

      There are 31,487 American scientists, including 9,029 with PhDs,
      that do NOT agree with the Global Warming theory. And YES,
      it is ONLY a THEORY. See:

      http://www.petitionproject.org/

      The science fiction movie that Mr. Gore produced ('An Inconvenient Truth')
      is just that: FICTION.

      Mr. Gore's movie contains many serious incorrect claims which no informed,
      honest scientist could endorse," according to project spokesman and founder
      Art Robinson. Robinson, a research professor of chemistry, co-founded the
      Linus Pauling Institute of Science & Medicine with Linus Pauling in 1973,
      and later co-founded the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. He also
      publishes the Access to Energy newsletter.

      Besides, the temperature data collection is a complete JOKE. They cherry
      pick temperature stations, they eliminate many of the stations in colder climates,
      etc. The very temperature data they collect and use for their studies does
      not scientifically represent the Earth.

      But now we have complete PROOF using satellite data. New satellite data
      smashes the so-called Global Warming/Climate Change THEORY:

      ===================================================
      http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-data-blow-gaping-hold-global-warming-alarmism-192334971.html
      New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism
      By James Taylor | Forbes – Wed, Jul 27, 2011

      NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

      Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.

      "The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show," Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. "There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans."

      In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.

      The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.

      Read the remainder here:
      http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-data-blow-gaping-hold-global-warming-alarmism-192334971.html

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      Also see:

      http://news.yahoo.com/study-huge-discrepancies-between-global-climate-predictions-hard-164402638.html
      Study: ‘Huge discrepancies’ between global climate predictions and hard data
      The Daily Caller – Fri, Jul 29, 2011
      ...

      http://news.yahoo.com/pay-disastrous-climate-science-192547322.html
      We Get What We Pay For With Disastrous Climate Science
      By Larry Bell | Forbes – Tue, Jul 26, 2011
      ...

      You can find a lot more references here:

      http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=NASA+satellite+data+from+the+years+2000+through+2011+show+the+Earth%E2%80%99s+atmosphere+is+allowing+far+more+heat+to+be+released+into+space&fp=e20edcaf1ac3dc53

      It is very clear to people with a brain that the so-called Global Warming/Climate Change
      theory was invented simply to create NEW LAWS to CONTROL PEOPLE and to
      make Huge FORTUNES with Carbon Credit Trading SCAMS.

      That's what it is all about folks. Just follow the MONEY trail.

      It is well known that the Earth has gone through much HOTTER and COLDER
      temperature PERIODS over the past many THOUSANDS of YEARS. Now where
      was the CO2 that was supposed to be the caused by modern technology way-back-then?
      There wasn't any, just the natural amount. It's mainly the SUN, how active it gets,
      and the Earth's ORBIT around the sun (no it is not perfectly round). Our sun goes through
      its own cycles. You can look back in history and find a period called the "Medieval Warm
      Period" where it was much warmer during 950AD to 1250 AD (approximately).
      Yes, about 300 YEARS of NICE WARM WEATHER. Where was the CO2 then?
      There was no modern civilization to supposedly "CAUSE" it. And the POLAR BEARS
      DID NOT DIE! Got it?

      Following the "Medieval Warm Period" there was the "Little Ice Age"!
      It went from about 1600AD to 1900AD. What caused that? No modern
      civilization pumping out plenty of CO2 to cause that either!! You can read
      more about the "Little Ice Age" here:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age

      Anyway, there's no way they can predict the global ice ages and warming
      periods so far. And they don't happen in a single year, they occur CENTURIES
      or even longer. They can hardly predict the weather 2 weeks in advance,
      how are they going to predict the weather 100 YEARS from now?

      IN FACT, we are still coming out of the "Little Ice Age" according to our
      scientists, so any WARMING we experience over the next 100 YEARS
      is considered NATURAL because all we are doing is coming back to a
      more NORMAL warm temperature world-wide!

      By the way, GREENLAND used to be GREEN in ages past!!

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      http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=175b568a-802a-23ad-4c69-9bdd978fb3cd

      Latest Scientific Studies Refute Fears of Greenland Melt

      13) In addition, current climate fears tends to ignore the fact that the Vikings arrived in Greenland around 1000 A.D. and found it to be habitable settlement that they farmed for hundreds of years. A 2003 Harvard University study found (LINK) the Earth was warmer than today during the Medieval Warm Period from about 800 to 1300 A.D. without modern SUV’s or man-made CO2 emissions. The Vikings abandoned Greenland when the Little Ice Age took hold.
      ...
      ===================================================

      Sounds like GREENLAND's ice sheet melted. Did it cause a catastrophic 20 foot
      sea level rise as Mr. Gore predicts? Well now, we are still here. Nope, it never
      happened. Perhaps sea level raised a bit, but not to science fiction levels.

      Again, just follow the money trail!! Mr. Gore is one of the trailblazers
      for that trail, ahead of most people... Remember, he has a nice little
      solar cell array to power his mansion, so he is our Great Example! LOL!!

      Enjoy!

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  3. April Lyman

    Correction: Wunderlich (I wouldn't want anyone to discount my comments because of a spelling error). LOL.

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    1. April Lyman

      Correction on Correction: Wonderlic (Finally, I HOPE I have the spelling correct this time:)

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  4. April Lyman

    I believe that we should give every member of Congress the Wonderlich Test (you know the test they give the football players). Haha! I wonder how they would score?

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  5. larry

    VOTE for Ron Paul in your state's Republican Primary!

    “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our
    election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If
    we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in
    our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our
    amusements, for our calling and our creeds...[we will] have no time
    to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be
    glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains
    on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of
    all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance
    becomes a precedent for[ another]... till the bulk of society is
    reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this
    frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its
    train wretchedness and oppression.” Thomas Jefferson

    “I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national
    blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is
    calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy
    dangerous to the liberties of the country.” Andrew Jackson

    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie
    the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second
    will not become the legalized version of the first.” Thomas
    Jefferson

    “The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history,
    whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small
    elite.” Thomas Jefferson

    I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than
    standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid
    by posterity... is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of
    their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and
    corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will
    deprive the people of their property until their children will wake
    up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” Thomas
    Jefferson

    VOTE for Ron Paul in your state's Republican Primary!

    Read more: http://www.thestatecolumn.com/articles/rep-ron-paul-house-republicans-would-be-foolish-to-accept-debt-limit-deal/#ixzz1TDWkVnWm

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  6. Don’t raise the ceiling, lower the floor. — Rod's Alter Ego – A Dog Blog

    [...] real problem is to get the government to stop over committing itself. Paul has some ideas for that as [...]

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  7. Dave

    Actually, Chris, what I'm suggestion is that, IF, there is going to be any publically funded education, then let it be subjects that is useful in any industry that a child chooses when they reach adulthood. It's the PARENTS responsibility to to define their ethics and values as human beings, and citizens, not public institutions. It's the PARENTS responsibility to encourage their children's creativity, and channel and focus, and encourage thier EVER CHANGING AND INCREASING interests and whims; believe me, I know my own interest and creativity was so broad that it was ever difficult to focus on any one interest to master it. But learning a trade, and or exploring interest, creativity, options, etc., has alway traditionally been the providence of a family's father, and/or parents. But I have discovered that whatever trade or whatever hobby turns into a business, or whatever job/s I eventually qualified for as an adult, I found out that everything, journalism, photography, dancing, engineering, whatever it may be requires business skills, math skills, spoken and written business communication, etc. These basic skills, incrementally advancing in levels, (much in the same way they do now), can be provided by publically funded education (if We the People keep public education) regulated by local and state governments to promote compitetion among the states. Families must focus their children's ever growing and ever-hyper, insatiable creativity and curiosity, while the village gives them their basic practical skills and knowledge to be succesful in our ever changing society. We can still make education fun and creative, especially at the grammar school level, with projects, and historical plays, coloring, and all that stuff that helps kids learn; they can still have play breaks, lunch, field trips etc. But my argument is to get REAL education back in schools, (especially if We the People keep publically funded instititions) and teach the kids real life applications of knowledge. I agree more with the Jeffersonian take on public education: A free education and a free press insures a free society.

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  8. Ron Paul 2012: The Christian Choice: Voting Against Hypocrisy

    [...] our role as voters in the 2012 presidential election? Among all the potential candidates, Ron Paul is the clear choice for Christians and those concerned with the erosion of our civil rights. Why is [...]

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  9. Dave

    I agree with James. (SMART KID - I WISH I WAS THAT SMART WHEN I WAS A KID!) The one thing I have been lamenting over the most out of my public education is that I was never taught Personal and family finances, and REAL politics and history, not George Washington chopped down a damn cherry tree.

    Home Economics is a damn joke! I never needed to know how to sew an apron, or fry an egg. I already knew how to fry a damn egg. Talk about a waste of public revenue, time, space, and resources. REAL HOME ECONOMICS is learning how to run a home, family financing, budgeting, accounting, savings, staying out debt, limit your credit use, saving for a home, a future, etc. TEACH THE KIDS DAMN IT! If you're gonna tax me for it, TEACH THEM!

    Art, music, sports, singing and dancing, and all other abstract crap should be 100% funded by the kids' parents if they have a real interest in it. All that track and field space, and little theaters, and other wasted space, and courts space can be used to build hundreds of small classrooms and teach only FIVE basic life transferrable skills and knowledge. Mathmatics, Personal Finances, REAL HOME ECONOMICS (key word: REAL), Real American History/Government/Politics/Legal System, General & Applied Sciences (the kind used in real industries,) and English/Composition/Bus. Comms./Critical Thinking/Debate (leave poetry and abstract stuff for those parents willing to pay for it themselves).

    Any parent that thinks they have a pro-football star in the making, let them put their money where their mouth is and pay for him/her to join member's funded community leagues, or go to private school. Stop passing stupid jocks on through with mediocre grades, and if they get a ditzy cheerleader who can't fall asleep with her legs closed pregnant, let the parents also be responsible for them. Get off our dollar, because soon there won't be enough money to pay for ignorance!

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    1. Chris

      Five core subjects? What, for their entire span of education or just through high school? You propose to lock 30+ kids in a little box for six hours to learn about the same things every day? Without a creative outlet?

      You are suggesting we replace one authoritarian rule with a more rigid one. I agree with the general consensus that No Child Left Behind is harmful to education, but it's not right to force all schools to conform to one standard.

      If a child spends all day in an institution and all evening performing tasks (homework) for that institution, then when do they realize their natural talents? What happens to journalism class? Where are our photographers? Better yet, why don't the kids get a choice in what they want to learn? Oh that's right! Because we know what they need better than they.

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      1. TruthSeeker

        I agree with No Child Left Behind sponsorship of the cost of education only. Basis education (until K12) is a must and should be funded by public money for those who could not afford private education. That does not mean though imposing rigid and ineffective standards that eliminate individual choices and place all students in one little box. The quality of education is not promising and that is NOT due to the fact that education is public like many would say. We are a nation of wasteful administrators and bureaucrats. Much of the wasted money can be allocated to developing more choices and resources for students, but as usual everything in our culture is commerce and is exploited for the benefit of a third party exactly like administrative cost of welfare and healthcare which serves NOT the target of such programs!

        There are many things that can be changed to enhance the educational system. One is offering more focus on reading, math and research. Journalism and communication skills are another. More hands on and career preparation is yet another. I think every student by the end of K12 should be prepared to head a life on his own. Education should be more tailored towards the specific career. For instance, students preparing for a physician career should be taking biology, chemistry, and anatomy classes as from the first or second year in HS while freeing the student from all other garbage elective and humanity classes. This is NOT to undermine the importance of liberal arts education, but only to set priorities straight. We no longer could afford long years of expensive education and we must start getting more efficient.

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        1. Mark

          Can't argue with this. Gotta say a lot of our schools are garbage, and the curriculum greatly changes from school to school. My son's mother does a lot of moving, but I have him every weekend. He changed schools 5 times in the last 3 years. He landed in our local school on the last move. the curriculum difference from here to 10 miles away was huge, and I spent most of the weekend catching him up to the other children.. The last school he was in was more of a crowd control than anything else.. the requirement to pass was only 60% and it was full of children who were raised with no moral compass. they had no gripes about smashing out a window or the such.

          I'm not sure if this is the main cause of the lower curriculum, or if its just pure laziness on part of the staff. however something must be done, and soon. Our children are growing lethargic and uneducated in alot of areas

          On a brighter note however, our local highschool is actually adopting things as you have mentioned.. they have classes geared more towards careers. And have a Vocational tech school right next door which children can take 1/2 of the day. The productivity of these children turned out to be amazing in the local work force. 1/3 of our students leave school certified in welding/ auto mechanics/ computer science/ nursing aid/ Carpentry/ cosmotology/ business/ residential electric/ and graphic arts. They may have added a few that im unaware of but this was all done on the local level.

          I agree that more schools should adopt these tactics as it gives you an edge upon leaving highschool and creates a more productive society. This is a pure example of how everything you just said actually works in the system. I wish more people would realize this.

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        2. Nancarrow

          We as a country are among the four HIGHEST SPENDERS on education, delivering the 34th in education results. Wouldn’t it make sense to study Finland, who has the best education results? With our annual county primary and secondary school budget of $370 million this year, spend a couple of thousand on each, and have a team of principals evaluate what we could use. Why are we not learning from the best, who by the way are doing the job less expensively than we do? Wouldn’t it make better sense to spend a few thousand dollars there than spending two or three times the normal amount of millions in high schools that are going nowhere with ACT scores in ten years?
          Finland is the top country in the OECD-PISA tests which is the international authority for high school level testing according to the US Department of Education. It happens to be a beautiful place also.
          http://www.edu.fi/english/SubPage.asp?path=500,4699

          National testing, school ranking lists and inspection systems do not exist in Finland.

          http://finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=41557

          http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB120425355065601997.html

          Being a teacher in Finland, as in most industrialized countries, is the most highly respected position. Medical doctors come second. I do not think that this is a cultural difference. The education system is set up such that they earn people’s respect every day by the way they are centrally managed in the country to the highest standard in the world and by the level of authority that is given to the teachers. Teachers are also very well trained. Keeping both teacher competence and school quality the best is a national mandate in Finland.

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    2. Danielle Baxter

      While you have a point here Dave, what you are not addressing is that parents won’t pay for these "abstract" subjects. It's already difficult enough to buy all of the supplies required for these subjects. If we left the entire burden to the parents, many children would miss out on opportunities to express themselves. Expression is absolutely vital for survival, sir. It is the arts, the creative outlet, which keeps many of our kids from committing suicide, feeling that they are worthless, or turning to a life of drugs and crime.

      I also must defend the literary and educational value of poetry. Poetry is regarded as an art form and consequently overlooked by people such as yourself. But learning to analyze poetry strengthens analytical and creative skills. These are the kinds of skills that make CEO's, presidents, celebrities, scientists, nurses and many other successful people. There is a lot to be learned through the arts and doing away with them would result in the unfortunate loss of important education. Our educational system is flawed enough as it is, let's not make it worse.

      I do, however, agree with your point that we should be teaching students to budget finances, take care of a family, and operate as a citizen of America. I would absolutely love to able to read financial news and understand it all. Unfortunately, even with my college degree from UT, I have to research to keep up.

      You have some fantastic points, but don't be quick to diss the arts. There are more benefits to these educational programs than you are aware of.

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  10. James

    As an incoming high school junior, I totally agree with Ron Paul on education. No Child Left Behind and the Department of Education has put too much pressure on schools through standardized tests, all this smart board crap, etc. I agree with him that it should be the parents, community leaders, etc. running the system, NOT washington bureacrats! I am also suggesting some ideas in addition to what Ron Paul has suggested:

    1. Teach Money, Business, and Finance in school. Most of our debt problems, fights over money, etc. would have never taken place if schools taught money and business.

    2. Get rid of Zero Tolerance policies that punish the use of asprin and other politically correct nonsense

    3. While some stuff may be necessary to block on school computers (i. e. pornographic content, viruses, gruesome content) but we block waaaaaaaaaaay too much. We should give kids the chance to explore (within reason).

    4. In my county you need a permission slip just to show PG-13 content for certain curriculums. Why, when everyone at my school is 13 and above?

    5. Last but not least, we should run schools like a business. Why does every other industry like autos, planes, restaurant chains, etc. have good quality? FREE ENTERPRISE!!!

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    1. Machine

      Have you read Howard Zinn's "A Peoples History Of the Untited States" ??? If yes did you read it on your own or was it assigned reading or used as reference in your school? If not I highly recomend that you pick up a copy to read...And don't be affraid to use it in your American History class or as a reference for writing essays on our Government. Hopefully you don't have some "jock itch" coach for a history teacher like I did.

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      1. TruthSeeker

        Hi Machine,

        The book is an excellent outlook on our history. It is a must read for every American who wants to sort out the BS we have been fed. History as Napoleon pointed out is written from the perspective of the winner---and who that could be besides the victorious bureaucrats and their sponsors--their banking dynasties? His book concludes that our conflict has been a CLASS conflict even racism was a political cover for it, so is our ill foreign policy today which is driven by the money machine. Do you know that there were only seven nations in the world that resisted central banking and they are all on our terrorist nations list? We invaded two of them Iraq and Afghanistan that are no longer central banking free! Iran is still one nation without central bank and we are trying our best to strike it using the security of the Jewish State as a pretense! Thanks for pointing out Howard Zinn. He was a true hero of the broken wings.

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    2. Nancarrow

      http://www.edu.fi/english/SubPage.asp?path=500,4699

      National testing, school ranking lists and inspection systems do not exist in Finland.

      http://finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=41557

      http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB120425355065601997.html

      Being a teacher in Finland, as in most industrialized countries, is the most highly respected position. Medical doctors come second. I do not think that this is a cultural difference. The education system is set up such that they earn people’s respect every day by the way they are centrally managed in the country to the highest standard in the world and by the level of authority that is given to the teachers. Teachers are also very well trained. Keeping both teacher competence and school quality the best is a national mandate in Finland.

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  11. jeff

    WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT YOU PEOPLE IS YOU ACTUAULLY THINK ONE MAN CAN DO IT. WE HAVE THE MOST F----D-UP GOVERNMENT. VOTE SUB COMMITTEE VOTE HERE VOTE THERE 5 years later maybe something happens. Some stuff really sounds great. Remember these people are the ones who talked you outta of beating them up however they could in school. The world has changed so much. For us to ask Obama, Paul, Palin, whoever to make a difference, 1 person. remember theres congress senate lobbiest and Money!!! And What makes me laugh even More!!! ALL IN 4 Years HAHAHAHAHA

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  12. robert

    "Why of course the people don't want war ... But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." — Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II

    911weknow com henrymakow com canadian phd pressfortruth ca
    the patriot act will be USED ON THE AMERICAN people when the
    food is gone WHERES THE MONEY you think unemployment is going to last forever babylon is FALLING and your asleep they will round up americans by the thousands when will you wake up

    ONLY RON PAUL can stop this OR AMERICA IS DEAD YOU HEAR ME

    if he doesnt win in 2012 we will have WORLD WAR THREE and martial law in america
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  13. peaceful process

    please edit , add information , remove information ,whatever but please dont be offended this is just for fun . This is the Declaration of independence just changed slightly
    i dont not take credit for this you can thank the United States Founding Farthers .

    Declaration of Restortation

    The unanimous Declaration of the 51 states united States of America
    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to reestablish Its govering body when it has become corrupt and lead its common people astray ,disconnecting them from their rights . Rights to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle to them, a decent respect to the opinions of humankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the restortation of the Law of the land.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people (men, women, childern )are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, porperty ,and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among the people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these States ; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present Governing system is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    The federal government has refused the Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
    It has wastefully used tax dollars for personal agendas and personal gains , in most case harming the stablitity of the economy and personal welfare of the common people .
    Its has engaded in numorous acts of war without proper consent or resonable probable cause to intervine thus endangering the nations people : furthermore it has proceeded with a campaign for a endless war , to restrict and dissolve the people rights .

    It has Impeded its Governors and congrees from pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, to the point they utterly neglected to attend to them. While threateningt hose Public officals to pass legislation that is classified to them .
    Also the current government has negected to maintain a fair and honest market, allowing Banks and other larger Private Corperations to comitt fuad ,illegally seize property ,controll the rate of inflation to there benifit, destroy and censor inovations that would greatly improve the Homeostasis of the common wealth and economic status.
    In addition for allowing dysfunctional medical drugs companys to knowingly distrubute : highly addictive , synthetically made , and usually hazardous drugs , creating more harmful sypomtoms than treating . While also outlawing natural medinces and Resonable ,controlled, self medication .
    For the excessive imprisonment ,fines and fees of non-voilent , non destrutive ,produtive , people for canabesis use ,apperatus, production , and or disturbution .
    The U.S. gov. has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    It has called together legislative and Corpate bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with its measures.

    It has dissolved Representative Parties repeatedly, for opposing its policys with firmness of the Federal and state governments invasions on the rights of the people.
    The Fed. has tried to make Judges dependent on its Will and the Will of Big business for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries and benifits.

    It has erected a multitude of New Offices , Agencys, and acts that hither swarms of Officers to harass our people for executing there rights .

    It has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    The U.S fed. has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving its Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For protecting Criminal Officials works , by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders and fuad which they commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    It also at times deprived some of us in many cases, of the benefit of a fair Trial by Jury and or otherwise executed unlawful detention of persons and effects .

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    It has forced shut down private farms insisting use of harmful chemicals in there produce and other goods and destroyed the lives of the middle class people.

    U.S gov. is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    It has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes , and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Spoke out , Protested and Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions and Protest have been answered only by repeated injury. Public (figures/officials) , whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be govern a free people.
    We, therefore, the People of the North American United States, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the of the Administration for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these States, solemnly publish and declare, That these States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the current ruling power , and that all political connection between them and the federal government , is and ought to be Refreshed and Restored to a state of Freedom and Independentence , they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

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  14. Bill

    "Fair Tax" sounds best to me. Taxed a flat % on everything you buy. No income taxes what-so-ever. Now you control how much tax you pay. Rich enough to buy a lot... you get taxed alot. Too poor to buy alot...your not taxed so much.
    Tourist and illegals will also be helping pay the tax load in this country.

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    1. Joshua

      I don't think that a flat tax % based on sales tax is actually fair. It would be unfair in that people who do not make a lot of money have to spend all or most of their money to make ends meet (effectively forcing them to pay taxes on 100% of their income), while those with a large income can live on a percentage of that income and so effectively avoid taxation.

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      1. TarouSatomi

        The poor already pay taxes on nearly 100% of their income, it's just not listed as "Income Tax" per se. Instead it's called FICA. Set properly poor people can actually make out better on Fair Tax than they do under the current regime of Income + FICA + State & Local Taxes.

        Most Fair Tax implementations I've seen proposed start out with deductible or a minimum. So your first $10,000 or whatever are tax-free and you pay out after that. That would cover a large portion of your basic necessities. Then you start paying out at some sensible rate for the rest.

        A rich guy that buys a new Lexus each year would blow through his $10,000 in a month, easily. And under this system, the silly tax avoidance theatrics aren't helpful or necessary. No 401(k)s, no deductions for this and that, no hiding money offshore, no 50 page tax returns. You don't have CEOs taking a $1 salary and paying no taxes but still somehow buying $5,000,000 worth of property & services.

        It isn't perfect - no system is - but rich vs poor assessments aren't really a problem for Fair Tax.

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    2. Danielle Baxter

      @ Bill

      Genius!

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  15. Tony

    Remember the last election? During the republican debates only one person was commenting on the upcoming economy crash and America's impending fiscal meltdown, Ron Paul. Everyone else was beating the popular drum of the Iraq "war".

    I don not agree with all of Mr. Paul's positions, but the man knows the economy and the economy is the big drum now.

    Of course the road to repair is painful, and that will not be popular.

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    1. TruthSeeker

      Hi Tony,

      I love Mark Twain and his intuitive wisdom, but it is time for the wise to open their mouths and speak up.

      Dr. Paul has some intuitive sense of something wrong going on, but he is NOT putting his finger yet on it. The gold standard he is suggesting is NOT going to work. For more debate on the issue, tune in to the Sound Money forum and explore the reasons yourself. The war drums like the TSA...like the war on drugs...like the contra affairs...like the Middle East/US politics is all run by banks and greedy corporations. We do not have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. We are ruled by banks and corporations and some treasonous bureaucrats who work for them. Unless we confront this theme, nothing makes sense and we will continue to spin in the money sink on our way down the drain. Our politics is nothing short of class war and so we create fictitious enemy to distract from the real enemy. We are on our way to one central world government ruled by banks and money dynasties. The situation is much more severe than the tiny bit scattered pieces of politics here and there. The money dynasties have succeeded in creating and securing a system of government that serve their interest and their interest alone. When we go to war, we do that for the sole benefit of the elite. When we conduct our airport security, we do that for the sole benefit of the elite. When we introduce tax cuts, we do that for the sole benefit of the elite. When we privatize our government, we do that for the sole benefit of the elite. If you do not see it yet, go on with the list and see for yourself. When things do not make sense, just follow the money trail and you shall find the answer!

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  16. Donovan

    http://www.facebook.com/students.for.ron.paul.official

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  17. Wonk

    @independent voter

    Grammer corrections are the last vestige of the pseudo-intellectual.

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    1. Wonk

      As are spelling corrections :) (grammar)

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  18. fonephixer

    Hello! I am looking for a printable listing of the 2012 platform. Where Ron Paul stands on the issues. I have many people who would like to know, and do not have the internet. any ideas?

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  19. A Great Day to be American! | Lost in the Garden

    [...] www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues [...]

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  20. Mauricio

    The only person who will Bring the troops home. The only person who has the guts to say whatever he wants and stand up to all the lobbyist and corporations. One of the many reasons. RON PAUL is the man for presidency!!!!!!

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  21. Josh

    Shouldn't the President be more focused on American problems, instead of foreign problems? Shouldn't the President focus on fixing the economy, instead of bringing rap stars to the White House? Shouldn't the President focus helping Americans, instead of giving money to illegal immigrants and there children?

    If your answer is yes....... Vote Ron Paul

    If your answer is no......... You can take your precious Obama and go to another country... Perhaps the real country he was born in!

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    1. independent voter

      @josh......its people like you who are an embarassment to American politics. I have no problem with Ron Paul, and think he'd pose the best chance in a general election to capture the more moderate voters in the country; He seems like the "go-to guy" to sovle alot of problems dealing with Federalism and States' Rights. But I also have no problem with president Obama either, especially after how he handled Bin Laden... he saw an opertunity and pulled the trigger. But if your still hung up on "Where Obama is actually from" then maybe you should support someone like DONALD TRUMP because clearly you and him are on the same level...you both are a joke.

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    2. independent voter

      @Josh

      Oh and nice spelling/gramar mistake.... it's THEIR children not "there children"... pretty sad.

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      1. no name

        Obama did not "handle" Bin Laden. Our wonderful military took care of that.

        We have something in common in that poor grammar and poor spelling also bother me. Therefore, I shall also point out three of your mistakes.

        1) You misspelled "opertunity." The correct spelling is "opportunity."
        2) When you said, "But if your still hung up on...," I believe you meant to say, "If you are (or you're) still hung up on...."
        3) You said "because clearly you and him are on this same level." The correct pronoun is "he," not "him."

        I hope this was helpful. :)

        (Innocent typos happen. When you criticize the grammar of others you should at least try to do so correctly. I only found 1 error in Josh's comment. I found 3 in yours.)

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    3. Tony

      "It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought an idiot, then to open it and remove all doubt."

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  22. Bob

    Every one in the country should put in an envelope. A small piece of tar and a feather and send it to the speaker of the house. Let him know our disgust.

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  23. Wonk

    @truthseeker

    I understand that why you think the wealthy should be taxed a higher percentage of their income than the rest of us. But I dont agree with you. A tax is a tax-- it is someone taking money from one person to give to anouther through force. Based on that principle, it is wrong. Even if the person is extremely wealthy, it is still wrong. Also, dont be a douche and refer to someone as " my son".

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    1. brandon diaz

      aha my son i agree with you. besides if the wealthy are being tax they will find a way to make all the services and products more expensive and paying employees less.

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  24. Catherine Wehr

    Thank you, I will not foret the Federal Government, it is our security, we must respond with our talents, as best we can, especially at times when so much is needed, simple life and honesty, brings peace and joy miraculously! Keep up the good work and do as you do what you can to keep your beliefs going.

    Thanks again,

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    1. Bob

      To trust any one other than yourself for security. Is asking for there control over your life.

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  25. Kevin

    I have read Ron Paul's 6 point plan to stop illegal immigration.

    What I DID NOT READ is him saying he will send EVERY Illegal Resident out of this country.

    I also did not hear him say he would do anything about it himself, but I did see him say Immigration officials.

    I'm sorry but that isn't enough. Not to mention the fact that anyone can have a plan, but you need Congress to approve it, how will you get the Libtards to approve sending their voters out of country?

    There is currently a program where as an employer you can check the validity of a Social Security number through the Social Security website. It should be MANDATORY LAW that EVERY employer in this country do this and those people caught should be detained IMMEDIATELY, investigated and sent packing.

    We also need a LAW that says, ANY CEO, or it's BOARD OF DIRECTORS will face MANDATORY 6 month's jail time for ANY illegal hired in their company. The company also needs to be fined 100,000 per illegal hired.

    This is how I would stop it.

    We'll never see a Politician put their money where their mouth is.

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    1. Jessica

      I agree with your suggestions on how to handle the illegal immigrants in this country, but to refer to Liberals as "Libtards" is simply unnacceptable.

      " ..how will you get the Libtards to approve sending their voters out of country?"

      By this logic, how will you get people to support your policies when you use terms such as "libtard"?

      In general, I am impressed with the comments on this website and think that Ron Paul has some pretty smart and classy supporters. Let's keep it that way.

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    2. Jenn

      Illegal immigrants vote? Seems to me that's a great way to get caught...

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    3. Chris

      First off, I'm only 16 so kindly excuse my naivety, poor grammar, and possibly ignorance in advance.

      Though I realize this is Ron Paul's website, I've been browsing through some of the other candidate's websites recently and Gary Johnson's policy in particular stuck out to me. Though I won't bother to regurgitate all that's on the page as you can read it yourself, your proposed method seems unnecessarily aggressive if not simply an attack on illegal immigrants. Johnson's plan would turn "a national problem... into a national benefit."

      http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/issues/immigration

      Now don't we all wish we could pick and choose policies from multiple candidates and produce a more effective overall policy? Too bad.

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  26. Bob

    How to control a country. Re educate its people. Indoctrnate them into beleiving a lie.
    Communism. Convince them that they are not the ones who have been indoctronated.

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  27. Miriam K. MacBlane

    Many teachers make 80-k per year, even not including their health care/many more do not. We certainly should not nationalize anything including utilities. Our power company, however, was sold to a Spanish Company and I certainly did not like that. Municipal utilities might be the answer, but never Federal!

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    1. Jenn

      Many, but not most. Really would like to see some proof of that statistic. In fact, one of the problems with teacher salaries is that they are so varied. Many school districts have access to so much funding that they get whatever they desire; many school districts don't. Many school districts rely on teachers fresh out of college through programs like "Teach for America"; they burn out so quickly because of lack of preparation, lack of funding, and the immense workload.

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      1. Nancarrow

        Another issue I have with Ron Paul’s proposals is his homeschooling plan. While I am totally for homeschooling (we supplementally homeschool our children to a great degree since public or even private schools can’t give them as individualized attention as they need and deserve). However his tax credits for homeschooling, I feel, will not necessarily result in a more educated populace. What I see happening, is the already vastly undereducated populace will take advantage of the tax break scheme, pull their kids out of public school to get their tax rebate, and not bother to do anything about actually educating their children. It is essentially no different than food stamps program. Lazy, undereducated people will take advantage of the system, and our country will grow more and more ignorant.
        To look at how good schools work, look at Finland or South Korea. State run systems that are also surprisingly efficient, not bogged in bureaucracy, give intense autonomy to teachers, yet uphold the highest of standards. They pay far LESS per student than we do, yet their teacher’s pay is on par with their doctors and engineers! Teaching is a solid and viable career path in those nations, unlike our country which has teachers on par with a Wal-mart employee. It CAN work at a state level. In fact, do any research on schooling and you will find ALL the best school systems of the world are state run.
        http://schoolmatters.knoxnews.com/forum/topics/how-does-finlands-education
        http://www.mckinsey.com/App_Media/Reports/SSO/Worlds_School_Systems_Final.pdf
        The problem is in our states execution of it. Our systems is bogged down with an ineffective methodology, and needs a total revamp from the ground up… Not an elimination.
        If there is one thing any society should collectively be responsible for and committed to is a solid education of our youth. And although parents need to be an integral part of every child’s education, most parents in our nation, I dare say, are clearly NOT qualified to be the SOLE source.
        This would be a dreadful disservice to the future of our nation.

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    2. Sean L. Hellems

      Cooperatives are the answer.

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    3. Danielle Baxter

      Where the Hell do teachers make 80 k a year? I'm packing my bags now.

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      1. Nancarrow

        http://schoolmatters.knoxnews.com/forum/topics/how-does-finlands-education
        http://www.mckinsey.com/App_Media/Reports/SSO/Worlds_School_Systems_Final.pdf

        Finland, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, ...

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  28. Preston

    sound money quit spending more than we take in and no more empire building

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  29. Brian Saintsing

    I support Wisconsins Governor! Why is it that teachers who make $80,000 a year is whining because they have to pay more? There can never be political peace. Liberals want to spend more and tax more and run State and Federal debt through the roof! The hard working people in Wisconsin voted for a change. A change to lower debt. By Democrats fleeing to different states, that just proves that Democrats are weak and not ready to lower the debt. I encourage more states to do the same as Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and other states are doing to Unions. I'm 17 years old and I'm worrying about where the country is going as Obama as president. He's weak, no leadership, no civility, and he won the nobel peace prize for no reason. He reminds me of Jimmy Carter or John Adams. We need to Ron Paul!

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    1. TruthSeeker

      Brian Saintsing,

      First let me praise you for your interest in pubic issues at age 17. I hope more teenagers become as responsible as you are. Our political and economical trouble is not caused by lines of divisions along liberals and conservatives my son. Both liberals and conservatives are wasteful and exploitative. If we have to pay taxes, it should not go in big salaries for our bureaucrats and state administrators, nor should it go to hire more police force that do very little besides hiding around the corner to solicit traffic violations when our neighborhoods continue to be burglarized and attacked. If the state needs to generate funds to perform its functions, we have better options. One would be to raise taxes on the wealthy that make in excess of $250,000. Another would be to nationalize water, utility, oil, and mining industry. The profits generated should be more than enough to fund the budget of our state and local governments. So it all depends on who should pay for the maintainability of our government. It is not about the teachers or the coal miners. Cutting wasteful spending is the first step to a well-balanced budget and efficient government.

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    2. Anthony

      What teacher makes $80k a year? Are you nuts?

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      1. Danielle Baxter

        right?

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        1. Danielle Baxter

          Also, to get anywhere close you're talking a teacher with a doctoral degree, not your average Mrs. Johnson.

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    3. cgiller

      Its great you're interested in politics at a young age, but the first lesson should be do your research. Always be able to back up everything you say with facts. No teacher makes 80,000 a year and dividing liberals and conservatives is just asking for more trouble. We need to work together to solve the problems that hurt our country today, the blame is unnecessary and pointless. All politicians spend too much and have different motives. And this won't be changed until clean elections are utilized. We need representatives that actually work for the people, not the companies that pay them. TruthSeeker is right, the excessively wealthy should be taxed and wasteful spending needs to be cut. Taxes are necessary to a certain extent, they're made to pay for our well being but the spending isn't.

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      1. jorstyl

        As a WI high school senior, I can tell you my government teacher makes over 90k a year

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        1. Jenn

          I'm not going to say that this is the best website or best statistical evidence for this argument, but http://247wallst.com/2011/02/26/the-ten-states-that-pay-teachers-the-most-and-why-it-doesnt-matter/ points out right on the first page that the maximum salary paid to WI educators is just a tad over 60K. Perhaps your teacher is talking about a combined salary (his and his spouse)? Another good reason to go to the site is because it stresses that salary doesn't necessarily influence quality. Which is true; however, if we're trusting these people with the futures of our children, shouldn't we want our children to be their primary concern, and not their impending mortgage payment? Just sayin'.

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          1. Nancarrow

            To look at how good schools work, look at Finland or South Korea. State run systems that are also surprisingly efficient, not bogged in bureaucracy, give intense autonomy to teachers, yet uphold the highest of standards. They pay far LESS per student than we do, yet their teacher’s pay is on par with their doctors and engineers! Teaching is a solid and viable career path in those nations, unlike our country which has teachers on par with a Wal-mart employee. It CAN work at a state level. In fact, do any research on schooling and you will find ALL the best school systems of the world are state run.
            http://schoolmatters.knoxnews.com/forum/topics/how-does-finlands-education
            http://www.mckinsey.com/App_Media/Reports/SSO/Worlds_School_Systems_Final.pdf
            The problem is in our states execution of it. Our systems is bogged down with an ineffective methodology, and needs a total revamp from the ground up… Not an elimination.

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  30. sod

    I'm from Wisconsin and what worries me a hell of a lot more is the fact that this bill allows the Governor to sell off all the public power companies to privately owned companies (Koch Industries - $43,000 in campaign funds to Walker) for whatever price they see fit. Koch already has job openings listed on their website for power plant managers in Wisconsin.

    SECTION 44. 16.896 of the statutes is created to read:
    16.896 Sale or contractual operation of state−owned heating, cooling,
    and power plants. (1) Notwithstanding ss. 13.48 (14) (am) and 16.705 (1), the
    department may sell any state−owned heating, cooling, and power plant or may
    contract with a private entity for the operation of any such plant, with or without solicitation of bids, for any amount that the department determines to be in the best interest of the state. Notwithstanding ss. 196.49 and 196.80, no approval or certification of the public service commission is necessary for a public utility to purchase, or contract for the operation of, such a plant, and any such purchase is considered to be in the public interest and to comply with the criteria for certification of a project under s. 196.49 (3) (b).

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    1. TruthSeeker

      SOD,

      This is a dangerous time we live in. The whole government apparatus works for the 1% elite. What we have is the farthest thing from a government by the people of the people and for the people unless of course you mean by the "people" the 1% elite. Unless people rise up and start a national revolution, things will deteriorate to the point where the future of the 99% is in immanent danger. I could see that coming in less than two years. I do not like betting, but I would bet on it otherwise.

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    2. Jessica

      Sod,

      I'm from WI too! Greetings!

      This bill worries me as well. Now there are rumors of a financial martial law (much like the one in MI) being drafted. I hope to goodness it isn't true; I do NOT want to see public land being sold off to companies for development. Can you picture high rise condominiums in our State Parks? I can't, and I hope Walker can't either!

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  31. Steve M.

    I was wondering what others on this site think of the situation in Madison WI where the governor refuses to meet with the union heads, even though the unions are prepared to make steep concessions, and is set to eliminate the collective bargaining power of all public workers.

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  32. Christine

    A Broader View of Things
    http://thecrowhouse.co.uk/090210.html

    The Crowhouse Radio Programs
    http://thecrowhouse.co.uk/radio.htm

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  33. Christine

    US cities face financial collapse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkwkof7J9Ro

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  34. John T. Robinson

    Income Tax does work it does bring in enough revenue to cover the gov. bills. We need another sourse of to pay our bill besides borrowing from China. "The Fair Tax" or some other national sales tax except Va tax.

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  35. Share The Joy

    Ron Paul for president 2012! Its time for someone who actually listens to the American people!! Stop large government, stop the socialist ways, and stop the wasteful spending in this country.

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