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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 06:15 AM

Taxation...

without representation.
It seems that the current rush to privatize schools is a form of coercing money with no possibility of controlling how it is spent. Didn't we once fight a Revolution over such a premise?

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GTurck Jun 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Jun 2012 #1
GTurck Jun 2012 #4
Warren Stupidity Jun 2012 #6
elleng Jun 2012 #2
GTurck Jun 2012 #5
Smarmie Doofus Jun 2012 #3

Response to GTurck (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 06:46 AM

1. ER no it is not taxation without representation

 

Oversight of spending is irrelevant. You have representatives elected by the people making these bad decisions.

Unelect them.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 09:37 AM

4. Once the...

privatization begins there is no un-election that will change the policies of the owning body. They own the schools and the teaching curriculum and set all the parameters of attainment. Sure the other structures may remain in place but they are entities without purpose or power. That is why I said that it is taxation without representation.

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Response to GTurck (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:56 AM

6. Again, that is a different issue than "taxation without representation"

 

what you are discussing is "funding without oversight". I actually do not think that is being done, as in the schools receiving funds do have to comply with state standards, (not that I support this at all as it is a violation of the separation of church and state to fund religious schools.) At any rate, once done it can be undone, by your representatives, so again - where is the lack of representation?

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Response to GTurck (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. Not the same thing; see reply # 1.

ACTUAL taxation without representation exists in Washington, DC, where we have NO voting representation in Congress, House or Senate.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 09:45 AM

5. If...

a big if..the citizens of this country voted at the rate of other countries (60-85%) many things would change. And another big if..the need to constantly campaign and raise funds were removed we would see many more changes. Prostitutes cannot choose their Johns and politicians have only a little room to choose their benefactors. Absent them and the need for them we would re-balance our political society.

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Response to GTurck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 08:57 AM

3. +1. But more....taxation w. MISrepresentation.

 

n/t

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