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Originally posted by projectvxn
Another resounding success of a Dept. of Edu copycat system.
Nevada isn't doing much better, but the fact is the more we provide through the state system the more we have to pay for it.
We're broke, so I'm expecting school shutdowns to start being talked about soon.
I started talking about the debt bomb years ago, the fuse is finally getting short enough to make people sweat so I'm not the crazy guy raving in the corner about debt anymore..
Now I'm proposing we stop feeding the beast. Our kids are dumber and the schools are closing anyway. You don't need a Weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing. Detroit is Americas dirty little secret. The 3rd world country created by 5 decades of corruption.
Michigan overall is a screwed little place wracked with debt, poor investment choices, and huge self serving bureaucracies that have sapped all the competitiveness and innovation out of the state... Education has had to endure some draconian level cuts to maintain the status quo for the states ruling class(Unions and Government officials), but at the end of the day we're talking about the same government that thinks bulldozing homes is the best way to help stabilize home prices.
Michigan is the WORST CASE SCENARIO. What's even more worrying is that it has much further to go. I'm not sure Michigan will be there much longer.
There may not be schools left in Michigan if the status quo is continued.edit on 17-1-2011 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
Hey, I have an idea, throw other people's money at the problem. Time to redistribute that money from the states that have kept their heads above water. How dare they have conservative values and principles? They should all be the same! /s
What is the highest cost to the public schools? If you said the upkeep or the property, you would be wrong. It would be the teacher's PENSIONS.
Time for Michigan to file bankruptcy and start over. Maybe if they only spend what they bring in, this would solve the problem. Also, placing any government worker into a pension system that puts the public taxpayer as the debtor, should be outlawed.
Public unions should be outlawed. A flat across the board sales tax and nothing more. No income taxes, no property taxes, no other taxes. Time to go back to what worked. Constitutional government and NOTHING more.edit on 17-1-2011 by saltheart foamfollower because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by camaro68ss
Its truly the people of Michigan’s fault. They voted in people who promised them hand outs. They voted to raise taxes on companies, now the companies leave. So they raise taxes on the richer people to pay for the hand outs. The rich people left.
Everything was great until they ran out of other people’s money. This is the things that will come to be in America if we keep voting in people who promise entitlements.
Obama care anyone?????