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Author Topic:   Is Paul Ryan Racist?
NoNukes
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Message 8 of 35 (723316)
03-29-2014 12:28 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by New Cat's Eye
03-28-2014 1:49 PM


Re: xenophobic
Lee is just interpreting him into being a racist.
I would expect that someone who believes that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was about colored people getting to force their company on people who hated them, would need to hear the N word before he acknowledged any racism.
When Mr. 2:50 marathon man talks about inner city problems is he interested in helping or in letting the base know he isn't going to help.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass

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Message 21 of 35 (723427)
04-01-2014 12:53 PM
Reply to: Message 18 by New Cat's Eye
04-01-2014 11:40 AM


Re: xenophobic
Oh, I meant an example of that conservative legislation that is rigging the system.
Good question. Although, I think it is one that you could answer yourself.
First a counter example though. One thing republicans seem to like even less than funding education is student voting. The republicans in Ohio actually proposed legislation that would retaliate against colleges that provided assistance to student voters (by doing things like providing documentation to the DMV upon request) by making all voting students eligible for in state tuition, thereby lowering the cost of education for out of state students.
Of course they never actually pulled off this bit of legislation that would have cost their schools 370 million dollars.
Enough fun. NC provides an excellent example of the kind of policies that the Republicans put in place. Currently, despite the fact that the state is something close to evenly split between Dems and Repubs (as evidenced by the last two national elections and the fact that our two Senators come from two different parties, the republican party now controls both legislative houses and we have a republican governor. The republicans enacted what was initially supposed to be a budget neutral tax policy, but the neutrality was base on lowering the upper tax bracket and applying a ridiculous, but quintessentially Republican policy that raised the sales tax on food items in order to increase the taxes paid by those of modest and lower incomes. I believe we call that kind of policy regressive for obvious reasons.
However the republicans could not pull off the more regressive parts of the plan, so they implement just the tax cuts and left the budget in a shambles. NC teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation, and teachers in the western, upper and lower parts of the state can now find better paying jobs by crossing the border. That's right, our teachers are not paid even as well as the teachers in the educational wasteland we call South Carolina.
And of course the university system took a hit too. Huge cuts in the funding for the university, with the result that both in state and out of state tuition has gone up. Eleven years ago I obtained a JD at the nearby public university and spent about 10K out of pocket. Yes, that was a huge bargain, but tuition gone up way by about 3 times since then.
Your question, while well meaning, that I need to point to a piece of legislation is too limited. In the case of NC, we can point to conservative policies and a plan that stack the deck against poor people getting ahead. In some cases it's about legislation that will never pass in your state. Even the junior colleges here are getting more expensive and are offering fewer courses at a time when the obvious policies to apply when your state has an unemployment rate well above that of the national average would be to invest in education.
Instead we have Republican presidential candidates actually ridiculing the idea of more people going to college as elitist when they themselves have college degrees.
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Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass

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NoNukes
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Message 25 of 35 (723439)
04-01-2014 2:46 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by New Cat's Eye
04-01-2014 2:24 PM


Re: xenophobic
I did point to legislation. The state budget is legislation. Congressional funding is legislated. What are you expecting?

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass

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