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#113528 - I don't know if I would cut it 100%, but even though we spend …  [+] (3 new replies) 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#113530 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Ending the war on drugs would be another good way to save lots of money.
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#113531 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I agree.
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#113532 - theism (04/18/2016) [-]
One of the big issues with education spending is it's wasteful, one of the big expenditures is education technology, like smart boards for class-rooms. All this technology goes into the richest schools with the best teachers when research shows it does the most in poorer schools with worse teachers.
#113526 - I think that's a key difference between us. 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... +1
#113525 - Oh boy I wouldn't know where to begin. Ideally, my r…  [+] (5 new replies) 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... -1
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#113527 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Why get rid of the department of education?
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#113528 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I don't know if I would cut it 100%, but even though we spend more money on education every year and we are spending more money per student than ever, we aren't seeing increases in test scores or overall performance.

The US has a bad habit of seeing a problem and throwing money at it to fix it. War on Drugs is a perfect example.
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#113530 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Ending the war on drugs would be another good way to save lots of money.
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#113531 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I agree.
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#113532 - theism (04/18/2016) [-]
One of the big issues with education spending is it's wasteful, one of the big expenditures is education technology, like smart boards for class-rooms. All this technology goes into the richest schools with the best teachers when research shows it does the most in poorer schools with worse teachers.
#113523 - Again, you always seem to focus on the evil. Personally most o…  [+] (2 new replies) 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... +1
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#113524 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
I tend to look at actions as a group in this context. Christian institutions don't seem to embrace these ideals.
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#113526 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I think that's a key difference between us.
#113521 - I agree, but I think taxes should be lowered dramatically acro…  [+] (7 new replies) 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#113522 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
What programs would you cut to allow for that?
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#113525 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
Oh boy I wouldn't know where to begin.

Ideally, my roles for government would be national defense, diplomacy, lawmaking obviously, and then as a small safety net for those in absolute poverty.

But realistically, I'd be defunding the NSA, cutting social security entirely, along with the vast majority of Medicare, Medicaid, obamacare, etc, and getting rid of the department of education, among other things.
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#113527 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Why get rid of the department of education?
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#113528 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I don't know if I would cut it 100%, but even though we spend more money on education every year and we are spending more money per student than ever, we aren't seeing increases in test scores or overall performance.

The US has a bad habit of seeing a problem and throwing money at it to fix it. War on Drugs is a perfect example.
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#113530 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Ending the war on drugs would be another good way to save lots of money.
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#113531 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I agree.
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#113532 - theism (04/18/2016) [-]
One of the big issues with education spending is it's wasteful, one of the big expenditures is education technology, like smart boards for class-rooms. All this technology goes into the richest schools with the best teachers when research shows it does the most in poorer schools with worse teachers.
#113519 - The peace, love and happiness stuff? A lot of that is still fo…  [+] (4 new replies) 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... +1
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#113520 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Christians seem to have a very interesting interpretation of "love your neighbor" and "help your fellow man".
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#113523 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
Again, you always seem to focus on the evil. Personally most of the Christians I know, and maybe the rural area I'm from is different then that of most other places, follow those pretty well.
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#113524 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
I tend to look at actions as a group in this context. Christian institutions don't seem to embrace these ideals.
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#113526 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I think that's a key difference between us.
#113517 - Whether people spend less of their money as they accumulate we…  [+] (9 new replies) 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#113518 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Ideally it wouldn't be about taxing the rich more it would be about taxing the poor less, the rate on those with disposable income would be the default.
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#113521 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I agree, but I think taxes should be lowered dramatically across the board, and be a flat rate.

Though that would require vast government cutbacks, and wouldn't happen without a serious politically coup at this point.
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#113522 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
What programs would you cut to allow for that?
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#113525 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
Oh boy I wouldn't know where to begin.

Ideally, my roles for government would be national defense, diplomacy, lawmaking obviously, and then as a small safety net for those in absolute poverty.

But realistically, I'd be defunding the NSA, cutting social security entirely, along with the vast majority of Medicare, Medicaid, obamacare, etc, and getting rid of the department of education, among other things.
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#113527 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Why get rid of the department of education?
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#113528 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I don't know if I would cut it 100%, but even though we spend more money on education every year and we are spending more money per student than ever, we aren't seeing increases in test scores or overall performance.

The US has a bad habit of seeing a problem and throwing money at it to fix it. War on Drugs is a perfect example.
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#113530 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Ending the war on drugs would be another good way to save lots of money.
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#113531 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I agree.
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#113532 - theism (04/18/2016) [-]
One of the big issues with education spending is it's wasteful, one of the big expenditures is education technology, like smart boards for class-rooms. All this technology goes into the richest schools with the best teachers when research shows it does the most in poorer schools with worse teachers.
#113515 - Yeah, well I don't have an issue with that. Personally I don't…  [+] (11 new replies) 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#113516 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
The logic there is the richest people do spend less of their money. Ideally a progressive tax would cap off where income can be considered disposable.
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#113517 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
Whether people spend less of their money as they accumulate wealth is their business, personally. Just because they have more money sitting around and considered disposable doesn't give another person or the government the right to take it through taxation.
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#113518 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Ideally it wouldn't be about taxing the rich more it would be about taxing the poor less, the rate on those with disposable income would be the default.
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#113521 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I agree, but I think taxes should be lowered dramatically across the board, and be a flat rate.

Though that would require vast government cutbacks, and wouldn't happen without a serious politically coup at this point.
User avatar
#113522 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
What programs would you cut to allow for that?
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#113525 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
Oh boy I wouldn't know where to begin.

Ideally, my roles for government would be national defense, diplomacy, lawmaking obviously, and then as a small safety net for those in absolute poverty.

But realistically, I'd be defunding the NSA, cutting social security entirely, along with the vast majority of Medicare, Medicaid, obamacare, etc, and getting rid of the department of education, among other things.
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#113527 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Why get rid of the department of education?
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#113528 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I don't know if I would cut it 100%, but even though we spend more money on education every year and we are spending more money per student than ever, we aren't seeing increases in test scores or overall performance.

The US has a bad habit of seeing a problem and throwing money at it to fix it. War on Drugs is a perfect example.
User avatar
#113530 - theism (04/17/2016) [-]
Ending the war on drugs would be another good way to save lots of money.
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#113531 - marinepenguin (04/17/2016) [-]
I agree.
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#113532 - theism (04/18/2016) [-]
One of the big issues with education spending is it's wasteful, one of the big expenditures is education technology, like smart boards for class-rooms. All this technology goes into the richest schools with the best teachers when research shows it does the most in poorer schools with worse teachers.
#113514 - We're saying the same thing, just calling it by different name… 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0
#113510 - The last bit was regarding income taxes. 04/17/2016 on Politics - politics news,... 0