Happy Memorial Day Fluff

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Happy Memorial Day Fluff
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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 11:45am

1. How's the weather going to be for your Memorial Day weekend?

2. What's for dinner?

3. Do you vote for your school budget? Edited to say, the one that the board of education decides and you go to the polls to vote yes or no each year. If not, why not?

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:52pm
Lol.

 


 


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Registered: 03-27-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:53pm

But many senior citizens are working small jobs, walmart, mcdonalds and the kind to make ends meet. I think there's something skewed about our government there. I am not a proponent of Paul Ryan's fiscal but I do believe senior citizens should see more of a break than a younger able bodied population that cries fowl. Sorry for the political handle there, Lol.

Yes, many do work small jobs but many older sr. citizens just can't work. 

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:54pm
Or she ran out of something to debate....

 


 


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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:55pm

This article does a better job expressing my opinion on this than I could.

http://mises.org/daily/3021/

 

 

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 4:57pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">But many senior citizens are working small jobs, walmart, mcdonalds and the kind to make ends meet. I think there's something skewed about our government there. I am not a proponent of Paul Ryan's fiscal but I do believe senior citizens should see more of a break than a younger able bodied population that cries fowl. Sorry for the political handle there, Lol.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span>Yes, many do work small jobs but many older sr. citizens just can't work. </span></strong></span></p>

Then they sell their homes and enter public housing for senior citizens.  Or as MIL yaps about, we just collect welfare if we run out of money...  And she's a staunch republican!

 


 


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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 5:05pm

"Haven't you gotten a bunch of raises in the past couple years? Were they less than the average SS check?"

This isn't about ME.  I'm not complaining, whining or crying fowl.  It's about the statement that those on SS or over 65 are on a fixed income, when their income - by law - increases every December. 

But, FTR, my recent raises were not COLA raises, but based on demonstrated performance.

 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 5:20pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
But many senior citizens are working small jobs, walmart, mcdonalds and the kind to make ends meet. I think there's something skewed about our government there. I am not a proponent of Paul Ryan's fiscal but I do believe senior citizens should see more of a break than a younger able bodied population that cries fowl. Sorry for the political handle there, Lol.

I don't know if senior citizens need more of a break or not.  The seniors in my local area get a substantial break on property taxes.  Is it like that in your area or your dad's area?  

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 6:02pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>1. How's the weather going to be for your Memorial Day weekend?</p><p>2. What's for dinner?</p><p>3. Do you vote for your school budget? Edited to say, the one that the board of education decides and you go to the polls to vote yes or no each year. If not, why not?</p>

1.  Cool, but pleasant and sunny.  Good weather for doing the last of the pruning--lilacs have to be pruned AFTER they bloom.

2.  Chicken.

3.  No. Because the school board doesn't determine the school budget; the county government does and we don't have annual elections over the county budgets any more than we have annual elections over the state budget or federal budget.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 6:08pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Yeah, I understand that. I guess that is put in the budget from the year before so they can account if they have to do it more than once. I have actually heard that some districts have to vote 3 times. </span></strong></span></p>

Sounds like an excellent reason why many school districts don't put the school budget to an annual referendum. What a ridiculous waste of time and resources that must be every year.

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 6:11pm

savcal2011 wrote:
And really, if 104 Senators and 435 Representatives can't agree - after MONTHS of study, analysis and discussion - on a budget, how in the world will 10000, 50000, or 1000000 people in a community be able to?</p>

Ahem.  100 Senators :)

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