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 - 3:02pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">litlmiss_cantbewrong</em> wrote:</div>  <strong>No, I wouldn't be surprised--I live in a pretty conservative state and a lot of people vote no on any bond because it would raise their taxes.  I</strong>'m the opposite.  I vote for everything--I like nice roads, to have working fire trucks &amp;amp; ambulences and to have schools that have roofs that are not leaking &amp;amp; about to fall on everyone's head.  The things I would not vote for, never come up for citizen votes.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Raising taxes is a goal of the liberals?  George Bush II raised your taxes more than Clinton.  http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110710115004AAcsy3N</p><p>And his dad, George "Read my lips.  No new taxes"  Bush, wisely raised taxes once in office.  He realized his phony campaign slogan, while catchy, wasn't do-able.  Clinton was the last President to leave office with both a budget surplus and substantial tax cuts. </p>

I'm not disagreeing with you Thardy.  But the Bushes notwithstanding, the general party line for conservatives is to want to cut budgets and lower taxes.  I agree that with the Bushes, it didn't happen that way and Reagan raised taxes also.  I didn't say liberals raise taxes.  I just said I live in a conservative state and most people around me don't want to pay ANY taxes, lol.  You have a whole contingent of people who live here because they don't want to be bothered by government and pay taxes yadda yadda.  Granted, most of them don't live in Anchorage, most of them who feel that strongly about it move to smaller towns or somehwere where there is no town!

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:24pm

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>

60s - 70s I think.  I heard 70-something by Monday.  We may go to a pizza place for dinner.  No, I think there was one school budget the community ever voted on but I can't remember what it was about, transportation I think. 

 

 

 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:25pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
  I'm not disagreeing with you Thardy.  But the Bushes notwithstanding, the general party line for conservatives is to want to cut budgets and lower taxes.  I agree that with the Bushes, it didn't happen that way and Reagan raised taxes also.  I didn't say liberals raise taxes.  I just said I live in a conservative state and most people around me don't want to pay ANY taxes, lol.  You have a whole contingent of people who live here because they don't want to be bothered by government and pay taxes yadda yadda.  Granted, most of them don't live in Anchorage, most of them who feel that strongly about it move to smaller towns or somehwere where there is no town!</p>

I think no one wants to raise taxes.  Heck, no one wants to pay any taxes.  I never understood the whole "tax and spend" label applied to any party or group. 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:27pm

My friend lives in a suburb of Cincinnati. There are always school levys there that they vote on, Most of the time they get shot down b/c nobody wants to pay higher property taxes. Cheap skates, Lol.

 

 


 


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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:30pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">No, I wouldn't be surprised--I live in a pretty conservative state and a lot of people vote no on any bond because it would raise their taxes.  I'm the opposite.  I vote for everything--I like nice roads, to have working fire trucks &amp; ambulences and to have schools that have roofs that are not leaking &amp; about to fall on everyone's head.  The things I would not vote for, never come up for citizen votes.  </span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span>I think $10/more a week is WORTH it for the education of our children. Many don't :(</span></strong></span></p>

I hear this.  And it's nice when you community breaks it down to actual dollars and cents too. 

 


 


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Registered: 09-01-2002
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:31pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p>We have computerized voting booths so we save on paper!  Our voting place people are also unpaid volunteers.  &lt;/p&gt;
</p><p>We have paper ballots that we fill in our ovals with pens.  Then it goes into a computerized scanner.</p>[/quote]

We had touch screens, but I think the volunteer may have written something down after I checked in with her.  I didn't notice if there was a paper printout. 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:32pm
You use the government as a model for your own budgeting? Eek, How weird!

 


 


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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:36pm
We actually had the option of hand written ballot and computer last election. I predict one of these years people will be able to vote from the comforts of their living rooms, Lol.

 


 


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Registered: 09-01-2002
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:38pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
  No paper ballots to prevent fraud? That's a hacker's dream district.</p>

True.  Before the computer ballot, there was never any voting fraud.

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 3:39pm
Right, Because your cheap house is taxed less than a more expensive one. Not difficult to understand.

 


 


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