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OBAMA VS. ROMNEY ON PUBLIC SCHOOL JOBS

Obama Failed Soda Head Chief Opi 2012/06/16 21:21:40
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a high-profile presser on the economy last Friday, President Obama’s central proposal was to hire more public employees. Then, in his weekly address, he argued that hiring more public school teachers would allow the U.S. to educate its way to prosperity.

His Republican presidential rival, Governor Romney, has recommended precisely the opposite: reducing the size of government to boost private sector job growth–and he, too, mentions public school teachers. So… who’s right?
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  • Jesse 2012/06/22 13:23:13
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    Jesse
    +1
    Fedzilla is too big. It needs to be drastically trimmed down to essential government services. There are too many government agencies that are unaccountable to the people.
  • Riobhca 2012/06/17 20:15:34 (edited)
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    Riobhca
    +3
    Hiring more teachers is NOT going to make our students less stupid and neither is flinging more money at the schools. The teachers we have are not doing their job and hiring more would just exacerbate the problem. The curriculum needs to me totally redone before hiring any more public employees for the schools.

    Obama wants everyone working for and dependent on the government so that they can control everyone's lives more easily.
  • Pamela Riobhca 2012/06/18 11:46:50
    Pamela
    +1
    Yes, that's what the Democratic party is all about. You will be dependent on us and we will take care of you for your votes.
  • Kane Fernau 2012/06/17 16:58:20
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    Kane Fernau
    +2
    Obama doesn't give a damn about the Private Sector. Government jobs have increased by 11% since 2008. Obama wants everyone to belong to a government union and work for the government. Communism has ten essential planks:

    Abolition of Private Property.
    Heavy Progressive Income Tax.
    Abolition of Rights of Inheritance.
    Confiscation of Property Rights.
    Central Bank.
    Government Ownership of Communication and Transportation.
    Government Ownership of Factories and Agriculture.
    Government Control of Labor.
    Corporate Farms and Regional Planning.
    Government Control of Education. He's got a good start.
  • rknothead 2012/06/17 15:23:49
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    rknothead
    +3
    You can't grow our economy through hiring more teachers....problem lies with the students and their parents, and more teachers won't help. We need more private sector growth.
  • Bob S rknothead 2012/06/17 16:15:21
    Bob S
    +1
    It is about time that OBAMA learned a few facts...
  • Kiosk Kid 2012/06/17 15:14:33
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    Kiosk Kid
    +2
    Obama need to concentrate on removing his obstacles to hiring by small business owners. Then government would get more tax money that they could spend on their priorities. Below are the results of surveys of small business owners by The US Chamber of Commerce.

    • “Concerns about over-regulation are the highest we’ve seen in the past year, with 42% of small businesses citing it as a major concern and 52% citing regulations as the top threat to their business, increasing 9 percentage points since last June.

    • What do concerns about regulations and policies mean for small businesses? Stalled growth. 80% of small businesses surveyed report the taxation, regulation, and legislation from Washington make it harder for their business to hire more employees. Nearly three-out-of-four (73%) of small businesses surveyed cite the recent health care law as an obstacle to growing their business and hiring more employees.”

    http://www.uschambersmallbusi...
  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/06/17 14:29:11
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    Elaine Magliacane
    +4
    Get rid of the teachers Unions and about half the teachers that are SLUGS... and kids might learn something.
  • Pamela Elaine ... 2012/06/18 11:47:28
    Pamela
    +1
    Right you are!
  • Michaelene Elaine ... 2012/06/20 12:02:48
    Michaelene
    +1
    I agree, also cut the executive administrative staff level (those whith little or no student contact) and you can spent the hundred os thousands on students.
    Philadelphia's Superintendent Arlene Ackerman made 450 per year, quit (more like run out of town), sued for 900k, received it and then filed for unemployemtn on top. Over a million dollars wasted on one failed woman.
  • mac9 2012/06/17 14:22:00
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    mac9
    +4
    Obama wants union money and union votes. The teachers union comes under public employees union and they need to be reduced like Wisconsin. The taxpayers pay public employees salary and benefits and get far less benefits which is totally unfair.
  • AM 2012/06/17 13:00:20
  • AM AM 2012/06/17 13:00:48
  • Bob S AM 2012/06/17 16:16:10
    Bob S
    +2
    What isn't he inept at???
  • Pamela AM 2012/06/18 11:48:51
    Pamela
    +2
    Right you are!
  • All American 2012/06/17 12:46:55
    Not sure , comment if you like
    All American
    +3
    Throwing more money at education isn't going to solve the problem. It's my understanding we already spend more per student than any other nation and our results continue to fall. If you want to improve education, get rid of all the unions first, reduce the bureaucracy and redo the retirement to put it in line with the private sector. I think you will see positive results from these actions alone.
  • Obama F... All Ame... 2012/06/19 16:15:13
    Obama Failed Soda Head Chief Opi
    Thank you for reply
  • Michaelene 2012/06/17 12:30:24
    Not sure , comment if you like
    Michaelene
    +4
    Throwing more money at a bad situation does not make it better.
    Merit pay and the removal of seniority or tenure would be better for education, I hated being lumped along side bad teachers.
    Charter schools have helped the children (and parents) of Philadelphia.
    There's nothing worse than forcing your kids to go to a bad school, give them vouchers.
  • Obama F... Michaelene 2012/06/19 16:15:08
    Obama Failed Soda Head Chief Opi
    +1
    Thank you for reply
  • Michaelene Obama F... 2012/06/20 11:43:55
    Michaelene
    +1
    Your welcome.
    Glad you replied, I left out the fact that Obama has already been involved with public schools in Chicago and they still don't know where the money went.

    http://www.americanthinker.co...

    "former Weatherman and admitted terrorist William Ayers (whom Obama described in the Philadelphia debate as merely a "neighbor") was head of the operating arm of the CAC, working with Obama on distributing scores of millions of dollars to grantees in the wards of the city, and you have a topic that the Obama campaign wishes to avoid at all costs."

    Annenberg's report on the failure: http://ccsr.uchicago.edu/down...
  • Obama F... Michaelene 2012/06/20 11:52:31
    Obama Failed Soda Head Chief Opi
    O' Yes William Ayers i am so glad that Glen Beck , spent so mush time talking about him and his tie to Obama
  • Michaelene Obama F... 2012/06/20 13:07:29
    Michaelene
    +1
    Glenn didn't start it, it was a big discussion in the DNC in 2007. I'm sure glad he did bring it to light for those who were not in the know. Shame of the Clintons for scrubbing their website of this information on the day she conceeded.
    Country before party!
  • Michaelene Michaelene 2012/06/20 11:59:17
  • Obama F... Michaelene 2012/06/20 13:15:18 (edited)
  • irish 2012/06/17 12:24:40
    Not sure , comment if you like
    irish
    +2
    promises,promises,talking points etc to try to hoodwink the masses. its all a circus. voters  circus
  • Bob S irish 2012/06/17 16:16:46
    Bob S
    +2
    and Obama is the biggest clown...
  • irish Bob S 2012/06/17 16:26:50
    irish
    +2
    he sure is.
  • Bob S irish 2012/06/19 15:47:00
    Bob S
    +3
    His stage name is BOZO...and his White House name in BOZOUMMER.
  • irish Bob S 2012/06/19 19:56:31
    irish
    LOL LOL bodummer.
  • Pamela 2012/06/17 11:46:26
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    Pamela
    +3
    Of course Romney is right, He is a businessman, and knows what to do. On the other hand, Oblunda is just a patsy for the liberal left. He is told what to do.
  • mwg0735 2012/06/17 10:55:46
  • AM mwg0735 2012/06/17 13:04:26
  • mwg0735 AM 2012/06/17 13:23:14
  • Pamela AM 2012/06/17 16:52:41
    Pamela
    +2
    Right you are!
  • Bob S mwg0735 2012/06/17 16:17:37
    Bob S
    +3
    and he gives them waivers whenever he can. i.e OBAMACARE..
  • Pamela mwg0735 2012/06/18 11:52:32
    Pamela
    +2
    He wants the Union votes. The Unions love him as long as he ''Oblunda" caters to them.
  • Michaelene Pamela 2012/06/22 18:28:59
    Michaelene
    we are watching the unions fall out of love with Obama. He ignored their pleas in WI and 6000+ left the union, in W Va they are putting up billboards that say Obama NO JOBS ZONE, here in PA he has lost half of his support among the steel workers, and all of the energy related unions.
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/06/17 10:22:58
    Not sure , comment if you like
    TruBluTopaz
    +4
    I believe in Romney's case he argued for more competition and possibly having vouchers,especially in areas like Chicago that have low performing inner city schools. Of course Obama got rid of vouchers for kids in DC, which because of the high number of African Americans kids there that he damaged their opportunities to excel. Overall, there are layers of bureaucracy in any school system that could disappear tomorrow and nobody would notice. These are largely administration level jobs that have more to do with administering federally mandated programs like ESL, Special Education and the like. Of course much of it has to do with accountability. The current testing system is burdensome and I am not sure it does anything to insure that education is equal because the tests themselves are created in a highly political format. It is interesting to note that while GWB passed NCLB, it is liberal educators in universities that make the most money creating increasingly confusing and vague tests.
  • Obama F... TruBluT... 2012/06/17 14:48:07 (edited)
    Obama Failed Soda Head Chief Opi
    Thank you for reply
  • CFlyJuice 2012/06/17 10:14:41
    Is ROMNEY right, comment if you like
    CFlyJuice
    +5
    Obama wants to throw money at everything and hope it gets better.

    Romney is a brilliant businessman and knows how to get the most bang for the buck.

    The US Educational system spends the most $$$ per child and IT SUCKS.

    Unless the money is spent wisely, it's a big waste and kids don't get the education they deserve.

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