Despite 70% of the voters defeating the Maricopa Unified School District override election on November 3, 2009, the MUSD wants to waste even more of your tax dollars by putting it to another vote in March. The people made a decision using the democratic process. These self serving bureaucrats in the school district cannot live with it. Instead of respecting the will of the people, they want to make another play for your hard earned money. In case anybody didn’t inform these political crooks, there’s a recession! We are in HARD TIMES! Everybody NEEDS to cut spending and that includes EVERYBODY!
People are losing their homes. Many have already lost their jobs. Look at all of the empty homes in Maricopa. People are “getting out of Dodge” as fast as they can. Everybody has to tighten their belts and get by on much less. That especially includes the school district.
The same school district that built a fancy administration building. A building that will not help one student in his/her education. A modest “Mobile-Mini” unit would have served the same purpose for a lot less money. This is the perfect example of how our tax dollars are being foolishly squandered. The same people that made the decision to build that building are the same ones that want to pick your pockets under the guise of educating your children.
Repeat after me: “The number of dollars spent on a student is not directly proportional to the quality of education that student receives.”
Obsequious (ob-si-kwi-us)From Latin obsequium (‘compliance’)
MUSD taking another shot at override
With hopes of a more much different result, the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board approved a second override election for March during a special meeting on Dec. 9.Interim superintendent Jeff Kleck held a meeting in his office two days before the board meeting, revealing that Attorney General Terry Goddard determined districts that failed to pass an override during the Nov. 2 election can have second attempt at passing it, or what Kleck calls “a second bite of the apple.”
The district is looking for a complete redo of the election, including asking for the ability to again exceed the state’s maintenance and operations budget limit by 10 percent, which Maricopa initially passed in 2005.
Last year, I paid out 13.3% of my annual income on property taxes alone. I cannot afford more. I am already overpaying as far as I’m concerned.
I would be happier with paying 13.3% of my annual income if everybody else were putting in the same percentage as I. As we all know, that is not the case.
Many renters have children in school. They should be paying school taxes. Why leave them out? Tax them as well. We should also be cracking down on dishonest property owners that do not report their rental properties/income to the county assessors office/IRS. I know for a fact that this is a huge relatively untapped source of revenue.
If education dollars would come directly out of the parent’s pockets, perhaps they would become more involved in their children’s education. After all, they would want a positive return on their investment. As it stands today, children are dumped into dysfunctional public schools and parents expect miracles.
When I was in college, we used to pick on and make fun of the education majors because they took all of the easy classes. You can forget everything I wrote here today, but remember that your children are not being taught by the brightest of individuals.
$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
We need more tax protesters: Gordon Kahl's Demonic Rhetoric
Prior to the winter evening of Sunday, February 13, 1983, only a few people knew of Gordon Kahl, his deep convictions about tax resistance and his association with the militant Posse Comitatus. That evening, federal authorities planned to apprehend Gordon Kahl for his failure to report to parole officials. Previously, Kahl had been convicted of tax evasion and had served a term in a Texas prison. However, when he was released, Kahl refused to comply with the conditions of his parole. As a result, on February 13, 1983, a joint force of local and federal law enforcement officers attempted to apprehend him as he left a meeting in Medina, North Dakota. With him were his wife Joan, his son Yorie, and a fellow tax protester, Scott Faul. The 63-year-old Kahl was heavily armed and determined to resist arrest, just as he had forewarned. A gun battle erupted. When it was over, two U.S. Marshals were lying dead, two others were wounded.
The United States has spent the last 234 years voting itself into this social and economic mess. You are terribly mistaken if you think we can vote ourselves out if it. We will wake up one day and find that the US Dollar is worthless. Although it may be a few years away, we are definitely “on the road to Zimbabwe”.
Out of food, Zimbabweans eating cow dung
Harare, Zimbabwe, Dec 10, 2008, Caritas Internationalis is warning that the crisis in Zimbabwe is so grave that people facing crushing food shortages are mixing cow dung with their food.
With pressure continuing to mount on President Mugabe to relinquish his hold on power, Zimbabweans are suffering the consequences of his government’s policies.
Besides the lack of food, people are also suffering a cholera epidemic and crippling hyperinflation.
"I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and torturous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America, and use it systematically to corrupt modern civilization. They will not hesitate to plunge the whole of Christendom into wars and chaos in order that the Earth become their inheritance." -- Otto von Bismark