Politics Democrats have owned this state for decades - what do we have to show for it?

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  1. MARIS61

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    I remember way before you were even born.

    This state was awesome in every way. stayed that way pretty much until mid-late 80's.

    Rapid freefall in every livability factor since then. Dems privatized our State Parks system which was the best in the nation. They stole it's funding (the gas tax) and it went to shit. They've avoided actual road maintenance to the point most of our roads need replacement. They did zero bridge maintenance for over 2 decades, then merely talked about doing it for the last decade, we're still waiting. They gave out free needles and methadone, exploding the drug addiction population way beyond repair, killing hundreds of people they should have been treating rather than drugging. They created the homeless population, inviting trespassers, thieves and meth heads to camp in people's backyards with impunity.

    And that's just the things they did on purpose.

    The devastating effects of their mistakes would take weeks to relate here.
     
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    Yes, we know how you oppose people having to take personal responsibility for their actions, but demand others take personal responsibility for actions done by historical figures of the past.

    There is absolutely nothing American, or moral, about those views.
     
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    I remember my teachers buying supplies with their own money in the early 60's.

    Difference was they didn't bitch and whine about it, even though they were paid peanuts compared to teachers nowadays.

    Measure 5 did not cut any funding. It guaranteed a 3% hike in property taxes PLUS any local or state school levy that passed a vote. Year in, year out.

    It was passed after Dems were caught illegally inflating property values in order to rob homeowners. Had it not passed, most of us would have lost our homes eventually.

    Dem mismanagement killed our schools. Each school used to have 5-6 employees (plus teachers). Principal and VP, 2 secretaries/receptionists, 1 nurse and a janitor.

    Now they have maybe 20-30 lazy fucks doing next to nothing depending on the school. They have "administrators taking paid trips to China and Australia to "exchange ideas". Something we all manage to do from home on the internet. You'd think schools would be the first to capitalize on the easy and massive savings there.
     
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    barfo commie pinko... now with added syphilis! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    That's nothing, MarAzul remembers back when black people were paid nothing at all, and didn't bitch and whine about it unless they wanted a whipping.

    barfo
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    I was in the 8th grade . . . for a few years. By the time I graduated I was smoking cigarettes and in the numbers racket. Well, that and I was selling a little protection, you know, fire insurance, broken window insurance, health insurance. life insurance, insurance against getting beat up. Sly was my muscle.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    PERS is bankrupting the system. We keep passing funds for the schools and the money never actually gets there. The fucking PERS people keep intercepting it.
     
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    Yeah, let's get rid of retirement for teachers. That'll fix it.

    Since that's not the solution, what's yours? All I ever hear is complaints.
     
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    The solution is remove the crooks who don’t manage our money properly, and they are Dems.
     
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    Then change the way schools are funded. Property tax based funding is asinine.
     
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    I really wish you'd stop responding to my posts.

    I never care about your opinion, and I've made a point to not respond to you anymore.
     
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    Talk about pandering to your voting block.
     
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    Wait, so you conservative types now think that raising the minimum wage is a good thing, and you want it raised in rural communities?

    That's very interesting.

    barfo
     
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    Part of my mission statement is "Never let an untruth or misconception go unchallenged".

    You can see how that makes your request impossible.
     
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    Voting.
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    Land doesn't vote, people do. Your votes count the same as ours, there are just more of us on this side of the mountains.

    What you are actually asking for is for your vote to count more than ours. You've already got that in the US senate, don't press your luck getting it elsewhere.

    barfo
     
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    Since I'm a fiscal conservative I normally don't endorse any kind of tax as a fix for government screw ups but in this case Id trade off Property Tax or State income tax for a sales tax that would be proportionate to what people spend. But the big things is we then capitalize on the tourist industry, and business travelers from other states. Plus all the lottery funds should go to schools rather than economic development which was a joke. Canadian Provincial lotteries go to their schools.
     
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    Laugh at everyone when Clinton wins the popular vote but loses election to Trump.

    Whine when less people vote for Knute Buehler and lose.

    This makes me giggle.

    Sorry :(
     
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    Why be sorry? :dunno:

    Your avatar saying the above statement makes me giggle!
     
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    Sarcasm. Not really sorry. Haha.
     
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