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11/8/12 Another Day and another train wreck in California. Proposition 30 Governor Jerry Brown uses California Citizens as his personal ATM machine. November 8, 2012

Looking back at the political spots that Governor Moonbeam where he used children as mules to get his tax increase passed, he promised that the schools would benefit from the passage of California Proposition 30.

Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown Uses Children as mules to get proposition 30 passed.

When Jerry Brown used this tactic, he led people to believe that the state would have to close schools if Proposition 30 was not passed.  That was far from the truth.

California parks department finds $54-million surplus

So what did Jerry Brown do exactly?

He partially funded a train to nowhere.

Calif. Governor Signs Bill for High-speed Train on July 18, 2012

Now keep in mind this train will use California funds AND Federal taxpayer funds to build.

So what is the problem?

First, this is a train to nowhere.

California high-speed rail to nowhere.

Second, The monies collected from Proposition 30 go to the general fund.

This means that only a very small amount of the money will go to education and all the rest will go to pork barrel projects like the Train to Nowhere.

Third, What happened to this?

CALIFORNIA LOTTERY CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION.

Local education administrators, elected school boards and the administrators of higher education make the decisions regarding how Lottery funds are spent in their schools and we are not involved in this decision-making process. According to the Lottery Act, Lottery contributions can be used only for instructional purposes and it bans use for the acquisition of property, the construction of facilities or the funding of research. Approximately 80-90% of Lottery funds are used in California’s public schools to attract and retain teachers. Some districts, especially the smaller school districts and higher education, have used funds for computer labs, teacher workshops, science programs, as well as art and music programs.

So what does this mean? The monies from the Lottery cannot be used to build new instructional facilities. Do you think that the money from Proposition 30 will be used for new schools or will the moneys be used to pay union teacher benefits. Let me be clear in my statement. I agree that most instructors are underpaid and that is a problem. However, when a teacher or instructor is not performing where the student is learning anything, that teach should be allowed to be fired and the teachers or instructors that are successful in the classroom should be paid more money. If all teachers are paid the same union scale, then he or she as a teacher or instructor does not have any incentive to keep performing better and better as they cannot earn a higher income rewarded by higher performance.

So in conclusion Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has just falsely told the citizens of California that they were doing the right thing buy letting him (Jerry Brown) use them as his personal ATM machine/Money Printing press. The money will be squandered to special interest groups, mostly the Unions. This is the way of the Democratic party that pretends to “Fight For The Middle Class”…..unless the middles class does not pay the ransom that the Democratic party demands.

 

The Big Picture. August 17, 2010

It is very obvious that Barack Obama and his lame crew do not have any vision for the future and if they do it is a very damaged understanding of what is really going to happen.  This video has the vision of what will really happen in the future.

Please watch and comment. I will accept reasonable, intelligent comments either in favor or not in favor. I will consider “flames” as junk and will not accept those comments.

Enjoy,

STMarie

 

Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin for President and Vice President for 2012 November 7, 2008

I am officially kicking off the 2012 election season.  It starts today.

I am officially nominating Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin for President and Vice President in 2012.

The reason that I started this post is that if in four years my life is either the same or better, I have to question what freedoms, rights and privileges did I have to give up in order to maintain that status and was it worth it?  Or could have I settled for less money and a much better state of mind in being confident that I have made the new and better choice for Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin?

Mitt Romney was my very first choice when the campaign for GOP candidate first started.  I was really bummed out when Mitt dropped out of the race.  I was so pissed that the media lampooned him for being a Mormon. That was the most unprofessional response that the media could have ever presented.  When I look back, I realize that same argument was presented against John Kennedy because he was Catholic.  How ever because the media in general is so biased in favor of a liberal, John Kennedy was elected as the 35th president of the United States anyway.

Mitt Romeny has the business experience that would have put this country on the right track to create jobs and encourage small business owners both present and future to achieve their dreams and success with out fear of crippling taxes and regulation.

So we had a choice at one time of a person that had served his country and was a very, very strong American Patriot and that had military experience. That being John Mc Cain.

A good solid business person that would have been fair to tax payers by keeping taxes low and maybe eliminating some taxes altogether.  That being Mitt Romney.

And a person with no business, military or any other kind of experience other than being a well choreographed orator. That being Barack Obama.

Do you think America made the right choice electing Barack Obama on emotion rather than substance?

Now about Sahara Palin. My gut reaction about Sarah is that I am not really comfortable with her at this time. However. I do see the connection that people had with her and I do believe that if she keeps her head in Washington DC, she is a fast learner and without doubt Sarah has “Balls of Iron.” I believe that In four year she will be more than ready for the Vice-Presidency. I want to believe that this is not the last we have heard of Sarah and she will become again a house hold name in the homes of America.

Again I was disappointed that the pro Obama media “Dan Quayle’d” Sarah Palin.  There is a huge differance between Dan Qualye and Sarah Palin and that is that Dan Quayle deserved to be “Dan Quayle’d” and Sarah Palin did not.

I think in the future the person most deserving of being “Dan Quayle’d” is Joe Biden.  So far he has said some pretty dumb things.  Seeing as how Barack Obama may be off limits for comedians and satirical subjects because he is Afro American, (enter Al Sharpton) I think Joe Biden may become the focus of all comedy and satire.

I started a couple of polls that I will leave up and keep running over the months to see what results are. I have it set so you can only vote once. So if you have already voted you can leave a comment if you have changed your mind since  you last voted. As always, this is in no way a scientific poll as it is not run by a million dollar polling organization that has the same credibility as the polls listed below.

Have fun and I hope you participate.  Also, please leave a comment as to whether you think the topic of this post should be an entire new and separate blog.

 

Thanks for all your participation so far.

ST