Typical republican conservative rhetoric. Conservatives don't hate the poor, as long as they can keep them poor so as not to threaten their way of life.
Let me see, which conservative plan do they have to alleviate poverty? They are against raising the minimum wage, they are against regulations that allow employees to form unions easier, against repealing the tax credits that allows companies to easily move their operations overseas, against repealing the massive Bush tax cuts that overwhelmingly benefitted the rich. They are against equal pay for women who do the same job as men, want to cut social security and medicare, repeal Obamacare and leave 50 million people without health care. They want to keep giving gigantic tax breaks to oil companies, some of the richest corporation on earth. I could go on, but you know the rest.
The conservatives believe in supply side economics, you know, give tax breaks to the rich so that they will create jobs and the money will trickle down to the poor. Well, that hasn't worked in over 30 years since Reagan introduced it. They say, we can't raise the minimum wage because it would destroy jobs, however we can continue to give the CEO's of these corporations more money.
So, thecatsmeow, please tell us how you propose to alleviate rampant poverty? Since you don't hate the poor, I am sure that you have a tried and true plan to reduce poverty. Please, by all means, tell us. When you tell us, I will have a good time bashing every conservative idea that has been tried and failed. But, tell us anyway.
"I'm just wondering how much responsibility the leader will take, because this falls on him. I'm not talking about Hobson, who was probably blindsided. I'm talking about Burgress who is the chief auditor both before and after the merger and holds full responsibility. How do you let principals get away with not filing inventories? especially as a top executive. 200 schools. 200 lists. How can you not have a clue this was coming?"
You're right on with this, ... especially on the MCS side. That's his function ... to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls which safeguard the assets of the district.
I still haven't figured out how this knucklehead could have been an employee of the system and on the School Board at the same time.
It's a lot more fun to use their 'sister' towing company, Buck Naked!
Yes, Shea Flinn is a nice guy, but he cannot win the post of mayor of Memphis. There is also no such thing as a fiscal pragmatist, for any mayor of Memphis, regardless of his fiscal expertise and desires, will be at the mercy of the Memphis City Council who, in turn must cater to the desires of their constituents. The post of mayor in Memphis is a weak position.
WakeUp, it is not the job of government to empower economic development of private business. It can offer incentives for business to move or to remain here, but, that is the extent of it's power. Name the so-called projects that are DOA with the majority of residents of Memphis. Memphis is not going to do things according to the wishes of you or anyone else if it does not have a majority consensus.
So, I challenge you to list the projects, etc that Memphis has backed that is against the majority. Yes, the majority, I believe, is for Autozone Park and the Crosstown project. Now, you show us where Memphis is so wrong? If you can't do that, you are just fartin in the wind.
OTP mumbled ...
"What! No comments from that suburban crowd that thought the sun rose and set over the old SCS. Hell, according to the article, the old SCS wasn't that much better than the MCS."
I'd be willing to bet my house the vast majority of the SCS losses are related to schools in the unincorporated parts of the county. I'd also add the schools in Muni areas which had a large percentage students from unincorporated Shelby County and Memphis. I'd love to see that breakdown.
I have no idea if Shea Flinn is considering a run for Mayor, but he would be better than what we have now. He is a little too liberal for my personal "taste", but my "taste" has no chance in hell of being elected. Therefore, a fiscally pragmatic candidate is the best I can hope for.
Typical Liberal rhetoric. Conservatives don't "hate the poor." We hate anyone having to be poor. We have different solutions to those living in poverty than the liberal programs that have increased their number and made it a GENERATIONAL condition for far too many.
Compassion and altruism is a human characteristic. Liberals don't have a monopoly on it, as much as they would like to think they do.
@ Drift Boat
HaHaHa!!! I thought the same thing.
@ CL Mullins
Lets pray someone run with a vision of economic empowerment and to think outside the box instead of these projects that are DOA period ! Memphis is at a stand still and its time for a change PERIOD !
Drones?...look like sporting clays to me.
If you don't stop playing with the Eeyore, we're gonna have to put a bell on ya.
One was better than the national average and one wasn't.
Guess which is which.
The difference between the two is a whopping 25%.
The difference is sstatistically significant.
I still think it's a scam.
You are right, you know. But, you know what they say; a drowning man will pull anybody under with them if they get too close.
But, my point is still valid. One loser can't talk bad about another loser. Both district when it comes to education and inventory are in the same bottom of the heap.
Thanks for that one!
Yes, a person can dabble in quite a lot with this new invention thanks to Al Gore, the internet. When one is retired, one can take the time to read, research and learn a lot of things. Actually, isn't that what one does when attending college? It has been said that Abe Lincoln became quite a lawyer, never attending a college or law school.
It is amazing that a well qualified physicist has to stoop so low as to try to take down a poor old, black man because that man still reads and research issues of today. Instead of denigrating the poor old black man, it really shows how shallow the Physicist is.
Yes, Reading is fundamental!
Another rip off , And its amazing how someone can walk in and get 15 million without a plan on how they really going to spend it even the owners of the property Cates kept it a secret that they own the property until they got the money , Cudo's to city councilman Harold Collins who saw through the lies ad refuse to vote on it!
I think that an address in Memphis is very easy to come by. Rent a room from a friend of mine, real cheap. Then start a petition for a referendum on having Mr. jones cited for vagrancy and loitering every time he shows up at any school board function, any Shelby county function, and any Memphis city council function.
What'ch bet enough signatures are easy to come by?
Constitutional law scholar
Expert in business management
Most knowledgeable in politics
Master web site builder
Public Health expert
Expert in epidemiology
Expert in inventory tracking!
Only this one I believe that he has experience with. You know, back in the 60's it was crucial that the troops receive the toilet paper.
I'm sure he created RFIDs and infared tracking and Amazon bought the drone technology directly from him.
Omniscient doesn't even cover it.
That's not the same at all. Brooks was the interim coach. He replaced PJ Carlesimo, who was a horrible coach with a bad record. And Pat Riley stepped down and gave the job to Spoestra.
Joerger replaced Hollins, a good coach with a winning resume who wanted to stay on the job.
The situation in Denver is more like what happened here
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