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Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2013 12:00 am

On May 14, I attended a Lodi Unified School District board meeting dealing with the implementation of Common Core state standards. I found out that our school board does not care what Common Core is going to do to education.

When I finally got a chance to speak, after sitting and listening for 2 1/2 hours, I was allowed three minutes and told to wrap it up. Funny how the trustees can talk as long as they want, and we, who put them in those positions, only get three minutes.

Common Core is to the schools what Obamacare is to health care. It is a costly national takeover of education. My hope is that parents are going to wake up and realize they will lose control of their children’s education if this unconstitutional mandate is passed. The cost is $1.6 billion for California taxpayers. $165,500 over five years per district.

The worst part is a national Longitudinal Database with all your child’s personal information. This will not be held private. Look up “Stop Common Core” online.

One of the school board members said this was a mandate and they had no choice. Good thing the patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War didn’t say, “Oh, it’s a mandate from the king, we have no choice.”

Linda Goodness

Lodi

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50 comments:

  • Joe Baxter posted at 8:24 am on Wed, Jun 5, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Apparently liberals have issues with the Ronald Reagan quote I posted. Maybe this quote, which was a lie, by Owe-Blame-O from a 2008 presidential debate with Mitt Romney might be more suitable.
    "Social Security is structurally sound. It's going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill. But the basic structure is sound."

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:12 am on Wed, Jun 5, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    just curious...What "meeting" are you referring to Mike? [sleeping]

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 7:51 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1117

    Thurston: Oh Gilligan.
    Gilligan: Oh hi Mr. and Mrs. Howell.
    Lovey: Is there something wrong Gilligan?
    Thurston: Yes yes my boy. You seem like you're in another world.
    Gilligan: Mr. Howell don't say that, I want to stay here in this world.
    Thurston: Permission granted. HAH!
    Lovey: Thurston you're so democratic.
    Thurston: Lovey, Lovey. Watch your language.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:28 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1387

    That's very funny[beam][beam][beam]

    You "quoted" somebody.

    Please, you're killing me. This may be the first time you have ever used those two words together in the correct order.

    Can't stop laughing. I'll go over to infowars.com for a while till the giggles go away.

    "Quoted"

    Do you even know the difference between "quoting" someone and "copying" someone?

    [beam][beam][beam]

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:23 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1387

    Do you have any evidence that says they didn't?

    And to clarify, that's torches made of sticks with some sort of fabric that has been dipped in a petroleum product and then lit. These are different than just routine "sticks" that every angry mob seems to find.

    I don't know, at your next meeting, why don't you inquire as to who is in charge of stick aquisition about locating a reliable source to get the best sticks possible. Just a couple of pointers about sticks from watching them on movies: 1)Don't get green ones. They don't catch on fire, but have a tendency to sag; 2) Stay away from the really dry ones. They go up fast when lit and have a tendency to break; 3)find a nice in between stick, not to dry, not to wet; and 4)avoid those that leak sap or some other annoying substance like fig branches or oleanders. A better idea, just go over to OSH and get some good wooden stakes.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:14 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1387

    Thank you Ms. Brown. Our conservative friends here have a habit of taking a quote and changing it around to fit their current outrage. Or in some cases, just copy hundreds of words and pasting them whether the words originally applied to the current situation or not. Yes, we know it's intellectually dishonest, but we gotta cut some slack...they're merely parroting what they heard their radio gods say like limbaugh or the paranoid and bizarre alex jones. Charismatic individuals such as these are deftly able to manipulate their followers into believing anything they say.
    One of them actually believes he works for a national radio show, yet has never provided any sort of evidence of any affiliation, nor have we ever been able to find any independently. We are dealing with troubled individuals whose blinding hate of the President colors every aspect of their daily lives.

    It's really quite sad. Perhaps our contributor who is so able to locate urgent and direct help for the poor can look in the phone book for mental health assistance so that those afflicted can recover. I think Obamacare covers this.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 2:43 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Ruth Brown, I made no other other claims except that Reagan said it, and he did. I like Reagan's version much better.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:31 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    I quoted the AP and President Pinnocchio himself. [sleeping]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:28 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Did the citizens of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah use "torches wilth sticks" Mike?
    [rolleyes]

     
  • Ruth Brown posted at 12:14 pm on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Ruth Brown Posts: 1

    I have a problem with Mr Baxter's Reagan quote, "Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so". Although he substituted "liberal friends" for "most folks" Reagan used words first said by Josh Billings, 1818-1885. Henry Wheeler Shaw, who wrote as Josh Billings, was a humorist and contemporary of Mark Twain. His actual words were, “The trouble with most folks isn't their ignorance. It's knowin' so many things that ain't so.” He also said, “Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.” Might be something here for our conservative friends in Congress as they vote to repeal Obamacare yet again. Just saying...

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 11:39 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Typical Lucas comeback. I never said LBJ "did it". I said he STARTED it.
    How do you think Clinton left a phony "surplus"? He borrowed more money from intra-government funds than he spent. Democrats raided the SS coffers right along with Republicans. I will continue to vote Republican, Democrats want big government socialism and the government to run every aspect of your life. No thanks.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:47 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Ms. Parigoris wrote: "And when you say anything about how little you will get from SS compared to what the parasitic public employees will get, Ms Bobin will tell you that it isn't her fault that you planned so poorly for your future. You mean, we worked in the private sector keeping this boat afloat so that all these government employees could sponge off of us."

    In Ms. Parigoris's world, public sector employees DO NOT pay taxes, nor do they have mandatory contributions taken out of their paychecks for their retirement accounts. Nor do they contribute ANYTHING to society - they are just simply leaches.

    And thanks to Ronald Reagan and the Windfall Elimination Provision, if a person has worked in the private sector and has paid into SS and has also worked in the public sector and has a retirement benefit, they have the privilege of forfeiting a large percentage of their SS benefits.

    So Boo Hoo - some people will have to survive on SS. That's why 401(k)'s, IRA's and other defined benefit plans exist. And you can withdraw funds without affecting your SS.

    Tired of hearing complaints from those who have no idea what they are talking about.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 10:44 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Joanne, like Mr Baxter personal attacks is all Ms Parigoris has. The ideas they have are so full of holes that they cannot defend them with logical argument. That is why Kim hits and runs. She is unable to defend her ideas in logical argument. I love the personal attacks. When one engages in a personal attack one in reality is putting up the white flag of surrender.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 10:35 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Typical. You have gone from it was LBJ did it to the Democrats had something to do with it also. The reality is that Clinton passed a tax hike without a single Republican vote and 4 years later there was a balanced budget and economists that we would pay off the debt within 10 years. Then we elected the idiot. He immediately cut taxes on the wealthy and again in 2003 his Vice president saying "deficits do not matter". He then instigated one of the worst foreign policy disaster in our history that will in the end cost a couple of trillion dollars. At the same time he did not enforce laws that led to the biggest financial crisis since the great depression. He did everything people like you wanted him to do and you supported him the whole way. We now have had a Democratic President who in spite of Conservative doing everything in their power to derail the economy has led us to a modest recovery with the deficit going down steadily. If Conservatives would just get out of the way we could get this economy really moving but you are so enamored of ideas that have been proven by experience do not work that it is not possible.
    It used to be said that Republicans want to starve us and the Democrats want to kill us in war. It seems the Republicans want both jobs. If you really want the country to do well get out of the way and vote Democratic. Future generations will thank you.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 10:06 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    If you don't think your liberal DEMOCRATS didn't have their hands in the SS "Cookie Jar", you are in deep, deep denial. Of course your liberal information sites certainly won't admit the DEMOCRATS were complicit in draining the trust fund. Talk about someone needing a dose of reality, I suggest you goo look in the mirror.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 9:55 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    When applying it to right wingers like you it most certainly does.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 9:28 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Well at least you agree that the Republican Presidents ripped off the trust fund. It is very hard to mount an argument against the truth. It rarely stops you though.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 9:22 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1387

    Please everyone!!! I've just learned from infowars.com that "Natural News", a pretend news organization promoting health scams and, I mean healthy living and some conspiracty theories, well mostly conspiracy theories, that "Obama trying to take over public education with ‘common core’ curriculum that teaches socialism"

    We need to take action!! Some of you go buy pitch forks. Others make some torches wilth sticks that have some sort of petroleum dipped cloth wrapped around them. Don't forget matches. We need a couple of people to whip us into a hysterical frenzy.

    I'm not sure what we do after that, but we just can't stand in my yard all night. I've got neighbors who have to go to work in the morning. Perhaps we can find a store that sells supplies to teachers and protest common core there. Can someone find a store like that that is open at night.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 9:14 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Speaking of "fairy dust", that is exactly what is in the SS trust fund today. Hard to meet SS obligations with IOU's.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 9:09 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Yep, Reagan's words still ring true today.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 8:55 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Joe Baxter said:

    Lemme think now, I do believe Johnson was a DEMOCRAT and there were three presidents between Johnson and Reagan. But Reagan surely spoke very true words that are now famous and still true today;
    "Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

    Are you saying that in 1968 we had a 2.6 trillion dollar surplus in treasury bonds? In 1983 the Greenspan Commission provided a plan to cover the baby boomer generation for Social Security. The Democratic congress passed and President Reagan signed into law increasing the Fica tax and the Social Security trust fund ballooned from less than a couple of hundred million to 2.7 trillion dollars today. That money is loaned to the government in the form of treasury bonds. Our beloved Republican presidents believing in magic fairy dust decided that if we just cut taxes on the wealthy we would be awash in jobs and the budget deficit would magically disappear. How did that work out? What happened was that they borrowed money from the Social Security Trust fund and syphoned it to the wealthy who were mad that they had to give it up in the first place in wages to us working slobs.
    Bottom line is that the huge surpluses did not exist until Reagan and it was not possible to rip it off substantially until then. When he said "it's just that they know so much that in't so" in his alzheimer riddled mind he was thinking he was talking about Liberals but the reality is that he was describing right wingers like you perfectly.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 8:50 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Are you saying that in 1968 we had a 2.6 trillion dollar surplus in treasury bonds? In 1983 the Greenspan Commission provided a plan to cover the baby boomer generation for Social Security. The Democratic congress passed and President Reagan signed into law increasing the Fica tax and the Social Security trust fund ballooned from less than a couple of hundred million to 2.7 trillion dollars today. That money is loaned to the government in the form of treasury bonds. Our beloved Republican presidents believing in magic fairy dust decided that if we just cut taxes on the wealthy we would be awash in jobs and the budget deficit would magically disappear. How did that work out? What happened was that they borrowed money from the Social Security Trust fund and syphoned it to the wealthy who were mad that they had to give it up in the first place in wages to us working slobs.

    Bottom line is that the huge surpluses did not exist until Reagan and it was not possible to rip it off substantially until then. When he said "it's just that they know so much that in't so" in his alzheimer riddled mind he was thinking he was talking about Liberals but the reality is that he was describing right wingers like you perfectly.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 7:52 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Lemme think now, I do believe Johnson was a DEMOCRAT and there were three presidents between Johnson and Reagan. But Reagan surely spoke very true words that are now famous and still true today;
    "Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 5:44 am on Tue, Jun 4, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Johnson submitted the first unified budget to a DEMOCRATIC Congress for Fiscal Year 1969 scheduled to begin on July 1, 1968. Thus was born the practice of using Social Security Trust Fund surpluses – or "Intra-governmental Holdings of Debt" to hide the size of the overall federal deficit.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 6:28 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Nope, that is exactly what happened. Reagan and the Bushes all cut taxes for the wealthy and all had big deficits. They borrowed money from the Social Security Trust Fund to cover those deficits. That is the history. Period. That is exactly what happened. Saying,"Liberal Hogwash", does not make it untrue. It does, however, test whether you have a grip on reality.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:19 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1387

    How typical. An arch conservative who can only spout meaningless sound bites without regard as to what they mean, a tea partier who detests anyone who works for any government (now just how did she get her mail when it was pouring rain, or maybe put out a fire at her house, or investigated when it appears someone was in her house when she arrived home one evening, or gave her and her children a decent education, or made sure the plane she was on didn't crash into the side of the mountain, or.....), and our friend who talks a good game (as long as he can access their talk and attempt to pass it off as his own).

    And conservatives wonder why no one supports their candidates for elected office.
    Just listen to the hate and anger in their voices (except for liebich who lip-sincs someone else's lines). Yeah,..... I can just see people flocking to their rallies so that they may end up bummed out and depressed. Yep. A good group of people.

    What's not to love about them? What? You don't like being arrested and sent back to another country you know nothing about because your skin is brown and you talk with an accent? What? You don't exhibit enough shame because there are no jobs available and hasn't been since late '08 and have to receive unemployment, medical and food stamps? What? you don't like a political cluster who wanted to end unemployment payments or put a cap on how much treatment your daughter needed when she had no functioning kidneys. Yes, and who wouldn't support feeding children when they came to school hungry and in worn out shoes and had to sleep in their car because the only aid that was available had just run out of vouchers for a flea and bed bug ridden flop house on Wilson Way?

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 6:18 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Liberal HOGWASH.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 5:47 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1117

    A victim she may have been but innocent she was not!

    [tongue]

     
  • John Lucas posted at 3:12 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Another Tea Party hit and run.

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 1:32 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    And when you say anything about how little you will get from SS compared to what the parasitic public employees will get, Ms Bobin will tell you that it isn't her fault that you planned so poorly for your future. You mean, we worked in the private sector keeping this boat afloat so that all these government employees could sponge off of us. I especially love how Calpers can over estimate their return on their money and if it falls short the taxpayers get to pay the difference! You know, I think my 401k should get 20% return but it only got 8% so let me go to the taxpayer to get the difference?! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2986427/posts

    Well, gotta run- Ms Bobin will be spewing her angry rants at me and the Tea Party so toodles!

     
  • John Lucas posted at 12:19 pm on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Mr Chapman said:

    If the 2.6 trillion Social Security trust fund was intact, the checks would have been sent regardless of whether the debt ceiling was raised or not. What happened to the 2.6 trillion Social Security trust fund?

    Republican Presidents lowered taxes on the very wealthy creating huge deficits. They financed these deficits by taking money from the Social Security Trust Fund. George W Bush used some to finance one of the greatest foreign policy disasters in American History namely the Iraq war. Any other dumb questions?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:56 am on Mon, Jun 3, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    [beam]

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 5:25 pm on Sun, Jun 2, 2013.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Just call me soft hearted. I will be rather busy in the coming days and I just couldn't let my favorite liberal adversary, Joanne Bobin, stew over the whether or not I have collected any Social Security. It's true, Joanne, not a dime. I never said I didn't PAY into SS, you did. I will collect my Social Security in a couple of years but up til now, not a dime. You are so easy......See Ya.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 9:39 am on Sun, Jun 2, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1117

    "Airman Blog Squad"

    Only one former angry airman masquerades...

    But as both "the Skipper" and "Gilligan"!!!

    [lol]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:52 am on Sun, Jun 2, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    The absurdity here is that an individual who claims to have run a 5000 employee corporation doesn't understand financing, period.

    Your stories are getting the best of you, Mr. Chapman.

    Take a course in government finance and maybe you'll understand.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:49 am on Sun, Jun 2, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Liebich wrote: "As you know, her absurdity never stops... Always opinionated. Rarely informed.

    On July 12, 2011 President Barack Obama said, "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it."

    Earlier Ms. Bobin said, "Mr. Chapman, Social Security has no problem making its payments."

    Perhaps, Mr. Liebich, before mocking what people say you should take a course in how the federal government works. You think it's just like your little checking account at Bank of America or the credit union or whatever. If you have ever worked for a government agency, then you would understand how funding is authorized and payments are made.

    But no - rather than educate yourself, you just mock. Shows how small-minded people think. Or don't think.

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 5:19 am on Sun, Jun 2, 2013.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Why do you think Obama threatened the Social Security checks might not be sent during the last debt ceiling confrontation? If the 2.6 trillion Social Security trust fund was intact, the checks would have been sent regardless of whether the debt ceiling was raised or not. What happened to the 2.6 trillion Social Security trust fund? The federal government has "borrowed" (I prefer stolen" all of that money and spent it. The only way they could get some cash to pay Social Security benefits was either the federal government draws it from general revenues or borrows the money—which, of course, it couldn’t do if the debt ceiling was not raised.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:22 am on Sun, Jun 2, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Joe,
    As you know, her absurdity never stops... Always opinionated. Rarely informed.

    On July 12, 2011 President Barack Obama said, "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it."

    Earlier Ms. Bobin said, "Mr. Chapman, Social Security has no problem making its payments."
    [ohmy]

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 6:27 pm on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Mr. Baxter, my main worry is that the fishing in Alaska won't be as good as last year. Leaviing Monday for 3 months.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 4:31 pm on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    :Hilarious, first she whines about people getting more security money than they pay in, then turns around and brags she herself will be doing just that. Anyone else besides me see the absurdity of this?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 4:26 pm on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Ooooh! Now you sound like Darrell Baumbach. And we all know how badly that ended, Mr. Chapman.

    You are really scaring me.

    You do know that what YOU post here is in the public domain, right? If you are admitting to a crime, that's not MY fault, now is it?

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:17 pm on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Perhaps you should contact the Associated Press and inform them of their innaccurate statement.
    ROFLMAO...[lol]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:27 pm on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Chapman wrote: "Another liberal lie. Social Security is NOT government welfare or an unearned entitlement. It is money employees and employers are compelled to contribute to a trust fund to be dispersed according to retirement guidelines established for each individual citizen."

    Yeah - that is why SS is called Federal INSURANCE Contribution Act. Emphasis on INSURANCE.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:14 pm on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Chapman wrote: "I have news for you, I DON'T COLLECT A DIME of Social Security money. As an employer, I was required to pay in millions in matching funds. Social Security money belongs to the taxpayers who were required to contribute, not the Federal government."

    So YOU never paid SS for yourself through your corporation? It is required, no matter whether you paid yourself a paycheck through your company or on your personal tax return or whatever method you used to report your income. Perhaps the SS Administration would like to hear about that.

    I doubt very much that you don't collect a dime. Maybe we should check on that?

    Easy to do - friends at SS where I used to work - you know?

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 12:05 pm on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Another liberal lie. Social Security is NOT government welfare or an unearned entitlement. It is money employees and employers are compelled to contribute to a trust fund to be dispersed according to retirement guidelines established for each individual citizen. The government has raided these funds, starting with Lyndon B. Johnson, and never seems to get around to repaying what they have "borrowed" (stolen?).

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:15 am on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Right now, approximately 56 million Americans are collecting Sociaist Security benefits. By 2035, that number is projected to grow to a whopping 91 million. Overall, the Socialist Security system is facing a 134 trillion dollar shortfall over the next 75 years.
    [sleeping]
    from the AP... “People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire. It’s a historic shift that will only get worse for future retirees.”
    [sleeping]

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 8:09 am on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Of course CalPERS is in trouble. Too many fat retirement checks being dispersed, in some instances ex-State of California employees are making more in retirement than they did on the job. I have news for you, I DON'T COLLECT A DIME of Social Security money. As an employer, I was required to pay in millions in matching funds. Social Security money belongs to the taxpayers who were required to contribute, not the Federal government.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:50 am on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    By all reports, CalPERS is already in trouble and I doubt it has any money for anyone to borrow.

    In case you never noticed, Mr. Chapman, Social Security has no problem making its payments - I'm sure your direct deposits are regular and on time each month. But what a millionaire like you needs with government welfare never ceases to boggle my mind.

    I guess you believe that what you paid in while you were working at the local roller rink when you were 16 should be returned to you - money you will receive that will equal 20 times what you paid in. But you deserve it.

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 7:32 am on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    How about allowing the State of California to "borrow" money from CalPERS to finance Common Core mandate. The Federal government seems to have no problem "borrowing" and spending Social Security money that will never be repaid.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 6:13 am on Sat, Jun 1, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    If Ms. TEA Party Gooden actually knew what she was talking about, people might listen.

    I'm just shocked that the local Lodi Citizens in Action TEA Party affiliation has gotten into conspiracy theories instead of facts.

    Don't look up "stop Common Core" if you want the facts. Go to www.corestandards.org to find the truth and not the garbage that Ms. TEA Party Gooden is selling here.

     

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