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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:56 PM

Fox Business host: Preschool is just Obama ‘handing out goodies’ to the poor

By David Edwards
Friday, February 15, 2013 12:37 EST

Fox Business host Stuart Varney is blasting President Barack Obama’s proposal to provide high-quality early education for poor and middle-class children, saying that the plan is just Democrats handing out “goodies” and “free stuff” in an attempt to buy votes.

During a segment titled “Who’s Ruining the Economy?” Varney joined Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy on Friday to talk about Obama’s effort to “establish a continuum of high-quality early learning for a child – beginning at birth and continuing to age 5.”

“Look what the president is doing here, it’s a repeat performance of his campaign, which is you raise taxes on the rich and you offer all kinds of free stuff to people who will vote for you in the future,” Varney charged. “Free preschool education for 4 year olds, it’s free, here it is. Hand out the goodies.”

“What the president’s really doing here — because he’s not saying how he’s going to pay for this — he’s buying votes with future taxpayer money, he’s increasing the scope of the unions because it is the teachers’ union which will staff these preschools and he’s introducing big government, more big government to the states,” the Fox Business host opined.

Varney also lashed out at other elements of the president’s plan.


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Reply Fox Business host: Preschool is just Obama ‘handing out goodies’ to the poor (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
get the red out Feb 2013 #1
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #3
zbdent Feb 2013 #7
louis-t Feb 2013 #2
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #4
patrice Feb 2013 #5
get the red out Feb 2013 #8
midwest irish Feb 2013 #12
patrice Feb 2013 #14
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #15
patrice Feb 2013 #19
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #21
patrice Feb 2013 #22
Happyhippychick Feb 2013 #6
appleannie1 Feb 2013 #9
Myrina Feb 2013 #20
BlueDemKev Feb 2013 #10
midwest irish Feb 2013 #11
Kber Feb 2013 #18
Brigid Feb 2013 #30
Arkana Feb 2013 #13
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #24
pansypoo53219 Feb 2013 #16
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #17
meow2u3 Feb 2013 #23
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #25
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #26
Arkana Feb 2013 #31
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #27
Cha Feb 2013 #28
NightOwwl Feb 2013 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:58 PM

1. Dear God

What idiots to not even understand something that benefits society as a whole.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:03 PM

3. Look, you people, the hired help don't need to be able to read. They just

need to be able to follow directions and do physical labor. Schooling is for the wealthy, virtuous crowd.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:09 PM

7. pictures on the cash register (or touch-screen, as i found out recently)

and an automatic change dispenser.

Of course, the argument could be made "well, it makes things more efficient" ...

but that's what level Rs and Cons are looking for now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:58 PM

2. Who didn't see THAT coming?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. Am astonished this station and this man still has viewers who believe this shit. No

 

all his viewers are rich. Surely even the seniors who watch his show can't believe this shit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:05 PM

5. Begrudging the CHILDREN some care = the straw that SHOULD break any centrist's/moderate's back!!!





I'm very close to wishing that F*x Ewes would just burn in hell, but they'll drag a bunch of innocent idiots with them when they do.

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Response to patrice (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:13 PM

8. Surely within another year or two

What's left of their viewership will either be in the Nursing home or a locked bunker awaiting the "end times".

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Response to patrice (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:36 PM

12. Wish that were true

 

But they've been attacking teachers with amazing zeal fro so long now.

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Response to midwest irish (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:53 PM

14. Teachers' right to organize MUST be protected from the legal discrimination known as Right to Work

and/or At Will employment.

The right to organize NEEDS to be established and after it is (and that's ONLY - AFTER - the right to organize is established, in order to protect that right from being bent by corporate personhood) teachers should collaboratively OWN the parameters that define PROFESSIONALISM, not only integrated amongst themselves, but also between teachers' unions and all of the different levels of their communities, by means of the sorts of things that you can see happening on this board, only dedicated specifically to authentic PUBLIC education and learning.

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Response to patrice (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:24 PM

15. We're really already getting drug there

n/t

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:49 PM

19. If people's lives matter, and not just more political power, a.k.a. fascism, portioned out to

whoever can accrue the most blind inertia, individuals will assess reality as best they can and make functional decisions about 2014 AND BEYOND(!!!).

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Response to patrice (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:12 PM

21. Problem is that Republicans just don't believe that government

-aside from constantly cutting tax cuts for the wealthy and alleged "job creators" and kicking over anthills everywhere all over the world with our military- does anything worthwhile or good for the country. Actually, they don't believe that government should really even be allowed to do anything else it seems- and they have a whole armada of rationalizations about why and they get some people to not only believe it but also to help catapault their propaganda every.darn.day and then when they see things getting worse and they're getting screwed, they are told again to blame President Obama, Democrats, progressives, et. al and are given more propaganda to endlessly recycle in chain e-mails, Facebook, etc. Wash.rinse.repeat.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:43 PM

22. I know. :-(((((( & The only remedy I can think of is to go out and BE with other people.

One thing in particular I try to point out is that those soldiers out there "kicking over anthills everywhere all over the world" are not completely out of our control. Whose troops??? OUR troops!

For example, yeah, George Bush & Dick Cheney & a bunch of Evangelical "Christians" CAUSED the invasion and occupation of an INNOCENT country, but NOT without our enabling them. Too many of the American people assented, by turning their attention to their tvs, instead of doing whatever it took to at least TRY to stop it whether they would succeed in doing so or not.

It's NOT just "government" fucking things up; there is active involvement by outfits like the NRA. They are supporting S. 2205 currently sponsored by one of my senators, Senator Moran, but I think originally coming from Rand Paul in the 112th Congress and, now, in the Senate Foreign Relations Committe. Which legislation tries to bring the Senate under full force of threats from the NRA if any senator supports U.N. treaties that try to regulate fast-and-furious style PRIVATE assault weapons markets around the world, and especially south of our border. NRA-bots and their auxiliaries in various kinds of "Constitution" parties, in their blind ignorant fervor to fight "Big Brother" and the "New World Order" by impeding any efforts that could involve steps toward reform in the U.N. ARE PROTECTING the U.N.'s most powerful and most corrupt, more or less official, agency, the IMF, that is, the SOURCE of Disaster Capitalism around the world.

So our local brand of 2A militias claiming "Constitutional" rights to overthrow a, more or less, corrupt government and, hence, opposing all use of drones in order to protect their freelance/un-regulated militias, are ALSO supporting those who are defending the IMF and terrorism around the world.

And a lot of people who actually ARE on the right side of this drone issue will not allow you to point out the risks that they are pretending are ZERO, and completely avoid recognizing that this could have anything to do with the IMF, while still others who may or may not authentically be on the right side of this issue blather on about government propaganda supporting drones.

It isn't ALL government fucking stuff up. Corporate personhood has created some very blind bedfellows, the conditions of whose employment, or the conditions of whose attaboys and whatever other kinds of carrots there are in front of their own cart, may just include requirements such as: don't ask any questions; don't answer any questions but the ones we tell you it is okay to answer; do not speculate beyond what we tell you to say on the internet and elsewhere; don't talk about anything but what we tell you to talk about; just repeat, repeat, repeat etc. etc. etc. And if you don't think this is a possibility, I can say I have seen posts from what looks like enforcers. And there is some serious research going on, and books being written about, astro-turfing on the internet.

And one of the first things that lots of people say, some honestly, some less so, about all of the line of inquiry I sketch above is: it's government propaganda coming from a government robot.

...............................

FOUR fingers!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:07 PM

6. Uh, he's a second term Prez, he doesn't need anymore votes. Ya dipshit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:18 PM

9. Does he think high wage earners don't educate their kids? Or is it just that

he doesn't think?

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:56 PM

20. High wage earners' children DESERVE to be educated, according to the likes of FUX ...

... they're the venture capitalists of tomorrow.
The unwashed masses should just be happy living in tenements and working at WalFart for minimum wage.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:26 PM

10. Hey Stuart...C'mon Down to Georgia

If you think that Pre-K programs are just "goodies" for freeloaders, why don't you come on down here to Georgia and check out our publicly-funded Pre-K program which was enacted by Democrats 20 years ago. You'll be singing a different tune real fast!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:31 PM

11. This what our society has come to...

 

Educating our children is seen as wasteful and undesirable thing. I dont even have the words.

These people destroy schools and then blame the government when the jobs leave or their kid cant read.

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Response to midwest irish (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:48 PM

18. Good post!

and welcome, by the way.

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Response to midwest irish (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:17 PM

30. I have the words.

Our society is circling the drain, and this is only one example.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:52 PM

13. They continue to prove that they just. Do. Not. Get it.

This is why they will never win back Latinos, or women, or any minorities ever again. This is why the poor and middle class hate them.

This is why their party will slide into the dustbin of irrelevance, shrieking about filthy poors and screaming racial epithets all the way.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:55 PM

24. I don't think it's that Republicans don't get it; they don't WANT to.

Anyone with a brain can see that the GOP platform is in dire need of revamping if they want to win a national election fair-and-square again. They know that they're going to have to advocate an agenda that helps people besides Mr. I Make A Million Dollars A Year, but it seems to me that they want to continue trying to sell turd sandwiches, except in fancier-looking wrapping paper. They're counting on their strategy of both gerrymandering themselves into power (such as what happened with Congress) and making it inconvenient for enough potential Democrats to vote. It's a shame because it's important for a country to have a well-functioning multi-party system, but the GOP nowadays only offers ideas that are toxic to the majority of the country. I'm starting to wonder if we're better off without them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:39 PM

16. scared. education likely to diminish the chance they become RETARDICANS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:40 PM

17. GOP: Force women to have children but do not educate children nor give them healthcare

Do I have that right?

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:27 PM

23. GOP: force women to have children so they can have an excuse to take them away

from their parents, then throw the women in prison for being unable to provide for them.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:58 PM

25. GOP: Force women to have children, but do not educate children

nor give them healthcare, nor protect them from gun violence in school.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:04 PM

26. My advice to America's children: if the GOP is in charge, just stay in the womb

Don't ever come out.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:04 AM

31. Of course--how do you think they make more future Republicans?

Force women to have kids, then keep them uneducated, sheltered, and brainwashed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:21 PM

27. Varney has no soul and is evil.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:00 AM

28. Bullshit Mountain Strikes A-GAIN.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:44 PM

29. The GOP can add anti-child to it's growing list.

Anti-woman
Anti-education
Anti-intellectual
Anti-choice
Anti-gay
Anti-working class
Anti-poor
Anti-progress
Anti-anything not old, white and male

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