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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:18 PM
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High Court Rejects Challenge To Ariz. Tax Break
Source: Associated Press

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge Monday to an Arizona tax break that directs millions of dollars to private religious schools.

The justices, in a 5-4 ruling, said that Arizona taxpayers who filed a lawsuit to block the tax break have no legal claim because they are not forced to contribute to the state program that sends money to the religious schools.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the court's majority opinion, joined by the four conservative justices. Justice Elena Kagan dissented, along with three other liberal justices.

For more than 13 years, Arizona has allowed residents to send up to $500 to a tuition scholarship organization that they would have otherwise paid the state in taxes on their incomes. The scholarship groups have received nearly $350 million, Kagan noted.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135118464/high-court-reje...
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:40 PM
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1. The Reich wing strikes again
This is flawed reasoning. The contributions TAKE money from the state coffers, in the form of lowered taxes.


FUCK THOSE FIVE - traitors to America
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:48 PM
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2. Typical...
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 02:48 PM by ProudDad
So here in Arizona, I get taxed more in order to make up for these fucks who get to support their favorite bullshit religionist myths...

And help kill secular public education...

Very Fucked Up!
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:03 PM
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3. Time to open a Pastafarian School then.
Or an atheist one. Aren't they always claiming that atheism constitutes a religion?
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Hestia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:56 PM
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4. I've often thought of opening a Temple Priestesshood devoted to Persephone - think it will fly?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:56 PM by Hestia
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:57 PM
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5. By the letter of the law, yes. Still... you're gonna need 24/7 guards. :-/ [nt]
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:10 AM
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7. Would people put their money where their mouths are and support it financially?
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:31 PM
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6. BS ruling ... if you reduce taxes paid to the state, someone has to make it up ....
but it's a BS ruling all the way --

and we now have 5 religious fanatics on the SC!!

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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:47 AM
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8. Congregation of Liberal Donators for Freedom from Religion? Nt
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