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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:42 PM
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Taxpayer Tithes: House Speaker Uses Budget Deal To Fund Religious Schools With Your Tax Dollars
Source: The Wall of Separation
April 14th, 2011
By Sandhya Bathija

This afternoon, both houses of Congress are expected to vote on a budget deal that includes federal taxpayer funding to reauthorize and expand the Washington, D.C., school voucher program.

In advance of the vote, the National Coalition for Public Education, with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) taking a lead role, has organized a press conference at 1 p.m. today, where my boss Barry W. Lynn will speak on why D.C. vouchers are a bad idea.

He will be joining D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and speakers from the AAUW, the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, the D.C. chapter of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nations Capital, the NAACP Washington Bureau and D.C. For Democracy.

All will speak out against the closed-door deal made between House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to extend the voucher plan as part of the budget compromise, even while $38 billion is being cut from other federal programs. (The deal also includes a provision barring D.C. from using its own money to pay for abortions for poor women.)

LINK: http://blog.au.org/2011/04/14/taxpayer-tithes-house-spe... /
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:47 PM
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1. Would say Jesus effing Christ were it not blasphemous
:patriot:
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:49 PM
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3. ...
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:47 PM
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2. We should be at war with the theocrats
And NOT a cold war!
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:50 PM
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4. They are certainly at war with the Constitution
and at war with equal protection under the law.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:40 PM
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5. No Public Money for "Faith Based" anything.
In a democracy, there are SOME things that should NEVER receive Taxpayer Money:


*"Private" Prisons

*Armed "private" contractors, ESPECIALLY in a War Zone

*"Private" Schools including Charter Schools

*"Private" Domestic Intelligence Gathering Agencies

*"Private" Police

*Health Insurance Corporations

*"Private" Election Vote Counting/Tallying Corporations

*"Faith Based" Anything


ALL of the above are the responsibility of the Citizens.
ALL should be strictly funded BY the CITIZENS.
ALL should be completely accountable to the Citizens.
ALL should be completely transparent to ANY citizen.

Public Money going to ANY of the above SHOULD ring alarms and raise RED flags.







Who will STAND UP and FIGHT for THIS American Majority?
Lofty Rhetoric, Empty Promises, and Whiny Excuses are meaningless now.

"By their WORKS you will know them,"
And by their WORKS they will be held accountable.


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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:59 PM
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6. So very, very true!
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