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Sat Apr 6, 2013, 12:16 PM

"It is not our job to see that anyone gets an education."


http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/04/06/quote_of_the_day.html

Quote of the Day


"It is not our job to see that anyone gets an education."

-- Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Reynolds (R), in an email exchange with state Rep. James Lockhart (D) who requested help from his colleagues.

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http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/04/06/quote_of_the_day.html

REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE MIKE REYNOLDS CALLS STUDENT’S POTENTIAL IRRELEVANT

Below is an email exchange that was a call for help from State Rep. James Lockhart (D) – Heavener who requested help from his colleagues at the Oklahoma State Capitol, but was greeted with an extremely anti-education response from Rep. Mike Reynolds (R) – Oklahoma City.

—–Original Message—–
From: James Lockhart
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 6:18 PM
To: Mike Reynolds
Subject: Re: Our brightest students…..

No but we sure give out tax credits to a lot of companies that I question whether or not they actually need them. Over 5 billion each year!

What we are seeing is the first generation of Americans who will earn less than the previous, be less educated, earn less and have less access to healthcare.

Basically we are doing a poor job of improving the lives of the people we represent. That is pretty clear in the fact that most people think we either don’t care about them or are unable to do something about improving their standard of living.


I am here to try to improve the quality of life of the average person in however small a way possible.

I would suggest you do the same


James Lockhart

Sent from my iPhone

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On Apr 2, 2013, at 6:08 PM, “Mike Reynolds” wrote:

> Rep Lockhart,
>
> It is not our job to see that anyone gets an education. It is not the responsibility of me, you, or any constituent in my district to pay for his or any other persons education. Their GPA, ACT ASAB, determination have nothing to do with who is responsible. Their potential to benefit society is irrelevant.
>
> Rep Reynolds
>

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babylonsister Apr 2013 OP
Mnemosyne Apr 2013 #1
CurtEastPoint Apr 2013 #2
Live and Learn Apr 2013 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #7
Initech Apr 2013 #4
world wide wally Apr 2013 #5
xtraxritical Apr 2013 #6
Iliyah Apr 2013 #8
barbtries Apr 2013 #9
TxDemChem Apr 2013 #10
Cleita Apr 2013 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 12:30 PM

1. No shortage of assholes. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 01:35 PM

2. Here's why 'Deacon' Reynolds sought public office:

Return Oklahoma and America to the basic principles in our Constitution. America was founded on the Judeo Christian precepts in the Holy Bible. Specifically I want to return to the ideals of limited self government and personal responsibility. I also want to find and eliminate waste, fraud and corruption .

Why don't you resign and eliminate that waste, asshole?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 02:10 PM

3. If he doesn't think benefiting society or the people he represents is his job,

what the heck does he think his job is?

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 02:25 PM

7. "what the heck does he think his job is?"

 

Easy, telling his stupid Base the reason they are poor is because of Democrats giving welfare to lazy people.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 02:13 PM

4. Really do we need any further proof that the Republican party is the stupid party?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 02:19 PM

5. Nor is it our job to provide paved roads, put out fires, or provide infrastructure...

As a matter of fact, we could save as much money as Somalia saves on eliminating all this fluff every year. We could totally eliminate our deficit in a matter of about 6 months if we just all agree to live like any other third world country. All we would ever spend money on would be bombs and guns for war.
Wouldn't that be just a dream come true for Mike Reynolds and all of his fellow Republicans?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 02:25 PM

6. Snide sarkasm sir/ms.

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 02:51 PM

8. Apparently he doesn't know his history.

Besides Europe, cleaning out religious foes that didn't worship the way their respective countries wanted, many religious sectors had to flee to the Americas just for freedom to worship. Also, many criminals were sent to the Americas as well. So there you have it, a combination of religious sectors searching for religious freedoms, criminals that Europe did not want, and others who just wanted freedom and a new adventure.

This country was not founded on Christian beliefs but founded on "freedom".

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 02:56 PM

9. such an IDIOT!

how do these people get into office? i don't get it.
this is not the country i grew up in.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 03:11 PM

10. That attitude is exactly why

Many in my fam left OK. Granted, Tx isn't much better, but there is little success there. Why stay where govt wants you to be ignorant and poor?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 03:17 PM

11. These business friendly Republicans I guess don't realize that an

educated work force is beneficial to them. I don't think we should be paying for education to provide them with such a work force. It's time corporations paid a special tax specifically targeted to education through university and grad school because they will be the major beneficiaries of the results of educating the best and brightest not just the richest. But those Repubs are too short-sighted and stupid to see this.

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