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Why does Obama say that teachers, fire fighters and police will be laid off if the budget cuts happen? They are not Federal jobs.

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Scare tactics, Drama and outright lies.


If I don't get my way your children won't get an education and people will die!

How many abuses of the public trust are we going to allow before we say no more? .... Oh yeah, but he's a Great president though!

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Yes, they actually are government jobs. Cutting Education funding will lay off teachers.

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Wait....so what we are just not going to have teachers?
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Really? I always thought teachers were state/local jobs. Do you have to take a civil service test to be a teacher?
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All of them are government jobs.
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No. They are state/county/city jobs. As dictated by the Federal Republic that our country is
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The "federal republic" is government.
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helixaqua

The teachers are understandable...with or without them they are not "teaching" anyhow. The other jobs are below his standards...anything below "federal" is not a real job to him. It's more money he can use for basically nothing.

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What do you mean by they are not teaching? Sorry if it sounds rude I would like some clarification
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It's sad. They are training teachers not to teach. My girl is student teaching right now and the school is run like a prison. She said the students have to cross their arms over their chests when walking single file down the hall so that they don't touch anybody.
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helixaqua
Plus teachers turned into the "fashion police" as well...just teach, that's their jobs.
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They don't let them in bigger cities Helix. Since Bush's no child left behind, all they want the kids to do is test well. No actual learning, just make sure they test well, and send them to the next grade.
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I agree...."What's 2+2....."5"....close enough you pass".
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Exactly Helix. Our schools have been dumbed down to the students instead if raising the students up.
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Do you all listen to what you write? There is a reason for fashion police in school. The parents are no doing their job! Because they are training to self entitlment. Which also goes to helixaquas math comment. Why even bother having schools then? After all the Eastern countries are so far aheadof us in education. Oh yeah, THEY have rules.
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helixaqua
No...they don't watch reality TV. Clothing has nothing to do with learning.
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Many state and local budgets get funding from federal funds. Any city or town that has a disaster management plan in effect gets that funding from Washington.

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Do those funds pay the teachers, police or firefighters or do our local/state taxes pay them?
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Local taxes pay for part, but federal funds account for a huge part of the budget.
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Teaching actually is federal so this is pretty bad news for me considering I was working on my bachelors in special education :/

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Teaching isn't federal they are town which is subsidized by federal grants.
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helixaqua
You I feel bad for....special education teachers actually have heart and care for what they do!
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Are you saying the rest of the teachers don't have a heart for what they do?
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So now we must call them Federal teachers or Federal schools? They are no more federal then your local firefighter is.
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Helix I said I would feel bad because many are being laid off whether or not they like their jobs
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Suzie17

They are tax paying positions. He needs some way to pay for their newly voted in raises and his million dollars a whack vacations doesn't he? What was it 180 grand an hour to operate Air-force one? Something like that.... You think THEY should suffer??

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They are state not federal tax jobs.
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I agree with the rest
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Oh well....
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congress,and the senate are federal jobs but they won't lose a penny,if their jobs were threatened perhaps it would be settled..EDIT...it should be becoming obvious to people that politicians are not working for no one but themselves

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Agreed. If they didn't get paid, then I bet something would happen.
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With LIGHTENING speed!
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But as Piglosi said they need to compensated for the dignity of the job. Lol
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rustyboilerz

It's just a scare tactic. The sequestration was HIS idea, an now that it's coming to bare, he's now wanting NO cuts to ANY programs! These cuts amount to exactly 72 hours of federal spending, it's just more bluster from democrats to push for even MORE taxes, and nothing more.

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You got that so correct!
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His idea that the republican controlled house approved?
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And remember, it was HIS idea, and thought the house signed off on it, he gladly signed it into law! Now he want to do a 180 on his original position, and sadly, he can't have it both ways.
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What?? Obama lies?? No way!! (Sarcasm)...LOL
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An absolute scare tactic for under informed Americans! If we don't get our American spending in order, there will be more than them laid off!

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Exactly.
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To get spending in order, he needs to lead the way. Cut Programs!
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Right on!
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Because he plays to the uninformed voter. Which sadly is many, if not most, of them

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You got it!
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Lower education to make people dumber to make him sound smarter and sound truthful and fire fighters because to rely more on the Feds and police to have military police for martial law to help establish is communist dictaorship

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We are being set up for that.
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Yes we are America needs to be saved hopefully thought the power and grase of Allah this moron stops being a air head
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Because most states depend so much on the federal government that they might collapse without that funding. Do you know that most of the red southern states get more federal funding than they generate through revenue and other means? In other words they are welfare states! So much for the party of the rich?

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We are being hit hard by disregard and disrespect and and loathing

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If the federal budget is cut, less money will go to the state. Policemen, firefighters and teachers who are paid by the state will be laid off because the tax money taken from the people in the state will be forced into areas that was covered by money the federal government has been giving them. Education, police, and fire fighters are, unfortunately, the usual state cuts.

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All these departments can make budget cuts without laying people off. When you do your home budget and must cut back do you cut back on medicine you need or weekly dinner dates? This is all just scare tactics to control people.
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