10-23-2013 06:48 PM
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  1. mase123987's Avatar
    A proposal has been put set that would raise your cell phone bill about $5 a year. They claim the money would go toward bringing broadband internet access to schools.

    Once again, instead of learning how to budget, more taxes becomes the answer.
    DaveGx and sinime like this.
    08-15-2013 03:50 PM
  2. Bitmin's Avatar
    Where's Mr.Link?
    08-15-2013 06:05 PM
  3. LMZR's Avatar
    Didn't they raise the cell phone bill's before?
    08-15-2013 06:08 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    Where's Mr.Link?
    Saw it on the news on TV. I would have to look online like you to get a link.
    08-15-2013 06:12 PM
  5. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    That seems about right. Why SHOULDN'T an adult who pays extra to send a kid to private school be then taxed against his will to pay for Internet service in a public school that he already gets taxed for, despite the fact that he will not benefit from this because he is an adult (and not in school) and his kids are going to a private school that won't benefit from these taxes. This is the society we live in...

    How moronic it was when I got the registration renewal for my license plates, only to see that they raised the cost by $2 (to $101) because they needed the money for the PARKS. Seriously, why is my car registration paying for the parks? Am I now allowed to drive through the swings? Stupid, tax-happy loons.
    08-15-2013 10:48 PM
  6. christenmartin's Avatar
    Man don't get me started on this subject. Lets talk about phones.:-) Keith you hit the nail on the head. Its just legal theft, it's not supposed to make sense. If you have your own business you would think your dealing with the mob.
    08-15-2013 10:50 PM
  7. mase123987's Avatar
    That seems about right. Why SHOULDN'T an adult who pays extra to send a kid to private school be then taxed against his will to pay for Internet service in a public school that he already gets taxed for, despite the fact that he will not benefit from this because he is an adult (and not in school) and his kids are going to a private school that won't benefit from these taxes. This is the society we live in...

    How moronic it was when I got the registration renewal for my license plates, only to see that they raised the cost by $2 (to $101) because they needed the money for the PARKS. Seriously, why is my car registration paying for the parks? Am I now allowed to drive through the swings? Stupid, tax-happy loons.
    i think public schools should be funded by everyone. That said, cell phones have nothing to do with broadband for school.
    08-15-2013 10:51 PM
  8. mase123987's Avatar
    Man don't get me started on this subject. Lets talk about phones.:-)
    But that would be On Topic...This is Off Topic forum!!
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    08-15-2013 10:51 PM
  9. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    The rich, are the most selfish.
    Jazmac likes this.
    08-15-2013 10:56 PM
  10. christenmartin's Avatar
    The rich, are the most selfish.
    that's why they are in government.
    KitN likes this.
    08-15-2013 10:57 PM
  11. palandri's Avatar
    but that would be on topic...this is off topic forum!!
    lol!
    08-15-2013 10:58 PM
  12. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    The rich, are the most selfish.
    Unfair analysis altogether. To assume that wealth equals selfishness or selfishness equals wealth are just wrong. It's also a ridiculous claim to say that because taxpayers expect fiscal responsibility, or for those who CAN work to try to, they are selfish.
    08-15-2013 11:13 PM
  13. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    i think public schools should be funded by everyone. That said, cell phones have nothing to do with broadband for school.
    I don't. I think it's unjust (rather than "unfair") to say that someone should have to pay taxes for the education of others' kids when that person is already being borderline-forced into paying an exorbitant amount for private school because of personal beliefs. I think it's simple that if you wish to partake in the public education system, you should have to pay in. However, if you're going to force EVERYONE to pay in, then they should have the common decency to allow an equal opportunity to learn (which they don't).
    08-15-2013 11:16 PM
  14. LMZR's Avatar
    Raising Cell phone bills for broadband is almost like raising car prices to bring fruit into supermarkets!
    08-15-2013 11:25 PM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    A proposal has been put set that would raise your cell phone bill about $5 a year. They claim the money would go toward bringing broadband internet access to schools.

    Once again, instead of learning how to budget, more taxes becomes the answer.
    I understand that American's have this issue with taxes and so on but just to clarify, you're making noise about a 'tax' that will cost you just over 1 cent a day to help bring broadband to schools?

    Lets keep in mind that in American they've been reducing education funding for years. That's not a good thing.
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    08-16-2013 04:42 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I don't. I think it's unjust (rather than "unfair") to say that someone should have to pay taxes for the education of others' kids when that person is already being borderline-forced into paying an exorbitant amount for private school because of personal beliefs. I think it's simple that if you wish to partake in the public education system, you should have to pay in. However, if you're going to force EVERYONE to pay in, then they should have the common decency to allow an equal opportunity to learn (which they don't).
    So what happens when you don't have kids, like me? Do I get tax breaks for having no kids? Nope. Do I get any breaks at all being married with no kids? Nope. So why should it be different because you 'choose' to send your kids to a private school? I lived in Australia and they have tax breaks and give tax money to private schools, something a lot of people are against. You know what's happened to public schools? They're going down the dumps. What's happening to private schools? They're becoming standard that everyone wants to achieve. Not everyone can afford to send their kids to private schools. It's a luxury. I feel that good quality education should be free to everyone and I mean that to the highest level. If you can afford to send your kids to private school for a 'better' education, congrats. Don't take it away from those who can't. We should all have some level of social responsibility.
    08-16-2013 04:48 AM
  17. falconrap's Avatar
    I understand that American's have this issue with taxes and so on but just to clarify, you're making noise about a 'tax' that will cost you just over 1 cent a day to help bring broadband to schools?

    Lets keep in mind that in American they've been reducing education funding for years. That's not a good thing.
    Education for funding, on a per student basis, has continuously gone up and up every year. Funding, per student, is now 3-4 times what it was in the late 70's/early 80's and the education has gotten worse in most places...not better. A quality education comes from having a good teacher using solid education principles. Nowadays most schools have assistants for teachers, assistants for the several administrators, and guidance counselors for elementary students (really...I'm not making this up). It's absurd. Then they try all these new ideas to teach instead of sticking to what we used to do very successfully. There are a number of reasons why this has happened, and why education in most places isn't what it used to be, but funding is NOT one of them.
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    08-16-2013 05:17 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Education for funding, on a per student basis, has continuously gone up and up every year. Funding, per student, is now 3-4 times what it was in the late 70's/early 80's and the education has gotten worse in most places...not better. A quality education comes from having a good teacher using solid education principles. Nowadays most schools have assistants for teachers, assistants for the several administrators, and guidance counselors for elementary students (really...I'm not making this up). It's absurd. Then they try all these new ideas to teach instead of sticking to what we used to do very successfully. There are a number of reasons why this has happened, and why education in most places isn't what it used to be, but funding is NOT one of them.
    The funding situation is a bit more complex than I personally thought it was. I found this study which is interesting - Educational Leadership:Beyond Instructional Leadership:Unequal School Funding in the United States

    However the key thing appears to be that in a lot of schools in the US a teacher is a low paying position unlike many other countries where it's considered a professional position. So yes you are correct in your assessment to some degree but it would appear the problem is rather complex overall.

    Not sure how we went from a person complaining about $5 a year on mobile phone bills to education but such is the internet.
    08-16-2013 05:41 AM
  19. derek533's Avatar
    The rich, are the most selfish.
    Tell that to Bill and Melinda Gates.
    bawboh86 and Dazzi like this.
    08-16-2013 08:41 AM
  20. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Education for funding, on a per student basis, has continuously gone up and up every year. Funding, per student, is now 3-4 times what it was in the late 70's/early 80's and the education has gotten worse in most places...not better. A quality education comes from having a good teacher using solid education principles. Nowadays most schools have assistants for teachers, assistants for the several administrators, and guidance counselors for elementary students (really...I'm not making this up). It's absurd. Then they try all these new ideas to teach instead of sticking to what we used to do very successfully. There are a number of reasons why this has happened, and why education in most places isn't what it used to be, but funding is NOT one of them.
    Are you saying a lack of funds isn't an issue in education, but the distribution of these funds?
    08-16-2013 08:52 AM
  21. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    How about we first cut out the Obamaphones?
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    08-16-2013 09:00 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Are you saying a lack of funds isn't an issue in education, but the distribution of these funds?
    I think, though I'm not sure, they're going on about what is being taught and how it should be taught. They are right that having a 'good' teacher makes a world of difference. The issue is more complex these days. Teaching is under pressure from several different factors so you end up losing quality education due to lack of quality teachers.

    If you check out that link I posted it goes into some detail about the issues surrounding education. I think the main one is that teaching is no longer seen as a profession worth considering in some parts of the country so you no longer get the 'best' teachers. They are woefully underpaid.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    08-16-2013 09:01 AM
  23. DaveGx's Avatar
    I understand that American's have this issue with taxes and so on but just to clarify, you're making noise about a 'tax' that will cost you just over 1 cent a day to help bring broadband to schools?

    Lets keep in mind that in American they've been reducing education funding for years. That's not a good thing.
    It all adds up though. A little here, a little there, alot here.....Our government has become too big, too wasteful, too powerful. Their answer to nearly everything is new programs, more taxes. They're crooks. And I don't care how other countries do things, but I want less government, and less of a nanny state. The US is heading in the wrong direction
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    08-16-2013 09:05 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It all adds up though. A little here, a little there, alot here.....Our government has become too big, too wasteful, too powerful. Their answer to nearly everything is new programs, more taxes. They're crooks. And I don't care how other countries do things, but I want less government, and less of a nanny state. The US is heading in the wrong direction
    That's your point of view. You were brought up in the country and have those views. I've lived in four different countries and seen a lot of the world. My view is my view.

    As for wrong direction there's a lot more wrong in the US then simply a $5 tariff on your mobile phone bill.

    To end on a positive note. I totally agree with your view on politicians however you have the power to change that. Vote independent.
    08-16-2013 09:35 AM
  25. gsquared's Avatar
    $5.00 a year?

    This isn't message board worthy.
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    08-16-2013 09:48 AM
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