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« on: September 08, 2004, 07:21:35 pm »
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Section 1.

A. All public school buildings with serious structural damage shall either be renovated or rebuilt within 5 years of the school being declared damaged, by an independent group.

Section 2.

B. All public schools must be provided with enough computers to maintain a 10:1 ratio of student to computer. The computers must have internet access, and all staff members will be trained in how to operate them.

C. All public schools will be provided with new textbooks every ten years.

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D. The payment shall be done in this order.
1. Raise income taxes on those making over $200,000 per year, by 1 to 3 %.
2. Cut back on funding for new district offices, limiting the amount that can be built per year.
3. Cutting back (Shorten by up to 25% or lessen amount by about one per year) on federally standardized tests or making them computerized. Not having to print the tests on paper would save millions.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2004, 07:24:49 pm »
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I move to proceed directly to voting, as the bulk of this Act is the same as the orginal, which has already been debated.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2004, 07:40:38 pm »
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I move to proceed directly to voting, as the bulk of this Act is the same as the orginal, which has already been debated.

I second that motion!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2004, 08:27:36 pm »
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I also second the motion, or "third" it.  It will take two more senators to do the same for the bill to go to voting.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2004, 10:19:22 pm »
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add my second.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2004, 04:13:56 am »
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and me too Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2004, 04:32:14 pm »
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That's four, plus me, who proposed it. So can we open voting now?
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2004, 09:25:02 pm »
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Yes.  I hereby open voting.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2004, 09:43:18 pm »
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I vote nay.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2004, 09:55:01 pm »
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I vote yea, making the vote 1-1
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2004, 10:23:21 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2004, 11:35:43 pm »
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Yea (3-1)
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2004, 01:37:24 am »
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Yea.
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2004, 06:05:31 am »
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Yea.

It's now 5-1.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2004, 10:15:54 am »
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Yea.
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2004, 01:35:27 pm »
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6-1.
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2004, 02:43:17 pm »
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The 2nd Educational Equipment Act has passed 6-1.
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2004, 02:46:55 pm »
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Now I guess we just wait for voting to finish. States will vote Nay, Nation likely nay, and Hughento yay.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2004, 03:45:44 pm »
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Can I just note that you people put up a tax increase of $150 billion dollars a year when the entire Dept. of Education budget is only $60 billion?  Not to mention the fact that the cost savings from cutting district office funding, as I suggested during the first debate will be more than enough to cover cost of school construction.

This is about to become the largest pork barrel project in American history.
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2004, 03:54:20 pm »
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I intended to veto this but it won't matter unless all the other Senators turn out to vote against this.
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2004, 04:16:27 pm »
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I intended to veto this but it won't matter unless all the other Senators turn out to vote against this.

The bill was already passed by the Senate 6 to 1..even if the others turned out and voted nay it would pass.
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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2004, 04:19:17 pm »
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I intended to veto this but it won't matter unless all the other Senators turn out to vote against this.

The bill was already passed by the Senate 6 to 1..even if the others turned out and voted nay it would pass.

He means that if the Senate has 7 votes, it can override the veto.

I really am dissapointed in Senator King, its embarrassing that one of my senators and a member of my party (that purportedly is for responsible government) would cast such a thoughtless vote.
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« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2004, 07:19:13 pm »
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I vote aye.

Surplus money for education isn't a bad thing, John.
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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2004, 07:50:53 pm »
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I intended to veto this but it won't matter unless all the other Senators turn out to vote against this.

The bill was already passed by the Senate 6 to 1..even if the others turned out and voted nay it would pass.

He means that if the Senate has 7 votes, it can override the veto.

I really am dissapointed in Senator King, its embarrassing that one of my senators and a member of my party (that purportedly is for responsible government) would cast such a thoughtless vote.

I'm sorry Mr. Ford, but education reform is a top priority of mine. Besides, we can always cut spending on this later.
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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2004, 07:51:45 pm »
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I vote aye.

Surplus money for education isn't a bad thing, John.

What is wrong withn you?  This is $150 billion a year we're talking about.  It isn't a little surplus money.  When you raise taxes to pay for something it isn't a surplus.  When you are running a deficit, which as far as I know the Atlas government is, then you don't have a surplus.

Does anyone seriously believe that:

1. There are $150 billion a year in school construction projects out there.
2. That the $150 billion couldn't be better spent on something else.
3. The raising taxes by $150 billion will not hurt a fragile economy experiencing $63 a barrel oil.

If anyone can honestly say that they believe these three things, then you can vote for this bill but you should also know that you're economically illiterate.

The voters should know that their Senate has just passed a spending bill without ever asking how much would be spent.
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