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Larger Class Sizes, Education Cuts Harm Children's Chance To Learn

Larger Class Sizes, Education Cuts Harm Children's Chance To Learn

Commented Jul 14, 2012 at 23:21:04 in Education

“Want better education? Hire better teachers or investigate the ones we have. Also school should be 11 months a year and not 9.”

wilandon on Jul 14, 2012 at 23:30:53

“Really?? First off, school ends in the middle of June and the teachers are going back the middle of August for in-service, etc. Teachers don't set the school year schedule. Got that?? Secondly, what teachers need to be investigated? For what?? Yes, let's investigate them for having 32 children in their classroom instead of 20. It's THEIR fault, right? You are ridiculous and totally uneducated. How ironic.”

Uber on Jul 14, 2012 at 23:23:29

“Investigate the teachers? What do you propose? An FBI background check? A transvaginal ultrasound? Shall we have a proctologist investigate them too?

Do you know who absolutely ridiculous you sound? Do you know you sound a Nazi, who is going after teachers--teachers--like they are some criminal element?”
X-Class Solar Flare, Strongest Kind, Erupts From Giant Sunspot 'AR1520'

X-Class Solar Flare, Strongest Kind, Erupts From Giant Sunspot 'AR1520'

Commented Jul 13, 2012 at 15:48:18 in Science

“Serious things are about to be happening!”
Sean Mewherter, Husband Of Lottery Winner, Accused Of Stealing $1 Million Ticket

Sean Mewherter, Husband Of Lottery Winner, Accused Of Stealing $1 Million Ticket

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 10:05:15 in Money

“So she takes the lump sum of 1 million dollars which comes out to 408,003? So the damn IRS/government gets to keep close to 600,000 automatically huh?”

mr mike reality on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:22:22

“not really she still has to pay taxes (not positive on this as I haven't checked it lately) and this is just part of the con game they use to get suckers to buy tickets.”

Alicia78 on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:21:00

“It supposedly goes to the public schools”

LemmonHerk on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:20:25

“NO, that isn't how it works. Here's the deal: Say you win a million bucks. The standard pay-out schedule is usually over 20 years. In other words, you didn't win one million bucks, you won ONE MILLION BUCKS PAID OVER TWENTY YEARS, or $50K per year for 20 years. OK, fine. But! Let's say you want a lump sum, so you can start a business. OK, you can have a lump sum pay-out, if you prefer, but the State Lottery was expecting to have 20 years to cover its obligation to you. If you want all your dough now, OK, but it'll cost you ... say, for example, 20% off your net AFTER TAXES. The 20% would go to the state, plus the state would get its taxes up front on the whole thing. That's wherenyou take it in the shorts. Pay-out over time, if you have the discipline, will net you more than a lump-sum payout.”

Jim Nolan on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:19:33

“That's not the way it works, the $1,000,000.00 prize is to be paid out over a set number of years and at the end it will have be paid in full. If you choose a "lump sum" you only get the initial portion that is set-aside to begin the eventual $1,000,000.00 payout. After the "lump-sum" payment is paid, then the various governments get their cut. "Lump Sum" only works if it's $10,000,000.00 or more otherwise taxes will eat you alive and that awesome payout becomes mere peanuts.”

Jay Elliott on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:18:44

“Excellent point, I never thought of that?”

whatsamatayou on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:17:49

“Nope. When you win a Million Dollar lottery, the lottery doesn't have the Million in the first place. They only have the $408,003 (about half the total income from ticket sales) that you can take all at once or you can take the Million in smaller payments spread out over a couple of decades and the lottery invests the $408,003 and pays you your yearly installments from the investment.

Then if you take the lump sum payment, you only pay taxes on the $408,003 which would be about $75,000 in federal taxes depending on your other income and deductions.”

kingbrownster on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:16:06

“yea and state taxes to boot it is crazy plus they might have owed on something else all of that is ran before they pay it out”

Ray Micharski on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:14:07

“NO THE LUMP SUM IS 650,000..THEN TAXES COME OUT.....BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL....”

Ray Micharski on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:12:19

“NO THEY GIVE YOU A LESSER AMOUNT..650,000 IF YOU TAKE THE LUMP SUM. AFTER, THEY TAKE USUALLY 25% FOR TAXES BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL....WHICH DOESNT MEAN THATS WHAT YOU PAY....WHEN YOU DO YOUR TAXES AT THE END OF THE YEAR..YOU SHOW THAT 650,000 AND THEN THE 200,000 OR SO THAT WAS TAKEN OUT FOR TAXES...YOU MIGHT OWE OR GET A REFUND...”

Bob Moody on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:11:59

“one million dollars over 20 years disxcounted to present value then taxes are withheld”

Ken Koziol on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:11:58

“No she took the lump sum payment which is only about 40% of the jackpot. The IRS gets their 30% off what she took, therefore the IRS took $122000.”

fredrdr on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:11:01

“State takes it cut too.”

JWCCards on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:10:59

“Not exactly. I believe they have the choice to take $408,003 OR have annual payments of for example $33,333 for 30 years Apparently, she took the lump sum.”

ObamaLovesAll1 on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:09:36

“sigh really how much more can you possibly fail here?

First of all if you take the lump sum you agree to take less money than you won, probably 20-30% less.

Secondly yes the rest of the money goes to the government but it's state, local AND federal taxes, it's not like the federal government is the only one with their hand out.”

lakota6020 on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:09:16

“Can you just imagine when our taxes goes up! We will probably be working our tails off and still have to give the gov. an IOU. lol”

janichka on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:08:12

“yea, a 60% tax on winnings is completely unfounded. i can see 30-35%, maybe even 40%, but really how can they justify stealingover 60% of winnings they didnt pay a single cent into? BTW are they gonig to ask the government for the 600k back? haha”

tomboyapparel on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:07:41

“UH-huh.... and we are still going broke....”

saale on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:07:04

“no”
Groundhogs Caught Stealing American Flags At Cedar Park Cemetery (VIDEO)

Groundhogs Caught Stealing American Flags At Cedar Park Cemetery (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 01:06:28 in Weird News

“Good for them since the American flag means less and less these days...”

Ceselli on Jul 12, 2012 at 08:34:17

“Perhaps................ your speaking for yourself ..................”
Jesse Jackson Jr. Alcohol Addiction? Congressman's Office Denies Report Of Arizona Facility Treatment

Jesse Jackson Jr. Alcohol Addiction? Congressman's Office Denies Report Of Arizona Facility Treatment

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 21:41:29 in Chicago

“I can't say anything negative about this issue because alcohol could be very addicting. I used to drink quite a bit myself and at first it was hard to quit, but I did quit eventually. I hope he gets the help he needs.”
Edwin Leslie, Jan Brewer Appointee, Resigns Over Governor's Move To Deny Same-Sex Benefits

Edwin Leslie, Jan Brewer Appointee, Resigns Over Governor's Move To Deny Same-Sex Benefits

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 15:26:48 in Politics

“I don't like Brewer much, but every once in a while she does something I support like deny same sex benefits. At least she's got some morals and values and knows the importance of true marriage between one man and one woman.”
Miley Cyrus' New Tattoo: Star Gets President Roosevelt Quote On Her Arm (PHOTO)

Miley Cyrus' New Tattoo: Star Gets President Roosevelt Quote On Her Arm (PHOTO)

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 15:25:23 in Celebrity

“I think tattoos are the stupidest thing one can do to their body. Sure it might look cool but it's just stupid in my opinion.”
Evander Holyfield Unable To Avoid Foreclosure On $14 Million Mansion

Evander Holyfield Unable To Avoid Foreclosure On $14 Million Mansion

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 15:23:57 in Business

“Man this story came out on fightnews over a week ago. I guess the huffington post is way behind!!!”
Mitt Romney Booed At NAACP Convention For Saying He'd Repeal Obamacare (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney Booed At NAACP Convention For Saying He'd Repeal Obamacare (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 15:19:55 in Politics

“Mitt, you have to be careful what you say. What you should have said that you might not repeal Obamacare. That way when you do become President you can go back and repeal it.”

jtmims2199 on Jul 11, 2012 at 15:27:18

“Oh, the old Flip-a-roo...”

gjohnso627 on Jul 11, 2012 at 15:22:40

“That's what all you lousy rodents think of is lies and deceits. This rodent will never be POTUS.”
'Haunted Highway': Jack Osbourne Doesn't Believe In The Black Star Shadow Man (VIDEO)

'Haunted Highway': Jack Osbourne Doesn't Believe In The Black Star Shadow Man (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 10:10:03 in TV

“gay”

Justgo4it on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:09:51

“bout time you came out.”
Episcopal Church Approves Transgender People Ordination

Episcopal Church Approves Transgender People Ordination

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 10:08:56 in Religion

“very true.”

bump00000 on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:52:23

“And he is doing well with you also for you are putting yourself up as judge, that's God's job.”
Episcopal Church Approves Transgender People Ordination

Episcopal Church Approves Transgender People Ordination

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 10:08:18 in Religion

“It's not so much a "historic vote". It's more like they've gone astray from the word of GOD to support sin.”

Coz McRae on Jul 11, 2012 at 12:02:01

“Why don't you let them decide for themselves what they do or don't consider the word of God--and what is sin.
Or maybe you have some qualifications such that YIOU are supremely qualified to know what God wants, likes, etc., etc.”

bump00000 on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:48:55

“Very much like Henry VIII broke with the Chruch because they wouldn't let him sin by divorcing his wife and getting remarried. Now look at ALL the churchs that allow that SIN.”

kayo1025 on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:40:18

“Jezebel must be so proud.”

EFMGrad on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:37:38

“How do you know it's not the other way around? Maybe excluding people is where we went astray.”
West Nile Virus 2012: Virus Detected In Staten Island Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus 2012: Virus Detected In Staten Island Mosquitoes

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 10:07:10 in New York

“GOOD! Funny how homosexuality was detected their recently too.”
R. Donahue Peebles, Obama Fundraiser, Says Attacks On Romney Woke 'Sleeping Giant'

R. Donahue Peebles, Obama Fundraiser, Says Attacks On Romney Woke 'Sleeping Giant'

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 00:17:51 in Politics

“funny how in the reality of things, I still see things the same in san diego.”
R. Donahue Peebles, Obama Fundraiser, Says Attacks On Romney Woke 'Sleeping Giant'

R. Donahue Peebles, Obama Fundraiser, Says Attacks On Romney Woke 'Sleeping Giant'

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 22:51:55 in Politics

“You want more job losses, more unemployment, more government to run your life, then by all means vote for Obama.”

zdubchi on Jul 10, 2012 at 23:03:45

“And if you want more of what Bush gave us vote for Romney. If you want higher taxes on the middle class and lower taxes for the rich vote for Romney. If you want pollution and more wall street scandals vote for Romney. If you want less teachers and overcrowded classrooms vote for Romney. If you want less cops and firefighters vote for Romney. If you want more and more people without health care and the cost of care to continue to rise vote for Romney. If you want middle class wages to continue to go down and the wealth inequality to rise vote for Romney. If you want social security to be privatized and medicare to go away vote for Romney.

Taxes have been the lowest than at any time in the last 50 years. Our regulatory agencies have been as ineffective than at any point. Our oversight on wall street and the banks are a joke. The Bush years brought us the worst period of job creation in decades. Obama bent the curve and we still see positive growth even though its slowed down in recent months. We could create millions of jobs if we spent money on our infrastructure. The bills are there.”

MNJim on Jul 10, 2012 at 23:00:40

“Better do a little more research before you embarrass yourself in public again, especially about issues such as timing of the large job losses and unemployment numbers and when the economy started to recover, when the stock market started to recover, when exports started to rise, when the retail segment started to post gains. You know---indicators of what is really happening.”

Hothgor on Jul 10, 2012 at 22:57:15

“We've had 20+ months of job growth.
Unemployment has declined from its peak.
Government has grown at its slowest pace in 60+ years.

Please, please vote for Obama.”
R. Donahue Peebles, Obama Fundraiser, Says Attacks On Romney Woke 'Sleeping Giant'

R. Donahue Peebles, Obama Fundraiser, Says Attacks On Romney Woke 'Sleeping Giant'

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 22:51:11 in Politics

“More and more people who were once blind by Obama are now able to see the truth. ROMNEY 2012”

obamathegreat235 on Jul 10, 2012 at 23:11:21

“Pathetic!”

Jonesy41 on Jul 10, 2012 at 23:08:28

“I'm not so much "Romney 2012" as I am "Get Obama OUT before any more damage is done 2012"”

luvstoread8 on Jul 10, 2012 at 23:06:47

“I guess I'm still blind along with the millions of others that will be voting for Obama 2012!”

pantherdunc on Jul 10, 2012 at 22:56:08

“That is not what we see!!

Obama 2012”
Claudia Hidic, Fort Worth Teen, Shot And Killed While Robbing House: Police (PHOTOS)

Claudia Hidic, Fort Worth Teen, Shot And Killed While Robbing House: Police (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 22:49:21 in Crime

“I don't have idiots as kins so I worry not.”

ajbiggs on Jul 11, 2012 at 09:36:45

“Well I guess your the judgemental idiot of the clan then!”
Small Business Tax Cut Bill In Senate Could Lead To Almost 1 Million Jobs, Study Estimates

Small Business Tax Cut Bill In Senate Could Lead To Almost 1 Million Jobs, Study Estimates

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 22:48:39 in Politics

“If you were a multi millionaire would you tell people how much you're worth? It's his money. I don't need to know.”

Terry DR on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:00:46

“You dont need to know what a man who is trying to run this country is doing with money in foreighn countries?  REALLY?  People like you scare the e   f   f  out of me.”
Small Business Tax Cut Bill In Senate Could Lead To Almost 1 Million Jobs, Study Estimates

Small Business Tax Cut Bill In Senate Could Lead To Almost 1 Million Jobs, Study Estimates

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 20:17:02 in Politics

“too little too late for Obama. Go Romney!!!”

Magrum Yuff on Jul 10, 2012 at 20:45:31

“"too little too late for Obama. Go Romney!!! "

What is this? A football cheer?”

Terry DR on Jul 10, 2012 at 20:19:28

“What do you mean, theyve had 18 TAX CUTS. Go romney? You mean you will vote for a man who is hiding his finances? WOW!”

jmdziuban1 on Jul 10, 2012 at 20:19:12

“Nothing now, nothing then from the GOP. Go Obama!!!!”
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