Stop Cutting The Kids

Cuts are bad, but eating the babies is no problem still.

With the race for governor entering its final two weeks, Democratic Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor on Monday urged his Republican opponent, Gov. Sonny Perdue, to stop cuts to the state’s schools.

State Republicans, meanwhile, continued to hammer away at Taylor on ethics charges, claiming he took illegal campaign contributions.

Taylor used a news conference at the state Capitol to call on Perdue to sign a pledge vowing to veto any additional cuts to education funding. He cited a story by The Associated Press that found that some systems in the state have been grappling with a state funding formula shortfall by cutting programs, raising local taxes or dipping into their reserves.

14 comments

  1. atlantaman says:

    At this point in the campaign Taylor is in “I’m going to give you everything you’ve ever wanted, but won’t tell you how I plan to pay for it” mode.

  2. fulldawg says:

    Making light of this issue by making fun of the campaign does not really give the children of the state equal justice issue wise.

    It is a serious situation when there appears to be a 166 million dollar gap in state funding of the schools.

    Sonny claims he is responsible for a hige state surplus. Why did he not put his money where obviously his mouth is and fund the schools better?

    As for Mark, his position as Lt Gov has been largely reduced to a ceremonial position thanks to the GOPers.

  3. Fogle says:

    “Sonny claims he is responsible for a hige state surplus. Why did he not put his money where obviously his mouth is and fund the schools better?”

    “… and fund the schools better.”

    Sounds like you’re a victim of the Roy Barnes education system.

    Could it be that maybe you’re jealous that Sonny’s working to improve education and give the next generation a chance to “write more better” than you.

  4. fulldawg says:

    Hi there Fogle,

    You appear to be missing the whole point, relishing your “creative” personal attacks on people you consider wrong. ie: those who do not agree with you.

    To reiterate:
    As I stated earlier is the children of the state should be given our first consideration, not wisecracking about the candidates and further it is a serious situation when there appears to be a 166 million dollar gap in state funding of the schools. This was staed in the article you quoted from just you left this part out.

    How convenient for you. To make more room for your jokes and personal put downs?

    “All the out of work comedians in the world, and Fogle tries to be one!

  5. atlantaman says:

    “As for Mark, his position as Lt Gov has been largely reduced to a ceremonial position thanks to the GOPers.”

    I would say that would be because of Mark Taylor and his abrasive take-no-prisoners attitude. You forget the citizens of Georgia voted those “GOPers” into office and it was incumbent upon Mark Taylor to work within those parameters.

    If he were more of a bridge builder he might have gotten more accomplished as L.G. Along those lines, how does anyone expect him to be an effective Governor with a Republican legislature if he was the most ineffective L.G. in the history of Georgia?

  6. Fogle says:

    “As I stated earlier is the children of the state should be given our first consideration”

    FullDawg,

    I’m not sure which “$166 million gap” you are referring to – the Macon Telegraph piece cites the oft-heard $169 million education “shortchange,” so I’ll assume you mean that – but I know far-stretched DNC talking points when I read them.

    The bottom line is that Sonny has increased education by over $1 billion. His system isn’t perfect and we all have gripes, but it’s a start.

    The proposed fy 2007 budget has 54% going to education. That is absolutely on par or better than most states. That’s $9.5 billion for a state that’s trying desperately to recover from year of Democratic education neglect.

    So don’t look to Mark Taylor to help in that area.

  7. fulldawg says:

    atlantaman,
    You state “I would say that would be because of Mark Taylor and his abrasive take-no-prisoners attitude. You forget the citizens of Georgia voted
    those “GOPers

  8. dingleberry says:

    If the LIBERAL democrats actually cared about our kids, they’d do everything in their power to get the government OUT of our children’s education.

    We don’t try to get the government out of education because education is “unimportant”. We try to get the government out because education is too important to be f***ed up by the Government.

    But, to LIBERAL democrats, communism is the cure for EVERYTHING.

  9. Fogle says:

    “But, to LIBERAL democrats, communism is the cure for EVERYTHING.”

    HAHA. Good call comrade DingleBerry. Father Joseph would be proud.

  10. dingleberry says:

    It’s easy to make jokes when the LIBERAL DEMOCRATS give you so much ammunition.

    But I’m not joking. The Dems ARE COMMUNISTS.

  11. Rpolitic says:

    Fulldawg clearly you don’t have any idea what happend under the gold unless it is spoon fed to you by the ajc. Mark Taylor when in power was one of the meanest, vindictive legislators/leaders. Surely you remember his cry me a river comments.

    Mark is a populist only so far as to get their vote. He is a racist with the whites and a guilty white man with the blacks.

    But god forbid anyone try to step in front of his 1)meal or 2)power and spotlight. That is when the real character of Mark can be seen.

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