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Scott, you are entitled to your opinion and you have many. I think you are totally wrong about the benefits of Full Day Kindergarten. I've seen the results from my own children and grand children and it was a great help preparing them for school. The out of District students are mostly children of employees of the district and others who work in Steamboat who can't afford to live here. This is about 5% of the student population as compared to Aspen's which is about 25%. Happy Halloween.
The ballot language is quite specific. It says that amount of money collected will be based on the amount of K students. The money is mandated to only be used for Kindergarten. If the State finally funds full day Kindergarten the MLO is terminated. This is no slush fund.
Last week the CC4E Group held a Forum on School Finances unfortunately very few taxpayers attended. This would have cleared up all the misinformation that has been put out about how our School District is financed. The two presenters, one from the Colorado Fiscal Institute and the other the School District Finance Director outlined how Colorado funds all 178 Districts and specifically Steamboat. The District receives $7400 per student for the 1 through 12 student and $4300 per Kindergarten student. Unfortunately, other priorities have surpassed Education in our State. Over the last 5 years the State has underfunded the District by $17 million( called the negative factor) which happens to coincide exactly with the Districts deferred maintenance which also is $17 million. Also the District still has children in outside Trailers at Soda Creek Elementary. Colorado has gone from 23rd in school funding to 45th over the past 5 years. If this continues Colorado will pass Mississippi within a year or two. I find it interesting that the State can spend over $20,000 per inmate in our prisons and only $7400 or $4300 for K per student for Education. That is the questionable logic. Maybe if some of these people had a early start with Kindergarten they would not have been in jail.
The good news for Tipton is if he can get re-elected just one more time he will qualify for Healthcare and a Pension for life and we all get the bill. Then he can leave and become a Lobbyist for the Oil and Gas Industry.
You are right Chris, Tipton has never responded to me either. I hear he only responds to Campaign Contributors unlike Mike Bennett and Cory Gardner who always respond .
I think Tipton does not know the meaning of the word Representative. His big accomplishment over the past four years is maximizing vacations. If he is re-elected he qualifies for a life long pension. Not bad if you spend only about 110 days a year working (if you can call it that) and the rest of the time you are on vacation, campaigning or fund raising. On top of that you get $185,000 a year for doing almost nothing. The highest paid Welfare recipients in the world.
Incorrect. Al Gore conceded the election on election night 2000. Then he withdrew his concession and later contested the Florida vote when the Florida Election Committee told him there was going to be a re-count.
After the Supreme Court gave the election to Bush Gore gave his concession speech which was on Dec. 13, 2000. Trump said Wednesday he may not accept the outcome of the election which is 3 weeks from the actual election. He said he would accept the results yesterday if he won. There is no comparison between Gore and Trump words because Gore was ready to concede on election night. That is the inconvenient truth.
No Presidential Candidate ever has said he would not accept the results ahead of time. Al Gore actually conceded the election then he was told by the Florida Election Committee that there was a problem so he withdrew his concession while they figured it out.(Gore actually had 825,000 more votes than Bush nation wide) It is the GOP Leadership that has gone through the roof over what Trump said last night about the "rigged" election and not accepting the results. Trump never accepts losing, it is not in his DNA. His Bankruptcies was always someone else fault, as was the Billy Bush tape, and now the election. If he does lose he is setting the stage to blame everyone but himself for the worst Campaign ever run by a Presidential Candidate.
I agree that I too will be glad when it is all over. My decision is based on one simple but most important thing and that is which candidate is mentally stable and trustworthy to control the Nuclear Arsenal which I have mentioned many times. The economy or immigration will mean nothing if we are all not here anymore if we have a Nuclear War. Trump's does not have the temperament or self control that JFK had in October 1962 to avoid a war. If it wasn't for JFK many of us would not be here today because he stood up to the Generals that wanted an immediate invasion of Cuba. He chose Diplomacy before War and Trump will not do that. Those missiles on Cuba were Nuclear armed and the Russian General had orders to launch if attacked which he would have done. Trump will act first and think later as he has shown over and over again. The President and only the President can launch a Nuclear strike and he does not have to consult anyone. He has sole authority in this area and no one can veto that power. For that main reason Trump is unfit to be President among many other reasons like being a sexual predator. Bottom line is who do you hate more Hillary Clinton or your Country? It is not worth the risk.
I would prefer neither of the 2 candidates. Nothing Sec. Clinton says would make me want to vote for her(I never for Bill either) but everything Trump says convinces me he is totally unfit to represent our Nation around the Globe. He is an egotist, mentally unstable and a pervert who under all circumstances CANNOT be given the keys to our Nuclear Arsenal. His entire life has been a life of elite privilege and all of a sudden he cares about the working men and women of this country? He cares about only one person and that is himself. He brags about making $600 million a year and paying zero Federal Taxes because he is smart. As Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have said he is a Con Man who admires Dictators like his "Friend" Putin. He lacks the judgement and understanding of the world and our country. Listen to his interviews on Howard Stern and Billy Bush and ask yourself is this a role model for our children and grandchildren? And now he has started making excuses if he does not win that the election is rigged against him. This is the worst election in my lifetime thanks to Trump who is a sexual predator that has severe mental health issues. Give him the keys to our Nuclear Arsenal? NO WAY.
Trump said this morning on Fox and Friends that the CBS Poll after the debate showed him the winner. The only problem with that statement like most of his pronouncements was that CBS did not have a Poll after the debate. 34 of his statements last night were considered false after all fact checking was done.
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