“Budgets are about choices, so today I’m calling on you to choose to invest more in teachers, invest more in education, and invest more in our children and their future.” - President Obama

Feb 27, 2012 2:42 PM

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Donat Bobaj
I LIKE TRAINS

3 years ago from  
Valerie Crawford
Mr. Obama, you need to INVEST in cutting spending and balancing the budget. That is priority NUMBER ONE.

3 years ago from  
King Roch Benoit
sell more bonds

3 years ago from  
Pete Moss
these are the teachers you support????????? if so... thats a problem http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2012/02/25/nj-teachers-union-thugs-protest-at-students-home-to-send-father-a-message/

3 years ago from  
Lee Wayne Ryder
then stop stealing our money you jackwagon!

3 years ago from  
Austin Eli
I think you meant to say "invest in UNIONS"

3 years ago from  
Ruth Owings-Goodwin
Wouldn't you actually have to have a working budget to make that statement?

3 years ago from  
Judy Shimoda
they want to "privatize" it all in Michigan

3 years ago from  
Tom Johnson
You mean pay more Taxes ! ! !

3 years ago from  
Randy Paulsen
Only if the teachers do their job

3 years ago from  
Brent Crow
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3 years ago from  
Emily Emmons
can you please explain what exactly you think a budget is???

3 years ago from  
Jerry Esposito
In other words more of our tax dollars to more of your deep-pocketed, fat cat union sugar daddies.

3 years ago from  
Moira Noiseux
Spend less on defense and more on education, sir!

3 years ago from  
Bradley Trafton
Starting where, schools?

3 years ago from  
Scott Morgan
Privatize education, mandate affordable education. Set the bar high for college and advanced degrees.

3 years ago from  
Jeff Venturino
+1 for intelligent politics!

3 years ago from  
Michael Lansdell
N Teachers, N children NOT N the Federal Ed System

3 years ago from  
Jason Gellis
you first

3 years ago from  
Mike Armstrong
I'm tired of "investing". Can we please "Save"?

3 years ago from  
Ryan Charlene Blowers
Yep bigger government. Don't bring a lunch made at home you might go to jail!

3 years ago from  
Lonnie Lee Sorrells
No cutting the budget more will make the economy worse. Spend more money mr president on things we need and put people to work so that they can buy things from our companies that need to sell them and so that they can pay taxes to contribute to the general welfare. That should be priority number one.

3 years ago from  
Sarah June Galassi
And I challenge YOU and CONGRESS to "make due with what you have"---like the rest of us have been doing for years!!!!

3 years ago from  
Cody Krecicki
Obama resign, know your faults and please stop bullshitting America with the same tone you've had since day one.

3 years ago from  
Brenda Ball
We invested our life in these things. But it wasn't near as hard then as it is now....Budgets are set to save, but we pay more taxes than we get paid, if not taxes for folks to get to work, then big gas and oil prices so what do you want the public to give up next????

3 years ago from  
Travis Secondclass-Citizen Rogers
Thank you President Obama for understanding that higher education and education in general is a critical component of what will make America thrive again. Unlike the GOP who thinks government should only start wars and force the bible on everyone!

3 years ago from  
Leslie Y
Wonder how many of the governors in attendance actually send their children to public schools. I can only think about the question; because as the governor of NJ says; "It's nobody's business"!

3 years ago from  
Randy Starnes
What budget??? WE HAVE NO MONEY FOOL!

3 years ago from  
Becky Celebration
End all corporate subsidies. Let everything be at face value. And let us value our elderly and our children!

3 years ago from  
Joe Brinsfield
How about invest in teachers who know how to teach? Invest in schools to teach English and American history? Invest in keeping students safe? Our education is falling behind as is our country! Politicians are to blame as is the school boards across America.

3 years ago from  
Eli Helbig
I thought your stimulus and second stimulus did that? And took care of the bridges and roads too? Shovel ready "ha ha ha" remember? And it paid for cops and firefighters? Did they or didn't they? Was Obama lying or not?

3 years ago from  
Richard Farias
AMEN! Rick Perry and the Republican-led Texas state lege has decimated education funding in Texas, and as a community college faculty member, we've seen our college, sister colleges, and K-12 schools lose too many resources (human and material!).

3 years ago from  
Tom Johnson
Mr. Obama Your a JACK ASS ! ! !

3 years ago from  
Michael Lansdell
What happen to the open Gov.

3 years ago from  
Bill Greenleaf
as soon as we have some spare "Change" to invest in them...

3 years ago from  
Jose Luis Sandoval Bontes
the education is the best heredity that can be left to the children.

3 years ago from  
Hassan Bazzi
Keep spending Mr. President, Keep spending. smh. -.-

3 years ago from  
Sarah June Galassi
BTW....most of us don't agree with your choices anyhow, so, NO MORE MONEY!!!!

3 years ago from  
Justin Spencer
how bout you stop subsiding big oil companies with 40 billion of our taxes dollars and use that to invest in our teachers, children and future

3 years ago from  
Lonnie Lee Sorrells
I wish more people had a background in economics. This recession wouldn't have lasted nearly as long.

3 years ago from  
Jarret Weissbratten
Good luck with Virginia's governor...

3 years ago from  
Ledo Maine
It's the ONLY thing that makes sense. But, why does that not encourage me to think that my fellow Americans will do what makes sense, now? I can hope, and I will still cling to that hope that they will--before it's too late.

3 years ago from  
Margaret DeGrazia Varble
That's a great idea Pres. Haven't had much return on our investments though. Hows about Washington cuts some spending like the rest of us before talking about spending more though huh?

3 years ago from  
Russell McNeill
Vote Obama 2012

3 years ago from  
Perry Pirillo
can't invest in anything but my gas tank thanks to you and the greedy no good oil companies you represent

3 years ago from  
Kaletyo Rogers
Ladies and Gentleman welcome to the White House Spin Zone....We control the vertical.....we control the horizonal, we will deliver all the propaganda, rhetoric, fear mongering, class warfare, deception, and lies on a daily basis along with the drive by media.....Sit back and enjoy your ride into Socialism and Commumism.......

3 years ago from  
Becky Celebration
It takes a "challenge" to invest in education, in a world where subsized corporations have taken over the world.... SAD!

3 years ago from  
Kook Mook
do you know syria?

3 years ago from  
Lynda Smith
I totally agree.

3 years ago from  
Michelle Neckonoff Jenner
Too bad the gobpvernor of Nj doesn't understand this.

3 years ago from  
Annita Woz
actually, in WI we have been cutting budgets of local schools for the past 8-10 years....I'm ready to START investing.

3 years ago from  
Michelle Neckonoff Jenner
Governor

3 years ago from  
Frank J Vego
More hand outs to the marxist public unions.....

3 years ago from  
Steve Simpson
In other words,.. You are asking us to support Teachers Unions that support Teacher tenure,..that supports keeping teachers that do not do their job !!!

3 years ago from  
Wes Henson
INVEST code word of the left... PAY MORE TAXES

3 years ago from  
Radhika Murari
Yes!!

3 years ago from  
Joni Dewey
ha ha ha ha ha!!!

3 years ago from  
Gideon Jones
Yea, give your Government more money; the First Lady needs another vacation.

3 years ago from  
Michael Maldonado
invest more on failed govt??? dont think so... besides, the taxes for schools and education are LOCAL taxes, not FEDERAL... read the 16th amendment on federal tax income i.e., the capital gains tax... the federal govt has no right to make the working class pay federal taxes...

3 years ago from  
Tina Stone
hi..i think the government should investigate not invest but build new schools and investigate where and how american children are educated and what goes on in their schools whos educating and what they are doing and where ...stop bullying..

3 years ago from  
Wes Henson
how many BILLION $ have we ALREADY "INVESTED" in education with very poor results...

3 years ago from  
Dottie Holden
The biggest place where any investing should be done is at home. Parents need to get more involved and take part, its not up to the government........ The poor schools and teachers can ONLY do so much. Kids have to be taught from their parents.....

3 years ago from  
Jay Kilmartin
HAHAHA. A guy that doesn't know what a budget is telling us about budgets. Friggin' hillarious. If I ran my personal budget the way he's running our country's. I'd be in jail.

3 years ago from  
Amanda Clements
need to fix the bully in the schools first

3 years ago from  
Vanessa Haycraft
what about our kids life,with all the gands,that all most killed my son

3 years ago from  
Tanya Byrd
Amen...thank you President Obama

3 years ago from  
Karen Voyer-Caravona
Fewer subsidies to Big Oil and more investment in public transit. And yes, raise my taxes for public transit.

3 years ago from  
Jim Holland
Tell the Fed to stop printing so much money. That might help.

3 years ago from  
Christopher Seth Nicks
*cough* *cough* Didn't know this went on lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ED63A_hcd0&feature=share.

3 years ago from  
Jim Rash
Eric Holder and Obama should be impeached. Why does Obama and Democratic Senate Hate American Private Sector Jobs?????????

3 years ago from  
Sara Kandan
Im going to like keep saying Gas Prices on like every post on your wall to make you think. Foreign Oil - Keystone Pipeline = Higher Prices. I want Zombie FDR!!!!!!!

3 years ago from  
Travis Secondclass-Citizen Rogers
To those who are bitching about the deficit and the budget... I suggest you blame the GOP for forcing Obama to keep the Bush tax cuts and also blame the GOP for engaging us in what has become USELESS WARS for the past decade!

3 years ago from  
Yvette LilredhidingHood Boo
Keep up the good work!!

3 years ago from  
Jon Poe Atkinson
My children are not his to say our children...they are my children not some hopeless cause for the government.

3 years ago from  
William Evener
I think they had better get other things fixed before they decide on anything else "Lets decide on an Educational budget while the rest of the country falls apart"

3 years ago from  
Kevin Garris
I'm calling for Nobama to get a different job.

3 years ago from  
Hush Mode
OBAMA One Big Ass Mistake America

3 years ago from  
John Pierce
it would be nice if government had a budget and stuck to it

3 years ago from  
Diana Guemarez-Cruz
Most teachers do their job...why people don't criticize CEOs, corrupt, earning millions of dollars while robbing from their companies? Why working class people buy this message from the real enemy of all of us: The 1% who doesn't want to pay their sharesn in taxes...?? Why to targets the teachers? At my department, at MSU, more than the 85 % of my colleagues are not only working but working harder than most people!!! BELIEVE ME!!!

3 years ago from  
Eric L Thomas MD
Please resign before you do any more damage to my country.

3 years ago from  
Patsy Cooper
You may get more support on this issue if you let parents determine what is best for their children.

3 years ago from  
Sue McGilloway
One of the Republicans wanted to do away with the Dept. of Education. As if, education isn't enough of a crisis as it is. Education funds are an investment in the future of our country. Santorum decided that it is snobbery to encourage individuals to go to college...how stupid!

3 years ago from  
Aria Arbab
i love america

3 years ago from  
Nancy Nadeau
What do you know about budgets? There hasn't BEEN ONE! Any money that goes to "schools" just lines the union purse then they give it back to demonrats and our kids get screwed!

3 years ago from  
Wes Henson
lets use the secretary of education money after it is abolished and give it back to the local communities and let them "invest it"

3 years ago from  
Zach Rudnick
I love it how no one on here can agree on anything, maybe WE THE PEOPLE are just as bad as Congress when it comes to being polar opposites =/

3 years ago from  
Vanessa Haycraft
were now in the grey area now,not black,not white

3 years ago from  
Billy Bob Hickman
Throwing money at teachers salaries won't help the kids learn. It will make the teachers wallets thicker. But nothing to address the real problems.

3 years ago from  
American Mugwump
Yawn. All I hear is investment in _ _ _ _ _ _.

3 years ago from  
Chris Hutton
The corrupt governor of PA HATES education.

3 years ago from  
Grm Siri
Thank you, Mr. President! As always, you are right on track. Please hold the line and continue working on behalf of all of us who voted for you and will vote for you again. You are the answer to the big government the radical right wingers are planning to kill of the rest of government of the people, by the people, for the people. They believe that our tax dollars should be given directly to private enterprise that will, in turn, charge the taxpayers more to use them.

3 years ago from  
Daniel Sears
Stop wasting our taxes, President Barack Hussein Obama....Hmm Hmm Hmm! Just STOP spending PERIOD!!!!!!

3 years ago from  
Jim Rash
Barack Obama 2008 ad on Gas Prices www.youtube.com Obama with his own words will become one and done!

3 years ago from  
Bill Wilson
Why should we invest (SPEND money we don't have) in our failing schools? Do away with the department of education and turn it back to the states.

3 years ago from  
Joni Dewey
That cannot be done without jobs Mr. Obama.

3 years ago from  
Mare LaRosa
i am right on top of that..that will be the first thing on my adgenda to do tomorrow..oh please..next

3 years ago from  
Angela Nguyen
College is too expensive. Our student loans are so high. Can you please help us by lowering college costs?

3 years ago from  
John Hagar
Budgets are about being responsible and sometimes when you can't affored it you have to tell the kids NO!!!!!!!!

3 years ago from  
Keith McCormick
.... but I thought he was going to do that???

3 years ago from  
Dwight R. Flemming
With all the money you have already spent, Our children have no future.

3 years ago from  
Tom Johnson
I have an Idea Mr. Obama. Why don't you, the wife, and kids take a vacation to HAWAII again on our dime. Or maybe Michelle can take the kids to Europe, or maybe you could just step down and let someone who has a grasp on reality take over. Make it a permanent vacation.

3 years ago from  
Janai Black
How bout pare down the top heavy administration who are more concerned about paperwork than students? Principals and administrators suck a heck of a lot of any money budgetted for their districts

3 years ago from  
Austin Eli
Just more spin, more smoke and mirrors, blah blah blah Unions, unions unions

3 years ago from  
Ernie Caldwell
Education should be viewed as a basic civil right.

3 years ago from  
Tina Brown
Santorum is an idiot calling the President a snob for wanting people to be able to attend college. Just goes to prove that GOP wants slaves and idiots to vote for them.

3 years ago from  
Sarah Elisabeth
Education is an extremely important topic today, it affects everyone in some way. If we invest in the right things, it will make a positive impact on everyone's future.

3 years ago from  
Rc Dennis
YES ... invest more in your children ... HOMESCHOOL!!!

3 years ago from  
Kevin Sandlin
Um, yeah, so what budget exactly are you talking about Mr. Obama? You haven't had a budget since you entered office, remember? Oh, and we're broke. BROKE. We're $16T in debt and your latest failed attempt at a "budget" suggested that we borrow more trillions. There's this other broke nation called Greece, have you heard of it? We cannot spend more of my great grandchildren's money sir. Perhaps if you CREATED and PASSED a realistic and balanced budget, we'd take you more seriously. You've failed to lead.

3 years ago from  
David Matthew Feldman
Is this being a Snob Rick?

3 years ago from  
Maggie Ann Piechal
You will never have a secure investment ever again! Just like the wallet of a professional person that has four business card's to keep they're self working.

3 years ago from  
Travis Secondclass-Citizen Rogers
Wilson? Why so the south and midwest can turn schools into christian indoctrination mills? no thanks.. we have enough religious nut jobs.. just look at the GOP lineup!

3 years ago from  
Joe Zinich
What?! Invest in education? Then we couldn't be controlled by our religious leaders, the ruling elite, and big business. It would even stop our frightening drift toward Taliban like leadership. Educated people are scary. They make decisions based on facts and act on pragmatic solutions (of course the downside without laws or if laws or weakend some quickly learn how to "game the system" for their personal benefit, hmm thus the ruling elite and big business control)

3 years ago from  
LouisLooneyrightwingnut Sariego
The greatest investment we can give to America is to get your lying socialist ass out of the whitehouse!!

3 years ago from  
William Beem
If the President could walk around with some school groups touring D.C. and listen to the misinformation proffered by the teachers, he'd probably cut their pay.

3 years ago from  
Eric Smith
Taxes are not investments you idiot...

3 years ago from  
Bob Wells
You poor little Obama haters. Too bad you guys couldn't come up with better candidates.

3 years ago from  
Antonio Urbina
Unfortunately I'm not for Obama, but he does make the point that we should invest in the education system. How are we to breed future leaders if they cant get the proper ed. Not just the rich kids who's parents can afford for them to go to the upstanding schools but give the chance for the normal middle class child to make for his or her's own future in society. Dissipate the clash of classes and provide equality amongst all.

3 years ago from  
Shawn Jones
Public school is a failure, Just look at the people who went to it. Ask 99% of them something intelligent see what you get.

3 years ago from  
Sue Houston Jordan
If you're so concerned about "the children" why don't you stop spending their money?

3 years ago from  
Brett Kirby
In other words, President Obama is not going to do budget cuts, but is asking us to pay more taxes.

3 years ago from  
Judy Honey
I feel the investment is good but, will the American's receive the benefits? The way it has been only the broken English speaking people have jobs answering phones. Trying to understand what they are saying has been happening. Sorry don't get it! I will not vote for anyone that doesn't put Americans' first and that allows immigration without merit anymore!

3 years ago from  
Stan Jankowski
At what expense?

3 years ago from  
Irene Keanum
Really?

3 years ago from  
J Scott Mills
"MY Country"???? Eric??? get a GRIP BOY!

3 years ago from  
Dan Shane Martin
Tina Brown.... LIAR!

3 years ago from  
Barb Lucero
Dear Obama, we will invest more if you agree to spend less!!!

3 years ago from  
Ramzi Al Beishawi
To Grow And Becomes Soldiers Attacking The Safe Poor people in the Middle east to Earn oil !!

3 years ago from  
Philip K. Eyrich
California is well invested in education for our kids, and yet things are not improving. Throwing money at things is not the best solution. Look for why education has failed, and fix it.

3 years ago from  
Dottie Holden
I have a perfect place for ypou to start Obama, how bout the pensions they are handed.... There ya go!!!!!!!

3 years ago from  
Thomas Purcell
The best 'investment' we can make in America's future is in a new President.

3 years ago from  
Jonathan Benbow
To all of the above who complain about spending more on education - When the jobs go overseas because American youth no longer has the skills to compete with citizens of other countries with far better educational systems, I don't want to hear any of you blame the government for your own short sightedness.

3 years ago from  
Linda Mash
John Kasich, Gov. of Ohio can't be challenged, he knows what is best for teachers, firemen, police and people in general. He rode in on a white horse, got elected and hit the ground running. He has not done one positive thing. He's a fool !!!

3 years ago from  
A Badtothebone Brewer
It amazes me how those of you who want to say mean ignorant things about the President are not on a fox page or becks page....instead you stalk the pages you oppose, why is that??

3 years ago from  
SensibleDave Christian
Do you mean less?

3 years ago from  
Julie Still
OMG that is RICH coming from the Spending King, Obama ... who can't budget to save his life and spends spends spends. How about you invest in America's future and stop spending and telling us to spend more ... no thanks on taking spending advice from someone who has invested in failing energy companies and billions in failed bailout plans.

3 years ago from  
Mario Capobianco
presidente obama, le scuole universitarie, medie, ecc, devono essere libere dallo stato, vale sia in tutto il globo che in italia, ce' troppa privilegiatura e' raccomandazioni partitica nelle scuole

3 years ago from  
Becki Thompson
OMG so many comments that I could make to this! Are you kidding Budgets are about Choices... well hell then why don't you make the choice to do more about the Federal one. Maybe just maybe if the federal government payed the money that they needed to pay to the states the states would not be cutting funding from schools to cover their short falls causing the schools to cut teachers and so on.

3 years ago from  
Brandi Lee Leadbetter
Unless he talking about the rich.

3 years ago from  
Danna Drumm
TRAVIS UR IGNORANCE IS SHINNING BRIGHT! SMH!

3 years ago from  
Stacie McGraw
My Republican governor has cut $1.6 billion from education. My Republican mayor and city council have cut $100 million from education. 400 teaching jobs, bus transportation, sports, advanced academic programs, and planning periods are being cut. All teachers are taking a pay cut and class sizes are increasing to the maximum allowable size. Education shouldn't be a political issue - it should be a priority for everybody. Republican children go to public school, too.

3 years ago from  
Dan Shane Martin
A Badtothebone Brewer..... because, the people that you mentioned doesn't want Socialism.... that's why.

3 years ago from  
Bradley Hesselbacher
This from the president that has added a record $5 trillion to our national debt in 3 years. We have nothing to invest in our children's future. He will need to ask China if they will invest on our children's future.

3 years ago from  
Jeffrey Brashear
gladly. take my current investments in military and other overment waste and put them to these fine uses...

3 years ago from  
Melodie Grace
Let's invest in their parents for a change, so they can provide for their children. We've been investing in education for as long as I can remember. It's a admirable sentiment called on over and over again. Our country invest more in education then any other and yet so many of our children are behind the global curve. Teach them about budgeting by not spending what you do not have, reduce the debt and SAVE for their futures.

3 years ago from  
David Jones
Tell the governor of Pennsylvania that to his face, Barack. Tom Corbett keeps making cuts to funding education like the corrupt assclown that he is.

3 years ago from  
C.r. Powell
WHY DON'T YOU JUST TRY AND DO SOMETHING FOR THE COUNTRY INSTEAD OF GIVING MORE TO LABOR UNIONS WHICH ARE DISTROYING THIS COUNTRY AND GIVE TAX BREAKS TO THE SMALL BUSINESS WHICH EMPLOY PEOPLE INSTEAD OF GIVING OUT WELFARE BENEFITS TO THOUGHS WHO SHOULD WORK. HELLO TAKE TO THE HAND...!!!

3 years ago from  
Michael Howard
I believe the children are our future...

3 years ago from  
Maggie Ann Piechal
Another political move to keep their butt's safe.

3 years ago from  
Diana Yeatts
Revelations he will be Muslim and he will speak eloquently

3 years ago from  
Joanna D'Art
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U

3 years ago from  
Jammie Kelly-Lauterwasser
If I hear one more comment on how we need to invest with education and teachers, really?? I'm a nurse....what about health care, among more issues that this country needs to focus on! What about the price of gas???

3 years ago from  
Ari Web
The teachers back in the day of my grandmother and mother were educators,who taught self reliance,good manners, made knowledge interesting and opened the mind to broad horizons. the teachers of the obama admin are criminals indoctrinating future disfunctional minds to getting used to being a sex pet of some corrupt elitist or some mindless hard labor worker for obama industrial crony. Most Americans are educated in the fraudulant practices of the obama admin and know that unions are the thugs used to intimidate in order to get silent consent. this administration is a failure by the standards of all U.S. Constitution abiding Americans.

3 years ago from  
Austin Eli
Hysterical, I love the people on this post who think if we have a comment to make about govt policy that we "belong" on a republican page. That's great, last time I checked I still had a voice in AMERICA not in the republican party, and I"M NOT A REPUBLICAN! Rich!!

3 years ago from  
Jonathan Benbow
PS. As long as public schools are funded primarily by local property taxes, our kids will not have an equal opportunity for success.

3 years ago from  
Bob Leder
Hmmm... Chuckie Schumer calls for the Saudis to increase oil output. Imagine that!! My don't we increase our own oil production.

3 years ago from  
Joshua H. Metz
Hell yeah, our education system is currently a joke accross the globe. Other countries are WAY smarter than us, and that includes third world countries nowadays ahaha

3 years ago from  
Joe Kornecki
we not only need to make sure education is stressed in this society, we have to make it a priority that college graduates get a quality job, there shouldn't be ONE college graduate without a quality job. Miltary veterans and college graduates(with any degree) should have top preference when it comes to employment.

3 years ago from  
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik
You are and your "gang" have this great plan remember? What's this we shit? We didn't get to vote on the NDAA and we didn't get to vote on what school our children go to (unless we have money,) WE didn't get to vote on what our children eat in school.... And you have the nerve to NOW ask us?? The nobody Americans? You are a disgrace!

3 years ago from  
Maggie Ann Piechal
We always support education, we don't have to be tolled to! What is just a political move, and over used.

3 years ago from  
Antonio Dudley
Choose to give congress employees a pay cut, then it might be possible. They're over paid anyway.

3 years ago from  
Phillip Everett
How about we get rid of no child left behind? Kids who dont want to learn are bringing the intelligence of a nation down with them.

3 years ago from  
Butch Dicus
Invest in more security for our children from the morons who they have to go to school with. I remember the days when knifes were the big thing in the school but now AK47s are toys of choice. Sign of the times. Arming our children to get an education. Invest? Dont you mean spend more money so lazy teachers can live like the 1%?

3 years ago from  
Evan R Hochstein
Much better than Santorum who thinks Education should be a choice >.> I still can't believe what he said. If we elect one of the Republicans this election, I am moving. America will no longer be safe for children.

3 years ago from  
Steve Simpson
Yes Mr. Obama ! I will support the Public Schools just as soon as you enroll Your kids in one !! I will support Teachers unions,...just as soon as you enroll your kids in a public school !!!

3 years ago from  
Diana Yeatts
I could be wrong @ reference point but I know I've read what was a prediction

3 years ago from  
Charles Djchuckone Garcia
I hope the people being asked to "invest" are people who can afford it...eh hem... "Oil Companies"

3 years ago from  
Mary Fay Holler
A vote for education is a vote for a future!! Please make this priority a reality!!

3 years ago from  
Dana Melamed
im not sure its really fair to ask us to "invest" in anything right now, since a lot of people barely have a job, or can fill their tanks. the budget and debts need to be settled and then ask us to invest in anything

3 years ago from  
Michael Buckley
Education should not be the feds business. Its a local issues to be handled by parents and the teachers. If we were not wasting money on the fed. We would have more than enough money for our children. Limited government. What the Founders wanted.

3 years ago from  
Tanya Byrd
wow!!! I never read the comments before today...I am extremely disappointed in the comments I can't believe people cursing,disrespectful and down right mean to a president. This is a big problem with the DISRESPECTFUL American public. It makes a better WORLD for us all to live if WE ALL use KINDNESS,LOVE,RESPECT and Common SENSE. Now I understand why people from other countries feel Americans are disrespectful and stupid. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK President Obama...You have my VOTE 2012.

3 years ago from  
Steven Peters
BUYING another union, Mr President?

3 years ago from  
John May
Hey Travis S. The Bush blame game is getting old bro .....obama has been in office over 3 years ....Time to blame our Chief in office now.

3 years ago from  
Karla Kemp
Diana- he is NOT Muslim. And, honestly, trying to lead this country and help people truly has nothing to do with anyone's religion. get over it! Sounds like you are just one of those people who are always trying to make trouble!

3 years ago from  
Shadi Abou Diab
top nice

3 years ago from  
Dawn Babcock Papple
I want to invest more into getting GMOs out of our country.

3 years ago from  
Erick Hicks
You mean he wants us to spend more? I thought he already had that area covered.

3 years ago from  
Casey Stott
And we should, at a state level, not federal. end the Department of Education. Its a big inefficient waste, like most of what the federal government does. They stick their noses in everything and dont even do it well. Still to raising an army, international affairs, interstate commerce, law enforcement, and the other things the Constitution says.

3 years ago from  
Colleen Hutchison
It never fails to amaze me when the idiots come out just how idiotic they are. There is the typical socialist-marxist-communist bit (do you guys even know what these are????) and the "Obama spends too much" with the selective memory of Bush and his money spending ways-in addition to NOT paying for the tax cuts or the war. Obama just put them in the budget-where they should have been anyway! It is clear by these posts that most of you are among the people included in the polls that showed that Faux "News" watchers tend to know less about what is happening than even the people who pay no attention at all!! Go troll somewhere else, or go get your information from a neutral source, NOT Faux!

3 years ago from  
Bill Pippin
The entire overall budgetary plan needs to be reworked.. Every individual budget depends upon another, in some way..

3 years ago from  
Cory Burroughs
Mr. President, Everyone wants a good education for their children. They just DON'T want to do it YOUR way- by wasting money through the Dept. of Ed. All those wasted dollars that are going to people in Washington are doing jack. All that money given to banks could have paid for EVERYONE'S mortgage for a year! How's that for waste? Socialism has never worked- are you not watching Greece fall??? Spain, Portugal are next because of Socialism, and you think that's a good idea???

3 years ago from  
Jason Bolin
So now we are investing in education? Jeez, took you forever to do that.

3 years ago from  
Susan Kenerson Maki
Thank you for having your priorities straight--our schools are not where they need to be to allow the youth to compete in a global market. Don't give up on providing more trade education for manufacturing jobs as well. Keep up the good job and stay the course--you will be re-elected and given the opportunity to show all American People that you have the vision and the morals that will get us where we need to be.

3 years ago from  
Vinciente Verrazzano
When the majority of schools actually produce results, then they will deserve more invested in them... why waste money paying people more to produce even less than they already had been?

3 years ago from  
Danny Brown
You are overbudget already. Cut the budget, then invest.

3 years ago from  
Chris D. Lovick Jr.
Wise up people. The GOP wants to keep you ignorant, so they can keep playing y'all for suckers. Meanwhile, China and India are putting people through college. Need to make the GOP/ TP irrelevant in 2012 and beyond.

3 years ago from  
Maggie Ann Piechal
If I put a ring in your nose I can lead you the way! Let's invest in education! Oh ya, what a great idea, I wish I would of thought of it! That's the ticket! Now I got your attention. We should invest in education is something america will always do! It's not neglected. Let's stop perverted teachers from being in the class room! Kid's are to scared to tell!!!

3 years ago from  
Kj Jachimowicz
they should start by not cutting children's arts and music programs.......... smh

3 years ago from  
張碧苾
Death of the Chinese Communists to intimidate you the people,Taiwanese or belonging to the United States possession, we are Americans and I call upon the free and democratic country in the world to boycott the Chinese Communists to change democracy so far,to borrow money,afraid bilk not also I call upon the countries of the world owes the Chinese Communist foreign debt,no debt, all the way to occupy your half of the country CPC,see your CPC to change or not change the democratic,do not respect human rights respect,love your people,Qu Sila! Bandits! 死中共去恐嚇你們的人民差不多,我們台灣人還是屬於美國佔有,我們是美國人. 我呼籲全世界自由民主國抵制你們中共改民主為止 ,借錢的人,怕人賴帳不還, 我呼籲全世界欠中共外債的國家,全部不需還債,順便佔領你中共一半國土,看你中共改不改民主,尊不尊敬人權,愛不愛你的人民,去死啦!土匪!

3 years ago from  
Terry Wells
These comments crack me up and show a great need for education in this country. Anyone that refers to the President as a socialist...needs an education. Anyone that says he should be impeached...needs an education. Anyone that thinks he collapsed the economy...needs an education. Anyone that claims he is a Kenyan born Muslim...needs a mental institution.

3 years ago from  
Ross Zeller
Education is such an important part of children's lives. President Obama has two girls so he knows that each state should be more invested in having a good amount of schools with good teachers.

3 years ago from  
Casey Stott
Stick** to....

3 years ago from  
Kelvin Dearson
Hi poeple presiden Obama is a good man with a good heart. So let's keep politics a side and suport him in his plan tosecure a better future for our children and all American in general.

3 years ago from  
Norma Jean Bowman
More propaganda to fleece the populous.

3 years ago from  
Nick Coby
I would but I have to buy gas to get them there!

3 years ago from  
Bill Pettigrew
Investing = more spending. Revenue enhancement = more taxes. Women's Health = Contraception and Abortion Rights. More Speding = More Debt. NO MORE SPENDING IDIOT!

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
The GOP don't want educated people... only people with OPINIONS.

3 years ago from  
Tom Judy Tomerlin
Teachers and Children and Education!!!! Yes!!!!

3 years ago from  
Lee Morton
Amen! OBAMA 2012!

3 years ago from  
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik
If he is Muslim, that's great and not the issue. Our freedom, our children and our jobs are. Just like any other President, if you can't deliver you need to go.

3 years ago from  
Austin Eli
@ Chris " wow, that's rich especially coming from you, the democrats are the party of the ku klux klan, sot what??? I can't hear you

3 years ago from  
Kathy Casey
It amazes me that certain groups of people think they own/run this page. This is Americas page. Not Left or Right. Not Liberal or Conservative. Its the people of the USA's page.

3 years ago from  
Jeff Bennett
Pretty sure you mean teachers unions ......would invest if it were for vouchers for school choice !!!!

3 years ago from  
American Mugwump
As long as students are able to keep the 4.0 GPA's they worked for and don't have to give part of that GPA up to those students who are average or below average.

3 years ago from  
Sandy Shamblin-Strickland
In NC they are trying to cut medical spending on the elderly and autistic...Where in the hell is theirs brains...While anyone on food stamps can have 5 cell phones we call them Obama phones..where is the money coming from for these ..probably Social Security...someone needs to write and find out why these people are getting so many for nothing...Mine sure isn't free...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

3 years ago from  
Charlotte Antee
I agree and while your at it can you invest in metal detection for our schools since it seems that children are killing their classmates a lot these days or maybe you can put out troops in the schools

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik If he is Muslim, that's great and not the issue. Our freedom, our children and our jobs are. Just like any other President, if you can't deliver you need to go. "President's dont' create jobs"... GW Bush.

3 years ago from  
Jim Kight
We need to remove the career politicians and start over remember for the next two elections on state and federal level do not vote for an incumbent, that should start cleaning house.

3 years ago from  
Demera Barger
Invest in union teachers so they can teach our kids to be sheep to the marxist agenda .. take God from our kids ,tell them what to eat, Tell your perents how to punish them. tell them Obamer is great. don't teach the history, only teach them liberal math .. This sht has to end .. back to Kenya with Obamer , Back wher he come from

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Austin Eli @ Chris " wow, that's rich especially coming from you, the democrats are the party of the ku klux klan, sot what??? The Klan was never organized by Democrats, it was created by former Confederate Soldiers... one thing the Klan has in common with yesterday and today.... they were all CONSERVATIVE BIBLE THUMPERS.

3 years ago from  
Dan Shane Martin
Chris D. Lovick Jr. ..... LIAR!

3 years ago from  
Jason Bolin
I actually agree with most comments on here, but does the president read them? Nope because he does not care about our say so's he cares about the money and the glory of being something he shouldn't be. Nothing against him being black, Shit if we had snoop dogg I would vote for him. But Ron Paul is the better choice for this election. He cares more to keep his nose out of other countries.

3 years ago from  
Don Watson
Hey Obama, drop the invest comment. By now everyone knows the real meaning of the code word don't ya think?

3 years ago from  
Pamela Sierchio Inelli
This is what my school system spends per student....if this is not enough to teach them ...then its the teachers who suck Total per pupil expenditures $16,856 $15,798

3 years ago from  
American Mugwump
They're Clinton phones. The Communications Act of 1996 created the cell phone program. The money comes from your cell bill taxes.

3 years ago from  
Steve Schol
The more money that has been thrown into the education process, the worse off our students have become. Get out of the education business, let it be handled at the local level and students will achieve more AND there will be less levels of bureaucrats taking a salery, leaving more of each dollar to be spent on the students.

3 years ago from  
Christopher Gordon Harrison
Also Armed Police or Military in every High School and University please. For the safety of the students.

3 years ago from  
Shirley Paul
No more apologizing! We are Americans! by Congressman Allen West on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:49am · As I sit here in our Congressional office, I have just learned about another Taliban attack attributed to the Koran issue, this time wounding four Americans at FOB Fenty in Jalalabad. We have already had four Americans killed and another six wounded. The hypocrisy of this matter is quite concerning. All over the globe Christians are being persecuted and even killed by the followers of the Koran; Copts in Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria. The fact that no westerner is allowed to walk the streets of Mecca or Medina in Saudi Arabia and that Bibles are prohibited is a blatant show of disrespect. In Iran, a converted Christian Minister is under threat of death. It reminds me of the Abdul Rahman case in Afghanistan when I was assigned there. Mr Rahman was an Afghan who had converted from Islam to Christianity and had returned to Afghanistan as an aid worker. He was turned in by his own family and was to be executed under the crime of apostasy, yes, his crime was that he had converted from Islam to Christianity. Let me remind you all, when tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide. Ironically, our own President mandates what Christians must do in clear violation of the First Amendment but yet apologizes for the disposal of detention facility contraband to President Karzai, following suit with bowing to the Saudi King, apologizing in Cairo, and relegating the US to subservience in a speech before the Turkish General Assembly. This Country must have American leadership which will stand for our Constitution, the Republic, and its Citizens…..and especially for the Men and Women in uniform who represent the best of who we are. No more apologizing! We are Americans!

3 years ago from  
Alexandro Justino
O futuro e certo e decidido por mim de acordo com diversos adefatos e humilhações e promessas falsas feitas me fazendo de bobo neste país minha escolher e parti e ser feliz coisa que si eu continua aguentando o que passo eu não vou suporta chegar aguenta muito tempo nestas condições,deixo a decisão em suas mãos a minha esta tomada e convicto largaria tudo pela paz interior longe deste constrangimentos mentais que passo dia pois dia...

3 years ago from  
Everett Vanarsdall
meanwhile, Odamna is giving our money to the Muslim Brotherhood. That really shows suport dont it?

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Jim Kight We need to remove the career politicians and start over remember for the next two elections on state and federal level do not vote for an incumbent, that should start cleaning house. You tried that in 2010... all you succeeded in doing was add another 58 millionaires to Congress... Namely Tea Baggers.

3 years ago from  
David Albo Is a Douchebag
Why isn't Boehner doing anything about gas prices? Truth is, his buddies in Big Oil making record profits right now off the backs of the middle class. He doesn't want to stop that----but yet he'll complain for days.

3 years ago from  
Mark Smith
With what money? We are already 15 Trillion in debt with you as our leader...we can't afford spending more money we don't have and what the hell good it is to throw money at education when there are no jobs??

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
Who can't agree on his statement??? Why?? “Budgets are about choices, so today I’m calling on you to choose to invest more in teachers, invest more in education, and invest more in our children and their future.” - President Obama

3 years ago from  
American Mugwump
Not to mention the 31 lost today by Taliban attack.

3 years ago from  
Theresina Girard
Budgets are also about constraint. President, Where are you going to cut?

3 years ago from  
Jeremy Clarke
I'll invest in MY children's education as soon as this administration cuts the war budget to zero. Do that and there should be almost a trillion dollars available for education.

3 years ago from  
Eric Shaunfield
Our education system is becoming a joke and it is a societal problem. Raise the standards in public schools, ban students from dropping out before 18, demand parental involvement for any student who is failing, and offer 0% student loans for those attending college who make satisfactory progress. Everyone who complains about the standardized tests needs to take a look at what is actually on them. They are almost laughable. If a student learns what they should at their grade level there is no need to teach to the test, they will pass it with ease. It is a more complicated issue I know but that would be a good start.

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
Everett, when? How much?

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Everett Vanarsdall meanwhile, Odamna is giving our money to the Muslim Brotherhood. That really shows suport dont it? and yet you sat on your fat ass while the GOP and Bushit gave $43 Million to the Taliban.........ask who really paid for 9/11.

3 years ago from  
Jessica Goldstein
Invest in lowering gas prices. Absolutely ridiculous.

3 years ago from  
American Mugwump
Sophie, most believe it's just funneling money to the Unions and not education, that is why many dont' support it.

3 years ago from  
Adrian Benton Fulcher
Education is a life long process. I am a student of life. Love it

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Jessica Goldstein Invest in lowering gas prices. Absolutely ridiculous. Are you a socialist? You want the GOVERNMENT to get involved with the Free Market?

3 years ago from  
Leslie Dwyer Young
Yay! For education. I would like to see some more anti bullying put into place as well. There are a couple of really good anti bully films out and one coming out on March 30th mentioned by Stop Bullying: Speak Up that is very noteworthy. I would love to see education take a front seat but our kids need our help with this very serious issue.

3 years ago from  
Lydia Vassallo
Good for you Sir.

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
America, why would any of it is going to Unions?

3 years ago from  
Kenneth Allen
Here here....

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
American Mugwump Sophie, most believe it's just funneling money to the Unions and not education, that is why many dont' support it. "MOST" are uneducated Fox News watchers........

3 years ago from  
Monica Acuña Lyall
Education is an important part of children's lives. All schools need a good teachers.

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
Sonia, teaching and Medical jobs will always be needed.

3 years ago from  
Colenthia Hodge
Education is your weapon fight Republicans with knowledge.

3 years ago from  
Demera Barger
Sophie you will neber get it ... Goverment has no buisness in Education . Any money that you ivest in education goes stright to the teachers unions , liberal education board members cronnies that make up the stupid rules

3 years ago from  
Mark Smith
Why so we can have more state union jobs kicking money back to the Democratic party? So they can demand more money and we pay more taxes? Has the muslim brotherhood been cut out of this budget??

3 years ago from  
Andrew Jarrell
Invest means SPEND!

3 years ago from  
Fred Warner
Not in teacher salaries...not in educating administrators...and no more wasteful spending fronting children as a shill...

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Andrew Jarrell Invest means SPEND! Always has... tell us boy wonder, when did invest mean save?

3 years ago from  
MerriAnn McLain
Excellent idea here but can be interpreted different ways. Teachers unions protect pedophiles and the utterly incompetent - look at the recent events in Los Angeles. At this point in time Congress and the current administration need to practice, not merely economy, but tightfistedness to invest in our childrens' future!

3 years ago from  
Scott Amelang
Don"t think so BO,you can take your UNIONS an put them where the sun does"nt shine..ANYBODY but BO ..2012..!!

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
Demera, Pell Grants are a way for Low Income people to help pay for their college education. They are Federally Funded. That money goes STRAIGHT to the College Student.

3 years ago from  
Ireno Rodriguez
How could anyone NOT like this President? He actually works and cares for the people of this country and the world. A man's strength has no need to always be displayed by the quantity of toys or muscle. Perhaps we have done that for the past 10 years and it got us where we are now...Now we use the power the mind and the gift of words with diplomacy.

3 years ago from  
Kristen Rademacher
Yes, pelase!

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Kerry Hibbs Most of us are investing in our gas tanks.. Are you a SOCIALIST that wants the GOVERNMENT to dictate to the Free Market on price controls?

3 years ago from  
April Tygard
It'll only happen if the dems keep the senate and win the house. Good luck with that!

3 years ago from  
Rick Hunter
Great so then why dont you just stop cutting resources out of NASA!

3 years ago from  
Michael Wadley
I would like to stop spending more than we have that's a great budget

3 years ago from  
Suzanne Maia
We need to stop spending so much money on prisoners and start putting it where our future is - with education.

3 years ago from  
Jason Whaley
So why has our County's teachers not had a raise in over 4 years?

3 years ago from  
Mark Smith
Spend Invest Spend. Blame Deny Blame. Different day same BS. It's getting boring.

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Michael James Holland Budgets are about restraint, so I'm calling on the Executive Office to stop spending on personal luxuries, nonessential travel, and private entertainment. Sorry Kid, since the Bushies ran a deficit every year they were in office you can't expect the WH to just stop everything.....

3 years ago from  
Alan Harris
The secular liberal education you are wanting to provide doesn't need more money invested in it. Education needs to learn to live within it's means the same as government.

3 years ago from  
BillandZan Quinn
If I had extra money I would save!! Idiot!!

3 years ago from  
Colleen Ehrhart Assman
Demera, you could take advantage of Pell grants and get an education...perhaps in American history and economics.

3 years ago from  
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik
It's disgusting how our Presidents.. YES MOST OF THEM... spend more time trying to keep their job, rather than doing their job.

3 years ago from  
Geraldine Antoine
We, as a Nation need to invest more in Education! Every Country should want all their people to be healthy and educated!

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
BillandZan Quinn If I had extra money I would save!! Idiot!! "Its your own damn fault"...... Herman Cain.

3 years ago from  
Garry Misner
Yes I agree that we need to invest in teachers and our kids, but we need to stop paying suoerindents huge amounts of money and more to hiring good teachers. How many teachers could we hire for $365,000 a year? As for Ron Paul and the rest of the bunch of republicans running they are all off thier rocker.

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Steve Simpson @ Mike Henry,... If you think that is truth,.. you need a mental hospital Sir. I know its the truth and I've seen your Anti Obama stupidity posted here before.

3 years ago from  
Kathie Steffens
Democrats need to start acting like they hate education, then Republicans would be on board.

3 years ago from  
Patsy Cooper
http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/pages/book.htm

3 years ago from  
Steve Simpson
I will support Obama on his statement just as soon as he puts his children into the public school system that he is supporting !!!

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Keith Colovos ill invest more in Americans, who do not line your pockets. My county already makes me pay more into education thanks to unions greed.. What college has UNIONIZED PROFESSORS?

3 years ago from  
Mark Henry
*grabs a chair and eats popcorn*

3 years ago from  
Colleen Ehrhart Assman
Demera. Please provide specific examples. I am quite certain that if a teacher told a child there is no God, they would be out of a job. I'm not clear as to what you mean by telling parents how they can't punish their child. If you mean they can't use violence, that is simply illegal, as it should be. And no, I don't think you are stupid. Not at all. It just seems you have different information than I do.

3 years ago from  
Dustin Rockwell
Hmm...I wonder WHAT in the world we could tax that would provide a bigger budget for education? What grows on God's green earth that could be REGULATED and TAXED that could provide funding for education. What NATURAL resource is available WORLDWIDE that could create a HUGE jobmarket (farmers and retail, tourism and transportation, industry and agriculture) that could be TAXED and would provide our FAILING economy with enough money for better education AND would provide humans with an alternative medicine rather than pumping them full of BigPharma's expensive chemicals that do more harm than good? (Not to mention reducing our OVERCROWDED jails and penitentiaries of NON-violent humans and making room for murderers and rapists) When are you going to do the right thing Obama administration? When are you going to stop bending to the will of the ALMIGHTY dollar, and start listening to the will of the people? Probably just "blowing smoke" here, but that's O.K. I have a feeling that your days are numbered. And once again, I voted for YOU Obama in '08. And since you choose to ignore doing what is SENSIBLE and RIGHT by at LEAST discussing the pro's and con's of utilizing a NATURAL, ABUNDANT resource that GOD put on this planet, I will NOT be voting for you again. :(

3 years ago from  
Pamela Sierchio Inelli
Rent Waiting for Superman" and it will explain why our education system is so messed up and where the tax dollars really go....they are not going to the kids...

3 years ago from  
Voytek Rodreego Dolinski II
i say we invest more in welfare and unemployment.

3 years ago from  
Demera Barger
Question where do we get money to invest to more teachers .. they ain't no more f money .. So if they get there investment it will come out of SS . take it from the elderly .. thats the liberal way

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
Nathan Drew Allen Obama and budget shouldn't even be in the same sentence, is this a sick joke? Deficit GOP and Bush... they began it in 2002... it was non stop spending! Get used to it...

3 years ago from  
Matthew Paul Sissons
BUDGET, BUDGET, Politicians do not even know the meaning of the word.

3 years ago from  
Chris Clifton
The immediate impediment to higher academic achievement for the U.S. is not a lack of money!!

3 years ago from  
Lenny Mounce Jr.
I Kinda thought the same thing about their purposal on Stimulus !! $ 450 Billion ??? or The Healthcare reform package of seven things on one sheet of paper ???

3 years ago from  
John Adams
take newts advice for grants dude

3 years ago from  
Mike Henry
American Mugwump-Doesn't matter. President Obama said he'd cut the deficit. That was the "expectation" of the people. He was elected to undo the damage Bush did, not build upon it. You mean like Bush saying "Tax Cuts will create jobs"? Please.. don't be as asinine as you are pretending you're not.

3 years ago from  
Andy Tucker
get the illegals out of the schools we will have plenty of money and great teachers. the illegals are killing / draining our school system.

3 years ago from  
Sierra Rae Licous
When Obama said, "a vote for me, is a vote for change" who knew he meant that's what we'd have left in our pockets!

3 years ago from  
Nathan Drew Allen
So, Mike, since your the daily big mouth here, its ok for Obama to continue growing the deficit? Because Bush did it, its ok for Barry, too?

3 years ago from  
David Labickas
YES YES, we know that evil Obama lied, and Bush NEVER lied ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5F79kd2O7U

3 years ago from  
Jesse Haws
Why invest in welfare and unemployment ? So more worthless and lazy morons can milk the system? Look around, there are people on welfare living in off your hard earned money, most are driving better cars then I ever had ... And i make 30,000 a yr... Place money into the economic growth of your country and education ..

3 years ago from  
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik
Lenny... Please give examples.. Obama is upset because they won't spend. You must explain.

3 years ago from  
Chris Clifton
Spending more has no direct linear correlation to higher quality in education. But voting to spend more money on education does correlate with increasing a legislators reelection chances!!

3 years ago from  
Demera Barger
Our kids can't add up 10+10 without a computer . we need to get coputers out of school put our kids back in a desk. facing forward and listening to a non union teacher

3 years ago from  
Kathie Steffens
Republicans hate liberals, homosexuals, Hollywood, Disney, Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims (or anyone with a tint of color), etc. And now they hate education???????

3 years ago from  
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik
Susan explain your definition of "privatize." You spent what? Why?? LOL omgosh really

3 years ago from  
Foley Mike
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik ..........Charter schools don't fall under the same laws as public school.A lot of state law doesn't apply to them.They only have to follow very limited state law requirements.

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
Kathie, Santorum Followers. Although Santorum has college degrees. lol. Uneducated people love him!!!

3 years ago from  
Kathie Steffens
Why don't they just change their name to the Hater Party.

3 years ago from  
Chris Crosby
Inve$t in UNION$ NObama(s) 2012

3 years ago from  
Mike Woods
Can Not afford it, How about BALANCE THE BUDGET, STOP THE SPENING, Every time they want to Screw US THEY SAY IT"S FOR THE CHILDREN. IT:S FIOR THE CHILDREN LIE.

3 years ago from  
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik
Kathie, why would you say such a horrible thing? If that is how you honestly feel, your around the wrong people.

3 years ago from  
Foley Mike
Sounds like to me . Republicans are trying to privatize our schools and turn them in to charter schools. Just to impose their religious beliefs on our Kids.JUST SAYING. Most all charter schools are faith base schools.

3 years ago from  
Nathan Drew Allen
Kathie Steffans, to say that Republicans hate people of color is about the most absurd statement I've heard from you since yesterday. Stop listening to Jesse Jackson and that retard Rev. Wright. You make yourself look stupid saying such things. Look at Bush's cabinet..a lot more color there then with Obama, hell he even had a black WOMAN!

3 years ago from  
American Mugwump
Yawn. Part of the problem in this country is that those who follow the DNC think the GOP lie. Those who follow the GOP think the DNC lie. I have a little secret. They both lie and they pit Americans against one another and let us bicker while Unions, Corporations, Foreign Governments have their hands in your pocket.

3 years ago from  
Demera Barger
How much do we pay teachers to teach our kids how to put a condom on his f.... di.. . and teach them that its ok for a boy to have sex with a boy . thats liberal union teachers for you. yeah give them more money ..

3 years ago from  
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik
Foley, why do you think they are doing this? I'm not judging you, I just want an example because I have not heard of this.

3 years ago from  
Chris Yount
Sal, how do you pay for anything when you are 15 trillion in debt? please explain.

3 years ago from  
Seth Wollwage
Oops...sorry, except for you Scott Walker.

3 years ago from  
Edna MacNear
its the rep,falt ,as to why the gas prices are high,their fat oil company,are surrpoting the canadates,to make them look good ,so we would have a reason to vote against the presadent.thats durty pool,at our exspence.the rep,suck,

3 years ago from  
Bob Wells
Hey Nathan, funny how a few tokens can't get black people to vote GOP. Guess they can see through your ruse.

3 years ago from  
John Welch
Nathan, Mike Henry is one of these who support President Obama, but is not really sure why. One thing I have noticed about the party goers on this page is they often fault the other party while thiers has, at least once in history, engaged in the same failed practice. People like Kathie Steffens likes to believe the same prejudice she just posted about doen't exist in the Democratic Party when nothing could be further from the truth. In my humble opinion, the biggest challenge facing America, at the moment, is not the economy, jobs or debt, but trying to figure out how to get party politics out of the way, stop trying to place blame(since both parties have contributed equally to our current crisis) listen to each other while presenting viable real world solutions, debating the merits of these arguements without making it a political statement for reelection and get busy with the business of repairing our broken Republic. Till this happens, we will continue to languish under the control of two parties who only true concern is for garnishing power

3 years ago from  
Rick Lewis
- keep talking you are proving our 'liberalism is a mental disorder' 100% correct! Thanks!

3 years ago from  
Andy Bouchard
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-72-all-americans-and-56-democrats-say-obamacare-mandate-unconstitutional

3 years ago from  
Leon Ratticus
A local pot tested teacher here in Texas was recently arrested for the satutory rape of a student.

3 years ago from  
Karen Schmidt Dinius
President Obama, I think Mr Santorum needs to further his education. He doesn't think a plumber has to go to college. Well think again Rick, a plumber has to go to college for 4 or more years. Whose the snob now Rick?

3 years ago from  
Chris Trezoglou
Obama just go back to fund raising it's all you know how to do

3 years ago from  
Terri Lynn Sullivan
Good now stop saying that we are fighting for our country at war we are not

3 years ago from  
Terri Lynn Sullivan
Great now stop wasting money on u s a wars they are anti american

3 years ago from  
Zack Van Dam
Private schools produce a better product for less money. Unions are ruining our kid's future.

3 years ago from  
Justin Cook
ppl over analyez the constatuison they ment what they wrote and in there understanding of the poltical views of the time.

3 years ago from  
Chris Trezoglou
Labickas Obama has added more debt than every president combined

3 years ago from  
Donna Marie Martin
SHARED...

3 years ago from  
Foley Mike
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik ..... Google Charter schools. Then look up daily curriculum.Then Google public schools Look up their daily curriculum. Google what laws Charter school has to follow.

3 years ago from  
Phil Hadley
Just LIKE it and move on!

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
Chris, aren't you tired of telling the same GOP lie? As an Engineer that you claim to be. One would expect you to be more logical....

3 years ago from  
Chris Yount
Sophie what lie? please explain.

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
Republicans called MLK a COMMUNIST. Wonder why? Mike Woods MLK was a Republican wonder why? 58 seconds ago · Like · 1

3 years ago from  
Nathan Drew Allen
From Bob Wells "Hey Nathan, funny how a few tokens can't get black people to vote GOP. Guess they can see through your ruse." Wow that is seriously racist right there. A few token what, Bobbie boy? A few token what? Common whitey you were thinking it, token what Bobbie?

3 years ago from  
Karen Schmidt Dinius
The Majority of teachers are wonderful caring people and do an excellent job teaching our children. Union or non union. I have teachers in my family and friends too. They are very smart, dedicated people, all of them. I applaud them. Judging by some of the ignorant negative comments on this page our teachers have their work cut out for them when their children walk into the class room. Good teaching starts at home.

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
UNIONS CREATED THE MIDDLE CLASS. WAKE UP GOP, before you are ALL HOMELESS!!

3 years ago from  
Karen Schmidt Dinius
Sophie I wonder how many union workers qualify for food stamps. My guess would be ZERO.

3 years ago from  
Bob Wells
Hey Nathan Allen, you're the one who brought up all the black faces in Bush's cabinet, so deal with it, Slappy.

3 years ago from  
Teresa Brooks
The harsh reality is we need a political , educational and medical revolution. Get rid of both parties and really listen to what the people want and need. I personally need interest rates to go away for at least five years or the government only allows fixed rates no more then 5 percent. Lol

3 years ago from  
Justin Cook
racism is stupid and evil can we end it on all sides.

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
Chris, I am saying that OBAMA's Policies are not reponsible for all of the debt you claim. Engineers are picky when it comes to facts being even a mm off or so!! :) Chris Trezoglou Labickas Obama has added more debt than every president combined 3 minutes ago · Like · 2

3 years ago from  
Mike Woods
Nathan what your saying is the Demorats have done a better Job Buying them off and keeping them Down.? BO is only Black when he nneds to be.

3 years ago from  
Kathie Steffens
Republicans also HATE unions.

3 years ago from  
John Welch
Tyler, I would disagree. Our National Debt is about politicians failure to address Governmental spending because it will require making tough decisions which may lead to a poor run in the upcoming elections. Candidate Obama promised broad sweeping GOvernmental reform and has failed to deliver. Why? Because only has one more election and the kind of reform he spoke of on the campaign trail is going to piss some people off

3 years ago from  
Sophie Labadie
The Hispanic Vote will go to Obama. They are smart enough to not believe the Tea Party BS!

3 years ago from  
Justin Cook
no foley i dislike public schools cause 60% of kids can fail and no teachers get fired.

3 years ago from  
Rick Lewis
LOL @Kathie - you're the gift that just keeps on giving. Thanks so much for proving the insanity of the left! We really appreciate it. :-)

3 years ago from  
Susan Donoughe
Chris the debt is going to increase every year no matter due to interest. Why not bring in more revenue by increasing tax on millionairs and billionairs?

3 years ago from  
Karen Schmidt Dinius
Dan your ignorance has no boundries. You honestly think Kathie is a communist? Really, come on by honest just once.

3 years ago from  
Kathie Steffens
I'm sorry, I forgot Republicans LOVE to carry water for the rich. One thing they love!

3 years ago from  
Dan Shane Martin
Ok Karen... thanks for the definition... I'll just call you a modern day Communist from now on.

3 years ago from  
John Welch
Pissed of about the economy? Look around your house and see how few things you own which are still made in the USA, therein lies the problem

3 years ago from  
Rick Lewis
- the love of country and survival of the American way, our individualism and keeping the government out of our lives. But of course, you wouldn't understand any of this....

3 years ago from  
Dan Shane Martin
Your tendencies and actions are there... so ya, I guess so.

3 years ago from  
Chris Trezoglou
Susan Donoughe Chris the debt is going to increase every year no matter due to interest. Why not bring in more revenue by increasing tax on millionairs and billionairs? We've been down this road before.

3 years ago from  
Jodi McPhee Giddings
The Dept of Education is unconstitutional. Shutter it and get out of my kid's classroom!

3 years ago from  
Bob Wells
Sophie, Nathan should be ignored or blocked.

3 years ago from  
Barbara Ann Wiedmeier-Svenkerud
You're not a bank...it's not YOUR job to use our taxpayer's dollars to do ANY investing!

3 years ago from