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Cuomo’s politics drive education spending priorities Schenectady schools are facing a $10 million budget shortfall next year and are scrambling to cut programs. Just like last year, the year before, and the year before that. Superintendent [Laurence] Spring discovered that under a formula for state aid ordered by the Court of Appeals, our district has only been receiving 54 percent of what we are entitled to, and being shortchanged by Albany to the tune of ...

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March 16, 2014
6:50 a.m.

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Diane Hombach, there you go making up stories again. You better do a little research. Mississippi does have the lowest test scores but so does California. Texas has been all over the place but when you add in the millions of illegal alien kids that's what you get. I think you should pay an extra 20% of your taxes for these poor kids. After all democrats are so caring and understanding. Oh wait, they are just caring and understanding when it's someone else's money.

March 16, 2014
9:57 a.m.

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Ms. Hombach
1. There is no policy that "allows" us to drive on federal highways, these highways were built due to the efforts of hardworking taxpayers and belong to us, not the government.
2. While the rank and file boots on the ground members of our military are no doubt the finest, the pentagon is a bloated corrupt government agency full of connected fat cats who care nothing for our fighting men and women. Their only care is how line their pockets with our money.
3. The EPA is in no way responsible and has no oversight over the food we eat. That would be the USDA. The EPA is nothing but a gravy train for the government, extorting dollars of big businesses that can afford it, and using nazi like tactics against small businesses and individuals to trample private property rights and discourage any kind of entrepeneurial endeavor.
4. If you really think that the unmitigated disaster called Obamacare has helped small business in any way, why don't you just go and open small business and see how that works out for you.
5. Dollar for dollar, blue states are at the bottom of barrel as far as education, with NY being dead last.
6. A little research would show you that every major advance in modern medicine has come from the United States private sector. Can you tell me of any major advances that have come from countries with socialized medicine? While we're at it, how many of these countries with "free" healthcare have little or no military of their own, because we protect them free of charge?
7. Trickle down works very well, if people choose to get out of bed every morning and participate in it.

We are the UNITED STATES of America, not the United state of America. There is not now nor will there ever be an economic model showing that centralized government benefits anyone other than the wanna be dictators who advocate for it. The most recent example of course being the European Union which fell apart before it got off the ground. The indisputable failed economies of the blue states, and the booming economies of the red states are proof alone government intervention is nothing but an anchor.