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  •  jfromga - do you know how the program (0+ / 0-)

    actually works? I assume there is some limit on the credit. Does the credit reduce state income taxes dollar for dollar?

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:27:25 AM PST

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    •  the Department of Education Site (1+ / 0-)
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      Explanations and copy of the law at the site

      One of the legislators who introduced the bill and his faith based school charity:

      His hometown:

      Powder Srprings, Cobb County, Georgia, part of the metro Atlanta/Marietta bedroom communities, well above median state income:

      The city has had about a 12 point shift upwards in the African American demographic between the 2000 and 2010.  Cobb County is a typical Atlanta area county, with a fair amount of de facto segregation by zip code. Better than the bad old days, but still work to be done to break down barriers.

      These charities are moving the opposite direction.  Aimed t make it easier to move children out of the public schools and cut down on taxes.  

      •  Atlanta/Fulton County - Big City (2+ / 0-)
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        Cobb County - well-off snobby elitists and biblethumpers.

        Anti-gay to the core, caused a stick over an anti-gay law or someting back during the 96 Olympics.

        Kennesaw, part of Cobb, requires every home to have at least one gun.

        And 3 banjos.

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:59:08 PM PST

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