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  •  What are you talking about? (0+ / 0-)

    I was responding to someone else.  Did you read the original comment?  The context would have let you in on the point I was making.  

    If a teacher has to have a background check and be tested for TB, it is in no way relative to my opinion on who in govt should be required to post their financial information online in a searchable database.  

    They are unconnected ideas.  I'm sure you can appreciate that.  


    by otto on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:57:32 AM PDT

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    •  I look forward to seeing your many comments (1+ / 0-)
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      condemning the horrible abuse of privacy that was the STOCK act in its original form, and expressing your profound displeasure with Obama for having signed it.

      dEar Ellois: U send Fud down holez, we no eaTz u. That iz deAl. No forget. MooRlockz Haz 2 eats. Stoopid Elloiz.

      by JesseCW on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:08:42 AM PDT

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      and perhaps I was not clear in expressing this, is that many teachers are already threatened by different state governments with termination if they do not disclosure their personal fiances.  If states are (and have) been attempting to coerce teachers to disclose, given the level of backround checks and corporate race to the bottom standardized tests placed on them, why can we not expect that from people who work directly with our legislators?

        This is from Michigan after the emergency managers law was passed.

      Is it that much that asking the people who feel like they can steam roll over public employees be subjected to the same standards they are advocating for? I don't understand what sort of conflict of interest, or business it is to see a teachers personal financial records, but I can surely imagine that I'd love to see who is paying the members of congressional staffers and what sort of investments they have.

      President Obama would have been a republican in the 1980's & 1990's. Go figure.

      by Tool on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 12:57:26 PM PDT

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