I am not blaming the feds for how states spend their education dollars. What I am doing is directly criticizing mandates like No Child Left Behind, and the argument that feds should fund schools. It is the whole idea that federal funding of schools is a good thing that has allowed legislation like NCLB and others which are wrecking our education system.
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That argument does not hold any water;
According to a 2005 report from the OECD, the United States is tied for first place with Switzerland when it comes to annual spending per student on its public schools, with each of those two countries spending more than $11,000. However, the United States is ranked 37th in the world in education spending as a percentage of gross domestic product. All but seven of the leading countries are in developing countries; ranked high because of a low GDP. U.S. public schools lag behind the schools of other developed countries in the areas of reading, math, and science.
Many countries are doing better, and more, with less funding. 36 more, to be exact, if only looking at STEM and reading skills.
Am I the only one that thinks the responsibility, with some regulation and competitor cooperation, should be on airlines in regards to how they run and manage their flights? Seriously, if the ATC can impact the flow of business and sales, which in turn affects tax revenue, then that is a seriously bad design.
Ironically enough, what many miss, is that Federal education expenditure is about 10% of total, national education expense.
"But if they cut spending, schools will be closed!!!"
SO FUCKING WHAT. I am a high school drop out, with a GED, that is making more than some PHD's. I am also in a STEM-based line of employment. Somebody is fucking our kids over in the education department, and it sure is shit isn't our local state education departments.
Considering I NEVER itemize, and am claiming the standard deduction, than one of us is wrong.
ADDENDUM, from our 2012 TurboTax file;
2012 Adjusted Gross Income - $89,346.00
Federal Taxable Income - $66,046.00
Total Tax - $8,034.00
Total Payments/Credits - $15,403.00
Amount to be Refunded - $7,369.00
Effective Tax Rate - 8.99%
Our total income was 98k, and we claim 0 across the board, state included. We also file as Married witholding at higher single rate.
We have 1 child. We do not own a house. We got back close to 8k as a combination of both state, and federal (federal was 7k, I believe).
Other posters are correct, fire whoever is doing your taxes, because they suck ass.
We use TurboTax.
I know the title seems like this would be off-topic, but hear me out;
If the US moved to a national sales tax, and charged additional taxes on companies for the import of labor, goods, and services that are already domestically available, at a rate of 1.5x the fair market value of the domestic equivalent, you wouldn't have this problem.
Of course, with the proposed VAT, the following would need to be changed;
Removal of all other forms of taxation
Exclusions for non luxury food (grocery stores would have exclusions) and Healthcare-related purchases.
How does this tripe get modded "Insightful"?
In this case, the gear that Verizon, a Cisco reseller, sold WV, met with the project requirements.
And, as others in this thread have already mentioned -
Government purchasing is a horribly broken system, and it results in purchases that far exceed the need.
What would progressives like you have left to attack when there is no individuality left.
Mediocrity is nothing to strive for.
So, auditors working for the entity that was sold more than what was needed, found that the company selling the product was at fault.....
What? bias? Says who?
That would mean pushing back the release date on the game itself and pushing up the price. Is that something you think a lot of gamers would be OK with?
I think you missed this part;
purposely remove content from a finished game to make it DLC
Granted, they were missing some commas there.
I had heard of the SIM swap trick, but as of iOS 6.0, it no longer works according to many that have tried.
Normally, getting functional APN settings can be handled by going to http://unlockit.co.nz/ from the phone itself, and choosing a carrier.
I tried all of the AT&T and Straight Talk APN profiles they had though, and it was no dice.
I would be very interested in hearing more about this. Just a plain old link would be sufficient.
As it stands, AT&T strips out access to APN settings, and all info I found recommended a jailbreak to install a 3rd party mod, just to restore the access.
Technically, it's attitudes towards ownership, and not money.