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Comment Re:Americans hate children (Score 1) 422

Similarly, we have no problem blowing tons of money on old people, spending hundreds of billions on medicare and medicaid so grandma can get a new pacemaker on the public dime, but lets see what happens if you suggest that grandma just dies so that kids can get better schools.

Nowhere is that more true than in Florida. We've got the nicest retirement communities and the worst schools. When a former superintendent of the Manatee County School system was told by the guidance counselor of an elementary school that her school needed better security after after a student was gunned down in the crossfire between two gangs a matter of yards away from school property, the superintendent's response was, "But your FCAT scores are up."

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