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Public Schooling is a form of `Welfare'

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I don't personally care who qualifies for FS, and I don't know too much about it, either.  I do know that there is a lot of FS haters on this site whom find no good reason for anyone to ever receive any type of assistance. 

 It got me thinking..........

Public Schooling is a `freebie' too.  Sure. you can say you pay taxes, but those taxes we pay are apparently going to every `public' program in some way, shape or form. When you opt to send your child to a public school anywhere in this country than I'd say you pretty much gave up your right to bitch about families on PA because your child is receiving a `free education'.   I would think that most people would want more for their children than a public school education.  College is NOT the only form of edu that parents should be required to pony up their dollars for. 

(And, no, my children do not attend public school.)

by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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 It's not free if you are paying school taxes, in addition to massive state taxes as in my state you do.  That's not free. 

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

Public school is free.  All you have to do is walk and register whether you own or rent, does not matter. 

Quoting Dzyre1115:

 I don't know about you but there is nothing free about my school tax bill every year, it's 95% of the taxes on my homes!

 

 

my4kids274
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:37 PM


Quoting danandsamsmom:

My children don't attend public school, but I don't consider public school the same as other forms of public assistance. I tend to think of public assistance as things that have income restrictions.  Do you also consider using the library to be public assistance?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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If they are working, they are paying taxes.


Quoting ElitestJen:

Nope.  I pay federal income tax, state income tax, property tax, and car registration taxes. 

People who receive food stamps definitely don't pay federal taxes, probably don't pay state taxes.  They may well pay property and car registration taxes....but they're certainly not footing the bill for all of it. 

Besides, anyone who thinks "free, public school" is free is on crack.  There are supplies, lunches, activity fees, etc. that go into all that shit. 

My daughter goes to a public high school, and so far this year, we've paid out over $2000.  Free, my ass. 


m0mmyheather
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:39 PM
It costs to even register for public school.
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rosemagic01
by Ruby Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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School tax is ADDITONAL on top of other taxes. I pay extra in school tax. Its there just like the other tax like the roads we use, the snow plowing of the roads, Etc. 

The point is I pay LAND tax. We don't have state tax. But basically at the end of the day there's a LOT of serives that taxes go to. Those not working not paying in taxes is different. Those half assing their way threw part time jobs are not paying in taxes. Etc etc. Those who are working their hardest I've never had a problem with them getting fs period. But taxes go to a lot of town/city/federal stuff! It doesn't stop at public schools.

MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Libraries?  I don't know...really.  I use to frequent the library on the weekly basis when I was growing up in the 70's and loved it.  Today, they're trying to limit how many days the libraries are open because who goes there anymore?  It seems that most people are only concerned with reading things online.  I love my books and have hundreds of them and don't see myself giving them up. 

Again, something to ponder with the library question...

Quoting danandsamsmom:

My children don't attend public school, but I don't consider public school the same as other forms of public assistance. I tend to think of public assistance as things that have income restrictions.  Do you also consider using the library to be public assistance?

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ElitestJen
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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Quoting Anonymous:

If they are working, they are paying taxes.


Quoting ElitestJen:

Nope.  I pay federal income tax, state income tax, property tax, and car registration taxes. 

People who receive food stamps definitely don't pay federal taxes, probably don't pay state taxes.  They may well pay property and car registration taxes....but they're certainly not footing the bill for all of it. 

Besides, anyone who thinks "free, public school" is free is on crack.  There are supplies, lunches, activity fees, etc. that go into all that shit. 

My daughter goes to a public high school, and so far this year, we've paid out over $2000.  Free, my ass. 


No, they are not.  They can claim exempt and stop the withholdings.  If they choose to have the taxes withheld, they get them all back at the end of the year. 

The exception is employment taxes....which they'll get back when they get social security....and again, probably far more than they paid in.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:42 PM

My children will go to private schools, just because of some of the bad apples in the elementary schools in our area. However, public schools are NOT the same as PA, it's education. Everybody deserves the chance to learn. I'm not saying they don't deserve to eat, I support PA completely, but really? Not the same at all. 

MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Not where I live, but than 80% of registered students are low-income and typically being parented by illegal immigrants.

Quoting m0mmyheather:

It costs to even register for public school.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Public schools are 'socialist'
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