] ] LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- If Doreen Seelig pocketed
] ] all the money she has spent on classroom supplies over 35
] ] years as a teacher -- the printer cartridges, the paper,
] ] the pencils and the paperback books lent to her Venice
] ] High School students -- she figures she would have a new
] ] car by now.
] ] Now, as the new school year gets under way, the burden on
] ] Seelig and other teachers around the country is even
] ] heavier.
] ] Because of a budget crunch, California has suspended a
] ] tax credit that reimbursed teachers up to $1,500 for
] ] classroom supplies. Meanwhile, a $250 federal tax
] ] deduction for teachers that helped defray out-of-pocket
] ] spending expired this year.
] I. Hate. [expletive]. [expletive]. [expletive]. President
] What good is No Child Left Behind since children can't
] possibly get "ahead" without any books or pencils?
No Child Left Behind was never any good. And listen, it takes a democratic governer to drive California into the ground so you can blame President Bush for everything that you percieve to be going wrong in your life. How pathetic. At the very least, you could have had some eloquence or an explanation for your little outburst there, janelane. The little bastards can buy their own pencils and notebooks. How about that for novelty? I don't feel like having my tax dollars go towards funding more idiots who will be churned out of our education system. Besides, if one is such a loser in their field of interest that they wind up having to become a teacher, then they know the costs that they will incur. For instance, a truck driver must buy his own truck to drive a big rig, in most cases. A Nurse must buy her own smock. A stripper must buy her own G-string and dancing shoes. A whore doesn't go out and make her make-up a tax deduction. She doesn't hit her pimp up for the cost of her AIDS tests. So, with this in mind, it would appear that teachers (who already have the benefit of three months off each year. Even the hooker has to work year round). So, with this in mind, I tell the teachers of California (and you): Boo Fuckin' Hoo!
RE: CNN.com - Teachers lose tax breaks for class expenses - Sep 16, 2004