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“Now Republicans in Michigan’s state Legislature want to take the outsourcing frenzy one giant leap forward by privatizing public school teaching. Michigan Republican Sen. Phil Pavlov, who chairs the state Senate’s education committee, is preparing legislation that would allow public school districts to hire teachers through private, for-profit companies. Privatizing the hiring process would presumably allow school districts to bypass compensation packages sought by teachers unions and let private companies compete for contracts with districts.” Michigan Republicans: Let’s Privatize Public School Teaching | Mother Jones

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Republican governors are unpopular:

Florida’s Rick Scott and Ohio’s John Kasich are currently the leading contenders for the title of the most unpopular governor in America, according to a recent Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey. (A mere 32 percent of respondents approve of Scott, while just 33 percent support Kasich. A separate Quinnipiac poll puts Scott’s approval even lower, at 29 percent.)
Michigan’s Rick Snyder is struggling with a 33 percent approval rating, and in Wisconsin, 43 percent approve of Scott Walker, PPP found—down 3 points from February and 9 from Election Day 2010. Only 41 percent of respondents gave Iowa’s Terry Branstad a thumb’s up.
Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a darling of the Republican Party, has seen his approval plummet in recent weeks, according to a recent PublicMind released by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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{After 30 years, have people FINALLY figured out that the Republican Party is run by a bunch of rich jerks who don’t care about what happens to anyone but themselves? Have people finally wised up to the fact that the Republican Platform is ONLY about one thing? 
"Lower Taxes for the Wealthy" is the Republican platform. 
They don’t care about jobs or health care or the environment or civil liberties or national security or ANYTHING else. That’s it for them. “Lower Taxes for the Wealthy”…it’s their chant, their motto, they should all have it tattooed  on their backs.}

Republican governors are unpopular:

Florida’s Rick Scott and Ohio’s John Kasich are currently the leading contenders for the title of the most unpopular governor in America, according to a recent Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey. (A mere 32 percent of respondents approve of Scott, while just 33 percent support Kasich. A separate Quinnipiac poll puts Scott’s approval even lower, at 29 percent.)

Michigan’s Rick Snyder is struggling with a 33 percent approval rating, and in Wisconsin, 43 percent approve of Scott Walker, PPP found—down 3 points from February and 9 from Election Day 2010. Only 41 percent of respondents gave Iowa’s Terry Branstad a thumb’s up.

Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a darling of the Republican Party, has seen his approval plummet in recent weeks, according to a recent PublicMind released by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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{After 30 years, have people FINALLY figured out that the Republican Party is run by a bunch of rich jerks who don’t care about what happens to anyone but themselves? Have people finally wised up to the fact that the Republican Platform is ONLY about one thing?

"Lower Taxes for the Wealthy" is the Republican platform.

They don’t care about jobs or health care or the environment or civil liberties or national security or ANYTHING else. That’s it for them. “Lower Taxes for the Wealthy”…it’s their chant, their motto, they should all have it tattooed  on their backs.}

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Michigan is “ground zero of American politics right now”

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This is a striking report. It’s about a remarkable inner-city school in Detroit named Catherine Ferguson Academy — and the Michigan Republican power-grab that’s being referred to as “financial martial law.”

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