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Firefighters, Teachers and Police - Not a Federal Responsibility

Lady Wolverine Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 9:17 AM
Maybe I was missing something somehow when I was teaching for the Ann Arbor Public Schools, but my paycheck was always issued by their offices in Ann Arbor, not a national school system with offices located in Washington DC
george3850 Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 5:16 PM
The check might have came from Ann Arbor! But your pay came from the Government and your Union was Government backed. I was a College teacher. I looked at the time and my retirement would have been less than $2,500 a month after 40 years. I quit and went to work in the private sector and retired with a little over $3,500 a month. The good thing was I never had to put up with the bull crap that I did teaching!
wmou Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 10:18 AM
As long as your state does the federally required stupid human tricks, the feds will give them money for education.
That way the feds say their mandates are voluntary. The state can say no and forfeit millions of dollars.
andy582 Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 9:40 AM
The clasic example of unionized teachers all accross the United States. You failed the reading and comprehnsion test here... then opened the pie hole to show that ignorance. THE FED GIVES STATES MONEY TO PAY YOUR PAYCHECK ILLEGALLY... that is the point here not WHICH CITY your pay check was physically sent to you from !... It's my guess a college education was wasted and several years of Michigan students were taught in the same manner.
The left wants us to believe that paying for teachers, firefighters and police is a federal responsibility. Not so. Such services have traditionally been the responsibility of state and local governments.

In Federalist 45, James Madison wrote that the powers of the federal government are “few and defined.” Madison argued that state power extends to issues that “concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.” Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government given the explicit power to supplant the traditional police powers of the states.