REDSforED socialist extortionists file initiative for $millions more

After holding parents and children hostage for a week with their demands for a 20% salary increase — and getting it — from the foolishly acquiescing Gov. Doug Ducey and legislators nervously facing reelection, Arizona teachers have a new scheme up their collective sleeves.

We use the term “collective” with intent. They are not to be appeased.  The teachers who staged a tantrum-like strike to get their way, followed Pied Piper leftist Noah  Karvelis, a 24-year-old hip-hop music teacher and Bernie Sander‘s Arizona presidential campaign organizer. Do yourself a favor and read Ralph Benko’s excellent expose of Sanders published in Forbes magazine. It addresses the resurgence of Socialism in America.

We’ve all seen the now-faded bumper stickers that said, “if you can read this, thank a teacher.”  Sadly, Americans are experiencing a new twist on that sentiment: “If your kids are Socialists, thank their teachers.”

‘Tax the Rich’ is the teacher’s latest Socialist plan that sounds suspiciously akin to the slogan popularized by Karl Marx:

 “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

In fact, Arizona teachers, clad in red tee shirts emblazoned with #RedforEd, while demonstrating at the state Capitol, have filed a ballot initiative raising taxes on “the rich” to get even more money. The Invest in Education Act’  (read it) is aimed at higher wage earners who are their latest enemies.

Liberals conveniently forget that “the rich” supply jobs that raise up individuals and benefit families. None of them work 8 1/2 months a year as teachers do. They are the people who took risks and worked long hours to realize their dreams of entrepreneurship. They are those we should aspire to emulate. Liberals view them with contempt.

SRAZ added an “S” on the teacher’s slogan correctly identifying them in previous posts as REDSforED.

SIXTY PERCENT of the additional revenue they are now seeking would further pad teacher salaries. Forty percent would fund all-day kindergarten and provide raises for “support staff.”

The initiative was filed by former state legislator David Lujan, now VP of the liberal Arizona Center for Economic Progress and Mesa teacher Joshua Buckley — both left-of-center Democrats. Buckley is quoted as saying,  “It’s up to educators, parents and other community leaders to act if the legislature will not provide a new dedicated funding stream.”

That “funding stream” is nearly $700 million a year in forever money taken from taxpayers for the radical unionist and extortionist teachers, who show no commitment to their either their contracts or their students.

Don’t fall for their con.

11 Responses to REDSforED socialist extortionists file initiative for $millions more

  1. Observer says:

    In the household in which I grew up, we respected teachers. If I was reprimanded at school for the slightest infraction, (running on the sidewalk, chewing gum) my parents not only backed up the teacher, but I got additional reprimands from them.

    Teachers are not regarded in the same manner because they no longer engage in quality teaching. Today’s students are deficit in basic knowledge of history, language skills, spelling, math and science and no doubt lots more. I read a comment here a while back that geography was short shifted and decided to check that out myself with my own (of course very smart) grandchild. It was mind boggling to me when the commenter was proven correct, within my own family. My granddaughter couldn’t find France or Russia on the map. I asked her about the founding of our country. What few “facts” she had were screwed up. I asked her to name some of the first presidents of the United States. She correctly named George Washington and then said Benjamin Franklin, who she then went on to tell me “discovered” the radio. I patiently told her that he discovered “electricity” but that the radio was invented by Marconi in the early 1900’s. At 12, she has no idea of the distinctions between discoveries and inventions.

    If I used my real name here, I would be too embarrassed to relate this true story. My wife was less upset than me, since she already knew what I had just found out. She related it a couple of months ago to our son, who made matters worse by telling her that his daughter was making good grades.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    If you think that Gov Ducey is foolishly acquiescing regarding the teachers, what will he do regarding the McCain situation?

    Regarding teachers and unions:
    Just last week, in the liberal, heavily unionized state of New Jersey,
    a school superintendent who makes $157,000 a year was found to be the “serial pooper” who had been showing up on school grounds and defacating. This went on for some time until a school resource officer put up some cameras.
    The human biohazard has been arrested, but will any punishment be handed down?

    Also, released last week were two Project Veritas undercover videos regarding abuse of students in New Jersey schools.
    Two superintendents, one male and one female, were caught in the sting clearly saying that no punishment would be handed to the teachers who had committed the offenses.
    Even referring to a student who had been abused a “scumbag”.

    This Morning on “Face the Nation”:

    Since he is Unable to Face the Nation, he sent the new mouthpiece, Megan’s husband, who is the publisher of “The Federalist”:

    Ben Domenech said that McCain is “very grateful for the chances and fortune that he’s experienced in life. He’s reflecting at the end on a lot of different things.”

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      This is off-topic, so heads up to those who are touchy.

      Ruthie B(ad) G(irl) has both feet on a banana peel right now.
      Not in the hospital, but her home has been turned into quite a medi-clinic, complete with ECMO.

      • Matt DeGennaro says:

        Watch how the Democrats will stonewall President Trump when he nominates a replacement for ACLU liberal associate justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put on the Supreme Court by a teary eyed Bill Clinton. I still remember the WH Rose Garden announcement when Slick Willie told how her mother died the just before Ruth’s high school graduation. She was 60 at the time of her nomination, so Ruth had some time to heal from the understandable trauma. She wan’t crying, but Slick Willie was.

        Ginsburg’s nomination was confirmed by a 96-3 roll-call vote. At the time, the LA Times wrote it was the most agreeable Supreme Court confirmation process in recent history. That means that both Republican AZ Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl voted for her confirmation, despite her liberal background and pro-abortion stance.

        Republican Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole said, “By any measure, she is qualified to become the Supreme Court’s ninth justice.” REALLY? How about a measure/standard of values?

        From the article: Only three conservative lawmakers–Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), Don Nickles (R-Okla.) and Robert C. Smith (R-N.H.)–voted against her nomination, apparently out of concern for her abortion rights stance. Democratic Sen. Donald W. Riegle Jr. of Michigan was absent.

    • Army Of One says:

      After reading your description, Sam, I’m glad I missed “Face the Nation.” It’s been more and more difficult to watch since President Trump was elected.

      Before long there will be a cult built on revering the liberal posing as Republican Señor Juan McAmnesty. He certainly was not highly regarded by Arizona’s who pay attention or those who were POWs with him in Vietnam; Members of the Senate Select Committee on MIAs and POWs could never understand why he permanently sealed the records on American military. They appear in this video.

  3. Ellsworth says:

    Liberals will be in a tailspin when both Ginsburg and McCain will no longer be around to exert their leftist influence. If they pass away too close to one another, their families will have to coordinate the dates of their funerals so they can each draw a crowd.

  4. Braveheart says:

    Another fact-filled post, SRAZ. This is what keeps me coming back!

    This is the first and only place I’ve been able to see the actual wording of the “Invest in Education Act.” That warm and fuzzy name might get it over the finish line, though I pray people are too smart for the BS. Please keep the pressure on. The teachers and their hangers on have shown themselves to be deceptive phonies. This Imitative is a never ending mega flow of money with nothing in return. As “Observer” admitted in the first comment here today, his granddaughter is basically illiterate, but is making good grades. That only occurs when the teachers don’t care and we have witnessed that right here with the Arizona walkout.

    Grades and excellence account for very little. Now kids all get participation awards in sports. It might hurt the feelings of the losers if the winners actually are acknowledged for their superior performance. What a rude awaking they’re in for in the business world.

  5. JCF says:

    How can we acquire a no state income tax such as Texas, Florida, etc???

  6. CultureShocked says:

    I am a immigrant (legal) from Washington state. In 1991 democrat governor Booth Gardner was in charge when the state teachers went on an illegal strike for which they could have been fired, just as Reagan fired the ATC for an illegal strike. But he was no Reagan and there was no penalty for the illegal strike and the legislature gave them (the teachers) more than they had asked for. After all it’s for the children!!! Fast forward to 2018 and Washington state is controlled by the progressives aka communists. With Ducey’s capitulation and the Phoenix slide to progressivesism I see a distinct possibility of AZ changing to blue in an uncomfortable time table. As an aside I hope that Seeing Red AZ addresses the the situation where President Trump has entered into AZ politics by endorsing both Sheriff Joe and Dr. Ward. I feel that this could be detrimental to assuring a conservative to the Flakes seat. In other words will this split the primary vote?

    • East Valley Conservative says:

      I’ll take a stab at answering your question regarding the dual endorsement, which I also disagree with;

      Dual endorsements in a single race might be given to spare the feelings of a loyal supporter, but are ultimately detrimental. The race could be lost due to split votes that would otherwise have gone to the strongest candidate. Many of us are unwavering Joe Arpaio fans, but he will be 86 next month and senate terms are 6 years long. It’s time to retire.

      As a conservative, I’m voting for Kelli Ward!