Higher Education: School worksheet says GOP thinks poor are a waste of money

posted at 5:21 pm on February 10, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

In case you were worried about the next generation and the future of the nation, save yourself some time. All is lost.

A Wisconsin mother claims her 16-year-old son’s classroom assignment last week described Republicans as opposed to helping the poor because “it’s a waste of money.”

The woman said her son, a junior at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisc., was asked, along with other students, to complete an assignment about different views on the political spectrum while in a U.S. government and politics class on Thursday.

The assignment listed a series of quotes and required students to identify which party affiliation best represented each statement.

The first quote read, “We should not help the poor, it’s a waste of money.”

The mother, who asked only to be identified as “Heather” to protect her son’s privacy, said he chose option “E” for “Fascist” because he “didn’t know what else could be the answer.”

When the assignment was returned, the answer was marked as incorrect and the teacher wrote in option “D” for “Conservative/Republican” instead, his mother told FoxNews.com.

So this is actually going on in a high school classroom. The one question making the headlines is dismaying enough, but if you look at the rest of the form you will find several other generalities which should be worrisome as well. The original below is from EAG News where the story was originally reported. Check out some of the quiz items.

political-spectrum-quiz

Question 3 says, Don’t ever forget that you have the right to read anything you want. The following one states, The problem with this country is that we no longer have a common sense of morality, what’s right and wrong. The student chose “C” (moderate) for each of these and was marked as being wrong. Neither of these are sentiments which could be considered moderate? We are only left to imagine what the “correct” answers were. I’m going to take a shot in the dark here and say that the teacher felt that question 3 was for Democrats (because, you know… the evil Republicans don’t want you reading about any science) and number 4 should have been Republican or Fascist, because morality is a value judgement against unicorns.

I’m rather shocked that number 6 assigned communist as the correct answer and not “Liberal / Democrat.” For number 8 the teacher felt that “Fascist” was the wrong answer. (I think we should have the right to do what we want, but too many people seem to think that means they should do what they want – that’s wrong.) Honestly, I don’t even know what that means, but I assume she wanted him to answer Republican. If any of you want to take a shot at translating that one into politically correct speech, feel free.

Is this an isolated incident? Across the United States there are more than 26,000 public high schools and 10,000 private ones. What do you suppose the odds are that this is the only place this happened? This was the only teacher in a country of more than 400 million people to do this? Pull the other one… it’s got bells on it.


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Government bureaucrats that skim 50% off the top of welfare program budgets are a waste of money. True.

RBMN on February 10, 2015 at 5:25 PM

400 Million? Wow those borders really are a joke.

brak on February 10, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Glad I’m on the far side of 50 y.o., I don’t have to go through this crap my whole life.

rbj on February 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Government bureaucrats that skim 50% off the top of welfare program budgets are a waste of money. True.

RBMN on February 10, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Only 50%? That’s a lot better than I thought.

gwelf on February 10, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Let me guess. Teacher is a card-carrying Democrat.

GarandFan on February 10, 2015 at 5:32 PM

They have one for religions, too? Like “1: Gays should be thrown off of the tops of buildings”? Just askin’

RSbrewer on February 10, 2015 at 5:32 PM

I’m more interested in what they had to study before taking this test?

Walter L. Newton on February 10, 2015 at 5:33 PM

Just about everyone who cleaves to any part of that political spectrum should be offended and alarmed by the generalities assigned to their views by this idiot. She managed to make everyone look inane. I’m almost feeling sorry for Karl Marx!

2ndMAW68 on February 10, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Higher ‘sophistication’…forget education, rubes.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2015 at 5:37 PM

“I think we should have the right to do what we want, but too many people seem to think that means they should do what they want – that’s wrong.”

If any of you want to take a shot at translating that one into politically correct speech, feel free.

“I’m so dumb I don’t know I just contradicted myself.”

So the correct answer is Republican of course.

kcewa on February 10, 2015 at 5:37 PM

The left took over all education in the country about 20 years ago…long march through the institutions. That’s why we have over half the population who think the TV/iPhone is their brain. It also explains Obama being President. Yes, we’re doomed.

AUINSC on February 10, 2015 at 5:38 PM

This reads more like a personality test. Teacher wants to find out which student are still harboring thoughts against the party.

Walter L. Newton on February 10, 2015 at 5:39 PM

The premise is stupid, and self-evidently so. It is, after all, Republicans who are pushing School Choice which predominantly benefits the poor and minorities. Of course the teachers unions and progressive curriculum writers hate school choice for the obvious reason that their narrow self interest is more important to them than a quality education for poor and minority students.

Texas Zombie on February 10, 2015 at 5:39 PM

We are only left to imagine what the “correct” answers were

…why do you think they’re called Left-TARDS..??…

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 10, 2015 at 5:41 PM

On the bottom of the quiz, if a student’s “compass score” is “Right” or his/her foreign-policy score is “Hawk”, the student gets an F in the class, and told to join the military to get a college education.

Steve Z on February 10, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Meh. Education departments are the absolute bottom-of-the-barrel in every university that is cursed with one. The dumbest people infest the education departments, which is no mean feat given the serious competition for idiots from the Womyn’s Studies, Afro-American Studies (or whatever they are calling it today), sociology and the rest.

Just take a gander at the average GRE scores for intended education grads. They are the lowest scores of every field. The idiots in education even score lower on math than the Literature grads! Given such morons who are the public school teachers and administrators, it’s no surprise to see stupid stuff like this “worksheet”. What else do people who can’t even work with fractions do? They can’t all be President at once.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 10, 2015 at 5:42 PM

I’m most concerned that they then have to take a test to identify their political beliefs at the bottom. I would be terrified to report to this teacher that my score ended up Conservative/Republican.

Ferris on February 10, 2015 at 5:43 PM

“it’s a waste of money.”

In this country, where a lot of the poor are obese, smokers, and never seem to want for television or cell phones, I’m inclined to agree.

CurtZHP on February 10, 2015 at 5:43 PM

Jazzz, how exactly do you think our government schools manage to indoctrinate your kids into the leftist hivemind?

It is by reflexively describing conservatives and conservative values as cruel and inhumane; evil, in fact. Anything good must be ascribed to the Left, all badness is the fault of the right.

We earlier generations absorbed the same moral depictions of the Nazis, the Nips and the Communists.

There was less of it back then, of course, because none of us actually were likely to meet a Nazi or a Commie. Today’s youth will run into conservatives constantly, so the drumbeat must be louder and louder until it drowns out preachers, abortion protesters, Fox News and talk radio.

Dolce Far Niente on February 10, 2015 at 5:45 PM

If you take the amount the government spends on anti-poverty efforts and divide it by the number of Americans below the poverty line you could cut a check for around $20,000 a year. A family of four could get $80,000 a year.

It seems there is a bit of overhead as a great man once pointed out in “the speech”.

Mordaukar on February 10, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Whoever is responsible for making any student take this test should be fired immediately. Ironically, I noticed that the name of the school is Nathan Hale High School. Hale was a teacher who was hanged by the British in September 1776. His famous last words were, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” He was only 21 years old.

SC.Charlie on February 10, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Twenty-two trillion dollars spent in the War on Poverty and we still have people in poverty. Sounds like a waste of money to me.

Occams Stubble on February 10, 2015 at 5:50 PM

This is for high schoolers? Yeesh. This is written at a level better suited to 1st graders!

As for the “correct” answers, obviously anything that states an ultimatum, issues a threat, or refers to coercion will be categorized as an extremist view. Past that, this worksheet is defining political positions as a simple “social / economic” pairing. This means that “morality / greed” will be associated with the right, while “freedom / government assistance” will be associated with the left.

Stoic Patriot on February 10, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Fascist should fall between A and B and there should be Libertarian and Anarchist choices to the right.

Occams Stubble on February 10, 2015 at 5:53 PM

and the implicit mind conditioning is that “Liberal” is the opposite of “Conservative”. what they SHOULD be using is the term “Leftist”.

WaldoTJ on February 10, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Can somebody from Wisconsin find out the name of the teacher who created this assignment so we can all help to make him/her famous?

In the meantime, the Principal of Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisconsin has some ‘splaining to do.

wren on February 10, 2015 at 5:54 PM

One of the more interesting things about this assignment, is that the problem itself is need of correction.

E. Fascism, belongs to the left of it’s uglier sister, A. Communism, not on the right side of the graph.

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 5:55 PM

The first tip is the spectrum at the top of the page. “Fascist” does not belong on the right end. The appropriate position would be between “A” and “B”.

R-O-T on February 10, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Can somebody from Wisconsin find out the name of the teacher who created this assignment so we can all help to make him/her famous?

wren on February 10, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Amy Lentz

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 5:55 PM

True, the whole false Left/Right dichotomy is actually a spectrum with authoritarianism on one end (which includes commies, Democrats, Nazis and other fascists) and freedom on the other.

Lovers of the many versions of The State merely change the flavor of their big government a bit without any practical differences except for their rhetoric.

The more a people practice freedom, the less they have in common with the statists.

Dolce Far Niente on February 10, 2015 at 6:04 PM

No wonder voters in Wisconsin have been so confused!

Why did it take a DECADE to find a parent who had enough courage to speak out against this type of political indoctrination?

A West Allis-West Milwaukee School District spokesman said Tuesday the political spectrum assignment was developed by teachers at the high school and has been used for about a decade.

He said social studies teachers will not use the assignment in the future.

Spokesman Brian Vissers refrained from saying whether the teacher was correct to mark the student’s answer to that particular statement about not helping the poor as a conservative belief.

But he said the issue had been fueled by EAG, a media group with an anti-public education agenda.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/wisconsin-high-school-under-fire-for-assignment-on-political-ideology-b99442484z1-291421151.html

Parents in Wisconsin need to wake up!

wren on February 10, 2015 at 6:05 PM

This is why public schools have no value and should all be shut down.

Institute a Constitutional Amendment establishing a permanent separation of Education and State.

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 6:06 PM

But he said the issue had been fueled by EAG, a media group with an anti-public education agenda.

What’s wrong with an anti-public education agenda?

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Amy Lentz

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Thank you, Star Bird, for letting us all know that the teacher who gave this assignment is Amy Lentz.

FYI – The “Rate my Teachers” website has some interesting comments about Amy Lentz.

http://www.ratemyteachers.com/amy-lentz/1611281-t

wren on February 10, 2015 at 6:19 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

Teachers like Amy Lentz are a waste of money.

de rigueur on February 10, 2015 at 6:39 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

No, no. You should buy up all of them you can. Put YOUR money where your mouth is.

de rigueur on February 10, 2015 at 6:43 PM

Lester…you’re lame….and a waste of skin.

CW on February 10, 2015 at 6:44 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

Now why would those who are more charitable than those in the Collective think that the poor are a waste of money?

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 6:46 PM

eachers like Amy Lentz are a waste of money.

de rigueur on February 10, 2015 at 6:39 PM

Indeed.

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 6:48 PM

You know:

Matthew 26:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 The poor you will always have with you,[a] but you will not always have me.

… Biblical.
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Racist, partisan, political excuses for “teachers” will always find some way to deflect blame and reprehension on conservatives and the Republicans they hate while always trying to drain our wealth and success away. They are just cry-baby, jealous weenies,incompetents, like Obama.

ExpressoBold on February 10, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Don’t go to that “gotoquiz” site mentioned on the paper.

Their test is a waste of time.

The questions are very poorly written.

itsnotaboutme on February 10, 2015 at 6:53 PM

A caller into the Lars Larson show told about his son’s experience. The son was to make a poster, and they were allowed to pick color they wanted for the poster.They had to say why they picked the color. The boy picked green, because it was the color of outdoors, and a “boys” color. The substitute teacher was offended, apparently, and made him pick pink, because colors are apparently supposed to be “gender neutral”. When the father found out he called the school principal and let her have it. She said it wouldn’t happen again…but it appears to be part of an agenda…

lovingmyUSA on February 10, 2015 at 6:54 PM

A country of > 400 million?

wolfsDad on February 10, 2015 at 7:03 PM

I took the Political Spectrum Quiz at the bottom. It said I was a Deranged Authoritarian Anarchist.

myiq2xu on February 10, 2015 at 7:07 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

I can’t remember the last time I purchased a poor person, but if I did, I certainly hope I got him on sale.

In that case, my poor person was probably a good value, but sure, you can overpay for options. Going for that “fashionable” sort of poor person, or the very latest style poor person is always risky, dollars-and-cents wise…

Dolce Far Niente on February 10, 2015 at 7:12 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

As a taxpayer expense, you bet they are (though not 100%, more like 99.9%).

nobar on February 10, 2015 at 7:19 PM

LentA@wawm.k12.wi.us

Jaibones on February 10, 2015 at 7:21 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

No, it’s you guys who think the proper way to fund charitable work is by using the IRS and militarized police to extort all the money they can get.

And yes, since once such a system is in place, those who would prefer to make their living through extortion rather than by actually producing something useful WILL be drawn to it as a golden opportunity, it IS a waste of money.

But far worse than a mere waste of money, it’s a deliberate, premeditated theft of charity. And you support it and want more.

GrumpyOldFart on February 10, 2015 at 7:21 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdopey on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

Gentle reminder: Google can be your friend. Run a quick search comparing charitable donations — which presumably go to “the poor” — for conservatives, as compared to you and your fellow leftists. While you jackasses bray about giving away my tax money willy nilly, conservatives like me actually give money to the poor, and work in homeless shelters, etc.

So there’s talk (i.e., bullsh1t), which is your game, and then there is action, which is my game.

Jaibones on February 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM

The real question here, is do the Democrats; The Party of the Rich, think the poor are a waste of money?

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM

Every day our children and grandchildren are exposed to the rankest form of propaganda.

grumpyank on February 10, 2015 at 7:29 PM

Someone also needs to introduce this teacher to semicolons.

Tzetzes on February 10, 2015 at 7:45 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

-Go ask that of your local Salvation Army, you cad.
-Our local combined group church ministry program that walks the cold streets at night to give coffee and a blanket to the homeless in the winter, you dolt.
-Our local tent city that was erected 10 years ago solely to give the homeless of our city a place to live, you fool.
-Our local post offices that collects canned goods twice a year at each door they give mail to for our local food bank, you piece of offal.
-Our local free lunch program that gives the homeless at least one hot meal a day 365 days a year, you prejudiced uninformed (fill in the word).
And lastly, our local grocery stores that collect old coats/gloves, boots for the homeless each year, you uninformed snot.

And, what have you done?

avagreen on February 10, 2015 at 7:54 PM

In senior year english class the teacher took the liberty to show a video about how Fox News shows propaganda and lies to over 1 billion households world wide, where they specifically focused on Bill Oreilly.

This was in 2006 Everett WA, Cascade High School.

SnKArcbound on February 10, 2015 at 7:59 PM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment. that’s just giving away money to make yourself feel good .

but we know you guys don’t feel the poor are actually worth investing in, do you? the poor are the moochers, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Someone else may have noticed this, but can anyone tell me why there is a QR code on a high school quiz?

irishgladiator63 on February 10, 2015 at 8:04 PM

And, what have you done?

avagreen on February 10, 2015 at 7:54 PM

Beauty, ava. But everwhiny says you only to this to make yourself feel better. On the bright side…I’ll bet it makes you feel better.

Jaibones on February 10, 2015 at 8:09 PM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment. that’s just giving away money to make yourself feel good .

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

So, jerking off on a website makes you feel good about yourself, but donating money to the poor is just “to make yourself feel good”. I’m sure “the poor” greatly appreciate your socialist masturbation much more than the dinner avagreen feeds them. Is that your position?

Jaibones on February 10, 2015 at 8:12 PM

I guess we now know where lester gets his.

He’s a bit touchy about it, apparently.

CurtZHP on February 10, 2015 at 8:27 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment. that’s just giving away money to make yourself feel good ….

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

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I just felt the goal posts move… did anybody else feel that? I swear, they moved!
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Saaaaay…. what about that “investment” in local educational resources? How are the poor using those resources? How have the poor used those resources in the past? Does anybody know anything about the Dr. Phil mantra of past behavior is indicative of future behavior (Oprah loves Dr. Phil)?

ExpressoBold on February 10, 2015 at 8:46 PM

Question: “Which of these questions attempt to elicit a response that denigrates Republicans/Conservatives, et al?” Answer: All of the above.

vnvet on February 10, 2015 at 8:59 PM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment. that’s just giving away money to make yourself feel good .

but we know you guys don’t feel the poor are actually worth investing in, do you? the poor are the moochers, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

ol’ sesquipadalian thinks voting in politicians to confiscate the wealth of others is charity.

Just shows how morally bankrupt leftards really are.

HumpBot Salvation on February 10, 2015 at 9:08 PM

The more a people practice freedom, the less they have in common with the statists.

Dolce Far Niente on February 10, 2015 at 6:04 PM

I suspect that you are only capable of appreciating the lower form of liberty, negative liberty, and have no idea of how important positive liberty is in order to truly flourish.

Reuben Hick on February 10, 2015 at 9:09 PM

If you take the amount the government spends on anti-poverty efforts and divide it by the number of Americans below the poverty line you could cut a check for around $20,000 a year. A family of four could get $80,000 a year.

It seems there is a bit of overhead as a great man once pointed out in “the speech”.

Mordaukar on February 10, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Actually solves poverty issues, and cuts vestigial government departments? Win-win! Everyone’s happy! Universal basic income here we come!

TylerMichaels on February 10, 2015 at 9:14 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

No…we think that giving liberals money “for the poor” and seeing most of it disappear via graft and corruption without helping the poor…is a monumental waste of money!!!

That’s why we want to starve wasteful, dysfunctional, and failed government programs and instead support private organizations which actually help improve the lot of the poor.

Conservatives favor actual RESULTS over liberal political theatrics.

landlines on February 10, 2015 at 9:15 PM

I’m more interested in what they had to study before taking this test?

Walter L. Newton on February 10, 2015 at 5:33 PM

(saw your other comment but going with this one because — this is the answer)

Jazzz, how exactly do you think our government schools manage to indoctrinate your kids into the leftist hivemind?

It is by reflexively describing conservatives and conservative values as cruel and inhumane; evil, in fact. Anything good must be ascribed to the Left, all badness is the fault of the right.

We earlier generations absorbed the same moral depictions of the Nazis, the Nips and the Communists.

There was less of it back then, of course, because none of us actually were likely to meet a Nazi or a Commie. Today’s youth will run into conservatives constantly, so the drumbeat must be louder and louder until it drowns out preachers, abortion protesters, Fox News and talk radio.

Dolce Far Niente on February 10, 2015 at 5:45 PM

This is for high schoolers? Yeesh. This is written at a level better suited to 1st graders!

As for the “correct” answers, obviously anything that states an ultimatum, issues a threat, or refers to coercion will be categorized as an extremist view. Past that, this worksheet is defining political positions as a simple “social / economic” pairing. This means that “morality / greed” will be associated with the right, while “freedom / government assistance” will be associated with the left.

Stoic Patriot on February 10, 2015 at 5:51 PM

AesopFan on February 10, 2015 at 9:24 PM

One of the more interesting things about this assignment, is that the problem itself is need of correction.

E. Fascism, belongs to the left of it’s uglier sister, A. Communism, not on the right side of the graph.

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 5:55 PM

The first tip is the spectrum at the top of the page. “Fascist” does not belong on the right end. The appropriate position would be between “A” and “B”.

R-O-T on February 10, 2015 at 5:58 PM

The Left has convinced most of the world that the National SOCIALIST Party was right-wing conservative.

True, the whole false Left/Right dichotomy is actually a spectrum with authoritarianism on one end (which includes commies, Democrats, Nazis and other fascists) and freedom on the other.

Lovers of the many versions of The State merely change the flavor of their big government a bit without any practical differences except for their rhetoric.

The more a people practice freedom, the less they have in common with the statists.

Dolce Far Niente on February 10, 2015 at 6:04 PM

I fear we have to add a few Republicans and even some purported Libertarians to the authoritarian end.

AesopFan on February 10, 2015 at 9:26 PM

No wonder voters in Wisconsin have been so confused!

Why did it take a DECADE to find a parent who had enough courage to speak out against this type of political indoctrination?


Parents in Wisconsin need to wake up!

wren on February 10, 2015 at 6:05 PM

All parents need to insist on seeing all of the work their children do in class (which they normally would not), and also look at what they bring home (I quit after middle-school, but my kids would have blown the whistle on something like this).
This may have been the first student in a decade sufficiently informed to know that the answers the school wanted were wrong; most would have simply given the correct answers (the ones in the lesson) or taken the teacher’s word that they were wrong.

Hurray for independent minded kids willing to challenge authority!
(Wonder if he was home-schooled first and just started in public HS recently?)

AesopFan on February 10, 2015 at 9:30 PM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

No, no. You should buy up all of them you can. Put YOUR money where your mouth is.

de rigueur on February 10, 2015 at 6:43 PM

“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

No, it’s you guys who think the proper way to fund charitable work is by using the IRS and militarized police to extort all the money they can get.

And yes, since once such a system is in place, those who would prefer to make their living through extortion rather than by actually producing something useful WILL be drawn to it as a golden opportunity, it IS a waste of money.

But far worse than a mere waste of money, it’s a deliberate, premeditated theft of charity. And you support it and want more.

GrumpyOldFart on February 10, 2015 at 7:21 PM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment. that’s just giving away money to make yourself feel good .

but we know you guys don’t feel the poor are actually worth investing in, do you? the poor are the moochers, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

I just felt the goal posts move… did anybody else feel that? I swear, they moved!
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Saaaaay…. what about that “investment” in local educational resources? How are the poor using those resources? How have the poor used those resources in the past? Does anybody know anything about the Dr. Phil mantra of past behavior is indicative of future behavior (Oprah loves Dr. Phil)?

ExpressoBold on February 10, 2015 at 8:46 PM

No…we think that giving liberals money “for the poor” and seeing most of it disappear via graft and corruption without helping the poor…is a monumental waste of money!!!

That’s why we want to starve wasteful, dysfunctional, and failed government programs and instead support private organizations which actually help improve the lot of the poor.

Conservatives favor actual RESULTS over liberal political theatrics.

landlines on February 10, 2015 at 9:15 PM

And that’s the way it is.

AesopFan on February 10, 2015 at 9:36 PM

For number 8 the teacher felt that “Fascist” was the wrong answer. (I think we should have the right to do what we want, but too many people seem to think that means they should do what they want – that’s wrong.) Honestly, I don’t even know what that means, but I assume she wanted him to answer Republican. If any of you want to take a shot at translating that one into politically correct speech, feel free.

“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” – Pope John Paul II

I believe that’s what the teacher is trying to get at.

lorien1973 on February 10, 2015 at 9:44 PM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment. that’s just giving away money to make yourself feel good .

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Why is it necessary to run the same money through government brokers that will merely absorb the bulk of it and leave only a pittance for the poor?

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 10:09 PM

but we know you guys don’t feel the poor are actually worth investing in, do you? the poor are the moochers, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

No. Leftist activists are.

Star Bird on February 10, 2015 at 10:10 PM

Fascist should fall between A and B and there should be Libertarian and Anarchist choices to the right.

Occams Stubble on February 10, 2015 at 5:53 PMFascist should fall between A and B and there should be Libertarian and Anarchist choices to the right.

Occams Stubble on February 10, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Yes!! — to you and everyone after you who said more or less the same thing. As this thing goes viral, the FACT that the Nazi’s were socialists needs to come out loud and clear.

Pythagoras on February 10, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Wisconsin?

But, but, er, Walker…Wisconsin?

ROTFL

Ain’t we a bunch of suckers.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 11, 2015 at 12:54 AM

So this is actually going on in a high school classroom. The one question making the headlines is dismaying enough, but if you look at the rest of the form you will find several other generalities which should be worrisome as well. The original below is from EAG News where the story was originally reported. Check out some of the quiz items.

How did they manage to get a copy of the questions for the CNN Anchor Quiz show?

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 11, 2015 at 1:17 AM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment. that’s just giving away money to make yourself feel good .

but we know you guys don’t feel the poor are actually worth investing in, do you? the poor are the moochers, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Don’t ever change, everdiso.

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 11, 2015 at 1:34 AM

Everdiso, from reading your past comments on this site……..don’t know what part of Canada you’re from, but please move. You need a change of scenery in the worst way. The Canadians that I’ve known are nowhere as eaten up with hatred and prejudice as you are.

Go check your arteries, btw. That much bile clogs them up. You’re headed for a heart attack, or a stroke.

avagreen on February 11, 2015 at 9:29 AM

but you guys DO think the poor are a waste of money, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

Then why does research prove that conservatives give the most to charities for the poor? Silence…

dominigan on February 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment.

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Thank you for admitting you don’t know anything about charities. So why do you support subsidizing bureaucrats more than helping the poor? Is someone trying to cover for their thinking that the poor are a waste of money?

The problem with liberals is that they project their inadequacies onto others.

dominigan on February 11, 2015 at 9:33 AM

talking about charity is nice, but that’s not an investment. that’s just giving away money to make yourself feel good .

but we know you guys don’t feel the poor are actually worth investing in, do you? the poor are the moochers, no?

everdiso on February 10, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Well the thing about investments is that investors expect a provable return on their investment. That’s pretty much what defines the difference between “investment” and “charity.”

Therefore:

1. The vast majority of government programs to assist those living in poverty do not qualify as “investments,” as they show no provable return at all, and in most cases do not even attempt to do so, and

2. Since there is no provable return, as investments go it is by definition “a waste of money.”

And your point is…?

GrumpyOldFart on February 11, 2015 at 9:58 AM

‘Scuse me, the word I’m looking for wasn’t “provable.” It’s basically “show a rational expectation of.” There’s risk in any investment. A successful investor is one who consistently gets a return on their risk.

The point is that without any layout of what return you expect, under what conditions you expect to get it, and how to tell whether it’s working or not, there is no way to assess risk. Under those conditions, only a clinically insane “investor” would be willing to risk their assets.

And it’s the left that claims any expectation of return at all is racist, sexist or hateful towards the poor, is it not?

GrumpyOldFart on February 11, 2015 at 12:18 PM