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JVS offers great start

April 14, 2013

To the editor: Many juniors and seniors have attended the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School since it opened more than 38 years ago....

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Apr-14-13 9:31 AM

Here we go, more begging disguised as being thankful. The teachers and teachers unions need to realize that the area is tapped out. We can't afford it anymore. There are not enough good paying jobs around to warrant throwing money into schools. Investing money, tax dollars, etc is about return. There are no businesses hiring people at a wage for which those kids can become tax payers rather than tax consumers. You want a levy to pass, tax everyone, not just the property owners. Get businesses to come here and stay so that there is a source of revenue. Also, did anyone realize the hilarious statement made by Mr. Phillipson? His building needs a roof. They are a vocational school. Don't you think that roofing would be a necessary skill for a person studying construction?

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Apr-14-13 7:22 PM

I supported the levy on the last election and I will support it in the upcoming election. I got a good start from myeducation at the JVS. I worked in my trade for a while before going into the military. RPG I agree with you that there should be a way to apply these school levy taxes on everyone, not just property owners. Maybe the politicians can figure out some kind of a crack tax or a ****** tax! I smoke cigarettes and the taxes on those things is outrageous. 1.01 in federal tax goes directly to SChip program, providing healthcare to children and then 1.25 goes into the Ohio General fund. So, at a pack a day, I pay 2.26 a day in taxes=over eight hundred dollars a year that the non smokers don't pay. plus my insurance is higher and the social stigma makes me want to cry! Just kidding about the stigma thing. As far as the roof goes, I have no doubt that the students could be taught how to do the work. It's the price of materials,and liability issues that would make it prohibitive.

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Apr-14-13 11:04 PM

I'm just tired of the dang begging by school districts, like they have things so bad. They pander to the tax consumers and low information voters promising prosperity to sway the vote at the expense of the people that foot the bill. The end result is that teachers just get higher salaries, and administrators get bigger bucks and job security. The JVS students already do construction work including roofing if I'm not mistaken. That is the whole point of the JVS. I think that there should be a tax on food stamps.

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Apr-15-13 9:08 AM

I believe that you are correct on all of your points. I'm sick and tired of the poor school districts story also. I would like to make half the money that some of those clowns make, and the benefits too. I'm a Veteran with 13 years service and I get nothing but if I wake up one day and feel like having someone tell me no, then I can always call the VA. They have a huge staff trained to tell me no. The students at the JVS probably do have hands on training, I don't know for sure. I did have the opportunity to get involved in a few projects off the campus but that was 30+ years ago. Since food stamps are tax money and taxing them would only cut down on the amount of food a person could buy, maybe a flat tax on everyone receiving food stamps, welfare etc. And make that tax payable in cash only, say 100.00 twice a year, less than half what I pay in property taxes.

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