• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.
  3. Please note there is a new rule regarding the posting of videos. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . An exception can be made for music videos.". Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share.
  4. There have been some changes in the Life Stages section involving the following forums: Roaring 20s, Terrific Thirties, Fabulous Forties, and Golden Eagles. They are changed to Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Golden Eagles will have a slight change.
  5. CF Staff, Angels and Ambassadors; ask that you join us in praying for the world in this difficult time, asking our Holy Father to stop the spread of the virus, and for healing of all affected.

Trump threatens tax exempt status and funding of schools

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by SimplyMe, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. SimplyMe

    SimplyMe Senior Veteran

    +3,465
    Christian
    Married
    "Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status..."
    "... and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated!"

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1281616586273468416
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

    +3,853
    Anglican
    Single
    US-Green
    But But, what about the IRS targeting the Tea Party?!?! OBAMA!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • List
  3. Fantine

    Fantine Dona Quixote Supporter

    +7,390
    Catholic
    Married
    US-Democrat
    Federal funds account for only 8% of school funding, but it is still wrong.

    Not only does Trump know nothing about education, but his Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has no college degree, never attended a public school. Her only "credentials" are huge campaign contributions to Trump and part-owning a student loan company--which motivates her to force students who attended fly by night unaccredited schools to pay up even if the school goes out of business or does not provide the education they processed, and to seek higher interest rates and penalties on students.

    Yes, another colorful member of Trump's swamp.

    Let educators--real educators, not those who pay others to take their SAT's--make educational decisions.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  4. Hans Blaster

    Hans Blaster Well-Known Member

    823
    +645
    Atheist
    Private
    Are we talking about private schools?

    In that case, I'm OK if they "burn".

    The idea that public schools provide "radical left indoctrination" (I will not tRUMP capitalize things!) is ridiculous. If anything, public schools tell whitewashed and sterilized versions of history and culture in America.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2020
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • List
  5. Sparagmos

    Sparagmos Well-Known Member

    +3,710
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Married
    Wow! This is alarming.
     
  6. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

    +3,853
    Anglican
    Single
    US-Green
    That 8% is for primary and secondary school only. I suspect the amount is far higher for colleges, especially if student aid is counted as funding, which I think it is. That doesn't even count the implication of colleges suddenly having to pay taxes.
     
  7. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

    +13,859
    Atheist
    Legal Union (Other)
    This is just Trump venting some spleen on the tweeter.

    Even if he knew how to use the levers of power to go about doing this, there isn't enough time left in his presidency to effect much change.
     
  8. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

    +3,853
    Anglican
    Single
    US-Green
    Oh I'm sure if he tries anything it'll get laughed out of court for being a violation of the First Amendment.
     
  9. JackRT

    JackRT Well-Known Member Supporter

    +15,173
    Canada
    Christian
    Married
    And the dismantling of American democracy and institutions proceeds apace. Go Donald, go!
     
  10. Radagast

    Radagast comes and goes Supporter

    +9,527
    Australia
    Christian
    Single
    nm
     
  11. stevil

    stevil Godless and without morals

    +1,557
    New Zealand
    Atheist
    Private
    What does this even mean?

    Where is Trump's evidence? Does he even need to present evidence to get his base to support his wild baseless claims?
     
  12. variant

    variant Happy Cat

    +4,907
    Agnostic
    Single
    His "base", is the group that came up with the baseless claims in the first place.

    The president is ruling the country based upon radical right wing radio/TV propaganda.

    It's ironic that he's willing to actually run the country based upon such and try to tear down institutions that disagree with him, accusing them of what he is actually doing.
     
  13. Zanting

    Zanting not so new

    +442
    Canada
    Christian
    Private

    Makes complete sense...why fund educational institutes that refuse to open...that money can be better used to directly help the kids...what the money should be used for anyway...to help the kids...not the system.



    Predictably and as usual...it's only the left and their MSM cohorts that are making noise...again and again...full of redundancy...at everything and anything the POTUS says and/or does...boorish bunch they've become after all this time with their typical "how outrageous" and always exaggerated, twisted, dramatic response to everything POTUS. It's why they are going to fail badly come November.

    This is what's predicted...Republicans will open the schools in their cities, counties and states and the left will try and prevent schools opening with their Wuhan flu fear mongering...ignoring all the facts, treatments and cures already proven effective in countless studies from around the world, countless testimonies, and regardless of all the harm keeping schools closed will have on everyone.
     
  14. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

    +8,881
    United States
    Christian
    Married
    15 cases will soon be down to zero.
     
  15. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

    +2,341
    Christian
    Private
    yeah 71k+ people test positive for covid 19 yesterday, but everythings fine, open schools in texas and florida and if they don't defund them, screw the kids, let them all die!!! Gop party of the death cult.
     
  16. stevil

    stevil Godless and without morals

    +1,557
    New Zealand
    Atheist
    Private
    Where is it stated that this money will go to the kids?
    Where is it stated that this is because education institutes are refusing to open?

    Taking massive money away from the education system and the president accusing them of being pushers of left wing liberalism is a big deal. This should be reported on.
    Never before in the history of the USA have you had a president that continues to attack citizens while accusing them of being supporters of their political opponents. This is much more consistent with dictatorships rather than free world democracies.

    Have you had your shots yet?
    How many USA folk died today of Corona virus?
    How many are going to die tomorrow?

    USA's response to the Corona virus is one of the worst in the world due to Trump and (early days) Fox News making it a political thing and Trump supporters willing to jump off a cliff if Trump asks them to.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  17. Aryeh Jay

    Aryeh Jay Veteran Supporter

    +10,455
    United States
    Married
    Just as soon as it warms up! April, May at the latest!
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  18. Hans Blaster

    Hans Blaster Well-Known Member

    823
    +645
    Atheist
    Private
    The low temps in Phoenix are still only going down to 90, so it needs to get a little warmer...
     
  19. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

    +8,881
    United States
    Christian
    Married
    Chris Wallace to Betsy Devos
    (paraphrase)
    1) Under what authority are you going to cut off funding to public schools....?
    2) Isn't cutting off money the exactly the wrong answer...?
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  20. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Well-Known Member

    +15,040
    United States
    Christian
    Married
    US-Democrat
    She has a BA from a lower-tier private religious college.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
Loading...