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Pennsauken Republicans: Thank You for Putting Students First!

January 27, 2010

Original Central School

On Monday, we asked Pennsauken voters to put the education of their children first and vote NO on the town’s 34.5 million dollar bond referendum.  Republicans rallied to protect and enhance the quaility of education in the public school system and by a 2 to 1 margin defeated the costly referendum. This is the second time this referendum was defeated by the voters.    

However, one very important question still remains.  Will the elected officials in Pennsauken wake up and realize reckless borrowing and frivolous spending does not help our children’s education?   

Perhaps the next time the Pennsauken government officials try to increase property taxes they will at least try to show the voters how the children and not the school administrators will benefit from the increased property taxes.  No one minds spending money on a quality education for our students, but first show us how your referendum helps the children and not the education administrators.   

Special thank you to Gene Mignogna and the Pennsauken GOP for all of their hard work on this issue.  Your grass roots advocacy and voter education initiative was the difference.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Pennsaukenyes permalink
    February 4, 2010 2:19 pm

    How does building a new building help administrators, but not children? How does increasing taxes $6.25 PER MONTH get defined as “reckless borrowing and frivolous spending” to build a new school?

    How is spending $51 million to upgrade Central and Longfellow smarter than $34 million for a new school that will replace both?

    Let’s make this about the kids, not Republicans and Democrats!

  2. maidenphilly permalink
    March 19, 2010 8:17 am

    How about we review our budget and find waste first before we start asking for a mere $6.25 for the next 30 odd years. Does this include interest? Don’t use “the children” as your rally cry. Don’t pretend we don’t care about the children. Remember paid employee they are OUR children WE CARE about them…. they live with us. Do not use them as your pawns to get a bigger piece of the pie. It is as simple as this. And there is no Democrat no Republican issue for many of us. Until we see some reduction in salaries starting at the top. Forget asking us for more money.

  3. Pennsaukenyes permalink
    March 19, 2010 3:57 pm

    This issue is over. It was defeated twice and has not been brought up again. I was responding to someone saying that the new building wasn’t for the children but for administrators. The term of the bond would have been for 20 years, not 30 odd years. Which you would have known if you had read any of the newsletters sent to the voters. Still can’t understand why we will have to spend more money on older schools than less money on a new school, especially with good old Christie stealing everything he can from our schools.

  4. maidenphilly permalink
    March 23, 2010 3:18 pm

    I read it and I wasn’t trying to mislead anyone like you were by saying it was a mere $6.25 like it was a one time payment. Is it over? I hope so I don’t want to have to go back to polls for this again! Saying Mr Christie is stealing after watching our local Administrators who make an exorbitant amount of money all of it undeserved. A bloated staff of employees who when you call for answers, have none. This town is full of employees who make far too much and do far too little. If you want to look at areas to save money there are plenty of them, and you wouldn’t even have to cut teachers salaries or enlarge class sizes. This isn’t Christies fault, this starts at the Township level.

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