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Old 03-28-2019, 08:07 PM
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Default Pres. Trump overrules DeVos to fund Special Olympics; DeVos claims she fought for fun

Good for Trump. I'm all for bein' financially responsible and axing needless spending, but this isn't the place to do it. To me the Special Olympics are important. I'm glad Trump went against one of his own.

Pres. Trump overrules DeVos to fund Special Olympics; DeVos claims she fought for funding 'behind the scenes'

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After a proposed Department of Education budget caused controversy by eliminating federal funding for the Special Olympics, President Donald Trump stepped in and said he will ensure the program continues to receive funding, according to The Hill.

President Trump's announcement comes after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent recent days defending herself and her department against heavy criticism for the decision to cut funding.

"The Special Olympics will be funded," President Trump told reporters on Thursday. "I just told my people, 'I want to fund the Special Olympics,' and I just authorized a funding of the Special Olympics. I've been to the Special Olympics. I think it's incredible, and I just authorized a funding. I heard about it this morning, I have overridden my people. We're funding the Special Olympics."
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As a side note, some Democrats just can't help themselves...

Ohio Democrat Takes Cheap Shot at Barron Trump on Facebook: May Need Special Olympics

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A former Ohio judge and Democratic politician took a cheap shot at President Trump's son Barron on Facebook Wednesday, posting a meme that said the 13-year-old may need to participate in the Special Olympics some day. To add insult to injury, another Ohio Democrat weighed in on the thread to gossip about Barron's "special needs."

RedState's Thomas LaDuke made screenshots of the cruel and offensive posts, remarking, "Iím old enough to remember when picking on a teenage Chelsea Clinton while her parents were POTUS and FLOTUS was off limits and rightly so."

I'm struggling to comprehend what could possibly possess a former judge to post something like this:


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https://www.specialolympics.org/stor...-united-states

response from the special olympics before trump changed course.

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But let me be clear. The traditional Special Olympics program funded by philanthropy operates around the country for over half a million athletes every year provides thousands of events, hundreds of coaching and training opportunities every day around the country and has over 50 years been built on the backs of volunteers and philanthropists. This is not the work being funded by the United States Department of Education. On the contrary, the United States Department of Education, in partnership with state Departments of Education and local education authorities, have contracted with Special Olympics to provide critical educational services in schools, supporting the development of children with special needs, supporting the learning about their peers, and supporting the teaching of critical, social and emotional skills such as grit, perseverance and inclusion.
now if trump would just change course on tariffs ... but thatís another issue

this is about funding for school special needs programs via a private charity; not for special olympics athletic events.
if we expect the federal government to get out of our local schools that includes this funding as well.
continuing it and accepting it means you accept government intervention in local schools.
this is a win for big government by pulling on heartstrings.

what charity should the federal government fund next?
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https://www.specialolympics.org/stor...-united-states

response from the special olympics before trump changed course.

now if trump would just change course on tariffs ... but thatís another issue

this is about funding for school special needs programs via a private charity; not for special olympics athletic events.
if we expect the federal government to get out of our local schools that includes this funding as well.
continuing it and accepting it means you accept government intervention in local schools.
this is a win for big government by pulling on heartstrings.

what charity should the federal government fund next?
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For those citizens who can support themselves, I do not see a need for federal funding for local schools.

Most of these people will never be able to make an income strong enough to support themselves, and their educational needs are way different then most schools provide, though most schools do have programs for remedial needs students, the teachers are not equipped to handle Downs children or other challenged individuals.

A number of organizations do function on private donations, also underwritten by grants, volunteers and some federal funds.

I challenge you to visit an ARC center, or one of their vo-tech centers, to see the teams in action with challenged individuals. And then, let me know if you honestly believe that your tax dollars are better spent being sent overseas to some despot country where the people, if they are lucky, will see the benefit of maybe 10% of what we have sent, versus taking care of those individuals who need support, here at home.
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As a side note, some Democrats just can't help themselves...

Ohio Democrat Takes Cheap Shot at Barron Trump on Facebook: May Need Special Olympics
This goes beyond 'cheap shot.'

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https://www.specialolympics.org/stor...-united-states

response from the special olympics before trump changed course.



now if trump would just change course on tariffs ... but thatís another issue

this is about funding for school special needs programs via a private charity; not for special olympics athletic events.
if we expect the federal government to get out of our local schools that includes this funding as well.
continuing it and accepting it means you accept government intervention in local schools.
this is a win for big government by pulling on heartstrings.

what charity should the federal government fund next?
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While I applaud the work that Special Olympics does, I feel that it is better to keep the Federal Government out of it.

But as you demonstrate, this was NOT about Special Olympics but school funding for special needs programs. And YES, I am in favor of getting the Federal Government out of our schools as there are too many strings attached to Federal dollars. We need to fund our schools at the local or maybe even the State level; there is no reason to have the Federal Governments hands in it.
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For those citizens who can support themselves, I do not see a need for federal funding for local schools.

Most of these people will never be able to make an income strong enough to support themselves, and their educational needs are way different then most schools provide, though most schools do have programs for remedial needs students, the teachers are not equipped to handle Downs children or other challenged individuals.

A number of organizations do function on private donations, also underwritten by grants, volunteers and some federal funds.

I challenge you to visit an ARC center, or one of their vo-tech centers, to see the teams in action with challenged individuals. And then, let me know if you honestly believe that your tax dollars are better spent being sent overseas to some despot country where the people, if they are lucky, will see the benefit of maybe 10% of what we have sent, versus taking care of those individuals who need support, here at home.
I can't speak for Gordon, but I believe that he was not objecting to using tax dollars to fund these programs, just not Federal money. I happen to agree. Federal dollars come with way too many strings attached requiring schools to follow Federal mandates that lead to such things as Michelle Obama's idiotic lunch menus.
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I can't speak for Gordon, but I believe that he was not objecting to using tax dollars to fund these programs, just not Federal money. I happen to agree. Federal dollars come with way too many strings attached requiring schools to follow Federal mandates that lead to such things as Michelle Obama's idiotic lunch menus.
I understand what you are saying, but most states do not have the funds to support these programs without federal involvement. They are last on their lists of priorities, and most donations come from people who are related to someone who is challenged.

I've worked for an ARC. I'd shake down Great Aunt Lizzy to keep one of those organizations going.
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I can't speak for Gordon, but I believe that he was not objecting to using tax dollars to fund these programs, just not Federal money. I happen to agree. Federal dollars come with way too many strings attached requiring schools to follow Federal mandates that lead to such things as Michelle Obama's idiotic lunch menus.
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I understand what you are saying, but most states do not have the funds to support these programs without federal involvement. They are last on their lists of priorities, and most donations come from people who are related to someone who is challenged.

I've worked for an ARC. I'd shake down Great Aunt Lizzy to keep one of those organizations going.
this isnít just local school funding from the federal government to which i oppose.
but itís doing so by funding a private charity to which i also oppose.

accepting it means you accept federal government intervention in our schools as well as using our tax dollars to fund private charities.
so what school program and what private charity should our federal government fund next?

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i donít know if this organization takes federal money but i do know that locally we pass a tax levy on a regular basis to fund it.
in fact it helps my neighbor - literally.
shortly after i get home from work every morning (i work third shift) the bvc bus picks her up.
paying for that is the responsibility of our local community (in my opinion); not the rest of the country.

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This goes beyond 'cheap shot.'

Scum.
I found her on Facebook, she is getting blasted from all sides.
The coward deleted her pathetic post about Barron, that is low.
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