Phoenix High School Superintendent: Schools Will Not Reopen Until ‘Staff Believes It’s Safe’ | MSNBC

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    1. It’s actually embarrassing how naive and unintelligent liberals are 😳
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    1. if a school staff doesn’t think it’s safe to work then they don’t get paid
      simple as that

    2. *Trump Kicked the Sluggish Economy Into High Gear*

      Obama wants credit for faster growth, but compare Obama’s last 21 months to Trump’s first 21.
      Nov 25, 2018

      Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said last month that the U.S. is experiencing “a remarkably positive set of economic circumstances.” The superb numbers speak for themselves, but who gets the credit?

      For eight years under President Obama, the growing burden of government suppressed the economic recovery that should have followed the recession of 2008-09. Mr. Obama nonetheless has claimed responsibility for today’s boom, asking Americans in September to “remember when this recovery started.” Yet it wasn’t until President Trump took office that the economy surged. His administration’s pro-business policies—cutting taxes, slashing regulations and encouraging energy production—released the pent-up dynamism of American capitalism. The result is a rising tide that is lifting boats across every class and region of the country.

      The last recession officially ended in June 2009. During a typical recovery, the economy grows at a rate between 3% and 4%, and the Obama administration predicted such a surge in its 2010 midsession review. It never came. The “recovery” of those years often felt much like a recession. In the postrecession period under Mr. Obama, gross domestic product grew an average of 2.2%.

      GDP growth staggered along at 1.5% in Mr. Obama’s final six full quarters in office. In contrast, growth doubled to 3% during Mr. Trump’s first six full quarters. And through three quarters of 2018, the economy has grown at a 3.3% clip and is on track to hit at least 3% for the full calendar year. That would make this year the first with 3% growth since 2005.

      To get an even clearer picture, compare the contiguous periods of the Trump and Obama years. Accelerating growth is having an impact on the job market. By August of this year, Mr. Trump’s pro-business policies had driven job openings to their highest level since 2000, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking the number. With business optimism on a two year streak of record highs, the increase in job openings over Mr. Trump’s first 21 months has averaged an impressive 75,000 a month. Over Mr. Obama’s last 21 months in office, the number of job openings increased an average of 900 a month. That’s less than 1/80th of Mr. Trump’s average.

      Even more impressively, the current surge in job openings has occurred while a record number of people are already employed. During Mr. Obama’s last 21 months, the number of employed Americans increased an average of 157,000 a month. Under Mr. Trump, the increase has accelerated to 214,000 a month, a 36% improvement. The number of employed people in October hit 157 million—the highest ever.

      This increase in job openings and people employed has created increased demand for workers. In March the number of job openings exceeded the number of people the BLS considers unemployed for the first time since the bureau began reporting the data. There have been more openings than job seekers every month since. By September, there were one million more job openings than unemployed people.

      Today’s jobs also offer more hours than in the recent past. In Mr. Obama’s last 21 months the economy added an average of 148,000 full-time workers a month. Under Mr. Trump that number has risen to 218,000, a 47% improvement.

      The combination of more full-time workers with higher wages and more overtime opportunities has pushed up weekly earnings. In Mr. Obama’s final 21 months, weekly earnings rose an average of $1.31 a month. Under Mr. Trump, weekly earnings have increased an average of $1.84 cents a month: a 40% improvement that’s come mostly since tax reform took effect in January. Over that period, weekly earnings have grown an average of $2.31 a month, a 76% increase over Mr. Obama’s last 21 months. Maybe those tax cuts weren’t Armageddon after all.

      A broad cross section of the country has benefited from the strengthening economy. The unemployment rate declined 13% during Mr. Obama’s last 21 months, but from there it has dropped another 23% during Mr. Trump’s tenure. Today unemployment rests at 3.7%, near a 50-year low. Since the government began reporting the data, unemployment has never been as low as it is today for African-Americans, Latinos, Asians and people with only a high-school education. The rate for women is at a 65-year low, and for teenagers, a 50-year low.

      Despite Mr. Obama’s attempts to take credit, this is a Trump economic boom. Unleashed by Mr. Trump’s policies and powered by the initiative of American workers, the U.S. economy is creating prosperity for every class and color of people. Sorry, Mr. Obama, but you didn’t build that.

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    3. Actually liberal Democracts are destroying themselves obviously.
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    4. Keith, you’re a low rent christian maga moron,..sorry someone had to tell you and I won.👍
      I can tell you’re low rent just by your taste. Don’t vote or have a litter, you’re too stupid

    1. @Jay Gibson If it makes you feel better to say that, then by all means go ahead. But trump is obviously going to lose badly, then probably try to cause as much damage as possible between November 4th and January 20th, then get indicted by SDNY for that long overdue Stormy case. trump will get his second term, all right…just not the one you imagine.

    2. Around November 4th Trump will be announcing that LTG Flynn will be director of the CIA and RBG will be replaced with the most conservative Justice he can find.

    3. @Dave Schultz And we’ll all laugh because he will have lost and RBG won’t retire until January 21st.

  1. You Would Hate t’rump IRL Part 10:
    You’re on a yacht that is sinking. As you are helping to get the older folks up and ready to board the life boats, You see them floating away as t’rump has taken one of them and has his golf clubs in the second one.

  2. Yes, please wait till it’s safe! Don’t force parents to choose death for their children, or risking our teachers, or any other person who would be required to be at the schools!

    1. Yeah Saundra, don’t be a drama queen! It’s only about the lives of loved ones not about something serious like the horrible human rights violations by mayors making people put some piece of cloth on their bodies or something even more alarming like the war on Christmas. Get a grip!

      If someone might misunderstand: that’s sarcasm!

  3. Come up with alternative plans for our children! Take care of our children, teachers or anyone else associated with schools.

  4. I think Trump, Pence and DeVos should each spend a day in a full classroom on the students’ first day back. Mask optional.

    1. Doug E think you and all democrat leaders should spend one night in the gun violence of the cities without security.

    2. @David Hale Conservatives need to be reminded they lost the Civil War and are only in our borders because we took pity on their traitorous ancestors.

  5. I live in Chandler Arizona – I saw a school bus making it’s usual stop in my neighborhood (out the back of my house) – like they are still ramping up for schools to open as they would at this time of year and/or I hope it was just a new driver in training.

  6. Well, this sounds like sound advice. Teaching students can’t happen if all of the teachers are sick or oh, I don’t know, DEAD!

  7. Early school opening will fail. Child safety must be first.. arizona covid-19 numbers are rising (very dangerous)

  8. 1 Peter 5:8

    New King James Version

    8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour

  9. A very realistic scenario: send kids back to school, some get sick, have to do online learning while others get the benefit of in-class learning and more direct contact with teachers and tutors, which gives them an advantage over the sick kids. Parents file a class-action law suit against the state for an inequitable education experience.

  10. The fact that Trump still has a solid chance of getting reelected is already a defeat. Any other president at any other time would have been shamed into resignation at this point.

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