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Rand Paul: Average teacher makes 70Gs a year

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The Texas Trigger Posted: Sun, Sep 16 2012 3:02 PM

So, recently Rand Paul was on Stand Up with Pete Dominick endorsing his new book Big Government Bullies. He made the claim that the average american teacher makes 70Gs a year plus 30Gs worth of benefits. I did not believe this and went out searching and still cannot find any numbers that verify this claim. The highest I could find is about 55Gs in california. This means we are nowhere close to 70Gs as an average. Could be be including college professors? Even this, this number seems dubious at best.

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Mtn Dew replied on Sun, Sep 16 2012 3:07 PM

The average teacher in the Chicago Public School system makes that much.

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cab21 replied on Sun, Sep 16 2012 3:12 PM

http://www.teacherportal.com/teacher-salaries-by-state/ i found this

http://data.nationalpriorities.org/mashups/vviqjmbrvxjctvsz/?gclid=CILD-Ij0urICFURxQgodvgwAhg and this

http://www.freeby50.com/2010/07/teacher-pay-vs-median-incomes-by-state.html this one has pay vs median income

no idea where rand is getting his numbers from

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Wheylous replied on Sun, Sep 16 2012 3:28 PM

I find an annoying number of Ron Paul supporters claiming the debt is $17 trillion. I have no clue why.

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Close enough.

16 tril vs 17 tril same thing.

Also theres the 200 trillion unfunded liabilities.

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Norgath replied on Sun, Sep 16 2012 6:29 PM
Because 14 trillion isnt enough? Lol, I have no idea.
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I find an annoying number of Ron Paul supporters claiming the debt is $17 trillion. I have no clue why.

Have you read Tom Woods Rollback?

If you factor in the trade deficit totals ($55 trillion) [$40--60 billion per month since 1973]

and the "unfunded liabilities" of SS, Medicare, Fannie/Freddie, Iraq & Afghanistan ($110 trillion)

We are well above the $16 or so trillion of the federal budget deficit.

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John James replied on Sun, Sep 16 2012 10:11 PM

Wheylous:
I find an annoying number of Ron Paul supporters claiming the debt is $17 trillion. I have no clue why.

You're still on this?

 

Kelvin Silva:

Close enough.

16 tril vs 17 tril same thing.

Also theres the 200 trillion unfunded liabilities.

 

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 8:28 AM

Yes, I still am. If you want to quote unfunded liabilities, quote those. But if you're going to straight up quote the debt clock, quite $16 Trillion.

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