Chemical_Miracle_0 t1_j9jd5cn wrote

Definitely missed the “but the air is safe” part of the snarky comment but I’m still scratching my head what the EPA or the rail industry have to do with covid and mask mandates. Still far from the most reasonable comment to ever grace this sub, bub.


Chemical_Miracle_0 t1_j8tbjco wrote

Good. Every time I bring up the fact that we should abolish the death penalty I get mocked for being a bleeding heart liberal. Honestly that isn't the case. I couldn't care less if a mass shooter gets put to death. What I do care about is the wrongly convicted getting murdered by the state. Death is kind of an irreversible process, and I don't know why anyone would trust the justice system THAT much. Plus it's almost always cheaper on the tax payer to pay for someone to spend life behind bars then the cost of putting someone on death row. No seriously, if you haven't already, look up the cost of putting someone on death row vs. life in prison. It's mind boggling.


Chemical_Miracle_0 t1_j80zv09 wrote

Important part of the article.

“In accordance with Pennsylvania law, those TUGSA members who have
chosen not to work are no longer entitled to their compensation and
work-related benefits, which include tuition remission, when they are on
strike and not performing work for the university,” the school said in a
statement. “Because striking workers are not entitled to tuition
remission, they have been notified of their obligation to make
arrangements to pay their tuition, consistent with how the university
treats other students who have unpaid tuition obligations.”


I'm sure the TUGSA knew of the actions Temple could take if they went on strike and included that in the calculus. It's probably work out in their favor because of the bad press the University will get over this.


Chemical_Miracle_0 t1_j6f1zi0 wrote

If the goal is to expand child care to more families who can’t afford it and drive down costs, wouldn’t it make more sense to expand on the current childcare assistance programs already offered? We could allocate gov funding to give out business loans to encourage more daycare/pre-K centers. A lot of the current expense is due to crazy demand and limited capacity. I’d be willing to bet expanding access to the current means tested system and encouraging more childcare business to open would be more pragmatic and likely to succeed in regards to the goals in the current political climate compared to pushing for universal.