Karen Marlatt 
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  • School groups fight back against the billionaires

    A new coalition, the Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign, held a news conference today at the Capitol to forthrightly defend Arkansas education against the agenda pushed yesterday by a group led by some of the wealthiest people in Arkansas, including the Walmart, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Murphy Oil, Dillard Department Stores, Koch Industries and Stephens fortunes.
    • Jan 30, 2013
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Re: “Meet a victim of the Arkansas voter ID law

I am sure she and others get rides to other places they need to go and one more stop is not unreasonable. This State has a free ride service that anyone can use. It is the State Employee's Union Shuttle. They pick people up from home and take them to some of the same offices that people who need to register to vote or vote absentee need to go. It is free. I am sure many of the people that say they do not have an ID to vote have one when they want to use a bank, an airplane, a train, pick up narcotic prescriptions, apply for benefits, buy wine, get into a bar, rent homes, turn on utilities, ...

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 10/10/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Highway Department ready to shaft consumers with toll roads

How about not taking money out of the general fund, which is supposed to pay for roads, and giving it to pay the teachers union instead. Education is supposed to be locally funded and not a state issue. If the school districts had to manage the insurance increases for their employee's they would have to cut waste and set limits on conferences and non-sense.

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 07/24/2014 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Highway Department ready to shaft consumers with toll roads

This will simply shift long-haul trucking routes out of State. This will help generate revenue in Louisiana and Missouri; I am sure the owners of their truck stops and restaurants love this idea, not to mention their tax revenue offices.

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 07/24/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Welfare queens, young bucks, T-bones and Tom Cotton

All major components of the budget should be separate so that useless and abusive pork is not tacked on to necessary legislation in order to pass it. Once all the issues are separated, it should be easier to limit growth in spending on different categories and should enable fraud prevention to addressed. There is no need to inject race into this. There are plenty of people in this state using food stamps (and selling them for drug ... money) rather than spend the money to feed their kids and themselves. The decent people that need help see this and want change.

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 07/16/2013 at 11:33 AM

Re: “The costs of rejecting the "private option" and doing nothing

Who is going to pay the premium during the next Obama Sequestor? Surely his families vactaions and concerts at the WHite House will be of a higher priority that someones premium hundreds of miles away. IF anyone in the legislature is reading this ... REALLY, DO you trust them? What else has been cut in this State that they are supposed to pay? How about the Border Patrol realeasing prisoners because they have no money? Will this be sequestored at some point? How is the State going to pay when the feds cant (or would rather spend money on other things)?

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 04/15/2013 at 5:06 AM

Re: “The costs of rejecting the "private option" and doing nothing

And no, The Walton and Stephens families are not employers that either of my kids applied to work for. If you have a problem with them, I suggest you take it up with them and perhaps your snide remarks might fall on ears can address whatever it is you are spouting off about. Sound Policy .... really? Utopia failed ... we used to call it the USSR; by the way.

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 04/15/2013 at 5:00 AM

Re: “The costs of rejecting the "private option" and doing nothing

Yes, REALLY. My son has been job hunting and the managers he has talked to said they are only hiring part time because of Obama care. MY daughter graduated college and jobs that used to require a BA now require a masters degree. The people that are in the legislature need to see that young adults can not get full time jobs because of this fiasco. Most people in entry level jobs had their hours cut to less than 30. Obamacare is a complete sham to begin with. Health insurance was initially a part of someones pay that was not taxed to give both parties an incentive. It should not have been hijacked into an unconstitutional mandate via Unions and Socialists.

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 04/15/2013 at 4:54 AM

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