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Old February 14th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #101
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USF gets disproportionate cut in Senate budget recommendations
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-bu...ecommendations

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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #102
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This is complete bullshit.
Hopefully this doesn't pass, Sen. JD Alexdaner isn't even trying to hide his dislike for USF now.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #103
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LOLZ... No, a 58% cut to the USF budget will not become law... Unless they've decided that standing up against naked corruption means that USF must now be destroyed, and to hell with the tens of thousands of people who would be likewise destroyed. The RPOF doesn't even attempt to hide their disdain for the Bay Area anymore. What a ******* joke. Seriously, when can we get some torches and pitchforks together and physically oust these thugs?
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Old February 14th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #104
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Seriously, when can we get some torches and pitchforks together and physically oust these thugs?
I'm in. lol
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Old February 15th, 2012, 04:28 AM   #105
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Are pitchforks even made anymore? (in America?) lol
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Old February 15th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #106
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This is complete bullshit.
Hopefully this doesn't pass, Sen. JD Alexdaner isn't even trying to hide his dislike for USF now.
Alexander is a toolbag on full throttle power trip. It's like connect the dots. Lets see. He wants USF Poly to be a separate university, USF President Genshaft opposes. Alexander Chairs the Budget Committee. USF gets almost 60% of it's budget slashed. Hmmm...... I wonder why?
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Old February 15th, 2012, 03:12 PM   #107
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Because Alexander's political career is basically over, so the only thing stopping him from ******* over the people of Florida for personal gain, is whatever federal oversight there is to tamp down naked corruption. Obviously, state level oversight no longer exists, because the RPOF is far too corrupt to ever police itself, even when they're bound by the Fl constitution to do exactly that as elected officials.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #108
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USF is sending students to Tally today to protest the budget cuts.
http://www.baynews9.com/article/news...ed-budget-cuts
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Old February 15th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #109
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Awesome if these cuts go through I can see tuition going up, right when I'll be going into USF probably. I hate this state.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #110
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Awesome if these cuts go through I can see tuition going up, right when I'll be going into USF probably. I hate this state.
To be fair, Florida is fairly cheap as far as tuition goes.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #111
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Awesome if these cuts go through I can see tuition going up, right when I'll be going into USF probably. I hate this state.
Tuition is going up regardless of these cuts.

They won't be cutting funding 60%, it'd be political suicide for Florida House members in the TB area (to stand by JD Alexander's vendetta).

I'm surprised no one on the thread has called out Alexander by name - as he has been after USF since the school didn't bless his wishes for USF Lakeland to become an independent university.

This isn't hearsay that he threatened to cut funding if he didn't get his way. He said so, directly, to another Florida Collegiate Governor (a student) as an intimidation tactic before a board vote on USF Poly's independence.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/educati...cle1201267.ece
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Old February 15th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #112
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To be fair, Florida is fairly cheap as far as tuition goes.
I know it is only reason I am staying to go to USF, but higher tuition means longer time in Florida because I'd be paying more from my pocket which means going slower.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #113
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To be fair, Florida is fairly cheap as far as tuition goes.
Kinda hard to budget for school when the cost is exploding exponentially faster than income is rising. Thank GOD that at even 7yrs old, my daughter's college is already paid for.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #114
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Kinda hard to budget for school when the cost is exploding exponentially faster than income is rising. Thank GOD that at even 7yrs old, my daughter's college is already paid for.
Agreed. It's also the case across the country (Florida is not alone in facing budget shortfalls).
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#SaveUSF is a trending tag on twitter in the Bay area, the school (and the media) are both trying hard, it seems, to advocate activism:

https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23SaveUSF
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #116
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Tuition is going up regardless of these cuts.

They won't be cutting funding 60%, it'd be political suicide for Florida House members in the TB area (to stand by JD Alexander's vendetta).

I'm surprised no one on the thread has called out Alexander by name - as he has been after USF since the school didn't bless his wishes for USF Lakeland to become an independent university.

This isn't hearsay that he threatened to cut funding if he didn't get his way. He said so, directly, to another Florida Collegiate Governor (a student) as an intimidation tactic before a board vote on USF Poly's independence.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/educati...cle1201267.ece
It's beyond ridiculous that Alexander is trying this ploy just because he can't/couldn't get his way.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #117
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Either Alexander has some way he will earn money by making the campus a separate university or he has friends that will reward him in $$$ if he can get them a job in the university admin. USF has all the leadership and financial powers to run the Polytechnic as a satellite campus, so Alexander has no reason trying to make it a separate university.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #118
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It's good ol' boy Florida politics, HART. He's already gottens omeone in his poccket to propose USF Poly IMMEDIATELY splits off from USF.

It reminds me of Jeb Bush's "Dubious plans" if the Class Size amendment passed years ago. The statement itself was a threat toward the people in general. He never did anything, specifically, to get even with the public for passing the amendment.... But if he had, it'd look like what Alexander has done.

Meanwhile - as someone who monitors the social media scene (because I need it for work), I'm inspired and happy to see locals taking action.
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^The only action I've seen is hollow rhetoric. I want some compelling action, that makes it clear to these pigs that when they do this, there are serious consequences. So far, Alexander has faced none.
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^The only action I've seen is hollow rhetoric. I want some compelling action, that makes it clear to these pigs that when they do this, there are serious consequences. So far, Alexander has faced none.
Alexander is losing a lot of face right now. His other pet project (along with Haridopolos, who has also lost quite a bit of face), to privatize the prisons for his friends, got stopped by Republicans changing sides and going against him. This made AP wires and what not, which is never what you're looking for when you lose. It's not much, but it's a start.
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