Politician Crosses Line That Makes Even The Most Partisan Guys In His Own Party Shame Him In Public

So John Boehner, the speaker of the House, decided that we could all wait until next House session before voting on much-needed relief for the victims of Superstorm Sandy across multiple states. The Republicans stripped $60 billion in Sandy relief from the fiscal cliff bill for unknown reasons. But they kept $9 billion in offshore tax loopholes [1] for companies. Even though there are STILL people without water and power [2] and basic necessities. His idea was so mind-bogglingly awful that members of his own caucus from the impacted states are screaming mad. They are yelling to any outlet that will listen to them that this is a really, really, bad idea. Here's a couple of the spectacularly blunt assesments from members of the GOP. 

Politician Crosses Line That Makes Even The Most Partisan Guys In His Own Party Shame Him In Public

Rep. Peter King, one of the most partisan members of his party, is not amused.

Neither is Gov. Chris Christie, one of the least partisan members of his party.

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This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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