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    Impoverished Texas school district that is 90% subsidized built a $20 million water park

    Since the 1980's, Texas has had a school "recapture" program, aka Robin Hood, where local tax money from "rich" schools districts is taken away from them and given to "poor" school districts.

    For La Joya ISD, the one that built the water park, 75% of their money comes from the Robin Hood program. 15.3% from the federal government. Locals pay only 9.7%.

    A Texas school district opened a water park - and you paid for it

    Nearly 94 percent of the students in La Joya are considered "economically disadvantaged".

    The park was built from the school's main education fund, commonly called the general fund. It wasn't paid for through bonds or any other credit. The district had the money available.

    Impoverished Texas Border School District Faces Questions for $20M Sport and Water Park

    Questions surround how a small, impoverished South Texas border school district paid for a $20 million “sports and learning” complex that houses a 90,000 square foot water park.
    In April, the La Joya Independent School District opened a one-of-a-kind 215-acre attraction that contains the state’s only public school-owned water park–a 6,124 square foot, full-dome planetarium, a 27-hole golf course, 30,000 square foot tennis courts, and 21,993 square foot natatorium.
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    That wealth could have been redistributed better

    Paul Joseph Watson | - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

    Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s working class credentials are under scrutiny again after she was pictured wearing a $3,500 outfit for a photo-op with construction workers.
    Ocasio-Cortez wore a $1990 Gabriela Hearst blazer, $890 Gabriela Hearst pants and $625 Monolo Blahnik shoes.
    The outlay on such an expensive outfit left some wondering if such wealth could have been redistributed better.

    “This so pisses me off,” responded one Reddit user. “Bugs the $#@! out of me that she wants to raise taxes, pretending to champion the poor….in a $3k outfit.”
    “I’ve never met a socialist who had the faintest idea of redistributing a penny of their own money. They’re all about taking all the time,” added another.
    “As a barmaid she took all $500 of the tips after a holiday night at the bar, stiffing the waitresses with only $50,” responded another user. “She is only a socialist if she can take as much as she wants and leave the scraps for everyone else.”

    She’s wearing more than what he earns in a month.
    Back in July it was revealed that despite Ocasio-Cortez claiming to be a rough and ready working class girl from the Bronx, she mostly grew up in wealthy Westchester County.
    Numerous mainstream media biographies of Ocasio-Cortez omit the fact that she basically grew up middle class, with her architect father able to send her to Boston University to study economics and international relations.
    One wonders how disconnected Ocasio-Cortez is now to ordinary Americans given that she is swanning around in $3,500 outfits while claiming to be a working class hero.
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