Republicans means: An anti-slavery party founded in mid 1800s. A political party that was anti-slavery when it was founded in the mid 1800s. The standard of living falls when there’s less investment in the future. This is because tax cuts have reduced revenue for public school funding. Students who cannot afford to attend private schools will end up selling drugs, joining gangs or going to wal-marts since they can no longer afford small businesses. (in Community Dictionary, added by Peyton Schaefer)