Quote of the Day

“Out here in Howard, we have growth of students, so consequently they would certainly want to see that amount of money come back to the school. I can understand that. However, I don’t think they want to see coming into one pocket with their property taxes and going out the other with all the taxes that the governor put on otherwise, and that’s where we’re making our stand”

State Representative Karl Van Roy

I really can’t make heads or tales of this as a policy statement (or of all the GOP flip flops and changes on the school portions of the budget).

As I understand it, the GOP now wants to spend more on K-12 education, but doesn’t want to pass a budget that would pay for the spending. That’s like Reaganomics or the way Bush is keeping the costs of the Iraq occupation off the books. Spending is easy; taxing is hard.

This may work as a political posture, but as policy it is juvenile and insulting.

Thomas J. Mertz

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