Friday, May 18, 2012
Taxing School Slaves, And The Rest Of Us!
Well I was one of the scant *No* votes this past week.
I voted AGAINST raising the town's school budget a mere *1.7%* or whatever it was sold as.
I figured that the existing $83 million allocation was plenty of money ($26,000 per student!!!)....and they didn't REALLY NEED $85 million, annually!
It's the same $hit in all these wealthy towns.
They run around telling all these gullible parents that their kids will "fall behind" if taxes aren't raised to pay for football, gifted programs, driver's ed, college guidance departments(!), special education, for low student:teacher ratios, etc.
But really it's just to keep paying lavish pensions...
What kills me is that even people who fancy themselves smart/educated are so easily manipulated. It's only the wise 'old coots' who show up and vote against these annual tax hikes, and only some of them. The really wealthy ones here don't even care to vote.
I can get a little confrontational about this stuff, but what's the point, really?
I usually just mock these Morons by yelling at them that *education has NOTHING to do with money* and that they are fools for thinking so.
I heard a great quote the other day, "Education is a process, not an institution."