Lots of political things happening in my state and the nation. I have definite and naked opinions. But I also have a job that I need to keep. I want to shout from the rooftops my frustration with what appears to be illogical thinking and gross misrepresentation and generalization of how I as a taxpayer feel about things.
I will say that education is incredibly important and that cutting it is the most short-sighted thing we can do to our nation. Not just for our children, who, as an average, are falling behind the rest of their counterparts in other DEVELOPED countries, but also for the future innovation and pulling up from our bootstraps to make us who we are. We are cutting off the opportunities for our future to continue to have the majority of us live good middle class lives. It seems many people are believing that taxes are evil and are what are going to drive us into the ground. I believe that is not true. However, none of those people will be alive when their grandchildren or great grandchildren have to deal with the fallout of their decisions. Why should it bother them?
Stopping spending now, which seems to be the direction we are going, appears that it will make local governments and school districts have to shed personnel. This will remove good middle class paying jobs. More and more parents will both have to work just to maintain a $40,000 income (and I'm talking in my area, there are many other places where the cost of living is so much higher and they need to make more just to be able to own a home in their area). Down the rabbit hole we go. There will be no wonderland on the other side.