Monday, February 23, 2009

CTA's Solution To California's Budget Problem

The following thought occurred to me while reading page 4 of the February mouthpiece rag of the CTA: why can't ole Si Se Puede himself just be honest and call it a tax increase?

It's long past time for lawmakers to stop playing partisan politics and pass some viable revenue increases for K-12 and higher education.

Of course! Especially during a recession, the smart thing to do is to raise taxes. We don't want to call it "raising taxes", because that's unpopular, so we speak innocuously of "revenue increases". Remember, California teachers--like it or not, this guy speaks publicly for you. Raising taxes is the idea that your union proposes.

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