Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Politics: hasta la vista, teacher tax relief

My mother is a kindergarten teacher, and she forks over tons of money for supplies in her classroom in a school that is well about 50% free-lunch. Apparently in California, teachers were at least given some tax relief for this sort of spending. Not now, says the Governator. Cutting teacher benefits also seems to be a favorite pasttime of Kentucky's Republican governor, Ernie Fletcher, who has done a great job deep-sixing my mother's supplemental health insurance. So, we can cut taxes for CEOs, who are paid very well, and pass them down to teachers, who aren't. Great idea guys! Maybe the teachers can get part time jobs on all your yachts to make ends meet.

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