Hoop Dude. Keep it up. You got 'em on the ropes. It is incumbent upon them to provide alternatives. You have shown what the state demands.
Their emotional responses do not stand up to your line of thought. It would be nice if they said they didn't know, and that maybe there is an imbalance.
World Citizen, if you want a state income tax start a referendum. But, at least you proposed a solution.
From my point of view, it shows me what little regard the Baby Boom generation has for other generations. Our kids are our future, but you keep stealing from them. (hey, I kind of liked that last diatribe, well not really a diatribe. How about a somewhat negative opinion.)
And of course the Preamble for Washington State sums it all up. PREAMBLE. We, the people of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this constitution.
Why do I feel the Supreme Ruler of the Universe would run screaming from the Health Care vs School funding Debate?!
I do have a bone to pick with the state's funding of our schools. They run very lean (too much so) at my son's school and other schools in the area.
Besides the teachers (I am including Librarian, part-time counselor, and music instructor), there are very few other staff people.
I might be missing a few but I was questioning some of the staff.
One office employee
Four or six Special Ed aids
One lunch person.
The school depends on parent volunteers for monitoring lunches and recesses, and for a lot more than I know.
These employees don't make bank. So where is the money going, and how is it divided up? I have yet to look into that, but give me time.
Keep it up Hooper.