In Ohio, residents vote on operating levies for their local government schools. Levy supporters, taking their cue from the school board and school employees, cry that the local school system is in desperate need of additional tax revenue. Yet these very same folks never willingly make additional tax payments out of the goodness of their own hearts. Why not? If I believe that my children need something, I do not submit that need to a vote. No, I act.
If these folks recognize the supposed need, why do they wait until after the passage of their levy before giving? Yes, why indeed?