Saturday, November 07, 2009

Both hands in my wallet

The Ohio School Boards Association exists (inter alia) as the chief lobbyist for Ohio's government schools.

With one hand, they grab for more property taxes while, with the other, they grab for more income taxes.

While the private sector contracts, government expands. While folks are losing their jobs, district staff are demanding and receiving hefty raises. While we desire to keep as much money in our wallets, government schools are grabbing with both hands.

And these are the very same folks influencing the leaders of tomorrow. Sad.

Note: Your tax dollars pay for OSBA lobbying. Keep that in mind.

From OSBA:

OSBA testifies on tax freeze measure

OSBA, along with the Ohio Association of School Business Officials and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, testified in the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee in support of House Bill (HB) 318, legislation that will postpone for two years the last of five previously scheduled reductions in state personal income tax rates.Our organizations lent support because the uncertain fate of the video lottery terminal money creates a loss of anticipated education revenue of more than $850 million. We urged the committee to support this timely legislation so that additional budget reductions will not be necessary.To view our testimony, click here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the board gave Becky Jenkins her three raises this calendar year to offset the postponement of income tax reductions that her organization advocates.

She won OASBO's "Patsy of the Year" for 2009, right?

Pathetic. The whole thing is so devoid of merit it's pathetic.