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I do realize that the budget is based on that. I have a daughter in a Portland high school and two children graduated. There is fat in the budget. It is called >$20,000 health insurance and guaranteed income for life (PERS). These two budget line items have been eating up every additional dollar for a long time now. I am a CPA and have studied the school budgets in detail.
The retired public employee clients in my office are the most affluent of all. The rest of us are pinching pennies to pay for our $5,000 deductible insurance and hoping Social Security will still exist.
It is time for government to get real. I will vote no on these measures eventhough I will not personally be affected by their passage. I am not greedy. I am ready to pay a significan t tax increase for health care and secure retirement fo all (not just teachers).
By the way, what kind of budget is based on a revenue source that is not guaranteed? Ludicrous!!
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