On the surface, just like the politicians in Salem believed, it should be easy to vote to tax others. Neither of these measures would affect me directly. However I see how our state is controlled by corporate/Democrats single interest politics of protecting their own as the primary driver in everything they do. And then most of the state workers feel resentful,unappreciated and underpaid, constantly broadcasting how hard they work.
There is so much waste and abuse through out government. Downsizing seems like the best idea. The way the governor held onto his gifts to the energy providers, does anyone not expect him to go to work for them at the end of his tenure?
Abuses of power are entrenched in the state and prevent improvement and transformation. This year the teachers union has worked hard to shut down Charter schools. Holding them to standards they don't hold themselves. Now through legislative rules the teachers union is also conniving to force the death of the growing on line charter schools. They are creating death by paperwork by establishing deadlines that are impossible to meet.
Oh and should we expect to again see the state take a part of The Oregon Cultural Trust funds, the money that people donate under the idea that it is for specific purposes, again be taken to fill their own wishes.
So it is with this despair at the extent of the failure of our leaders that I will vote against these additional taxes. Giving more money is just enabling those in power.
Lots of families suffer now under the tyrannical out dated education system we have. Teachers by allowing their Union to destroy alternative ways to educate have failed themselves. I don't even see teachers having a meaningful voice in their own representation. Alot of the changes that citizens try to enact into the education system would benefit teachers by giving them more avenues to practice in but the powers that be are too entrenched.
We need to downsize the bureaucracy. The sky will not fall down if Salem doesn't get more money. Relax, breathe, everything is going to be ok and we can hope to have less folks interfering with reinvention and alternatives.
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