Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Who's behind the tree?

California business leaders agree: The state's school system is in a free-fall collapse caused by a collapse of school funding over the past forty years since Proposition 13 was passed. Their solution: Raise taxes. Raise taxes on other people, that is. Not on them.

At which point the ordinary folks of California, who've seen their percentage of the property tax burden rise from 50% of property tax collections to 80% of property tax collections over the past forty years since Prop 13 was passed, say "Nyet! Don't tax me, tax that other guy!". The guy behind the tree, presumably. Who *isn't* business. Who *isn't* an ordinary residential homeowner.

The problem is, who is that guy behind the tree? Nobody will point him out. Baffling, eh? But the game of "yes, we need taxes to fund education, but don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that guy behind the tree" continues, as California's school systems crumble under the weight of inadequate funding...

-- Badtux the Taxing Penguin


  1. Hmmm.

    Is BT big bidnez?
    Is BT a home owner?

    Looks like it's all you, Penguin.


  2. It would be funny, to this Texan, with not a little schadenfreude thrown in, if the victims of this were the "grown-ups," rather than the chilluns.

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