First Posted: 1/27/2012
First woman governor? How about first female governor.
Anyway, for proclaiming to be about funding education, she didn’t have any problems looting the EDUCATION lottery to fill in gaps in the budget.
As for the sales tax increase, what assurances would we have that every bit of that increase would go toward funding education? Judging how the lottery has been handled it’s easy to see there are none. Claiming to "raise it by a penny" is very carefully selected language. Oh, a penny? That’s nothing! The truth is 1%, a penny on every dollar. Sure, it still doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up. If it didn’t, why would it be proposed?
As always, the government should figure out how to manage the money it already receives rather than spending time trying to figure out how to steal more from us.