Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Wabbling Back to the Fire

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

--The Gods of the Copybook Headings

The KRESA tax passed with 57% of the vote. Apparently enough voters bought the propaganda about more spending creating good schools and dire cuts if this tax didn't pass.

The measure passed in the Kalamazoo and Portage districts. All districts will have to pay, even though many outlying districts voted against it. And of course, all citizens will have to pay, even though 43% of voters voted against it.

It doesn't take much foresight to see what will happen in the future. Government schools will continue to be mediocre. They will continue to waste money on MESSA insurance and lots of other things. Employee salaries and benefits will continue to increase. And there will be another dire fiscal emergency three years from now demanding renewal of this 'temporary' tax.

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