What have our legislative leaders been working on, for the past 6 weeks? We will all see, today. The fog will lift when the House convenes. When the members went home for Christmas, they were 'licking their wounds' from a 3rd failure to raise more additional tax dollars than any previous liberal legislature ever did... in our state's history.
Now they're trying a fourth time. This time the barons of Corporate Cronyism were employed to brought in to put a new veneer of 'business sense' on a tired old ploy to send tax dollars in fresh state contracts into the big business world. Oh yes, and don't forget that the teachers are the poster child for this push, just like every other ploy.
The fact remains that teacher pay increase is always the justification. Yet these same bureaucrats will NEVER let teachers be paid a satisfying wage. Why? Because they NEED the teachers to stay hungry. How else will they get Susie's 4th grade teacher to march on the capitol?
Have you ever heard of a demonstration by the state's 500+ school superintendents? No! Because they already make more than twice the median salary of the rest of us. You can be sure that the top school administrators will get a larger salary hike than the teachers will, if this week's money-grab becomes law.
Later this week the State Board of Equalization tell us that most of the shortfall has disappeared due to economic growth.
We'll have more to say, later in the day.