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on Tax Measures
I encourage you to read all of the posts on this issue. Some present facts and logical arguments; others don’t even seem to know what the bills actually say. Can you tell which is which? Some heap calumny on their opposition, like their mothers never told them that honey attracts more flies than vinegar. Unfortunately the quality of this debate is an embarrassment to intelligence.
One could say our public education system is to blame. Up until the mid 1980’s the high school at which I taught and I believe all high schools in the state required seniors to take a course titled “Modern Problems,” which taught how to think logically about political issues. It was then replaced with “Personal Finance,” as if learning how to handle our credit cards were more important than becoming an educated voter.
I have two grandkids attending Redmond High School. The Redmond School District is so strapped for cash that all schools meet only four days a week. Is your personal sacrifice if the measures pass really worse that this educational catastrophe, which will only get even more severe if the measures don’t pass?
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