Haven’t even solved the dilemma of the high dropout rate within the state, and Texas is seriously considering major cuts to school funding. Did I at sometime recently die and go to “hell?” Everywhere you turn nowadays, politicians are cutting one thing or another. Would be nice if you saw this being done to those who can afford it but throughout the last year just about every program that helps the less fortunate to get out of a slump, is coming under the chopping block. First all the attacks on federal programs, now they are starting at the state levels.
Where did many of these politicians get their diplomas from. A crackerjack box? Excuse my french, but seems that all anyone keeps hearing is one bitch or another from one politician or another on how much this or that is costing but you NEVER hear anyone of them tell the FIRST “truth.” That truth, being just how much tax payers have to shell out on all these politicians living off of us, who by the way all act as though they are doing it for FREE.
Do you ever hear a politician bring up the fact of cutting some of THEIR jobs off the payroll? Of course not. Do you hear any one of them come up with the fact that many of them get paid “and” receive expensive benefits too, putting it on the agenda for cuts? Hell, no. It’s always those who are MADE to shove in all the taxes so they can find more ways to extort even more because they did not MANAGE what they get already and it is GONE……
Months ago, I wrote an article about how states were considering cuts to schools. My inside information was right on the button. Lately, it seems that politicians don’t bother to think. THINK about the CONSEQUENCES to many of the programs and cuts to everything but themselves. Though I do not have children, I still pay school taxes. Whether anyone considers the consequence to cuts in education, they will think about it in the future when many of these children whine up on the WELFARE ROLLS of each and every state that cuts funding to public schools.
Education is an essential part of life, and though many do not bother to think about it, SELLING that essential part to someone or taking it away from them will only make those persons the burden of future society. The 4 billion dollars Texas takes from schools NOW, will cost this state a hundred fold in the future. Take my word for it. This comes from someone who got that education from a state that decided to make parents take responsibility long ago by charging them “tuitions.” When I went to Junior and High school, my mother had to PAY for my book rentals and class fees. It isn’t that way here in Texas, and that’s the problem. It should not be the responsibility of the state or any taxpayer who have no children to HAVE TO support the needs of each and every child in the state of Texas. THAT’S why the system is “broke.” Parents here are ENABLED, the more they get, the more they want, and rightly so, since they are so used to this enabling that adults are not “allowed” to take personal responsibility over the educating of their children.
With public schools having no money to give out a proper education to children, you can bet that in the future it will begin to show. Crime, unemployment, dependency upon state programs by many are but a few problems legislators will be faced with. The biggest problem is not the cost of schooling taxpayers provide, but giving a little tough love to parents who have been enabled so long that they do not think paying for an education for their children is their responsibility. They should put themselves in my shoes supporting schools through taxes on my home, and I still don’t have, CHILDREN. If I can pay each year, it shouldn’t be hard on parents who keep producing these children to consider taking over this one essential responsibility, for it is they who will benefit. From the looks of it, they may have to, as politicians are not about to take a cut themselves.