State Government Complaint - States Should Not Raise Taxes During This Recession
Due to the recession, my state is not collecting sufficient tax revenue to maintain public schools. Classrooms are overcrowded and there’s a shortage of books. Our state legislature is considering raising property taxes to cover the shortfall.
Although I have no children, I never objected that a large portion of my property taxes went to public schools. Now that we are in a recession and I no longer work, I don’t feel so obligated to pay for the education of other peoples’ children. Rather than raising everyone’s taxes, wouldn’t it more equitable to tax only the parents of children who are attending public schools?