Thursday, July 19, 2007

Drastic "Cuts" To Education?

Once again the state budget is in the news and once again everyone seems to be upset that lawmakers couldn't pass the budget on time. Am I the only one that doesn't really care?

After all, I read somewhere that the last time the budget was passed before the deadline was the budget where the state went into so much debt by spending money from revenue that couldn't be sustained.

I was curious about one thing, though: I've been reading a little the last few days about the supposed drastic cuts Republicans are proposing. I couldn't help but wonder if this was the same old Sacramento double- talk we hear every year. Might it be different this time and actual cuts to spending are being proposed?

I doubt it. Nearly every time you hear about cuts being made in the budget- any government budget- they're really talking about spending not being increased as much as some would like. The San Diego Union- Tribune confirms this is the case with all the claims of cuts to education supposedly being proposed by Republicans.

The Republicans are actually proposing a 3.8% increase in spending for education, not a cut.

Yep. Same old, same old.


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