Originally Posted by Osseous
Nothing sinister- just that any federal money (or state for that matter- since there are plenty of state fees as well) that goes toward education does not come back as a direct benefit for my family. Certainly there are benefits for the greater good. I'm not anti tax- I'm anti federal waste and anti double dip taxes for people who've already paid their "fair share" (love that class warfare canard).
You actually think that educating the children/future leaders of America does not provide a benefit for your family?
As the father of a teacher in the public school system, it pisses me off when people without kids or people, like me, who's kids are no longer in school, fail to support funding increases for schools. My daughter teaches in one of the best funded districts in the state and yet wages are frozen, even when she finishes her Master Degree she won't get what used to be an automatic raise, and she still buys things for the classroom for her unprivileged kids. You say that pisses you off, but were is the funding suppose to come from.
Boy, did I ever get off topic, but you kind of hit a nerve. Kind of like when people use the word retarded as my son has learning disabilities.