Conservative ideology is based on protecting rich people from having to pay for the benefits they reap from government: peace at home, stable markets, infrastructure, an educated work force, research, potable water, clean air, public health, etc. Conservatives wasted trillions on corrupt, disastrous wars and are happy to pay subsidies to corporate farmers and Big Oil, but they’re eager to cut food stamps for poor people, crush unions, blame teachers, dismantle public transit, deny science, and restrict the vote. The Norquist No-Tax-Pledge prohibits income taxes but allows regressive sales taxes.
This is a report on the Education Funding Press Conference held by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn from 10 am to 11 am on Tuesday April 14 2015. In short, Randy called for extending the deadline to fully fund public schools by an additional 3 years from the current 2018 deadline […]
Our nation’s lax gun laws have led to another mass shooting. USA Today is reporting that the Florida shooter Omar Mateen used a .223 caliber AR-type-rifle and 9 mm semiautomatic pistol… The FBI had investigated Mateen twice before the shooting, but found inconclusive evidence and were not able to charge him with a crime. The AR-type-rifle Mateen […]