Monday, August 18, 2008

Promoting Inequality has a hefty price tag

CAUSA reports that:

Yesterday, it was reported that the State Financial Estimate Committee, comprised of four state officials and one local representative, put a price tag of $250 Million to Oregonians on Measure 58. The measure, placed on the November Ballot by anti-tax activist Bill Sizemore, would limit English language instruction to Oregon students to 2 years.

According to the numbers, Measure 58 would have a drastic impact on Oregon’s General Fund, slashing available funding for colleges and universities, health care, human services, public schools and public safety. In the tough economic times that Oregonians find themselves, Measure 58 would only add to hardship many already face.

So why will Measure 58 cost so much? According to the Financial Estimate Committee, $250 million will be spent in each of the first two years for training new “English immersion” teachers and aides for local school districts.

Well, with all of his sham anti-tax measures (because you know, he wants to save us our hard earned dollars), who exactly does he think will be paying for this crap? And here is the rest of it.


Chuck Butcher said...

I sincerely dislike these kinds of initiatives, but I also recognize an agenda with CAUSA and one that I do not find myself aligned with in its general theme.

Abel Johnson said...

Hi Chuck,

I am curious. What is it that you find with CAUSA that you don't agree with? In your profile, you say you say the most important to you is "economic and social justice, and ALL of our Civil Liberties". It appears that your agenda and CAUSA's are pretty compatable. Are they not?

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