At Wednesday’s school board meeting in Croydon, a former school board member and current math teacher — the latter detail turns out to be important — stood up to say that he is ‘happy to help pay to educate other people’s children.’
Now, this guy pays at most a few thousand dollars each year in school taxes. At the same time, the town pays at least fifty thousand dollars each year towards schooling his three kids.
Put a few thousand in, take fifty thousand out. In what sense is he helping to pay for anything?
To put that a different way, ask yourself: If you put $3 in the poor box, then reach in and take out $50, in what sense are you helping the poor?
Of course, maybe he means he’ll be happy to keep paying even after he’s paid back what he’s taken from the town. When
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