Yes, it is our duty as citizens to pay into the system that we have reaped the benefits from.
No, if you can get away with it, why not.
Do you have that to present to us now?
Look - we get it. This is not our first rodeo.
1- public school teachers belong to unions.
2- the right wing hates unions.
3- unions back Democratic party candidates.
4- the right wing hates the Democratic Party
5- it becomes an imperative that you then go on a crusade against every aspect involving educators.
This is only about your own prejudices.
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teacher majors are high school dullards
they go into the major where they get much higher average grades than what many elite or far more competitive majors award
yet when they take standardized tests they are back to being dullards.
its not about prejudices-its about the fact that there are few groups that have a more inflated view of what they are worth than the teachers' unions and few groups has as high a ratio of what they feel they are worth versus their actual level of talent.
I am sure that those teachers majors "earned" their grades as long you don't pretend that a 3.8 in your major (where that is average) is the same as 3.8 at say Columbia or Cornell law where 3.3 gets you Order of the Coif.
its like being a varsity starter on the williams college tennis team vs one at Stanford, UCLA or Georgia
Would you please clarify something for me? When you say the average tax rate paid by all households do you include the roughly one half of households who do not pay the federal income tax?During Obama’s first year in office, the average tax rate paid by all households fell to 17.4 percent, down from 19.9 percent in 2007, according to the CBO. The 2009 rate was significantly lower than the previous low of 19.4 percent in 2003 and well below the 30-year average of 21 percent.