ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE COUNTY BUDGET
By Frank Williford - There has been a significant amount of conversation recently on the Parker County Blog with respect to the new county budget. This conversation has spilled over into the local coffee shops and other meeting places. Some of it has been well justified and some has literally been just name calling and frustration aimed at an individual instead of at the problem causing the taxpayer frustration. Continue reading →
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There are organized efforts underway (including Bobby Rigues’ Aledo-area campaign) to thumbscrew the Legislature for more school money. Naturally, it’s “for the children”. Who can be against that?
I don’t agree that taxpayers are insufficiently supportive of education. I agree that funds more properly used for education are gobbled up by indefensible administrative compensation, sports activities, ego-stroking stadiums, and so forth. Our local ISDs have obscenely bloated budgets for the population base.
I think I am just going to go postal the next time I hear we taxpayers get lectured by a superintendent making six figures from the public teat about needing support “for the children”. How about their support? Does their nobility extend to making the same wage as the average taxpayer in their district? I thought not.