And To Think You Pay Taxes For This

It is back to school time and this year the lists of supplies that schools send home for children has grown just a little (or maybe a lot) and the growth is to cover items that are supposed to be paid for with our taxes. School supply lists now include reams of paper (office supplies?), paper towels, and toilet paper.

When Emily Cooper headed off to first grade in Moody, Ala., last week, she was prepared with all the stuff on her elementary school’s must-bring list: two double rolls of paper towels, three packages of Clorox wipes, three boxes of baby wipes, two boxes of garbage bags, liquid soap, Kleenex and Ziplocs. CNBC

These are things that are supposed to be bought with the tax dollars that the government confiscates from us. However, mismanagement and bloated unions have gobbled up dollars that should be spent on the items that children are now supposed to bring to school.

This is a crying shame and it is a sneaky way to increase taxes on parents. You see, they pay taxes already, taxes that are supposed to buy these supplies, and then they are forced to pay again in order to actually get the supplies.

Children should not be required to take toilet paper to school. Children should not be required to take reams of paper to school. These are items that should be provided by the school and paid for with the tax dollars collected for that purpose. Of course, some parents do not agree with this (obviously they attended public school):

“We don’t expect Wal-Mart cashiers to buy the plastic bags for our groceries, or the mailman to pay for the gas to deliver our mail,” Ms. Cooper said.

No Ms. Cooper, we do not expect Wal Mart cashiers to pay for the bags because the consumer (those buying products in Wal Mart) are paying for the bags. The cost of bags and other overhead is figured into the expense of running the business and then passed on to consumers. We do not expect the mailman to pay for the gas because the postal service charges for its services and the cost is supposed to cover the operating expenses. Since it is a government entity it is always losing money but the mechanism is in place to pay for the costs associated with business.

Just like there is a mechanism to ensure we can furnish our schools with the supplies needed to operate. We call that mechanism taxes.

Don’t worry though, the Congress made sure it passed a bailout to pay the teacher’s union employees. Thank God they didn’t have to buy anything important like say, toilet paper…

Cave Canem!
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One Response to “And To Think You Pay Taxes For This”

  1. Blake says:

    School was sooooooooooo much better before the unions got involved. I obtained an education that I would put up against ANY that is obtained today- just look at how words are misspelled on the scrawl below the news- routinely- and these morons have SPELL-CHECK, even.
    This is a scam for the unions and schools to pocket some more of our money.
    Screw ’em.