Marxist InvestInEd Prop 207 off Nov. ballot

Arizona’s Supreme Court has acted in the interest of the state’s taxpaying citizens by rejecting the latest curare arrow in the quiver of the educrat unionists. The Invest in Education Act, was a redistribution of wealth measure, that would have made Karl Marx proud.  It was crafted specifically to “tax the rich” — who already pay the highest tax rates. In its sights were job creators, often small business owners, dual-earner families, and even some retirees who made smart investments while living slim during their working years.

This is the order, reversing a trial court’s judgment, and signed by Chief Justice Scott Bales.  He wrote, “The description did not accurately represent the increased tax burden on the affected classes of taxpayers” and “failed to reference the elimination of bracket inflation indexing.”  All of the previous actions going back to the trial court case can be seen here.

This extortionist measure was endorsed by the same RedsforEd* public school teachers who abandoned their students for a week in April, violating their contractual agreements, while striking for a 20% pay increase. They marched in lockstep following pied piper Noah Karvelis, 24, a hip-hop music teacher and self described socialist, who was Bernie Sanders 2016 Arizona presidential campaign organizer.

Gov. Ducey, initially asserting he would not meet their demands,  rashly acquiesced to the teachers, providing the launching pad for the newly titled, Prop. 207. As a constitutional amendment, its tax penalties amounting to around $700 million annually would have been unalterable. But that wasn’t enough for the teachers. They are now protesting against Ducey.

The permanent funding stream would have been in addition to other subsidies already in place. Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough for the teachers who work 8½ months a year. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

Arizona’s Supreme Court Justices deserve accolades for seeing through this deceptive con and acting in the interest of taxpayers.

* SRAZ added the “s” on Red for a more accurate description.

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9 Responses to Marxist InvestInEd Prop 207 off Nov. ballot

  1. Mike says:

    The proper way to handle these greedy Reds-ucator thugs would be to do it in the same way as Reagan handled PATCO! Fire. Them. All.

  2. Michael Schmitz says:

    As immutable as is the law of gravity, it is a political axiom there can never be enough money “for the classroom”.

  3. VINOAZ says:

    How can we prevent this next election cycle? if the teachers (indoctrinators) strike, fire them.
    Wearing red today—for military and veterans red Friday.

  4. East Valley Conservative says:

    Johnny can’t read, find Japan on a map and knows nothing about American history or what‘s contained in the Bill of Rights and our Constitution, but his union teachers walk off the job and find time collect nearly 300,000 signatures to get this farcical proposition on the ballot. So glad it failed.

  5. Maggie says:

    Best news I’ve heard in a while, although with the Saint McCain adulation in full force, it’s difficult to find much else. Thanks for this post, SRAZ.

  6. VINOAZ says:

    To the left, the only good Republican is a dead one or one who trashes Republicans.

    • State Delegate says:

      That’s exactly why Joe Biden gave a eulogy at McCain’s funeral. McCain despised conservatives and his closest pals in the senate were Dems like Joe Biden, UpChuck Schumer, Russ Feingold and Ted Kennedy. Feingold is a pallbearer. Meanwhile the classless Meghan who looks like food is her go-to comfort, was seen shooting eye-daggers at Vice President Mike Pence, who gave a moving eulogy to her father. Apparently he’s not up to her standard since he serves with Pres. Trump, who the McCain family disinvited along with Sarah Palin. This family is wretched. They are living proof that money doesn’t care who has it.

  7. Gary says:

    My sister is a teacher and has been shunned by her colleagues for refusing to join the union. She would be the first to admit she went into teaching to have the summers off. She and her teacher husband have a second “summer” home in Flagstaff. My wife and I (both college grads) have worked throughout our marriage, We save for our retirement and for our kid’s college and live well, but not extravagantly. We do not have a second home or take cruises as sis and her husband do. They are not in debt. Teaching is a choice and definitely not a path to the poorhouse. If teachers want to earn even more, they should have gone to medical or law school or pursued MBAs, though most of the ones I know aren’t up to tackling those career pinnacles that require years of extra education.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      MBA’s, doctors and lawyers also don’t abandon their clients or patients and march through the streets, screaming, chanting and making outrageous demands. They are professionals.

      During the summer after this united attempt by these red shirts to intimidate Arizona’s parents by holding their students hostage, several of my neighbors and a number of friends made the choice to take their kids out of public schools. They are all enrolled in charter schools, which are actually ranked higher, One family chose a parochial school. Teachers are the reason parents are looking elsewhere. The kids will be the ultimate beneficiaries.