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Tax the rich, not the schools

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Proposition 30 is aimed at taxing the wealthiest Californians to pay more and imposing more taxes on them in order to pay for our education. In a way that does sound unfair, but really the rich are already rich so what are they going to do with that money?

If Prop. 30 doesn’t pass, than it will force the state to reduce funding. The ones who are likely to feel the pain are schools and colleges throughout California, this just can’t be allowed to happen in November on Election Day. This is a simple fact.

Yes, there are other projects and departments that will suffer if Prop. 30 doesn’t pass, but schools and colleges stand to lose the most if it doesn’t pass. This turn of events will force many colleges and schools through the state to cut spending which will mean further cuts to the current limited resources still available to colleges and schools today.

If you plan to transfer, then you’ve probably heard of the Board of Trustees of California State University plan to raise tuition by 5% pending the failure of Prop. 30. This translates to an additional $150 per semester which according to the board will raise $60 million; compare this to the fact that should Prop. 30 pass, it will raise $125 million for them.

This case is only one example of the possible effects that the failure of prop 30 will have on colleges and schools throughout California. We can’t afford to risk this, education is our future.

However, that future needs a source of funding in order to be fulfilled. Both the current and future generation should get the education they need in order to gain the knowledge and skills needed to earn a job in the increasingly high-tech environment of today’s market.

If Prop 30. doesn’t pass, then we will all suffer as the Californian state government will be forced to cut $6 billion.

This can’t be allowed to happen as it will only mean that the current and future generations will suffer the consequences as $6 billion in funding is cut from the state budget.

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Tax the rich, not the schools