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Saturday, October 23, 2010

News Flash: Liberal, Big Government Spenders Exist in School Districts Too!


OK, so it may not really be a news flash that school districts are often some of the biggest, least watched spenders of our tax money locally.  Some of you already knew that but just need a gentle reminder that questionable management of our tax dollars may be occurring in our own backyards!
We blogged about the 25% tax levy increase that the Mehlville Public School District has placed on the ballot for November 2 (Another Prop C – Only This Time, It Should Be NO!).  Five former school board members, several of them past board presidents, have announced their opposition to the tax levy increase (Five former Mehlville school board members oppose 88-cent tax hike).  When you have five former school board members who are against a measure from the district, you know that there is something terribly wrong with the proposal!
The folks over at Mehlville Community Taxpayers Association (MCTA) blog have a rather on-point posting about the apparent disregard the Mehlville Public School Board has for good fiscal management.  As they increase pay and benefits with no long-term plan other than tax increases to pay for them, they take potshots at the Mehlville Fire Protection District (MFPD) for being fiscally responsible!
Albert Einstein is credited with this definition – Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The Mehlville Public School District Board of Directors may want to consider either a self-exam or professional help.  They are obviously no Einsteins, but they are perilously close to fitting the definition!
For your reading pleasure, here is the MCTA blog posting.


  1. Unlike conservatives, Liberal Dems can't manage money, they can only spend. Look at Bill Clinton, he left the country with a huge surplus in 2001. Thankfully, conservative GW Bush fixed that and left us in 2009 with an $11 trillion debt. We more conservatives to get elected.

  2. Clinton didn't leave anything, the Republican Congress restricted his spending. And in that vein, Harry and Nancy left the 11 trillion. Bush was reducing his deficit to almost 0 when they took over and racked up a bigger national debt than Bush had at any time in all his years.


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