Support tuition tax credits, even if you are not that excited about school choice!
In the WSJ article entitled “Unions vs. Taxpayers“, Steve Malanga persuasively makes the point that public sector unions are the most powerful political force in government. Their goal is to move the nation toward socialism.
If taxpayers are going to turn the nation around toward smaller government, they must cut the taxes going to the government trough that are feeding these socialists.
The most obvious way is to refuse to pay your taxes. This approach has the inconvenient consequence of having the IRS hot on your trail. Is there a safer way to keep the tax money out of the public sector?
Yes! It is tax credits! With tax credits, the money is still coming out of your pocket, but it stays in the private sector!
What is the biggest spigot that can be turned off with tax credits? School Taxes! How big is this spigot? When you add state, local, and federal money going to public education, it is bigger than the defense budget! State and local taxes make up more than 80% of this money.
How do we turn off this spigot? Tuition tax credits are the answer. With tuition tax credits, all your school tax dollars could be redirected to the private school sector before the public sector gets their greedy hands on it. But you get a second benefit.
In addition to keeping the money away from the teacher unions, you allow private schools to teach the kids to be productive members of society, rather than preparing them to be wards of the state.
When those kids become productive members of society, they also become TAXPAYERS! More taxpayers means more people that want smaller government.
If you want smaller government, the first place to start is with tuition tax credits, EVEN IF YOU LOVE YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL!
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