Good letters to the editor in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week.
Our guess is the politicians think if we spend less on education, it will be easier to take the citizens for a ride, while picking their pockets. Educate yourself. Someone has to protect our kids. Otherwise they are going to grow up broke, uneducated with no air to breathe and no water to drink.
We give tax breaks to the wealthy, and yet we begrudge our educators wanting an income level decent enough to house our families and provide a college education for our children.
Republicans promised us jobs, but they never told us they were going to do away with our jobs. Instead of talking cuts and what we are going to do without, can't we figure out a way to save our jobs, our education system and our middle class?
-- Joyce A. Powell, Bedford
A fee is a tax
I would like to see a law that says whenever anyone in government announces that the government is "investing" in anything, they will be subject to a $1,000 fine.
The government never invests our money; it spends it. Investing requires a return above the investment. The government never has a return on money spent.
Same goes with fees. When the government requires you to pay a fee, it's a tax, plain and simple.
I wonder if people would finally realize how much they actually pay in taxes if they saw the word "tax" instead of "fee." Same thing, but "fee" sounds so much nicer.
-- Brent Beal, Keller