The local experts have all huddled together, sang kumbaya, then patted each other on the back while whispering sweet-nothings into each others ears. Their decision? Well according to an article over on QCOnline - “Organizers of a merger between United Township, East Moline, Silvis and Colona schools unanimously approved a petition for consolidation on Monday.”
Translation for those of us whom will be expected to foot the cost:
The local spendthrifts that operate our educational system wish to milk the taxpayers of even more money than they already do to pay for their inability to operate using the abundant mammon they already forcibly suckle from the taxpayers teats.
According to the article the taxpayers can expect up to a $5.45 tax per every $100 of of assessed value of their property. The champions of this tax increase are busy crying crocodile tears over future scholastic needs to hide that the proposed school merger will increase taxes. Hmm, I thought the merger idea was to figure out how to make the school systems run more efficient. Instead it turned into a study rejoicing the values of increased over-taxation which will magically disappear to fund overpaid administrators and prop-up failing programs such as No Child Left Behind and Common Core. The real fund problem “hidden among their report” is that the State of Illinois and the local Progressive Tax Enthusiasts are busy running off old businesses to more attractive locations while scaring away new business with their Tax-Tax-Tax and more taxes philosophy. What this area needs is a Boston Tea Party and revolution so that we can rid ourselves of pick-pocketing thieves in our inept government that seem to think our hard-earned cash is theirs to spend.