Monday, September 12, 2005
Government Entities, Claiming Poverty, Spend Money in Attempt to Get More Money
Schools fear 'tax giveaway':
    "This is so complicated that a lot of people will not get it," said Patrick Lanane, assistant superintendent and chief financial officer for the Lindbergh School District in St. Louis County.

    "Be careful, be quick or you will miss one of the most important tax giveaways that will happen in a person's lifetime," Lanane said. He and others believe that some outstate school districts are getting far more state aid than they deserve.
Thank you, Mr. Lanane, for looking out for the interests of taxpayers. No, wait, pardon my while cynicism realism settles in: You're not afraid that these other school districts are getting too much; you're afraid that your district isn't getting as much as you think it deserves.

But never fear, our government officials are on the case:
    School and business leaders in the St. Louis region feel so strongly that they have begun a campaign to raise $100,000 to pay for studies of the accuracy of assessments in 10 counties, said Glenn Koenen, of the West County Chamber of Commerce. The studies would be completed early next year.
Raising that money to educate students? You forget the purpose of government, citizen, which is to get more money for government, even if it's from a higher government and its gains are at the expense of other governments in outstate Missouri.

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