Tuesday, April 07, 2009

State Sen. Jack Harper - Kool-Aid drinker extraordinaire

Ahhhh...Jack Harper...the GOP's gift to every writer in the state...

From AZCentral.com's Political Insider -
When it comes to cutting the budget, tax credits have been the domain of the Democrats. Why, they've even offered up one of their own, so to speak, proposing a suspension of the after-school tax credit which goes to fund extracurricular activities in the public schools. Of course, they also add on the credit for contributions to school tuition organizations, which provide scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools.

Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, wants to take the suspension one step further and eliminate the after-school credit as well as the credit for donations to programs that assist the working poor. But not the STO credit.

Harper claims that his support for the STO tax credit is because it funnels students away from the public schools that the lege has to help pay for.

The fact that at least one of his legislative colleagues has found a way to profit from funnelling students (and taxpayer monies) away from public schools and into private schools and STOs has *nothing* to do with Harper's zeal to protect STOs, right?

Yeah, sure. {said with a tone of cynical sarcasm}

Oh, and the shot at the working poor? Protecting businesses and attacking the poor is just gravy for almost any Rep in their legislative caucus...


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