Monday, May 7, 2007

Cognitive Dissonance

ur Newspaper of Record headlines its leader today, "County Tax Measure Derided as Ploy."   (Headlines are especially favored by the D&C's news side as a place to make its political points.)   This accompanied an otherwise straight report about a proposed spending cap for the Monroe County government.   It would limit annual increases to the rate of inflation.

In the same edition, over on the opinion side, an editorial decries school district spending which, despite additional state aid to schools this year, is up "an average of 6 percent, twice the rate of inflation."

If capping government spending is a "ploy" -- can't we get the school districts to perpetrate the same nasty ploy?

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