Voucher con game

Posted Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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I pay school taxes. I have no kids of my own, so I pay for others' kids. I am happy and proud to pay.

But along come Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his henchmen with a conspiracy plot. Now, they want me to pay for kids to go to schools like "Kick One Thru the Goalposts for Jesus Academy."

One claim is that public schools are not good enough. They want to rob funds from public schools, making them even poorer. Hey -- you want to send your kid to private schools, you pay for it.

The con artists started saying they wanted school vouchers so poor minority mothers could send their kids to better schools. You think poor mothers can buy expensive SUVs to drive their kids across town? Even then, they couldn't afford the extra tuition. It's a con game for vouchers for those who don't need them.

Dewhurst wants to spend my money on schools that are not accountable to me and other taxpayers. And now his ruse disguises "school vouchers" by renaming them "tax credit scholarships." Gee, everybody loves tax credits and scholarships.

Don't do any of this, Dewhurst; don't embarrass yourself.

-- Jim Stodola, Denton

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