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Taxpayers who support teachers are two-faced

Today we have taxpayers that do not support teachers and taxpayers that do support teachers. These taxpayers that do support the teachers are two-faced. Why?

Let’s say the government decided to hold a provincewide referendum asking the taxpayers to make a decision on whether to agree to the requested demands of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation of a five-year contract with a eight-per-cent pay raise and a $5,000 signing bonus.

The question could read something like this: Are you in favour or not in favour of giving the teachers their request of a five-year contract with a pay raise of eight per cent and a $5,000 signing bonus? If in favour, the increase will be covered with an immediate increase in income tax deductions for all taxpayers.

The vote result would be a solid no. There are even some school teachers that would also vote no on the question.

Pure teacher greed.

 

Joe Sawchuk

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