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Alabama Democrats Dangle Big Teacher Raise Proposal One Week Before Election

olddog39 Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 11:50 AM
Did he say what kind of tax hike will be required to fund it? What about contributions to the retirement plan to pay as you go? Or is that a deferred tax hike for next year? :Public salaries, pension and health care benefits all come from taxes!
There’s pandering for votes, and then there’s corruption.

Craig Ford, the Democratic Minority Leader of the Alabama House of Representatives, has both down to perfection.

One week before Election Day, he announced plans to introduce a bill giving all government school teachers a 10 percent raise over two years.

“The cost of living for educators, retirees and state employees has increased by 10 percent since their last pay increase. But this pay increase will also help recruit quality teachers and be a boost for the statewide economy,” Ford was quoted as saying by the Tuscaloosa News.