Michael Medved

The suburban town in which I live recently shocked the political establishment in a public vote on new school bonds for $200,000,000. The officials wanted to tear down all five local schools, replacing totally functional 30-year-old buildings with high-tech, cutting edge “green” facilities.

 

Every politician in the area—Republicans as well as Democrats—backed the new borrowing and our community, proud of its top-ranked schools, had always approved previous calls to boost education spending. But citizens crushed the new proposal by a margin of nearly two to one. 

 

When a Seattle suburb Obama won handily rejects heavily promoted school bonds, it shows mounting ire about rising taxes. And when local officials in a city of 22,000 misunderstand their skeptical constituents, it illustrates how easily representatives in Washington can lose touch with the people they’re supposed to represent. 

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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