I was at a union meeting the other day and the speaker had this great quote
“When you’re a public worker and politicians come around talking about lower taxes, that means they want to lay you off.”
And it’s true. I’m a librarian, so my wages come from tax dollars. Lower taxes means the library has to cut costs, and that means either lowering wages or laying people off. It’s a pretty direct cause and effect.
My dad was a mechanic for public school buses. The first time he took me to vote it was for a local election and he told me even if I did nothing else to vote to pass the budget so they could replace two school busses that were beyond repair so kids were safe.
Politicians who try to sell you on lower taxes are usually just trying to cut social services & public resources and screw over public workers.
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The entire class: *slumped over various bits of furniture in the common room, doing random things*
Ochako: *walking in quietly* guys, I think you should come to my room
Denki: *balancing on a couch arm* but whyyyyyy
Mina: *from her beanbag* it’s so comfy here. Don’t wanna move.
Katsuki: *grunts in agreement while playing on his phone*
Ochako: *putting her hands out in surrender* alright, alright. I just thought maybe you’d want to know Deku-kun and I were studying and he fell asleep curled around my Hello Kitty pillow-
Katsuki: *drops his phone on his face* -FUCK
Denki: *falls off the couch arm* SHIT
Shouto: too slow *naruto-runs out of the room and freezes the entrance behind him*
Katsuki: *abandoning his phone, explosions firing up* HALF N HALF YOU GREEDY FUCKER
Eijirou: *hardening his body* I got this! We’re coming for you, Midoriya!
The entire class: *cheering him on as the ice breaks into pieces and running through the entrance after him*
Ochako: *watching them go fondly* yep, that’s about the reaction I expected
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