Can I speak plainly?
I would call the current school bond story a continuation of the financial meltdown story of 2008ish, when both Republican and Democratic administrations stepped in to save Wall Street from its excesses, with no punishment doled out for anyone except homeowners.
I’m apparently not talented enough to communicate the magnitude of this shafting, screwing, fucking-over of the taxpayer. It’s really very simple, but it involves numbers and people with connections, and so there is probably nothing that anyone can do to wake people up to the story.
The short version is, the taxpayer has been played. Hey, there’s no “older” news than that.
It was predictably difficult for campaigners to convince people to spare a buck for the education of their children. It was hard, but people who care about kids and education were able to pull it off. They thought they’d successfully pried a buck from the self-centered, stupid, pathetic citizens that make up the California electorate, enough to pay to fix some roofs.
But that’s not actually what they accomplished. What they accomplished was just the feeding of pigs, once again. Pigs that will take ten bucks for every buck that actually goes towards educating our society’s children. Pigs that take fees to play stupid school board members.
The pigs in charge.
Heads should roll.
They won’t, or the wrong ones will.
It’s our way.