Share the burden = communism Around Town, posted by The Moleman, a member of the Amador Valley High School community, on Apr 13, 2009 at 7:52 am
Let's reverse the financial situation right now: what if the state had a budget surplus? What if Pleasanton received an enormous windfall? Would the hard right-wingers of this town echo Obama's oft-conveniently-misinterpreted "share the wealth" notion that they so often and stridently railed against as communism? Do capitalist ideals only suit them when they have something to gain? Because it seems that all of a sudden they're tree-hugging liberals when they promote the socialist ideal that all--including teachers--must "share the burden" when corporate America screws up.
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2009 at 8:45 am Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
That's what government does. It takes the windfall it receives and finds a way to spend it that doesn't proportionately increase the services/benefits to taxpayers. Did you remember getting more bang for your buck in government services during the boom years?
Posted by Carl, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm
The phrase 'Shared Sacrifice' was first mentioned by a member of the PUSD Budget Advisory Committee. It has been used by other PUSD and Measure G supporters, most recently by Dr. John Casey at the 4/7 Budet Workshop, and by Debbie Look at the 4/8 Measure G Town Hall meeting.
See the first minute of the video blog on the Save Pleasanton Schools website: