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.