The Monadnock Ledger Transcript, a liberal paper in the Peterborough area, has come out for slashing budgets and cutting the pay of employees of an exclusive local arts center and Franklin Pierce College.
You heard that right, slash and cut budgets and salary just because the economy is soft and the schools are not taking in as much as they want.
I have heard taxpayers make the same soft economy argument at town and school meetings only to be savaged by liberal papers who claim the taxpayer is selfish, greedy, or that he hates education – and “our” children.
So it is such a shock to see the opinionistas at the Monadnock Ledger Whatever softly plead in no uncertain terms for just the same thing – sanity.
In this case, the sanity of affordability is couched in the newfangled progressive terms of collaboration, support, loyalty, sacrifices and concessions.
What would happen if a taxpayer got up at a school district meeting asked that teachers involved in salary and more benefits discussions show a bit of collaboration, support, loyalty, sacrifice and concession for the good of “our children”?
The Monadnock Ledger Whatever would call that budget slashing.