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Letter to the Editor: Know the facts on Prop 208 and vote

Letter to the Editor: Know the facts on Prop 208 and vote

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FACT: Arizona ranks near the bottom of all states in quality of education, amount spent per pupil and teacher salary. If you don’t believe that, Google it.

FACT: Yes, after the “Red for Ed” movement, teachers were promised a 20% raise over several years, yet they are still amongst the lowest paid in the country.

FACT: The only taxpayers that will be affected by the 3.5% surcharge called for in this proposition are single people with an adjusted gross income of over $250,000 per year or couples whose adjusted gross is over $500,000 annually.

FACT: The $35 per $1,000 tax surcharge is computed only on the dollars above the above stated limits.

FACT: This will not kill small business. If a couple has over $500,000 “pass through” from their mom-and-pop business, they can certainly afford to help the schools a little. “Pass through” is basically “profit.”

FACT: There is total accountability. The funds are specifically allocated. Just read pages 129-135 of the “What’s on my Ballot” that you received in the mail.

Do the right thing and support our kids, our schools and our teachers. Vote yes on 208.




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