Today we have taxpayers that do not support teachers and taxpayers that do support teachers. These taxpayers that do support the teachers are two-faced. Why?
Let’s say the government decided to hold a provincewide referendum asking the taxpayers to make a decision on whether to agree to the requested demands of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation of a five-year contract with a eight-per-cent pay raise and a $5,000 signing bonus.
The question could read something like this: Are you in favour or not in favour of giving the teachers their request of a five-year contract with a pay raise of eight per cent and a $5,000 signing bonus? If in favour, the increase will be covered with an immediate increase in income tax deductions for all taxpayers.
The vote result would be a solid no. There are even some school teachers that would also vote no on the question.
Pure teacher greed.