Today we have taxpayers who don’t support the school teachers and taxpayers who do support the school teachers. The taxpayers that do support the school teachers are two-faced.
Why? If the government decided to hold a province-wide referendum asking the taxpayers to make a decision on whether or not to approve 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 against giving into the teachers request for a five-year contract with a pay rise of eight per cent and a $5,000 signing bonus.”
If you are in favour, the increase will be covered with an immediate increase in income tax deductions to all taxpayer pay cheques. The vote result would be a solid NO!
There are even some school teachers that would also vote no on the question. Why? Just ask a waiter or waitress in the food service industry. Their question is, “What is the difference between a teacher and a canoe?” Canoe’s tip. Pure teacher greed!