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Letter to the editor

Recall of State Senator for nation’s education

March 24, 2011

I’ve signed the petition to recall State Senator Sheila Harsdorf.  This wasn’t just a response to recent events but a long-standing disagreement with the senator’s voting record.
Harsdorf has never seen a corporate tax break she doesn’t like.  Before the current legislature got to work on the state’s huge budget deficit, Harsdorf voted to deepen the deficit by approving more corporate tax breaks.  Then she turned around and voted to make public employees pay the tab.  Next she’ll vote to further slash funding for local governments and schools.  Property taxes will rise to make up the difference. In the end you and I will pay more while corporations get the breaks. 

Harsdorf sees corporate tax breaks as the best way to boost the wealth of the state.  The truth she chooses to ignore is that teachers in public schools are the single greatest generators of wealth in our world.  Think!  Where would you be without your education?  A nation or a state without high quality universal education is among the poorest of all.

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Harlen Menk
Ellsworth, Wisconsin