Monday, March 08, 2010

It's better to raise revenue from corporations and or top brackets than to just cut, cut, cut

San Diego Professor Marches 400 Miles For Education

By Ana Tintocalis
March 5, 2010

SAN DIEGO — Thousands of people embark on a 400-mile protest march today. The “March for California's Future” is intended to bring attention to a crisis in public education. One San Diego professor plans to spend seven weeks walking from Bakersfield to Sacramento.

...[English and Labor Studies professor at San Diego City College Jim] Miller says he wants to focus on solutions, which he believes come in the form of progressive taxation, meaning as income goes up, taxes go up.

“People say the worst thing is to raise revenue. But in fact, smart people who know something about the economy, they say that’s precisely not the truth. That in fact is, it's better to raise revenue from corporations and or top brackets than to just cut, cut, cut,” Miller said...

Guest Blogger: Why I'm Marching Against School Cuts

Voice of San Diego
March 4, 2010

Jim Miller teaches English at San Diego City College and is the author of several books. His next novel, Flash, is forthcoming on AK Press. He also serves as the vice president of political action for the local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. These are his views, not mine... EMILY ALPERT

...We need to get serious and ask ourselves what kind of future we want for our children. If, to borrow a line from Martin Luther King Jr., our futures are inextricably bound to the future of our neighbors, then it's time to realize that if we don't invest in the future of ALL Californians, we will all suffer. That is why I am marching to Sacramento, to make a case for a future California that works for all of us...

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