Originally Posted by ziggy29
At least the direct tax increase votes were mostly pay-as-you-go, so those who want it today will have to pay for it today. That's more ethical and moral, IMO, than charging it and letting your kids pay for it.
But who will benefit, the kids. So what is wrong with having them pay? (Of course this assumes that the American school system is capable of teaching anyone anything useful.)
One problem for California is that it is stuck paying for all the immigrant services and services for poor people that really should be federal responsibility, or no one's. If California were allowed to say yes or no to these things, then it might be reasonable for them to pay for it. As it now stands it is taxation without representation.