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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Why bother getting a good education?

Education, Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, TAXES

We are told time and time again that we need to spend more on public education. Why? So that our children can be competitive in a world market.

Parents want their children to succeed in life and most young adults want to land a job that has a big, fat paycheck. Some college students might play the game that they are not interested in materialism, but that is probably because they are living off their parents!

If a married couple both work and they each earn a salary from $80,000 to $170,000, they will get socked under the Obama tax plan.

Isn't that counterproductive to encouraging a student to become a doctor, engineer, lawyer, and even teacher? Why bother? They will just get socked with higher taxes.

It would be much easier to work as a city employee or school district employee. At least there you might get a pension and health insurance. 

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