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Taxes won't cover Education expenses

Taxes Rise, Education Falls

Taxes Rise Education Falls

Taxes Rise Education Falls

As the economy struggles to recover, state and federal budget deficits continue to be the subject of increased attention. Just last week, the congressional budget office said that President Obama’s budget will produce a $1.3 trillion deficit in 2012 if enacted. It would be the fourth straight year of $1 trillion-plus deficits.

In reality, while taxes have played a part, nearly all of the states have been forced to cut government services to balance their budgets. In the 2011 fiscal year, 29 states made cuts to services benefiting the disabled and elderly, 34 reduced funds for K-12 and early education, and all but six states reduced positions, benefits or wages of government employees.

The states that raised revenue from taxes the most are no different. Of the six states that raised tax revenue the most, five recently cut services in at least two of the following areas: public health, the elderly or disabled, K-12 and early education, higher education, and the state workforce. Two states cut services in four of these and two cut funding for all five.

Read more: The Six States Where Taxes Are Soaring – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2012/03/19/the-six-states-where-tax-revenues-are-soaring/#ixzz1pmihu2a1


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