Taxpayers have been outraged to hear their hard-earned tax dollars are being used to lobby against their children’s best interest. Legislation introduced this year will allow oversight of education budgets by providing a line item for lobbying expenditures. Officials will need to show just cause for spending thousands outside the classroom when it is desperately needed for new technology and other classroom needs.
SB 2525 provides another layer of accountability to taxpayers.
A self-perpetuating problem.
By Phil Kerpen
Government keeps getting bigger, even though most Americans would like it to shrink. One big reason is that taxpayer dollars are being used to lobby directly against taxpayer interests. While ordinary Americans are busy working, their hard-earned tax dollars are being used to pay lobbyists who are fighting for higher taxes and bigger government.
Simply put: tax dollars should not be used to lobby against tax payers.
Read more about tax payer funded lobbyists: Here