Woohoo, I don't make more than $263K a year. Why shouldn't I support this?
When people voted on Prop 30, voters were told that the tax would be "temporary," to alleviate the rainy day that was the recession. Here's the exact text from Prop 30, in 2012: "The new taxes in this measure are temporary. Under the California Constitution the 1/4-cent sales tax increase expires in four years, and the income tax increases for the wealthiest taxpayers end in seven years.
" Opponents argue that the tax was necessary in 2012, and now that things are a-okay again, we should no longer continue it.
Even though it's easy to just think about yourself in this case, it's important to consider what the greater effects are, and if this is good for the overall state system. The San Francisco Chronicle
opposes the measure because we shouldn't be supporting the education system from income tax, but rather sales tax. Revenue from income tax is dependent on the economy. Many other
publications, despite all saying
that California's tax system needs reform
, support the measure as necessary
. The San Diego Tribune
opposes the prop because they claim that the money will go to undeserving teachers, not the students.