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Proving Dick Armey Correct

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) once said, “Three groups spend other people’s money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.”

A recently completed study of school finance lawsuits by the Tax Foundation, announced in this press release, certainly proves Armey correct on the need to supervise politicians. The study:

“reveals that lawsuits targeting 'inequitable' or 'inadequate'  school funding have failed to produce long-term increases in school spending, but many have produced long-term tax increases.”

According to Chris Atkins, author of the study:

“Higher tax rates appear to be the only enduring result of these school finance lawsuits. This research questions the conventional wisdom that you can sue your way to a better school.”

Are you supervising your legislators -- federal, state and local? You can access the entire study from the link in the press release.

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