Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
Regarding “When student brainstorming hits the wall of reality at the Legislature,” by Andrew Doughman, about College of Southern Nevada professor Mark Bird brainstorming with his class to find ways “enhance the state”:
I find this to be all too common among educators and politicians: Find a way to raise taxes. Why not have the class look into ways to cut the budget and taxes?
By cutting spending for programs that are no longer needed, you have a doubling effect. Leave the money in the hands of those who earned it, who need the money to live on and spend the money on things they need, keeping the money in the local economy.
By lowering taxes, you are taking funds away from those politicians who would like nothing better than to spend your money on their pet projects and give to someone who can help them get re-elected.
I would like to challenge Professor Bird to have his sociology class find ways to cut taxes, including local, county and state.