The Seattle Times editorial board wants to educate our children, but not provide them any health care . Well, it’s nice to see somebody making those tough choices… you know, as long as those choices don’t include any tax increases.
Lawmakers should cut the number of state employees more and education less. Every dollar spent on education represents the best possible social program and wisest long-term investment. [...] Other cuts are painful but, if education is the top priority, probably unavoidable. These include a cut of 40,000 people covered by the Basic Health Plan.
Hmm… I wonder if that either/or framing is intentionally clever, or just uninformed? Note to Times: teachers are state employees, so attempting to frame this as a hard choice between wasteful state employees and, you know, state employees , comes off as a little bit stupid.