That's right, YOUR tax dollars at work.
When they're not taking your kids to a lesbian wedding...
The Sacramento Bee reports: On Tuesday, the California Teachers Association gave $1 MILLION dollars to the "No on Proposition 8" Campaign.
From the article's "Comments" section:
"I will now oppose any CTA Teacher cause or event, including increased teacher salaries."
"$1 million would buy a lot of school books, a lot of computers, revitalize undershelved libraries, tudor many struggling children, or, or, or . . . . What a waste! Any teacher who is a member of CTA needs to take a long look before giving one more penny in dues -- no matter what his or her own lifestyle or political agenda."
"I'm supposed to take more money from my family to pay more taxes so we can pay the poor underpaid teachers more so the CTA can take more money from THEIR families for more dues to spend on political causes that many of the teachers don't agree with in the first place."
"The teachers unions are the most corrupting social influence in America today."
And here's the email that went out to CTA members:
I wanted to let you know that CTA made an additional donation of $1 million to the NO on Prop 8 campaign, as well as $600,000 to the NO on Prop 6 and No on Prop 9 campaigns.
As these donations get reported in the news media, some of our members (and many non-members) may call or e-mail to express concern over CTA's position on Prop. 8. Please be polite and ask the caller if he or she is a CTA member - remember we are here to provide service to our members.
I'm attaching some talking points to help you with any calls you may receive. Should the caller become abusive or use inappropriate language, let the caller know that you are going to hang up and then please do so.
Thank you for the work you do on behalf of our members.
CTA Executive Director"