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An 'F' for economic policy

August 30, 2009

Re "State to reach even further into taxpayers' wallets," Aug. 27

As a high school economics teacher, I teach my students that appropriate fiscal policy during a recession is to lower taxes. This puts more money in the hands of the consumer and stimulates consumer spending.

The state is doing the exact opposite.

Not only has the state cut my pay as a teacher, it now costs me more to register my car, take my kids to the beach, buy them school supplies and earn a living.

There's no way the governor and the Legislature would pass the economic stabilization policies test in my class, yet these are the same people who want to tell me how to teach.

Rose Molina

Huntington Beach

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