Call to make teachers exempt from paying tax!

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  1. blazer

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    No. And we shouldn't be exempt.
     
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    Absolutely not. And as someone who makes low six-figures I pay a lot in taxes, but I use the roads, bridges, hospitals, and a myriad of other government services just like everyone else.

    I think it would be ridiculous for tax-payer dollars to go to teacher salaries and then for those dollars to not be taxed at all. It’s unfair and ridiculous for this billionaire to even suggest such a thing.
     
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    It would make the general public, many of whom already think teachers are overpaid and underworked, despise us even more.
     
  6. futuremathsprof

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    Exactly this.
     
  7. Aces

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    Aside from the practical uses of taxes — police, fire, roads, etc — there's people out there who already think we're "over paid babysitters" — was genuinely told this yesterday at my new school by a parent. Making us tax exempt would only make it worse and widen the divide between parents and teachers. Which in turn would hurt our students.
     
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    No. Let's just all get paid more so we can whine about being in the highest taxed bracket.
     
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    THIS! LOL! I just got a pay raise in 2016 and had to PAY taxes the past two years instead of getting a refund. Better believe I whined and complained (but in jest, because I am grateful for that pay raise, and I don't really mind paying taxes).
     
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    That’s awesome! Good for you!

    How much of a pay raise did you get? :)
     
  11. Geologygirl

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    No we need to pay taxes. If we dont we would probably be penalized in some other way. Example: In California teachers do not pay into social security or state disability. So if I were ever hurt and could not work or retired I am not eligible to receive either. I have to pay into private disability insurance. If they ever get rid of teacher pensions and they might. I would be screwed if I ever wanted to retire. I just hope that I would be able to recoup the amount I pay into the pension system each year.
     
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    How did that go over?
     
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    I looked her dead in the eye and told her "I'm glad you feel that way. I'll take him off our various activities he participates in — we don't get paid for that. No free babysitting. "
     

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