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Andi Elliott: Do I Understand Allred Correctly???

October 3rd, 2010 by Halli

By Andi Elliott

Do I understand gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred’s ads correctly when he lambastes Governor Otter for balancing our budget as required by law? Doesn’t he know the education budget was cut as an absolute last resort? Did Allred not “do his homework” and know there is an inverse relationship between educational achievement and increased spending? Why doesn’t he speak with Superintendent of Public Instruction Luna who cut his staff by 20%? Does he not know that about 60% of our state revenue goes to education? How much money does he think is appropriate? Does Allred not know that other states send teachers to study some of Idaho’s innovative educational programs?

Allred is against raising taxes, so are we to assume that he simply wants to spend without accountability? Does he not know that unlike Obama, who can print money with reckless abandon, it’s against the law for states to do so?

Does Allred forget that he has a legislative body to work with and that they pass the laws in Idaho? Does Allred realize that he won’t be able to strong arm, threaten, and intimidate Idaho representatives as our Democratic president is noted for doing? Did Allred really say that he is running on the Democratic ticket because they asked him too?

Why does Allred say he’s from Twin Falls when he’s from California? I hope while serving as a Harvard professor that he was not as confusing in his lectures. Does Allred not know that Idahoans are smarter than this?

Andi Elliott
Idaho Falls Tea Party
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