Teachers of Mississippi, you've been told by every politician you meet how important education is to them, and how much they appreciate the work you do.
When given the opportunity to show their appreciation, however, some of them refuse to put our money where their mouth is. Yesterday, a Democratic amendment to Speaker Philip Gunn's sham "teacher pay raise" bill that would have given teachers an across-the-board $5,000 pay raise was voted down.
And rather lustily, I might add.
Thanks to MPB, we have the actual audio of the vote on the $5,000 across-the-board pay raise. I'll post it below, but before you click on it, know that the same folks proudly screaming "NO!" about your pay raise are the same ones bending over backwards to hand our tax dollars out to out-of-state corporations like party favors and using the public treasury to finance their friends' shopping malls. So bear that in mind when you're in the voting booth next fall.
Without further ado, the audio. Listen to how proud they are to vote down a meaningful pay raise: