Ralph Martire, the mouthpiece for Tax Increases in Illinois, is everywhere! He is like the endless 'Chance of Snow -100%' warnings for Illinois.
If it is snowing and it is - now, yesterday, and tomorrow - it is up to Illinois residents to grunt and strain and heft and heave the burden. If it is Tax Increases, and it is -now, yesterday, and tomorrow - its the work of the Snow King, Ralph Martire who has pie-charted and schmoozed the media since he took his sheepskin. It is, however, for the Illinois resident to grunt and strain and heft and heave the burden of taxes.
The Civic Federation has linked arms with the Snow King and calls for more Illinois Taxes.
Ralph Martire snows on Illinois about entitlements, infrastructure and education.
Here is Ralph Martire pie-charting and parsing about Illinois Education as reported by the tough and fair minded Jeff Berkowitz:
Ralph Martire, a liberal and Executive Director of the Center for Budget and Tax Accountability, contends the evidence shows vouchers don't work. He cites, for example, to a federal government funded research study that Martire contends supports his view. However, Martire's favorite study to cite on education simply compares private and public schools, it doesn't study the impact of school vouchers.Click my post title for more Snow melted by Jeff Berkowitz. Nice, Jeff!
Peer reviewed credible studies on school vouchers
Moreover, Tillman says that Martire is wrong and that there are many studies that demonstrate that vouchers work well. Tillman argues that based on all the peer reviewed credible studies on vouchers, they work extremely well. In short, Tillman believes that choice improves outcomes. That's true with charter schools and school vouchers.
When consumers have choices, they can benefit from competition, resulting in more efficiency and innovation. Producers, in this case schools, offer improved quality and services, and at lower prices. In response to Martire's argument that school vouchers don't work, Tillman said if that is the case, people wouldn't use the vouchers, that is, they would simply stay in the public schools, so "what do we have to lose by trying school vouchers? What, indeed?
The Chicago Media Ten Cent Head Club never connect Ralph to the endless snow jobs.
What indeed? More Snow of course! Ralph Martire is taxed with giving 'scientific' cover for Tax-A- Holic Progressive boondogglers.
Here is Ralph Martire - Googed by your humble helot hack/blogger - pie-charting and parsing for more heavy, wet miserable Tax Blizzards!
Daley orders more budget cuts
Medill Reports: Chicago - Jessica Q. Chen, Aaron Stern - Feb 11, 2010
"It's hard to fathom given how lean things are … that this won't impact services," said Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget ... Lawmakers advocate unlikely bills
Peoria Journal Star - Brian Feldt, Doug Finke - Feb 20, 2010
“It's purely pandering,” said Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. “It's evading the issue. ... Despite budget woes, lawmakers push tax breaks
Rockford Register Star - Brian Feldt, Doug Finke - Feb 19, 2010
“It's purely pandering,” said Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. “It's evading the issue. ... School Vouchers-School Choice: The Obamas, hypocrisy and social justice
ChicagoNow (blog) - Feb 15, 2010
Ralph Martire, a liberal and Executive Director of the Center for Budget and Tax Accountability, contends the evidence shows vouchers don't work. ... How The State Budget Crisis Imperils Lower-Income Students
Progress Illinois (blog) - Feb 12, 2010
The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability's Ralph Martire tells us that those families in lower-income districts are likely to get hit with higher ... Unfunded mandates bill part of larger school funding push Posted By John Myers ...
Catalyst Chicago - Feb 19, 2010
... as many as a dozen, says Ralph Martire, executive director for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and a school finance expert. ... Memo From Turner: Could it Have Changed Scott Lee Cohen Outcome?
Chicago Daily Observer - Feb 7, 2010
No one in our state, except possibly Dawn Netsch, Paul Vallas or Ralph Martire understand economics and budgeting as well as Dan does. ...
Memo to our Media Dim-bulbs - Ralph Martire is the Illinois Tax Snow King! Shucks,Girls, let's give Ralph Martire his Props for all the Taxes Now and to Come!