College students should not have to choose between paying for school or their electric bills. Politicians need to focus not on their re-elections but on their constituents. Corporations and the top one percent need to pay more in taxes. My husband and I are paying five percent more in taxes than the top one percent and we make only $30,000 a year.
That’s ridiculous. I’m tired of conservatives complaining that millennials voting for Bernie Sanders only want government handouts, while corporations receive subsidies, also known as government handouts, while the top earners pay only six percent of their income in taxes. My tax bracket pays nearly 11 percent of its income to the government.
Kentucky has one of the most expensive community-college systems in our country. The arts and education in this state have been dipping, and nothing good has come from it. I’m pregnant with my first child. I fear that my child’s future is compromised by living here because of a lack of public programs that benefit children. I’ve heard of parents being turned away from after-school care because of a lack of funding, and it’s going to get worse.