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Vouchers equals big government

Utah's voters have traditionally chosen to support conservative ideals that include smaller government and financial responsibility. Referendum 1 suggests that big government is the solution to educational problems in Utah. Supporters use terms such as "school choice" to emphasize their arguments. I believe Utah voters are wise enough to see the truth: Spending more money on private school subsidies is a move toward bigger government.

The term "school choice" is interesting. In this vote, the term "school payment" would be more accurate, since voucher proponents would like the taxpayers of Utah to shoulder additional burden for sending children to private schools.

John Truesdell

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