[Vision2020] Why Do Politicians Always Want To "Fix" That Which Is Working?

Dale Courtney dmcourtn@moscow.com
Sat, 18 Jan 2003 03:24:21 -0800

John Harrell wrote: 
> But when something is working, why do the politicians insist 
> on fixing it?

Cynically? Because it brings in revenue to the state's coffers. 

Figures 5.1 and 5.2
demonstrate that there is *no difference* in performance of homeschooers
between states that are highly regulated (like Washington), moderately
regulated (like Oregon), and unregulated (like Idaho). 

However, it does raise the taxes that Washington has to pay, keeping track
of homeschoolers. 

Well, at least they feel better about themselves for doing so. 

Dale Courtney
Moscow, Idaho