Two Things People Love Until It’s Time to Pay Them

Taxes and unions.

The Wyoming Education Association released a poll it commissioned that shows 78% of the state’s voters are willing to pay more in taxes for K-12 schools – 32% were willing to pay $200 or more per year.

The respondents weren’t asked what the current levels of spending are – information that tends to affect their answers, as polling by Education Next has repeatedly shown.

The annual Gallup poll shows approval of unions is up to 61% this year, the highest level since 2003.

Since 2003, the number of workers has grown by 14 million and the number of union members has fallen by 1.2 million.