Thursday, February 22, 2007
Mike Davis, if you're reading this, your life is in danger unless you sit down.
One of the arguments about removing graduate student-used locations is that, after the Memorandum of Understanding, graduate student polls shouldn't be closed to save money because the GA agreed to pay more money to elections: 12%.
Holy. Fucking. Shit.
First of all, the GA agreed to pay a certain portion of election costs. It did not provide more money for the election.
But more importantly, 12% is not an increase. Or it is, in the sense that despite the fact that the old MOU required that they pay around 30%, they refused to pay up! Now they agreed "hey we'll pay a smaller amount," and they're calling that an "increase" because they're no longer breaking their agreement.
Ridiculous. I suggest that the Election Council deny graduate students the right to vote, and then next year, let them each get half a vote and say "Hey, since we're giving you an increase in voting rights, you should make a concession to us."
There's a reason for my intense distrust for the GA. I hope this helps illustrate it.
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