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Nap Time!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Revenue sharing if you've got revenue

So that revenue sharing bill is up next week. As before, the revenue sharing bill and the expense sharing bill are separate for reasons unclear. Everything I've already said is still true, in that this is a transfer of funds away from the elected portion of the ASUC to the Graduate Assembly. The same sarcasm is present in the bill:
WHEREAS, an agreement to share commercial activities revenue would make it worthwhile for the GA to promote graduate student patronage of the Lower Sproul businesses.
The GA cannot promote graduate student patronage of anything. I don't know any other way to say this besides the fact that few graduate students give a crap what the GA has to say.
WHEREAS, it would bring about fiscal equity and financial responsibility for commercial activities revenue to be shared as equally and as fairly as student fees currently are;
Yes, still funny. And clearly the goal here is not fiscal equity and financial responsibility, because fees are shared by proportion of students, while under this agreement, revenue will be shared only when the GA has money to gain.
WHEREAS, the proposed sharing agreement seeks to enlarge revenue rather than divide up an already small residual, given the $274,000 minimum sharing threshold;
Another way to read that is "the proposed sharing agreement seeks to only share revenues and obligations when there's money to be had. When no money is available, the GA doesn't care about sharing obligations."

I'll be interested to see which Senator wins the "dumb comment in favor of approving a one-sided agreement to benefit the GA in the name of 'fairness'" award next week.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 4/14/2009 08:58:00 PM #
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