Dave_A said: Where do you get the insane idea that education funding is always supposed to increase?
Spending more money on ed doesn't actually translate to better results. Very often the places that spend the most have some of the worst results.
Supply-side economics is working great for Wisconsin - funny you didn't mention that...
Also, people who have less income SHOULD see a greater portion of it going to necessities (taxes, housing, etc) than people who have more - unless you want to abolish sales & property taxes, and rely 100% on a flat-rate income tax, that is what is going to happen.