One only has to consider that people affiliated with the University of California gave $2 million in political donations in 2008, with 93% of that going to the Democrats, to understand that Democrats have a vested interest in making college more “affordable”. The more “affordable” it is, the more election swag they’ll get.
Huh?! I thought it was a good thing to see government taking an interest in education?
In my view, public education in America is a racket - and higher education the most corrupt part of it. We’re pouring huge sums of money into institutions which give a new definition to “getting richer by degrees”. Kids are burdened with absurd student loans, taxpayers are burdened with grants for un-needed education programs (can anyone think of one reason the US taxpayer should in any way, shape or form provide assistance to law schools?), tenured radicals pollute our political system, bloated education bureaucracies provide sinecures for liberals who then lobby for more funding, ad infinitum. Time to cut out the cancer - time, that is, for conservatism to take a hand at education reform.
This is one my problems with the ultra-conservatives: this idea of 'I know what's best for this nation, and you must be a elitist liberal if you say otherwise' nonsense. The verdict is in: after eight years of Reagan and Bush Jr., your ideas and policies have not been in the best interests for out country.