The Tea Party was right. Long have they railed against government intrusion of our most basic liberties. They warned us all of the threat of legislative overreach infringing on fundamental rights of Americans. Little did we know how quickly we would morph into the USSR, where the KGB could stop people at any time and ask to see their papers. And those who fail to comply or don’t have the proper forms were thrown in jail. This isn’t some dystopian fantasy; this is Arizona.
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Who said it?
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Yesterday over at Future Majority, Kevin Bondelli responded to Jack Hough’s Bondelli’s take led with one of the more terrifying titles I’ve seen lately: “Has College Become a Bad Investment?” Yow. When you dig the hole so deep that you can even use that kind of question as a rhetorical device, you know you’re in some deep, deep kim-chee. Seriously. That one ranks right up there with “Is breathing really a good idea?” and “What are the lasting benefits of a howitzer shot to the balls?” New York Post column “Don’t Get That College Degree!”
Snark aside, Bondelli does a nice job of addressing Hough, who “argues that the increase in lifetime wages for graduates no longer makes up for the financial burden of university education and the ensuing student loan burden.” He also takes on one of the GOP’s most successful and devastating canards, explaining that
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