Thursday, August 29, 2013

When do think skulls understand?

The education proposal reflects the Obama modus operandi. First, identify an American industry that long ago made a Faustian bargain for federal support, such as hospitals and housing. Then describe the subsidy-dependent industry's inevitable bloat and inefficiency in images so stark no reasonable person could disagree. "Burdened with tens of thousands of dollars" in student debt, Mr. Obama said at Binghamton University in New York, "they have to put off buying a home, or starting a business, or starting a family." [Footnote: That was federal student debt.] Then after getting buy-in from the mortified industry, he imposes the solution—on his terms.

First government aids an industry (Retirement, health care, education, energy) then it is over subsidized then it fails and must be rescued by those who messed it up.

Time and time again.


terry said...

Has not happened to the OIL INDUSTRY Jim? In thwe words of my mentor Rich Poppycock my friend!

Baxter said...

Shall we return to the days of no federal support, where only the affluent can afford to attend college? What would Dr Ganem do to reform the system?

Baxter said...

So, long on complaints and short on solutions?