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Response to sdfernando (Reply #41)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 05:29 PM

42. You are absolutely right!

A funny thing is, we were headed that way. There's an old saying, "as goes California, so goes the nation." And back in the 60s, California had probably the finest system of higher education in the world. Supported by tax dollars, any resident of the state who qualified could attend and pay zero for tuition. This was when living costs were such that a student could support him/herself waiting tables, so really, anyone could go. And it worked. I have no doubt that California's prosperity of that era was fueled by this pool of highly-educated people, from all walks of life. IMHO.

Then Saint Ronnie of the Raygun became governor. Ronnie didn't want to pay for the education of "people who disagreed with him", so he cut the funding. And now we have what we have ("as goes California...).

Now, as you say, we can't afford butter 'cause we hafta buy all these guns.

It would be nice to have a national conversation on those terms again, wouldn't it?

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