The College Conversation: Particularl...

The College Conversation: Particularly tough times for admissions

There are 2 comments on the Huntington Beach Independent story from Mar 27, 2011, titled The College Conversation: Particularly tough times for admissions. In it, Huntington Beach Independent reports that:

The effect of the state's fiscal crisis in higher education tore through cyberspace this week, landing painfully into the e-mail inboxes of many hopeful high school seniors.

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#1 Mar 27, 2011
I do not know how the writer of this article can presume (the State's public university system) can accommodate "only those students the state budget can pay for."

The fact of the matter is that the State is not paying anything. The State pays nothing, any more than does the Federal Government does when the politicians launder hard earned taxpayer money in the form of "federal grants". In every case, it is the hard working overburdened taxpayer who does the paying.

In olden times, it might have been appropriate for California to maintain its outrageously expensive university system. After all, California was practically "a first world nation",(so to speak), that was run and managed by a prudent, responsible, comparatively honest political class who zealously guarded the public treasury.

Today that is no longer the case. In large part as the result of failed social and economic programs - many of them cooked up by academia itself.

Today, children of hard working overtaxed California worker ("middle") class moms and dads go to bed hungry, while the operators of the university system enjoy their lavish lifestyle, complements of the exploited taxpayer. Setting aside the morality of this contrast, can today's California taxpayer afford to continue funding this monument to better times - even if they wanted to?

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United States

#2 Mar 27, 2011
Mexican anchor babies costs money for the state. Illegals cost California over a billion a year in social services and puts massive strain on our infrastructure. We can't afford to keep it up. It's really that simple, except for simple minds. If libs insist of carting in more and more illegals, let's just start shitting down schools, raising the price of water consumption, allow potholes to multiply, and waits in the emergency rooms to average 24 hours. When libs start feeling inconvenienced, they might go along with reasonable actions. Until then, let Rome burn.

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