Whose Hand in Whose Pocket?!
Posted by Jay Schalin at 11:58 AM
There was a small protest by a dozen or so students from N.C. Central outside the Legislative Building this morning. They were protesting a plan by the Republicans in U.S. House of Representatives to cut the federal Pell Grant program by 15 percent.
One student was holding a sign that said "Get your hand out my pocket!" Ignoring the cringe-worthy grammatical error (not a strong selling point for a college student asking for more money for further education), I believe this student should be able to sue the education system for crippling his natural sense of logic, fairness, and knowledge of how things work. After all, his hand (through the federal government) is in taxpayers' pockets to pay for his education, not the other way around. And not a single one of his fellow protesters (I think there was a professor in there somewhere) seemed to have a clue, either.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse
from the public treasury."
Alexis de Tocqueville
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