Monday, April 23, 2012
A Question of Priorities
How can we afford an 11 year war in Afghanistan - but not afford to Public Universities? How can we afford to roll back taxes so that they are the lowest in over 40 years, but raise tuition at a public Universities to over $21,000 per year - before books, room and board? How can we afford to send more on our defense departments than the next 10 countries added together, but rank #37th in national education spending.
When did we stop investing in our future?
Isn't giving our youth an opportunity a National Priority? Isn't it at least as important as keeping 25,000 men in uniform in South Korea and 140,000 in Afghanistan? Unless we are training our youth to be mercenaries?