Stupidity has consequences.
Already strangling in a webwork of high taxes, the people of my home state of New Jersey committed the ultimate folly of electing a Democrat as governor–Phil “Mr. Sanctuary” Murphy. They actually told man-on-the-street radio and TV interviewers that they hoped their new Democrat governor would lower their taxes.
That’d be hilarious if it weren’t so pathetic.
Murphy’s signature projects are the legalization of recreational marijuana and the transformation of our state into a mecca for illegal aliens. But he’s also floating a scheme, announced yesterday, to provide “free” tuition at our community colleges for, like, everybody (http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/04/murphy_free_community_college.html)!
First it’s gonna be just 15,000, er, “poor” people getting free tuition, at a cost of $50 million. Anyone who believes that’s all it will cost is crazy. Then they’ve gotta get some legislation passed–we can pray they find a roadblock there–and then the final tab will be $200 million for “free community college to all.”
Let’s see… It’ll be free, so thousands of people will be going because they have nothing else to do, who otherwise wouldn’t be going… and they’ll need more professors and teaching assistants, more cafeteria staff, more security officers and maintenance crew, more gender consultants, diversity counselors, and microaggression response teams, more boxcar-loads full of Play-Doh and coloring books… $200 million my ***. The cost will be in billions by the time they’re done.
But as Squanderer Phil says, “Education ought to be a right, not a privilege.” Oh, yeah–every warm body in New Jersey has a right to a degree in Social Justice Studies. I’m sure it must say so, somewhere in the Constitution.
I don’t think our people are going to get those tax cuts they were hoping for. Do you?