When liberals face reality

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    University of California students protest 32 percent tuition increase - CNN.com

    "Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Angry students at the Davis, California, branch of the University of California refused to vacate the school's administration building Thursday evening in a show of defiance and protest over a 32-percent undergraduate tuition hike instituted by the California Board of Regents earlier in the day."

    The discussion probably went something like this. Everyone in California deserves a quality education and an affordable price. This program is deficit neutral. We'll just tax the rich. Skip to present day...

    "About 100 University of California police officers tried to keep student protests under control on the UCLA campus today. Officers wore riot gear and used barricades and pepper ball rifles during demonstrations against the student fee increases the UC Regents approved."

    Cops in riot gear keep an eye on protesters at UCLA | 89.3 KPCC

    Has EVERYONE learned anything?
     
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    So maybe allowing half of Mexico in for free was not such a great fucking idea afterall?

    How's that cheap lettuce working out for us?
     
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    ------Libruls------

    ------Reality-------

    Parallel tracks that never meet
     
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    Affordable education is the next hurdle we need to attack Outside of helathcare, nothing has gone up in cost as much as a college education. While healthcare can point to expensive new medical procedures, there is nothing radically different in our education system to justify the outlandish costs.

    Why does a single class cost $3000 ?
     
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    Who's gonna pay for it? Your children? Your children's children? Your children's children's children?

    Do you have any concept of the following words:

    Debt
    Bankrupt

    Any grasp of the concept that this 'healthcare' bill is actually bullshit? It won't achieve what Obama set out to achieve with it. Do you understand that?

    Seriously, I can understand why you want what you want but.... This is not going to achieve it and in 10 years time you will deny that you ever supported it.
     
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    You three do realize California is bankrupt because of those great ballot measures like Prop 13, that Raygun Ronnie pimped, right?
     
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    Oh, of course, the budgets and spending habits of California's government in the last TWENTY FIVE plus years have NOTHING to do with it. Then there is UCLA itself. They had no say in how they used the money sent to them year after year.
     
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    Fucking retards STILL Don't realize that you can't have 15 million Illegal Aliens running around here without it costing us big time.

    It's like have 3 additional states!
     
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    California's government, by and large, doesn't get a say it how the money is spend. Most of the budget is allocated to specific purposes by ballot measures, and they can't increase revenue because they're not allowed to tax property at actual value.
     
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    Specific purposes, like college education? This is classic liberal denial. Stop one minute and think about a 32% increase. That reeks of a long standing funding issue. Sure income taxes and sales tax have taken a big hit in the last year, but do you wait until you need a 32% increase in tuition? Where are the cost cutting measures from the university's side twelve months ago? They just thought the economy was going to better really fast with Obama and the stimulus money would flow like water into their coffers.
     

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