April 23, 2004

College Students Beware

Not content with the long list of ways college students are already being stiffed, a Republican congressman plays fast and loose with the facts in an attempt to increase student loan debt.

It isn't that the behavior is particularly astonishing. My school's budget plan just came out this week, announcing a few layoffs and increases in student fees to cover expenses. State Republicans are insisting that there were no cuts at all, apparently forgetting about the trivial effects of increasing demand for services and rising inflation.

What is astonishing is that no one has accused the hyperbolous congressman in question of playing the class warfare card. If the argument he used had been made by a Democrat, that Democrat would have been slammed in no uncertain terms for soaking the hardworking wealthy.

'Hardworking' link courtesy of Ampersand.

Posted by natasha at April 23, 2004 10:03 PM | Education | Technorati links |