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Voting for Liberals

red-dot-in-a-blue-state Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 10:17 AM
Yes, promoting kids w/o the basics is wrong, period. If we make it felony fraud to do that, then some problems will be resolved. No need to send fraudulent teachers to prison - a hefty fine & permanent loss of teaching career is enough. So many young people would be so much better off if we didn't stigmatize leaving school for work. Imagine the increased self-esteem & positive community contribution of a 22 y/o man with 8 years of savings & work experience under his belt! Why should we force him to attend a school that he hates?

If you are one of the folks who voted for Barack Obama in the last election, what did you vote for? More generally, if you voted for any liberal politician, what did you vote for?

Here are three things for starters: (1) no reform of the public schools, (2) no reform of the welfare system, and (3) no reform of labor market institutions that erect barriers between new entrants and good jobs.

How can I be so certain? Because the teachers unions, the welfare bureaucracy and all the other unions form the base of the Democratic Party. At least they are...