by Sam Hieb
N&R editorial writer Doug Clark tries his hand at satire. Again.
Here’s a sample:
The state’s political leaders hold a strategy session….
…“We also should keep raising college tuition to price out the poor. Cut more from the schools. Charge for driver’s ed. Poor kids won’t even be able to get a license in this state. Raise fees to visit the zoo or to camp and fish at our state parks. Poor people don’t pay my country club dues. Why should I pay for their recreation?”
“Brilliant! We’re not running a state for the benefit of poor people. The sooner they learn that, the sooner they can move to states that are willing to coddle them. They can take their Medicaid, free school lunches, social services and crime with them.”
“Let’s put them on boats, or at least buy them bus tickets!”