Friday, November 20, 2009

The Shape of Things to Come

Mish posted this video of California college kids protesting a monster increase in fees.

California is facing another huge budget shortfall this year, something like $21B, since they have spent and taxed their way into financial ruin. Now all of the recipients of the goodies are starting to get squeezed and they're beginning to go wild.

This is just the beginning.

It's been so long since we've understood that you need to earn what you get that being confronted with it causes a violent reaction.


tim eisele said...

Pfft. Buncha whiners. Even with a 32% increase, that *still* only brings them up to rough *parity* with most other state university systems.

I remember being told, years ago, that California university system was really, really great because it was essentially free for State residents, and I thought at the time "Well, let's see how long that lasts." I guess it was about this long.

K T Cat said...

Tim, no question about it, the kids are pretty spoiled. The tantrums are just beginning.