Matthew Yglesias Offers Up Another Ignorance Bomb

Sunday, August 30, 2009
Posted in category Public School Prisons

I can’t think of a more unconvincing opportunist, on the entire Internet, than the unreadable, lifeless, progressive-socialist butt-kisser Matthew Yglesias. I’ve never witnessed any so-called writer who can manage to blab on so incessantly and attain so little outside of pleading for the “public good” while predictably invoking recycled left-wing buzzwords and been-there-done-that reformist tripe.

Following my post on the rampant fraud of the Detroit Public School system, a reader sent me this post by Matthew Yglesias. He advocates the idea that people who refuse to send their kids to public school dumps, and send them to a private school instead, contribute to the neglect of public schools because their “resources” (wealth) are drawn out of the public school system, thereby not allowing the freebie-seeking parasites to suck the blood of their productivity. That is, in spite of those people still paying taxes toward the public schools, in addtion to private school tuition. Here is his dilapidated post in full:

It’s true, of course, that someplace like the schools I was sent to aren’t for-profit businesses. But they’re certainly not charities. And as best one can tell, their main impact on the common weal is negative, drawing parents with resources and social capital out of the public school system and contributing to its neglect.

You’d have to believe that New York City’s public schools would be both better funded and free of this kind of nonsense if a larger portion of the city’s elite were sending their kids to them. Arguably private school tuition ought to actually be taxed, but at a minimum for your donations to a school to count as charitable they school ought to be made to demonstrate that it’s providing a service to people in need (as many Catholic schools are) and not just to the small number of families who can afford the tuition. Gossip Girl is fun, but not in need of large implicit tax subsidies.

Yglesias’s hero, Barack Hussein Obama, is paying $29,00 per year, per child, to put his children into the care of the proper royalty while neglecting the Washington D.C. public schools. But then again, maybe Yglesias is too ignorant to mention that not all people who send their kids to private schools – to avoid the nightmare of the public shitholes – are New York City elite socialites.

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2 Responses to Matthew Yglesias Offers Up Another Ignorance Bomb

  1. Bob Roddis says:

    August 30th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Everything one needs to know about Matt Yglesias is here regarding debate on the issue of Global Warming:
    Unable to carry the day in an actual scientific research process, they’re trying to transfer the battle to the court of public opinion or to the inappropriate venue of a adversarial trial.********************Not only a beautiful mind, but a beautiful body: ****

  2. Mark T says:

    August 30th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Typical statist “logic.” “Do as I say, not as I do.”

    How many elected officials try to shove their pablum of “support our local public schools” down out throats while sending their own children to private learning institutions. It’s similar to the “we need health care reform” while the Washington fat-cats have their own exemplary health care system paid for by the sheeple.

    I made a point in a comment in a local newspaper regarding the dearly departed savior of the needy – Ted Kennedy.

    Some of the posters who were promoting the idea that the name of Teddy Kennedy the lifeguard’s name should be associated with any health-care reform. I asked if they thought if he would’ve abandoned his own taxpayer financed health care program and taken the advice of a health care panel about treating his condition with pain meds instead of spending a gazillion bux of taxpayer money for treatment to prolong his life for a month or two.

    Seems that’s a sticking point for the congresscritters who are pushing their DMV style of health-care agenda. They like their program, and aren’t willing to sign up for whatever taxpayer financed abortion they propose for the unwashed hoi polloi.

    All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others…”

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