The students taking over buildings at U.C. Berkeley are protesting large pending tuition increases. The ultra-liberal campus has a sense of entitlement out of whack with the reality of California; liberal economic policies have ruined California’s economy, so these students will have to get used to paying a few thousand dollars more a year.
But if these students really were smart, they would be protesting the health care bills which are on the verge of passing in Washington.
In addition to all the other problems, those bills force younger people (20 and 30-somethings) to subsidize everyone else. Only by forcing young people into mandated insurance at rates higher than they otherwise would pay can coverage be expanded to older people (40 and 50-somethings) who can’t or won’t pay for their own health insurance.
So keep protesting tuition increases, geniuses, while Obama and the Democrats in Congress sell your future.