Friday, April 14, 2017

The Authentic Plutocrat Gibberish Of Mr. David Brooks

Sure President Stupid might be Tweeting and golfing and generally dick-tripping his way into World War Three, but according to Mr. David Brooks of The New York Times. this week's real crime against the sensibilities of our plutocrat overlords is that Andrew Cuomo wants to make it a little easier for the unwashed masses to pay for college.

The unwashed masses at whom Mr. David Brooks has launching hilariously clueless, moralizing broadsides and from whom Mr. David Brooks has been hiding out for the last 30 years.
The Cuomo College Fiasco

Donald Trump sets the bar very high, but the award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
All of it is just So.  Fucking.  Awful.  that today I can't even.

Fortunately Yastreblyansky does have it in him to go there today:
I don't know where he plagiarized the progressive argument against the Cuomo program from—it's pretty solid, though maybe somewhat unfair (as Mayor de Blasio is saying, it's just a start). But it's funny how he lurches from there into the conservative argument he's been using since Bernie Sanders first brought up the tuition-free idea to the national stage: Cuomo's plan isn't progressive enough, so you'd better not have free college at all!


dinthebeast said...

Can't have poor people going to college or they might not still be stupid enough to vote for Republicans.

-Doug in Oakland

bluicebank said...

I have to wonder how much David Brook's father paid for his B.A. at the University of Chicago by the time he matriculated with a B.A. in 1983.*

That was the same year I graduated from Cal State University, and it topped out at 5-thou a year. It was the book prices that killed ya. But since Brooks majored in history, he probably skated on the expensive science and art book prices.

* (Yes, I researched, and undergraduate tuition at UofC in 1978, when Brooks would have been a frosh, was $3,270. link: )

I'm just guessing that Brooks doesn't know that university tuition has gone through the roof since back in the day, and thinks a few thousand a year ain't no thing. Which it ain't. But it ain't that no more.

I've said it here more than one time: If Brooks were a writer on that weekly newspaper I gunned into in the 1980s. I would have had him fired in a flat second for being an idiot.