Dems Against the Machine
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  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    “Unlike their Republican counterparts, however, they want more government — and that means government has to become more efficient or it will sink under its own weight.”

    The Government Monopoly cannot be made more efficient as the Democrats desire. Like all Monopolies it suffers from the lack of the “feedback of competition” that forces continuous improvements in Quality, Service, and Price necessary in a Capitalist private sector for simple survival. The best way to improve education is to privatize it, forcing schools to improve for simple survival in the face of competing schools. Education vouchers, combined with right to work laws that break up the Teachers Labor Gangs would restore the “Feedback of Competition” that forces continuous improvements in Quality, Service, and Price, into our decaying schools.

  • Corlyss

    “But now, Villaraigosa, a rising star in the national Democratic party, has a different view. He calls the teachers union “the one, unwavering roadblock” to improving public education in L.A.”

    Yeah? Well, I’ve watched Dems talk a good responsible game about fiscal discipline for 40 years without doing a thing except lade more entitlement goodies for their pals on the creaking welfare state juggernaught. I stand for the principle that all Dems do is lie, and for decades that’s been enough to get them into permanent legislative jobs. It’s long past time for them to put up or shut up.

  • peter38a

    Here’s what needs to be looked at and published: How much of the money spent on schools actually arrives in the classroom? Where and for what is the rest spent? I predict that such an accounting would shock every person in the US.

  • Glen

    Via Meadia’s distance from California clearly leaves it unqualified to accurately comment on the state’s politics. One simply cannot take the occasional muttering of heresies by California Democrats to be anything other than electioneering tactics, especially when their actions so consistently belie their words.

    Each and every one of them – including Villaraigosa and Brown – are wholly-owned by the public sector unions and the green lobbies. They are fully committed to the continued expansion of the Blue Social Model, which is also what the majority of California’s residents want.

    Things simply haven’t yet gotten bad enough to force anyone to consider anything else.

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