Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Richardson Tax Delusion Continues

The delusion is not Bill Richardson cut taxes while governor of New Mexico. The delusion is failing to recognize that he and his helpers raised bunches and bunches of other taxes. Today's Albuquerque Journal headline is, "UNM Fees Up 110 Percent Since '03." Student fees aren't tuition, the article reminds us. Fees go to athletics (ah, smell that football success..), the student union, groups and what the article called "other nonacademic expenses." Fees go to a government institution. By my perhaps expansive definition, taxes are any money going to the government.
Oh, and tuition has "only" increased 74% the past seven years.

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