I almost reconsidered the title of yesterday's blog but then today the University of New Mexico regents made it a little harder for a kid in New Mexico to attend college, by voting to increase tuition and raising some fees.
When adjusted for inflation it costs twice as much to attend college as it did at the advent of the Reagan era, which we are still in. Democrats have bought into it too, mainly under banners like centrism and bipartisanship.
The primary reason colleges and universities are sticking it to students is that the tax burden on the wealthy and corporations has been all but eliminated, and working people are expected to pay for everything in this country. Out of lower wages. This is why state and local governments are always in "crises," too.
They always say they lower taxes on the rich so they'll create jobs. They don't. The money goes into their pockets. Wealth and income inequality is at record levels. For minorities it's even worse. Get your head out of your rear end, Quigley.