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Spinning support for education …

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My freshman representative in Congress, a Republican named John R. “Randy” Kuhl, has learned quickly the divine arts of legislative and linguistic sleight of hand.

My mailbox today contained a four-page, full-color brochure (“prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense”) titled “Strengthening Education for Our Children.” The cover photo — a tow-headed, blue-eyed young boy apparently holding a microscope — has this legend overprinted: “With the right tools, his dreams don’t seem too far away.”

Keep dreamin’, kid, because last month Rep. Kuhl voted for, repeat, for, H. 4241, the House budget reconciliation bill that, among other things, would slash nearly $13 billion from student loan programs. (See how your representative voted here.) Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

December 21, 2005 at 3:48 pm

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