I light of all of that, the indignant sense of entitlement personified by the protesting UC Irvine student interviewed at the end of this piece is all the more remarkable. "They want us to bail out the UC system, and that's not our job. Our job is to get educated." So it's, what, my job?
And as an aside, what percentage of these angry, rioting students do you think applauded righteously at the Obama administration's decision to let the Bush tax cuts sunset in 2010, or at the proposed tax increases contained in the various health care reform bills currently being debated on Capitol Hill? (Somehow, the government taking more of your money without your consent seems a little less noble when they're suddenly thrusting their hands in your pockets.)
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