Oregon’s state scholarship program is not necessarily a bad thing. They hand out a lot of money and make it possible for a lot of kids to go to college. That’s not always a bad thing although I’d prefer to see it done privately.
But, this is a great example of why not to trust government to run almost anything. They were given a budget of $57 million to hand out in scholarships to young men and women. The scholarship commission shot $19 million past their budget.
Now that’s not only a joke on government running things, it’s also a joke on the kids. An awful lot of young men and women are being told right now that they were promised a scholarship and but now there is no money. That’s no joke at all.
Now, can you imagine this bunch running health care?