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Would our national debt disappear over night if we cut all public education?

What if we cut all public education spending, returning the money to the tax payers (hence giving every Americans thousands of dollars in pay raises over night), and then sell every high school, middle school, and elementary school campus to the public sector? Wouldn't the private sector, with competition, make education better than the failing mass worker training camp system we have now while eliminating our national debt?
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    The private sector could handle education a thousand times better than the government. Teachers would be employees at big fancy private schools where snobby rich kids would go; and after work they would clean out a room in their house and start their own teaching company where poor kids would be enrolling. Education would be cheaper than dirt, there would be infinite variety, and students would not end up being brainwashed by the public system--and the economy would boom as well because there would be less taxes.

    So what happens to a kid with meth-head parents who can't even afford food? Well, charity would increase if taxes were to decrease. People are more inclined to give if they are not being robbed by the tax man.

    I cannot stress enough that individualism is the way to go. The government does nothing efficiently.
    Donnie Doom · 2 2
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  • They just pretend to have staggering national debt to keep people and technology down.
    lazlo_dei · 2 19
  • NO... BUT IT WOULD REDUCE DRASTICALLY IF WE CUT OUT ALL WELFARE AND MADE PEOPLE WORK FOR SOMETHING INSTEAD OF SITTING HOME... IT WOULD ALSO REDUCE DRASTICALLY IF WE CUT OUT ALL AID TO ILLEGALS...
    retired old sarge · 16 5
  • I think our military spending is the hefty part of it.

    Compromising that might not be so wise since we've made so many enemies lately, though.

    Appeasement seems to be a low priority lately.

    Lets provoke the monsters and the hornet's nest we're not even in proxy of, right?

    So bizarre.
    perfectlybaked · 18 8
  • Nope, Most of our national debt comes from conservative wars and tax cuts for billionaires. Get rid of that and the debt would go down just like in the 1990's.
    ocularnervosa · 16 6

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