"It's not politics, its math," is an insincere piece of hate, which belittles those who are poor or need government assistance. Ryan Chapman wrote this editorial for his weekly column in the Collegian on Feb. 9. He argues against a bumper sticker that reads, "I am not rich enough to receive a tax break."
Chapman has several logical fallacies in his argument, including, "I argue that those displaying it are just not smart enough to receive a tax cut." He implies that everyone who has the bumper sticker in question is too stupid to receive a tax cut. Why write or print such animosity toward others? He goes on further to take cheap shots at those who use government assistance, calling them "mooches" of the government.
These comments should enrage its readers; I was on free lunch when I was young, does that make my parents stupid or me a "mooch"? Obviously, many of the Collegian readers are students who receive money in forms of grants and other government assistance. Are they mooches?
I cannot believe this hateful writing is allowed in the Collegian and I am overall disappointed with the staff for printing this argument. Chapman is a college student who is arguing about taxes, which I am sure he has little to no experience in. So, Mr. Chapman, when you receive that bumper sticker you created that states, "I'm not poor enough to mooch off of the government's generosity," make sure daddy says it's OK before you stick it on your new Lexus.
Speech communication major