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Tired of the moaning

Posted: April 19, 2010 3:04 p.m.
Updated: April 20, 2010 4:55 a.m.
I'm tired of these crybabies moaning because their kids can't have a graduation ceremony from eighth grade.

What are they celebrating? What did their children accomplish? It is expected you will complete eighth grade, and ninth and tenth.

When you graduate from high school, I think a celebration is in order - you have achieved something. Besides, it is traditional. But celebrating making it though eighth grade? Give me a break.

In my day, we didn't have a graduation ceremony until high school and guess what: We all turned out just fine. Not even a little traumatized.

And if they do hold graduation ceremonies, I've read an estimated cost of $40,000 for schools in our town. For what? Walking across the stage while the principal shakes their hands?

I've never had children, so maybe it is hard for me to empathize. But I am a tax payer and I can think of many better uses for tax funds.

Of course, this is symptomatic of our society in general.

Everyone wants a tax cut, but nobody wants their special interests to be affected. Whether we are talking about health care, seniors, government employees, colleges - whatever, everyone recognizes that in an economy that is supposedly almost as bad as the Great Depression (no way), we have to make cuts - only not for them.


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