Thinking Right’s weekend free-for-all. Pick a topic:
● There’s a disconnect between the education-funding “crisis” and reality. Government jobs in Georgia grew by 7,000 last year, most of them military and federal bureaucracies. And while city and county governments did shrink by 3,300, school systems added 100 teachers. The AJC’s Dan Chapman reports that government jobs now account for 17.4 percent of nonfarm employment in Georgia, up from 15.5 percent as recently as four years ago. It’s nearly impossible to get an honest reading on anything related to public education funding, the result of decades of exaggeration.
● You rarely see ObamaCare or the ground zero mosque described as “controversial,” but Georgia’s voter ID verification system routinely is. The most polarizing issues in the country aren’t labeled as controversial, while a common-sense effort like voter ID is. Go figure. Point of view, I suppose.
● Barack Obama has been a dud as a post-partisan president, but