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Thursday, March 1, 2007

They'll be convoying to Arkansas

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2007 at 5:59 AM

What do you think about this Stephens Media report? Jack Critcher proposes the state spend $9 million to pay the cost of courses for people who want to work in trucking. It's sold as a job engine that will make Arkansas a haven for folks seeking decent-paying driving jobs and others in logistics, etc.

My reaction isn't so positive. It's a slippery slope, for one thing. You can name plenty of fields with jobs that pay $50,000. Should we pay education costs for all of them? Free teacher tuition comes to mind.

ALSO: We already subsidize this industry enormously with breaks on taxes and, most of all, the auto users subsidy of rebuilding the interstates they destroy.


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