July 13, 2007

Thank you

Interested readers might have already inquired, "Whence the subtitle to this blog 'Live from Montreal'?" After such a pithy opening gambit, I must now admit that I was attempting to fool no one in that first sentence with the plural 'readers'--Zac knows where the subtitle comes from. (Hi Zac!)

In any case, this is a rave about taxes you pay. Uncle Sam--and by that metonymic device I mean, of course, all you taxpayers--has done me well over the past four years in the form of student loans. And so, I feel incredibly indebted to you all this evening. Last time I checked (c. 2003), roughly 50% of students' tuition at the University of Minnesota was subsidized by state taxpayers. There's a lot of students in attendance, and so that's a lot of money we're talking about. Of course, there are many residents of the state as well. Agreed, but each pays taxes each year that helps me (and thousands like me) attend university. I'm stuffing lots into my brain right now; I'm 'working out' pretty heavily that I might in some way repay in the form of educating students.

- MjE

Posted by ethe0008 at July 13, 2007 10:23 PM