|Cartoon by HalcyonSnow|
Of course, the rich do not want a complete end to public spending. They rely on a constant transfer of wealth from the lower classes up to them through subsidies, tax breaks and government purchases of their goods (e.g., missiles, handcuffs, tasers, etc.) The only way for them to really score off education is for continued government involvement (they want it to be mandatory and tax-funded so they have a constant revenue stream and consumer base). What they really want is an end to low interest government loans and grants to regular people (e.g, unemployment insurance, social security, medicaid) so they can profit from these services.