A group of Yale University graduate students are undertaking a hunger strike to bully the administration into granting them better union benefits. But a pamphlet posted on Twitter by a former Yale student says the hunger strike is "symbolic" and protesters can leave and get food when they can no longer go on.
It needs to be noted that these p*ssified millennials already earn a stipend $30,000 a year, receive free healthcare, and have their $40,000 tuition paid in full. That's an annual allowance - and I use that term loosely - of over $70,000 a year and that doesn't include the skyrocketing costs of health insurance.
Gone are the days when people had to work their way through college. Now the whinny little elitist snowflakes just go on strike until an enabling university administration gives them what they want.
Would it have been that I was the president of Yale, I would have responded to this blackmail by issuing a statement saying I would pursue the slashing - by half - of the monetary stipend and the elimination of the coverage of the first year of tuition.
I also would have immediately suspended their health insurance coverage, seeing as how under Obamacare they can stay on their parents' insurance plans until they are 26. Part of the remaining $15K they receive in "pay" could go to help their parents out wth that cost.
A hard lesson? Perhaps, but it would actually be a teachable moment and a valued lesson.