It's not retarded. I don't have kids. Why should I have to pay more taxes to send someone else's kids to school. Not my problem. Fact is in this day and age we have A LOT more people on the government dole paying little to no taxes. And those paying the majority of taxes consume the least amount of government services. Of course in the good ol US of A Obama wants to exasperate that by cutting the payroll tax. The tax that's supposed to fund social security and Medicare. Now that's retarded.
Yeah, educating the future of the country isn't the responsibility of the entire populace who will eventually come to rely on these kids as potential doctors, police officers, firefighters, lawyers, dentists, teachers, civil servants, etc.