After the nation was captivated by Navy Seal’s amazing raid on Bin Laden’s compound, it seems as though all the other departments of the federal government are trying to add a little machine-gun toting pizzazz to their daily routine. This is unequivocally not a bright idea.
Yesterday in Stockton, CA (I know, gross right? Stockton) a SWAT team burst into the house of Kenneth Wright and detained him for 6 hours. Was he a drug dealer? Human smuggler? Some sort of organ thief? Actually, none of the above. You see, the SWAT team was actually looking for Wright’s wife because she had “defaulted (on her) student loans”. And the SWAT team? Sent by the Department of Education.
Why does the Department of Education need a SWAT team? Do they own it or are the borrowing it? The whole thing seems more appropriate for an Orwellian Department of Re-education. Come on guys- I can’t imagine that there’s enough cheating in the Presidential Fitness Test to require an elite squad of commandos. And even if they did need a SWAT team, why would they use it to stop people from defaulting on their student loans? If we sent a SWAT team everytime some defaulted on the money they owed the states of Florida, Michigan, Arizona and Nevada would all be in jail right now…