Posmo pointed out this quote from Jim Goodnight, the CEO of SAS. At first I glossed over it, but now I find myself completely stunned.
“I would prefer that we reduce some of the programs that are providing funds for people not working,” he says. “There’s an awful lot of that going on. I would rather spend money educating people rather than continuously feeding them.”
So there you have it. A multi-billionaire who would rather not "continuously feed" people who are hungry ... and who sees schools as nothing more than farms for his workers. Good luck educating all those dead people, Mr. Goodnight. You're really going to need it.
PS In my career, I've been high-volume user of statistical software. But if I were buying today, I'd stay as far away from the King of Cary as I possibly could. With open source software on the rise, and other commercial competitors already in place, there are plenty of great options to choose from. One need not do business with a predatory Republican.