Published: Friday, Aug. 23 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
As opposed to the last 4 Republicans Presidents who did nothing but watch costs
out pace normal inflation by a factor of 9.When I started college at
the "U" under Jimmy Carter, minimum wage was $3.10 an hour, and a
full load 12-18 hours was $158Minimum wage is now $7.25 and the very
same full load is over $4,296YOU do the math, if you still can....
This is another draconian federal takeover of higher education. This is typical
Obama, the country and the world is falling apart, the economy is awful, foreign
policy needs his urgent attention, and the guy goes on a silly bus tour to tout
some new federal takeover of education. Just as he did with Obamacare, he
ignores all the pressing issues, and takes on a huge power grab for him. He has
three years to complete his ascension as American's dictator. Will no one
stop him? Stupidly, this country reelected the worst president in our history,
the most dishonest president, the most incompetent president...
Just one more example of the current administration's ongoing efforts to
entangle itself in people's private lives more than ever. Even on issues
that initially sound somewhat benevolent, such government intrusion is
ultimately just another step toward complete socialism. And where is
Obama going to get the extra funds to facilitate this expansion of additional
government involvement in education? Of course... just go further in debt.
That's become the official policy with most of his other government program
expansions. We're already over $17,000,000,000,000 in direct debt... not
counting the governments accrued obligations to social security, pensions and
government medical programs. If that's counted, the debt grows to over
$91,000,000,000,000. Most people can't even wrap their minds around the
actual size of those numbers. Our own internal lack of accountability is quickly
becoming one of our biggest threats. It's little wonder Obama has never
once presented and passed an annual federal budget, even though the Constitution
mandates it. As always, he picks and chooses which laws he wants to follow.From birth to grave, the government will soon be dictating all facets of
Better hope you kids live in a state close to one of Barack's blessed
schools otherwise they won't get a loan. They will be forced to leave the
state and go to a blessed school. Wow - this is a potential nightmare. If a poor
Utah County kid that wanted to attend UVU found out that UVU isn't on the
blessed list then there will be no student loans to get there and the poor kid
will now have to find a way to live in Southern California where there might be
some blessed colleges. I could see how colleges who are thought to be
conservative will be targeted and put on the Barack black list. Nah - that
couldn't happen could it???
@ LDS Liberal:Your age is starting to show. Hopefully, you do
realize it's Congress and not the president who decides what the federal
minimum wage is and when it's changed. And hopefully you also realize
that the tuition for state colleges and universities (the vast majority of
higher education) is decided by individual state legislatures, and not the
president of the United States. So presidents... Democrats or
Republicans... don't have anything to do with the numbers you presented. As
such, there is no reason to do the math... whether you can or can't. Even if the president did have the power over those costs (which he
doesn't), the answer to those issues is NOT more government intervention.
We already have too much of that, and it's quickly bankrupting our country.
I don't think you read the article tator. When an ONLINE
textbook now costs $250 each there is something wrong and whomever can fix it is
very welcome. Obviously republicans aren't going to fix it.
Why the high costs of colleges, sometimes with poor student results?1-- Liberals might have gone too far in suggesting college for students who
are not really motivated, creating the "parking place" group in some
community colleges.2-- For profit colleges (mostly owned by republicans)
have done a great snow job of sucking in students who do not complete the
courses nor get jobs, yet run up large student loans on which they may default.
The lack of good regulation of these "colleges" is due to good lobbying
of Congress, mainly by conservative interests.It is just about
appalling to read that "Obama is trying to take over yet another part of our
lives" when there would BE no problem if Congressmen were not purchased by
college owners.It seems VERY American to me to encourage students to
attend the schools that have the best records of preparing them for life.
Unfortunately, foxes can't be trusted to regulate hen houses, so the
Government has to check up on them.
Sure LDS Liberal.It's all the Republicans fault.You
can believe the words of Obama all you want.
He talks incessantly about spending but never talks about where the money is
going to come from. No wonder we are in a fiscal crisis. Can this man even
balance a check book?
Obama doesn't have any money to link federal money to anything! We are $17
trillion in debt and increasing by $1.5 billion everyday! Obama's solution
to everything is more spending, more borrowing, more debt! Maybe Obama should
take an economics class?
@MaxCharlotte, NCHe (GWB) started 2 wars spending $2 Trillion
but never talked about where the money is going to come from. No wonder we are
in a fiscal crisis. Can this man even balance a check book?6:21 a.m. Aug.
24, 2013=======BTW - I'd rather spend on education,
than use the military to pillage and plunder for cheaper oil.
LDS Liberal;All our wars combined doesn't equal two
trillion.With all the economic mess created by liberals, you still
place your trust in them? Look at California, Detroit , New York, and the rest
of the country.You're a funny guy.
Probably do the same thing that he did with healthcare: Let the poor have it for
free, the rich can pay for it, and screw over the middle class. Sounds like a
College costs? Better question is,--how do you keep students enrolled?Rhode Island loses 53% of their enrolled students after the first year. Many
other states are not much different.A third of our college graduates
are from other countries.Standardized tests won't cut it. Free
the teachers, and let them do what they were hired to do. Teach!
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