This is exactly what was meant when Michele Obama said, "And he (Obama)
believes that when you work hard and done well and walk through that doorway of
opportunity, you do not slam itshut behind you. No, you reach back and
you give other folks the same chances that help you succeed."Guess Mia Love would rather slam that door shut.
Love said her goal is to help states bring down the cost of tuition so more
people have access to higher education.That is certainly a nice thought,
but the cost of tuition continues to rise and there seems to be very little that
can be done about that.Would be very interested in how she plans on
accomplishing this feat? Details details details!
Mia Love is willing to face tough issues and propose viable solutions.In February 2010, Jim Matheson voted to pass a 1,070 page bill he never read,
spending a TRILLION dollars we don't have, on projects he cannot possibly
identify. People may not like Mia Love's proposal to reduce
government spending on specific programs, but Matheson has no real plan to
reduce spending. Sure, every program has a group of people who like
everyone else to pay for their "free stuff", but we must accept the fact
that our nation is bankrupt, broke, spending beyond our ability to pay today, or
for our kids and grandchildren to repay in their lifetimes, for all the
"free stuff" already passed out or promised.We must stop the
spending, and although some will experience inconvenience, or have to pay for
formerly "free stuff" the alternative is total economic collapse which
will hurt everyone far more than just cutting off free stuff. Matheson has to be replaced, even though he is a nice guy, and a member of the
endangered "Blue Dog Democrat" species.
On Fox News, Chris Wallace questioned Mia Love's credibility.She complains that over $1 billion in unpaid student loan debt is threatening
our economy yet Mia Love owes between $15-$50K on her own student loans.Do what I say, not what I do? Where's that "personal
At least she is going to the table with the idea that we cannot continue to
spend beyound our means. It's going to take that type of attitude to even
get us started to digging out of this hole and a whole lot digging is needed.
Yes, we will feel the cuts and it's not going to be painless, but getting
it done is a whole lot painless than a complete national collapse. Let's
see how many kids qualify for a student loan when that happens.
Someone tell me why it's better to have the sheriff's department
funded at the Federal level rather than the local level? Why does it need to be
done at the Federal level? And does saying you want it cut at the Federal level
really mean you don't want the sheriff's department be funded?
Let's be real here.
The reason tuition keeps going up is because the schools know that students will
be able to borrow the money to attend. They are guaranteed payment no matter how
high they raise tuition. But on the other hand the cost is not going to go down.
They may be able to stop it from increasing but the cost is not going to go
down. With the state of the economy and with more than 8 percent of the nation
out of work, who can afford to pay for school? It is hard enough to pay for a
doctor and put food on the table.
Gotta love Love's lack of love.
Has Love taken a stand on anything? I haven't heard anything concrete from
her; she's just a new face that, for some reason, is making optimism run
high. I'm not convinced she would do anything other than flop if elected
and she's not doing anything to change my mind.
For everyone complaining about "free stuff" Student loans aren't
free, it's called a loan, and you pay them back over time, nor can you get
out of them by declaring bankruptcy. The economic investment of helping our
younger generation receive a good education far outweighs any "expense"
that student loans might cost the government.I'm not in her
district but holy cow, all I hear is a bunch of typical rhetoric and no real
meat to anything she says. She's like a drone that just keeps repeating
"personal responsibility" over and over again.I really like
Matheson. The fact that conservatives hate him, and that liberals also hate him
because he isn't liberal enough puts him in a pretty good spot for me. If
both sides hate him then he must be doing something right.
I worked hard in high school to get a partial tuition scholarship.I
worked hard in college to maintain that scholarship.I spent every
day of summer "vacation" working my tail off to pay for the rest of my
tuition, books, fees, food, housing.When I graduated I literally at
$25 in my bank account. Barely enough gas money to go home. BUT, I was not in
debt.Graduating debt free is a reality, but it takes sacrifice and
hard work. Those are lessons that can't be taught in the classroom and
lessons that will differentiate me for the rest of my career.
I applaud Matheson for wanting to making higher education more affordable. I
would go a step further and make it free. Educated minds are our country's
greatest resource. With about 60 cents on every dollar going to the military and
countless ineffectual programs that take us nowhere but to create more enemies
around the world, this shouldn't be too hard. Given the long list of other
wastes of taxes, from giveaways to banks to encouraging offshore holdings and
outsourcing, this would not be a difficult task. For more on my vision for Utah,
please visit voteutah.us I am running for U.S. Senate on the Justice Party
ticket. I encourage Utah and the U.S. to become a serious example of a shining
light on the hill...
I applaud Matheson for wanting to make higher education more affordable. I would
go a step further and make it free for all deserving students, who show a
genuine interest in such education. Educated minds are our country's
greatest resource. Merely by cleaning up government waste, tax giveaways to
banks, and ending wars of aggression this should not be a difficult matter. For
more on my views and run for U.S. Senate on the Justice Party ticket, please
Rep Mattheson has served well for 6 terms in the House, it's now time he
tries something else lest he become a lifetime bureaucrat. Take a job in the
private sector and come back in 6 years to run for Sen Hatch's seat.
I happen to like Mia Love. As a stateswoman, I'll admit she's a work
in progress- but every time I hear her speak, she is better than the time
before. I like her sense of fiscal responsibility- something we need in
Washington. I like her no-nonsense dedication to conservative values- and her
true patriot heart. Now I will speak to Mia directly.The
folks who don't like you, Mia, probably didn't like Clint
Eastwood's appearance at the RNC either- which I thought was pure political
genius, by the way. Mia, tens of thousands of Americans adore you just the way
you are- so keep fighting for us. Keep your chin up and keep smiling when thinly
veiled racial comments reach your ears. I pray you win this election- and I am
convinced America will be a better place if you do. You have been a popular
person on my website Real Conservatives, and I heartily endorse your candidacy.
May God forever bless you and your family. RAJ
Matheson is part of the problem. No one wants to give up funding for their pet
cause - police subsidies (when did this become a federal issue?), education
(when did this become a federal issue), etc. When anyone proposes changes to
our budget in an effort to stem the tide of our 16 TRILLION DOLLARS of debt, the
LIBS callously blame the, for hating teachers, babies, nuns and every other
beloved group.Folks, we owe the world trillions of dollars. Debt
rarely ends nicely -and when it does, it is because the debtor stands up, clamps
down, and makes the hard decisions required to pay off the debt. Wake up
America. Not only are you selling you children and grandchildren down the
river, you are endangering our nation and way of life.
P.s. when we subsidize education, a service with a relatively inelastic demand
curve, most of the benefits accrue to the professors, administrator, publishers
and landlords who service that sector. Want proof? Look at how much the
massive increase in post-secondary subsidies has done to reduce the debt burden
of those exiting college. In fact, the steep demand curve has allowed prices to
rise faster than wages and the broader economy for decades, and has left
students with historic, record debt - in SPITE of the taxpayer money dumped in.
Who won? You guessed it. Professor, admin, college president, etc wages and
benefits have also risen faster than inflation, as have rents in college
towns.Mia love is on the right track. Absurdly, the rapid rise in
college costs will only be tempered when we let e market determine the price
I agree that that the federal government should not insure student loans. It is
possible to go to school debt free by working part time and going to a local
school. Whoever thinks it is an OK idea to give 17-18 year olds and up all the
money they need for school seems slightly insane! Reasonable Person
- she is trying to help people avoid the debt pitfalls that she got herself
into. Isn't that what we do as we age - give advice and try to help others
not to follow in our mistakes?
Why did jim m. wait until he was sure that they had enough votes to pass obama
care to say he was against it? He should have come right out in the beginning
and said how he felt. Truly believe that he got a free pass from the pres and
nancy P. to vote against it.(but only after there were enough votes to pass).
Thats a fact.
Ya know, Jim, why don't we cut congress' pay so teachers, officers,
and other NEEDED services don't have to be cut. Lead by example.
"Ya know, Jim, why don't we cut congress' pay so teachers,
officers, and other NEEDED services don't have to be cut. Lead by
example."Matheson has fought against Congressional pay raises
every time they have come up for a vote.
"I agree that that the federal government should not insure student loans.
It is possible to go to school debt free by working part time and going to a
local school."When was the last time you checked the local
tuition and textbook costs? Add in apartment, utilities, food, and
transportation. When was the last time you checked these costs? When
was the last time you worked a "part time college job?" Please respond.
You know what we call folks like Mia Love?Hypocrites. She was fine with the government subsidizing (and still doing so) her loans.
But in order to become elected, she has declared "war" on the benefits
that she (still) uses. Nothing is straightforward from her.
Everything is hypocritical. Do as I say, NOT as I do.
I like Matheson, but not impressed with his politics. He claims to be all about
debt reduction, but when when federal programs are considered for reductions in
funding, he says "we can't cut that one." And so it is with all
the dems, and some republicans. This current group in Washington are not going
to start doing things differently. Their track record speaks for itself. It is time to consider across-the-board cuts in all programs. All can
give a little. Mia Love is right to say we can't have sacred
cows, and she would be able to vote accordingly.
"Mia Love is right to say we can't have sacred cows, and she would be
able to vote accordingly."Oh really? So what cuts to the
military has Love proposed? Foreign Aid? What about "cuts" in the form
of oil subsidies?
Matheson is confusing reform with repeal. Love means to cut the waste out of
federal education programs not to end them, but to assure their longevity for
generations to come. It is disappointing how Matheson has gone from
being non-partisan and diplomatic to the politics of fear and dirty campaigning.
To crodier 4:46 p.m. Sept. 11, 2012What is REALLY said is the fct
that you are calling telling the truth about Mia Love "the politics of fear
and dirty campaigning. It's not.
I want to see Mia Love's birth certificate.