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Monday, January 12, 2015

 

Obama Proposes Another Taxpayer Funded National Entitlement

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Obama proposes that the taxpayers pay the expenses of the five and one-half million Community College students.
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Taxpayers are now paying twelve thousand dollars per year per student for public K through 12 educations.   “If” that were the cost for Community College, the tax bill would be $66 Billion per year.
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How is that going to work out for taxpayers who continue to borrow over $600 Billon per year to run their government and therefore haven’t started to pay off their $18 Trillion national debt?  That’s about $55,000 of debt for every man, woman, child and transgender in the country.  As interest rates return to the 5% levels, the interest (service on the debt) will be $3 Billion per year.  A Billion here, a Billion there and pretty soon you’re talking about real money (Everett Dirksen quotes).
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I’ll bet those nasty, penny-pinching, anti-education, Scrooge Republicans will find fault with this generous Obama proposal!
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Obama’s wonderful generosity with taxpayer money covers up and glosses over the real secondary education problem:  totally out of control spending by all the colleges.  How can these college administrators look students in the eye while scamming them for $40,000 tuition per year?
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Yes UVa, there is Rape on college campuses!  It’s the financial-rape of every student by administrators who are totally irresponsible and out of control.
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Who walks through the books, classrooms, and campus and questions each and every course and each and every expenditure and each and every “overhead” staff.  No one!  Because there is no motivation to manage costs and lots of motivation to continue to grow the bureaucracy and continue to carry courses and programs that lead to nowhere by tenured staff who have no stake in managing the business of education.
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Fifty years ago, many of my classmates were able to “work their way through college”.  Even bank robbers couldn’t do that today!
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Shame on all of us for letting our college graduates become hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt on top of the national and local debts we all have accumulated that they are now saddled with.
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Our draconian debt will destroy the American dream that the next generation will be better off than the last.  How sad a legacy for a once great nation and people!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/anemic-3-increase-in-virginia-tech.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/10/obamas-legacy-destroying-american.html
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