Tonight Emperor Obama will hold his State of The Union Address. He has two spanking new big government programs; 1) Free community college for everyone 2) A $340 billion dollar tax hike. Let's start with the free college stuff:
1) At just under $14,000 a year, per student, the U.S. outspends every other nation in the industrialized world.
2)Half of all high school graduates cannot pass a test at that grade level
3) If money were the answer to our education problems why do Charter schools do better than public at half the cost, and religious schools do better at one third of the public school costs?
4)Obama already has a College Remedial Education program; it's supposed to send high school underachievers to community colleges to qualify them for a four year college. Obama has spent $147 billion dollars in six years on this program and it has failed miserably. Only one in four every complete the remedial program after spending our hard earned tax dollars.
5) Money (and inflation) always follows government interest. College tuition has risen over 1,000 percent, higher than any other segment of American society, and all because of overly generous, unaudited government grant and scholarship programs. The government, while trying to buy votes, has actually priced millions of kids out of an affordable college education.
6) By throwing education money out there, and to millions who don't need or don't merit more free bad government education, you just end up throwing good money after bad...just as we do in the K-12 system.
And with respect to Obama's proposed "tax on the rich", he certainly has a short memory. He just hiked taxes on "the rich" in January 2013..and now he's back for more. First of all, Obama doesn't give a rat's ass about the Middle Class. This is just Obama's way to impose more and more big government over the Republic. And, worse!...he knows neither of these programs will pass a Republican congress...this is simply Obama's effort to demonize and divide. No surprise from the most divisive President in this country's history.