Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mr. "666" and Tonight's State of The Union


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.  


Unknown said...

Your right Scrib! Obama knows he doesn't have a snow ball's chance in hell of getting these measures approved. He also knows the Dems have an uphill battle in 2016. He is dangling the proverbial carrot in front of all the government muchers who are too lazy to get off their ass and get a job. Reminding them Democrats are the only ones that love them and if they will get off their ass and vote, Dems will raise taxes so their lives can be even better.

A Modest Scribler said...

Yes, Jerry...the Dems have never been about growing a bigger pie...they just want to fight over what the other fella baked.

TheRandyGuy said...

I'll have to read the synopsis of his speech, because like most of America, I won't be watching (Obama Burn Out Syndrome....). In his SOTU speech of 2013, he said "Finally, the rich are paying their fair share." Guess that lasted just over a year. Yawn....

Unknown said...

Even though there's a growing disdain towards mixing religion and education, I'm a firm believer that charter and Catholic schools are the future. Teachers have power over the students, not the other way around. We can attribute the fall of public school to our helicopter parents and parents who refuse to believe their children could ever do something wrong.

That's a topic for another day, hope you're feeling better!

Unknown said...

With the way information is exchanged in modern times the way we educate our children is archaic. Crooked unions and the politicians in their pockets limp this system along for the money to be had.