Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Clown Prince" Weekly Blather; April 28th

A Patriotic Response To The "Clown Prince;" 04/28/2012

barackingham Palace,
District of Corruption
April 21, 2012
[Corrected to April 28]
    This week, I got the chance to sit down with some impressive students at Lorain County Community College in Ohio. One of them was a woman named Andrea Ashley. Two years ago, Andrea lost her job as an HR analyst. Today, she’s getting certified in the fast-growing field of electronic medical records. Before enrolling at Lorain, Andrea told me she was looking everywhere trying to find a new job. But without a degree, she said that nobody would hire her.  Andrea’s story isn’t unique. I’ve met so many Americans who are out there pounding the pavement looking for work only to discover that they need new skills. And I’ve met a lot of employers who are looking for workers, but can’t find ones with the skills they’re looking for.
    So we should be doing everything we can to put higher education within reach for every American – because at a time when the unemployment rate for Americans with at least a college degree is about half the national average, it’s never been more important. But here’s the thing: it’s also never been more expensive. Students who take out loans to pay for college graduate owing an average of $25,000. For the first time, Americans owe more debt on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. And for many working families, the idea of owing that much money means that higher education is simply out of reach for their children.
[What I'm not telling you: Here we go!  You have the uneducated, the 'unwashed masses' to look forward to being paraded before you during the remainder of my campaign for re-immaculation.  Most--hell, any other--candidates will have charts and graphs to illustrate their accomplishments; their economic victories.  With my highly successful record of--complete and utter--FAILURES, what is there for graphic illustration beyond the 'economic dropouts among us?!? 
    Unless the individual is/was a complete dunce during his high school years, any student has further education within his reach.  Financing has never been and is not now, a major hurdle to higher education.  We--my 'post-boomer' generation--have conditioned our children to expect as much as they want; to expect it when they want it, and to expect it free!!  That's were the owe-bamacRATics come in!  We're there for the student, for anyone who feels downtrodden; ready and able to blame anyone and everyone else on whom we can hang the lack of a solution, on. 
    You will well remember that I grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia.  Growing up--and into; through adolesence--I've never had to work for anything.  My grandparents--Stanley and Madelyn Dunham--had good-paying jobs; he a government employee with the Honolulu Water Plant; she a Bank of Hawaii vice-president from 1970 until her retirement in 1986.  I wanted for nothing!  Particularly when I started whining and stomping my feet!!  What I'm saying here is:  I understand the plight of the student--they're not getting what they want, an education for which, they have 'no-skin-in-the-game!!'  My situation is actually a rarity in the education world; I had someone to pay for my education; my grandparents, the communist Frank Marshall Davis, the American taxpayer, et al!!  Yes, the American Taxpayer!! 
    This will be a long convoluted story, so--as they say in the trucking industry--get in, sit down, shut up and HANG ON!!  After high school--based on my earlier residency in Indonesia--I registered as a 'foreign student' for the financial benefits and grade inflation that status provided.  I've--since childhood--have never had to fund anything for myself, which includes my American education.  To that end, I'm amazed that the American citizen; the American voter has never questioned why my college and law school records have never been released!!  There's good reason for that:  if the transcripts were released, they would prove I'm a blatant fraud in either of two categories.  Either I am a registered foreign student which would preclude me being eligible for election to the presidency--or--I'm an American student with a highly altered--some correctly say 'doctored'--long-form birth certificate!!  In either case, I'd never be able to legitimately prove my native-born status!! 
{WHEW!!  George Soros is gonna be pissed!!  I went way off teleprompter that time!!}]
    In America, higher education cannot be a luxury. It’s an economic imperative that every family must be able to afford. That’s why next week I’ll be visiting colleges across the country, talking to students about how we can make higher education more affordable – and what’s at stake right now if Congress doesn’t do something about it. You see, if Congress doesn’t act, on July 1st interest rates on some student loans will double. Nearly seven and half million students will end up owing more on their loan payments. That would be a tremendous blow. And it’s completely preventable.  This issue didn’t come out of nowhere. For some time now, I’ve been calling on Congress to take steps to make higher education more affordable – to prevent these interest rates from doubling, to extend the tuition tax credit that has saved middle-class families millions of dollars, and to double the number of work-study jobs over the next five years.
[What I'm not telling you: That "....higher education cannot be a luxury.  It's an economic imperative...." thingie?!?  A part of the complete and pure BULLSHIT I'm becoming infamous for!!  As when I'm--RARELY--truthful, I readily admit that an equal education in the trades, can be had at the elbow of the family plumber which very well be your mother's distant cousin.  Education rarely has to be formal; that's a myth promoted through the concert of 'big-gov' and 'big-ed!!'  The 'economic imperative' should rightfully be "dirt under the fingernails!!" Said concert between the 'biggies:' government and education, have successfully convinced both the students, the prospective students and each's parents; an individual can not go anywhere; can't accomplish his or her goals unless they have a formal 'suit-and-tie' education and job!!  To that end--again an on-going conspiracy--the government rarely if ever, has an opinion on the fantastic rise in 'big-ed's' tuition-and-fees expense.  That rise--on average--being well over THREE TIMES THE INFLATION RATE!!  It's all about control!!  We've now convinced most involved that a high-priced formal education IS REQUIRED; we can now stipulate who can attend; where they can attend, when they can graduate!!  He who controls the purse-strings, controls the future!!
    Now--dear folks--it's time for a history lesson, relative to student loans and their interest rates.  In 2007 the owe-bamacRATics--actually their fore-runners, the democRATics--gained control of the House of Representatives to control both houses of Congress.  During their first year of rule, the student loan interest rates were up for review, approval.  That Congress--sure that an owe-bamacRATic would occupy what has become known as barackingham Palace--pushed off the decision on an increase in interest rates to July, 2012.  The kerfuffle I'm currently whining about is a direct result of political posturing by Nancy PORKlosi and the owe-bamacRATics!!  PORKlosi and 'pinky' reid could have easily made the interest rate permanent; they did not so as to have a hot-button issue with which to demogogue the republicRATics!!  At that time, the republicRATics had no fault on this issue; their numbers--prior to the "Tea Party" election of 2010--had no power!!  Their voting block couldn't override any legislation brought forth.  So.... I now have a hot-button issue with which to fire up my dwindling student-voter base; albeit based on lies, dam' lies and blatant lies!!
    Another of my dam' lies; obfuscations is:  what ever happens with the student loan interest rates, no change--either increase or decrease--will affect either currrent students or current student loan recipients, including those 7-1/2 million students I falsely refer to!!  Pretty cleaver how I 'forget' to mention these little facts, aye?!?]
    Instead, over the past few years, Republicans in Congress have voted against new ways to make college more affordable for middle-class families, and voted for huge new tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires – tax cuts that would have to be paid for by cutting things like education and job-training programs that give students new opportunities to work and succeed.  We cannot just cut our way to prosperity. Making it harder for our young people to afford higher education and earn their degrees is nothing more than cutting our own future off at the knees. Congress needs to keep interest rates on student loans from doubling, and they need to do it now.  This is a question of values. We cannot let America become a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of people struggle to get by. We’ve got to build an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. That’s how the middle class gets stronger. That’s an economy that’s built to last. And I’m not only going to take that case to college campuses next week – I’m going to take it to every part of the country this year.
[What I'm not telling you:  FALSE!!  Cost cutting is our ONLY path to prosperity!!  We are well-along the 'FDR' path to socio-fascism.  To everyone EXCEPT the American socialist,  it's a given that the 'FDR Depression' was extended through World War II, into the LATE 1940s.  The destructive effects of all his 'alphabet programs' did little more than make great strides in advancing the 'dependency class' in America.  Had Franklin Delano Roosevelt NOT been the epitome of the American socialist, he'd have seen that 'Reaganesque' tax cuts would be the answer to the 'FDR Depression.'  Alas, he did not and I intend to follow in his destructive footsteps!!
As has been said many times in this blog:
Far more plumbers are hired by college graduates than college graduates hired by plumbers!]



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