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Obama: Colleges must do their
part to bring down costs, too

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 8/16/2014 9:30:12 AM

President Obama´s weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Over the next couple weeks, schools all across the country will be opening their doors. Students will suit up for fall sports, marching band and the school play; moms and dads will snap those first-day-of-school pictures — and that includes me and Michelle. And so today, I want to talk directly with students and parents about one of the most important things any of you can do this year — and that’s to begin preparing yourself for an education beyond high school.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 8/16/2014 9:44:42 AM     (No. 9968075)

I challenge Obama to address a group of academics with the following (will never happen):

Greedy college professors need to pay their fair share. It´s their patriotic duty.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 8/16/2014 9:52:46 AM     (No. 9968086)

I´m stunned by this comment by Obama:

We know that in today’s economy...some higher education is the surest ticket to the middle class.

He is advocating not above-average success and wealth-building, but entry into the "middle class." How very ambitious. There is nothing wrong with being middle class, but everything wrong with advocating that it is an end in itself and that one shouldn´t think of becoming wealthy.

...I’m working to make sure young people like Elizabeth can go to college without racking up mountains of debt. We reformed a student loan system so that more money goes to students instead of big banks.

The "mountains of debt" wouldn´t have happened if we didn´t have the low-cost housing bust where banks had to scramble to get their money back from people who couldn´t pay because the gov´t mandated free loans.

As for cutting costs by colleges, get rid of some tenured communists and other grievance-victims, social justice "professors" and hire some people who teach real-life classes.

Stunning....:

But as long as college costs keep rising, we can’t just keep throwing money at the problem...

Why not? You keep throwing money at the poverty problem, the social justice problem, the immigration problem, the health care problem and all the other problems YOU created.

Here is Obama once again pretending he has nothing to do with the economic problems students face. Were their parents not hamstrung by job loss and diminishing income due to his policies, they would have more money to give to their kids for college.

OPEN RESPONSE TO ASININE WEEKLY ADDRESS: Mr. President, your domestic policies have taken so much money out of the pockets of parents, that they cannot pay for their kids´ college. And even with a student loan, you have created such bad blood between the gov´t and banks that YOU are mostly responsible, not the colleges.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/16/2014 9:54:59 AM     (No. 9968089)

Am I the only one who finds his Saturday radio opening of "Hi everybody..." more like something you´d hear from the Pep Squad captain at Ridgemont High than from the President of the United States of America?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sandbar, 8/16/2014 9:56:52 AM     (No. 9968094)

FTA: moms and dads will snap those first-day-of-school pictures — and that includes me and Michelle
Did he fail third grade English?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: avital2, 8/16/2014 10:00:54 AM     (No. 9968099)

nero fiddles = and Rome burns.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/16/2014 10:56:13 AM     (No. 9968175)

Oh, go dancing. Or golfing. Or shoot some hoops. Or soak your head. Just shut up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/16/2014 11:08:08 AM     (No. 9968186)

Re #2, the middle class was Alinsky´s target for organization, not the poor or the minorities.

It´s all here - the whole strategy and the tactics to employ. Long, very worthwhile read - I printed it off when it first appeared as a warning about Obama (and Hillary) in May 2008:

"Democrats´ Platform for Revolution"
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=30778

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/16/2014 11:12:26 AM     (No. 9968188)

In Pasadena, CA, the President Rochas of the Community College is leaving - too controversial - no one is sorry to see him go. Word just got out that his severance will amount to $400,000.

Incompetence and controversy pay.

That money would buy a lot of education for kids in a public community college.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tommyr, 8/16/2014 11:33:54 AM     (No. 9968209)

Barry attended high school in Hawaii at Punahou, a private school for the elite, college at Occidental and Columbia, both private and law school at Harvard, private, too. So what was his exposure to the American public school system?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 8/16/2014 1:05:12 PM     (No. 9968292)

then to bring down costs, let us begin by tossing the ridiculous expansions of non-teaching roles. The multiplicity of Diversity officers, with the supporting casts of assistants-to, secretaries, admins, etc. plus office space, filing cabinets, benefits, salaries, telephones, etc. Then trash all the Title IX idiocies, with the same impedimenta. Continue until done.
Want to include football coaches making well over $1,000,000 per year plus THEIR staff and such. The Womyn´s Studies, Black Studies, Chicano Studies, Arab Studies, Gay Studies, and all the rest. The LLBTQxxx creeps. The instructors in porn.
There is a LOT that needs to go.
Now end in the idiocy of paying crapheads like Shrillary $200,000 for a 35 minute speech of idiocy. Where does the money come from?
Next, end ALL "majors" including the word "studies". We have a local state university where one might earn a degree in Hospitality Studies, attesting that someone can run a Motel 6 I guess, or manage a Waffle House. You want to borrow $100,000 to be able to run a Motel 6, or even a Best Western?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 8/16/2014 2:05:26 PM     (No. 9968353)

#3, I feel the same way. What happened to "my fellow Kenyans, oops, A,ericNs"

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 8/16/2014 2:45:17 PM     (No. 9968387)

You could begin by ending the easy access to federally backed student loans.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: privateer, 8/16/2014 5:42:55 PM     (No. 9968496)

Per 3...he can´t very well begin, as did LBJ, my fellow Americans. That would rule out nearly a third of the dhimmirat voter base!

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