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Romney to CNN: Big Bird Will Be Fine

ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:17 PM
The flaws in the arguments of the left exposed by the Big Bird brouhaha are also analogous to those with Big Ed. How often do we hear the Left demand that government provide more funding, more grants, and more student loans with lower interest rates so that more Americans can go to college? All.Of.The.Time. Since 1985, education inflation has skyrocketed by 498.49% compared to a rise of 114.85% in the CPI. According to The College Board, tuition has increased by 25% since the 2008-09 academic year alone. Are students staging massive protests? Taking over campuses? Holding sit-ins? No…instead they are told that lower interest rates on student loans are the way to go. Well, a lower interest rate on a much higher principal is still
tnmccoy Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 4:59 PM
the policies also allow foreign students, like Obama, apply for funds to pay for education. This is why Obama won't release any of his education records. I can think of no other reasons for him [as different from all other Presidents] to restrict them.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:17 PM
putting students behind the 8-ball.

There are a few “dirty, little secrets” that neither the government nor Big Ed tell students and parents:

1. Many universities, especially private schools and public schools with big athletic programmes, are sitting on HUGE assets. Harvard has an endowment fund that is worth around $25 billion. It could easily reduce tuition or increase scholarships, but it doesn’t.

2. Student loan debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy. So, these kids are royally screwed before they ever receive their first “real” paycheque.

3. Government intervention in Big Ed is driving education inflation. Big Ed has no risk. It has no downside. It can continue to increase tuition knowing that the government is going to continue
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:18 PM
to entrap naive teenagers into “education servitude.” (I’m not a bleeding heart liberal, but I do believe in “informed consent” and punishment for those that engage in “misleading and deceptive trade practises,” including when it is the government).

So, in the end, the American taxpayer is subsidising the 1% in Big Ed, who, for the most part, are indoctrinating students while partnering with the government in enslaving them.

Last night, Mitt Romney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Big Bird will be just fine and explained the need to focus on real issue like 23 million people being out of work.