The latest item received in my inbox from one of the millions of faceless supporters of Obama [not the POTUS as head of state, but of him as an individual and an icon] who laud their Democrat party as part of their core identity, is that of a screenshot of someone taking a partisan jab at those on the opposite side of the aisle [not pictured]. This time, it is vis-à-vis President Obama’s announcements of Community College being ‘free’ for all that are willing to work for it …
It certainly sounds good, doesn’t it? … Or does it? … Really?
One must ask oneself several questions before one can truly assent to this idea:
1- How will all of this be paid for?
2- How will the tuition be paid?
3- How will the Professors, Administrative and Auxiliary staff be paid?
4- How will the plethora of vendors that each Community College has contracted with be paid?
5- Who will determine which teaching materials are permissible, if the “Government” is now paying for it?
6- What is the objective of Government in paying for its citizens’ education?
7- What can the citizen expect to have to do to ‘repay’ the Government for his/her ‘free’ education?
These are all poignant and very necessary questions that deserve answers. However, the one which is the focus of this submission is: ‘How will all of this be paid for?’ If one would take a moment to research how this would move from theory to practice, one would see that this is not possible, except by placing the burden on Mr, Mrs & Ms Taxpayer.
US Government [for the purpose of this illustration, ‘USGOVT’ is renamed ‘Uncle Sugah’] aka ‘Uncle Sugah’, does not produce anything; therefore, he CANNOT generate revenue. Subsequently, Uncle Sugah must leech the money from Mr, Mrs, & Ms Taxpayer who are already beleaguered with the burden of carrying the weight of a great many members of the populous; and programming that, ironically, they take home too much income to take advantage of.
The success of our society requires a removal of excessive regulations from the Business of creating jobs. Uncle Sugah needs to get out of the way and allow Job Creators the freedom to create jobs, generate revenue for their communities and tax revenue for the US. Thereby, allowing people to better afford to pay their own way through Life, for their families by way of an higher education. This may be achieved, potentially, with minimal aid from the Dept of Education as a last resort.
It isn’t difficult to understand. It isn’t difficult, at all.
The Government, OUR Government seeks to become even more of a behemoth than we have already allowed it to. We’ve got to put our feet down and say, “No more! Get out of our way, and allow Americans to take care of Americans in the way that made us the greatest, and most envied, nation this world has ever seen – through Scholarship, Industry and Enterprise.”