Posts Tagged ‘Socialism’

“Free” Community College

January 16, 2015

The very basis for Obama’s “free” community college (as if anything from the government is “free”) is that college has become necessary for all, but that has gone unchallenged for far too long. Ann Coulter not only challenges that idea, she takes a look at the leftist politics involved. As usual, she nails it.

From Ann Coulter

Community college is already incredibly inexpensive. The only thing that will jack up the price is making it “free.”… The cost of a college education has increased by more than 1,000 percent only since 1978…People coming out of college in the ’50s knew more than any recent Yale graduate…They’re teaching gender studies, ethnic studies, moral equivalence and hatred of America…The fact that 80 percent of Weathermen – the violent ’60s radicals – are full college professors tells you all you need to know about the state of higher education today.

The cost of college spirals continuously upward…because college loans are backed by the taxpayer…(m)ore than half of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, meaning they make substandard wages in jobs that don’t require a college degree…Democrats are colluding with colleges to create a market bubble for an increasingly worthless product…Why is the left not willing to admit that education is an industry, just like Lockheed Martin, Enron or Philip Morris?… liberals won’t make a peep about the College Industrial Complex because college professors are brainwashing students into leftist politics…Every year, another 10 million graduates emerge, hating God, their parents, America and Republicans…The education industry is how leftists make capitalists pay for socialism.

Read it all here: AS LONG AS OBAMA BROUGHT UP THE COST OF COLLEGE …

DJH

Another Nanny State Failure

September 26, 2012

Idealism begat socialism which begat the Nanny State where “choice” is taken from the individual and given to the government which supposedly knows best about all things and provides everything one needs in order to live happily ever after. The intent may seem good but, as everyone knows, intentions pave the road to hell.

Obama embraces the Nanny State and has been forcing idealistic policies that fail miserably when confronted with reality. Solyndra failed because the technology is not efficient or economically feasible. The Chevy Volt is failing because it is premature technology forced upon the public, wasting taxpayer money. The entire coal industry has been decimated by a “green” policy blind to consequences and reality. Dependency on foreign oil remains a problem while our own oil is left untapped because of idealistic notions.

The latest Nanny State failure, pushed by Michelle Obama, is the school lunch “mandate” from the Department of Agriculture. This mandate forces schools to eliminate popular foods and offer reduced calorie lunches (at a higher cost, of course) of healthy foods such as humus and black bean salads to children who, as any parent knows, usually abhor them. Consequently, children are throwing away the food and going hungry rather than eating what Michelle knows is best.

The mandate’s “one size fits all” calorie cap doesn’t account for student athletes and others needing more calories and certainly doesn’t satisfy the appetites of teenagers. High school football players can burn up to 3,000 calories a day and the 850 calorie maximum doesn’t work for them. Children are going hungry and parents are protesting in anger. The slippery slope of government mandates is once again causing havoc – and failing.

On the positive side, Obama could learn much-needed economic lessons. Students are protesting by bringing lunch to school rather than buying it in cafeterias, hitting schools in the pocketbook. A student black market in items such as chocolate syrup is springing up, demonstrating the backbone of a market economy: “supply and demand”. Perhaps Obama will also learn that a government program, even when mandated, is useless when people won’t use it. Then, again, Obama knows best – right?

David J. Hentosh

Socialist Blindness

June 20, 2012

With the recent election of Francois Hollande as president, France re-committed to a socialist agenda and refused to read the writing on the wall. Hollande has been bolstered further with Socialists winning control of Parliament, assuring him a majority. This is France’s answer to a faltering economy, high unemployment, and debt.

Citizens conditioned to government assistance became enraged when cutbacks were announced in France to ease the economic crisis. Rioting in the streets occurred when the retirement age was increased from 60 to 62. One of Hollande’s first acts was to lower that retirement age back to 60, appeasing citizens while displaying his adherence to the socialistic agenda. He even granted more generous benefits to some workers, proving he is blind.

Rescinding government ‘give-away’ programs is always difficult and other European countries have experienced rioting when forced to do so. Nevertheless, cutbacks have to occur and Hollande will have a tough time keeping government assistance programs from the chopping block while trying to implement his “growth” (aka “spending”) strategy for bolstering the economy.

Unrealistic goals are at the core of the socialist agenda and, consequently, blindness becomes a necessary strategy. Reality proves that idealistic goals can never be attained, but acknowledging that would derail a socialist agenda. It is much easier to remain blind, and Hollande will stay popular with French citizens as long as he continues to pretend that government subsistence need not be deterred.

When more people go on government assistance there are less people to squeeze taxes from to pay for it all and, therefore, the house of cards has to collapse. This is very obvious, so blinders are a must for those committed to the socialist agenda. It seems the French have blinders on and have joined Hollande in kicking the can down the road. That road has a dead end and France will arrive shortly. Reality will then take over.

David J. Hentosh

Communism on Parade in Protests?

October 17, 2011

Kevin D. Williamson, writing in the Corner at NRO,  reports what he is finding at the Occupy Wall Street protests and provides a description you will not get from the media. There has been very little negative reporting about these protests from the biased media and the political agenda, particularly of the organizers, is as far left as it can be. In actuality, it is an attack against the very fabric of American democracy.

I’ve been spending as much time as I can down at Occupy Wall Street, listening to the speeches, reading the literature, talking to the organizers. Here’s something to keep in mind: You’ll hear in a lot of the conservative media that this is some kind of socialist/communist enterprise piggybacking on a populist protest. In reality, it is much worse than even most of the conservative media is reporting…almost every organized enterprise and piece of printed material I have encountered has been socialist or communist…

Read it here: Follow the Red Flag

DJH