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Will Obama promise to resign if we suffer an attack like in Paris?

To The Daily Sun,

Today, Friday, Karen Tays responding to a letter of mine and asks why I say the media is biased in it's coverage of Ben Carson and the West Point question. Her description that West Point must be applied for and scholarships are not given is correct and I had alluded to that in the letter she questions of mine. Guess I wasn't clear enough for her. Nevertheless, my point was that as a young man Carson wrote a description of a conversation using the word "scholarship" rather then "appointment" describing the conversation. So the biased media picked up on that and labeled it as a "lie." Now, if the media wanted to report on politicians who lie, they have Obama, Clinton(s), Kerry and dozens with long proven histories of outright lying over and over to choose from. Instead they pick a semantic goof to focus on. That's BIAS reporting Karen.
Now on to the latest Obama (I am God, I will do what I want, to hell with what the American people think or want) edict. Obama wants to bring in a hundred thousand Syrians to the U.S. We have all read the details, the arguments pro and con and the American people are against this for very reasonable reasons. One: the argument that all these people will be vetted sounds like wishful thinking at best. Examples of false/stolen passports are already popping up. Two: one of the Paris terrorists was one of those vetted people. Three: a bipartisan majority of the House voted to delay this influx of unknowns. Caution before political feel good presidential edict. Four: a better solution is to create safe zones over there and let the Syrians fight for their own country rather then running to Europe or the U.S. Looks to me as though Europe is beginning to already regret their feel-good help out the poor refugees plan. Some countries are closing their boarders, saying no more. Another attack like in Paris and the mood is likely to be "send them back." Couldn't blame the Europeans if that happened.
And so now if Obama has his way and we suffer an attack like Paris in a major U.S. city, who will be held responsible? Will Obama promise to resign if that happens? Will Hillary withdraw from the race if that happens? Will John Kerry resign, Harry Reed retire, all those Democrats and Republicans favoring this plan resign? And why shouldn't they if an attack happens here? They can argue and promise until the cows come home but what are their promises worth? Given the record of lies accumulated by the aforementioned leaders of the left why should we listen to anything they have to say when American lives hang in the balance? Our president is an empty suit devoid of reason and logic and full of himself and Marxist-socialist ideology. He can't be trusted. "Just say no" to his ideas and edicts. He's been so wrong, so often this is no time to let him risk our lives.
Steve Earle

Hill

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Higher education has more than 1,000 lobbyists in Washington

To The Daily Sun,

For the past quarter century American taxpayers and tuition payers have watched education quality decrease and costs increase. Solutions from academics always have one general theme, higher taxes and more trillions to education. It takes no Einstein to see that approach has failed badly.

Living standards impacted by stagnant wages combined with higher education costs have squeezed millions from Main Street. The student debt tab is now a record $1.3 trillion while bankruptcies related to that debt are exploding nationally. All while education has opposed every reform suggested that aims to improve efficiency in education to deliver a better product at a lower cost. The Democrats' solution to this national scandal is to hide the disaster by making college free. What a slap across the face for the tens of millions of families that have sacrificed dearly for the last 100 years to put their kids through college.

I won't accept the Democrats' solution for failure, neither should anyone else. Free college converts moral hazard, into moral disaster for the nation, not just the recipients. If "free" absolves failure, then lets make everything in life free.

Higher education is as much a bully in Washington, D.C., as any major industry In America. Education is as politically connected as any business entity in Washington. We all know "politically connected" is code for corrupted influence selling. Few Americans are aware higher education has more pin-stripe, influence-peddling, highly paid, lobbyists in Washington than insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, energy companies, the hospital industry and the finance industry.

Higher education spends more money on lobbying to protect its self interest than almost any private enterprise business in America, including the most hated one, big oil. Higher education, has more than 1,000 lobbyists in Washington, paid hundreds of millions of dollars. Every dollar of which is paid for by ever higher tuition and more debt on your kids' shoulders. Last year government handed out more than $160 billion to higher education. The money has had one effect, higher tuition. Every dime of those federal billions has been spent to increase wages, grow administration and buy higher education greater political clout, rather than reduce tuition costs. Higher education always wants more train loads of tax payer and tuition money while promising nothing in return.

Let me relate this on going story. Even Barack Obama has his "hair on fire" with what he and and his Education Secretary Arne Duncan have seen with the failed results from higher education. Even tight-lipped Obama has spoken critically about a very Democratic voting bloc. It takes a lot for Obama to criticize people that keep Democrats in office, but he sees the harm and the swindle of it, as do many millions of others. Obama said "government is not getting good value for its education buck, it needs a much bigger bang." That puts it kindly.

He and Duncan put together legislation to make the assessment of college performance easier to understand for students and parents. They wanted booklets summarizing information on graduation rates, average length of time to graduate, job placement percentages and income statistics to aid in determining just how well colleges are doing their job. Obama even criticized college accrediting boards saying in essence they were asleep, not doing their jobs. College accrediting is a 100 percent con job on the public aimed first to keep colleges open, even the worst performing ones while keeping higher education employment at its maximum. The boards in truth are not some impartial judge protecting consumers from bad actors. Accrediting boards rarely close down poorly performing colleges to any degree that induces others to improve performance. This makes them a paper tiger and toothless overseer to protect consumers spending hundreds of billions and the government doing the same to get a quality education. What we get are colleges with single digit graduation rates that stay in business year in and year out and bankrupt students by the truck load.

Addressing the recent Obama threat, higher education went into high gear offense. Lobbyists immediately and over whelming mobilized opposition to this information request the same way America would if it were being invaded by Putin. All hands on deck, deploy millions, meet all politicians, threaten support and donations, cajole, scream, do what eve, but get this Obama legislation stopped at all costs. Higher education can not be made do be held accountable to anyone for its failure. Surely not government, surely not students, surely not parents and most of all not the public.

Idiots want to cover up all this self-interest, higher education corruption, and make it free. If we do, the $160 billion will go to $500 million while student debt still rises and quality lags. Education is never going to create a better product for less money when we keep sending them hundreds of billions and refuse to require them to perform for it. They will spend a trillion on lobbyists if that is what takes to stop from being held accountable.

Tony Boutin
Gilford

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