Posts Tagged ‘education’

Why I will never vote for Michelle Nunn

Posted by Troy on 22nd October 2014 in Political

The main reason is: I don’t trust her.  Honestly, after the Healthcare passage, I have zero faith in any Democrat.  There were several Democrats that told their constituents that they would not vote for the Healthcare law.  When the party came a-knocking, they sided with the party, not their constituents.  That entire debacle has left the Democrat Party dead to me.  And yes, I have voted for Democrats before.  Never again.  I will either vote Republican or Libertarian (although I still prefer Libertarian Republicans such as Rand Paul to avoid the 3rd party giving power to the Democrats).  In particular, she says that we need to scale back the the budget…of course, we need to use a scalpel, not an axe.  What this always translates to is “No attempt will be made to balance the budget.  No scalpel will be used.  We MAY use an ax on the military to fund our domestic agenda, but that’s the only spending cuts we are interested in.  Don’t worry.  We outspend every other country in the world on military.  It is obvious that we are wasting this money because we already have the best military, so why do we have to spend more than anyone else?”  Of course, this logic completely defies a few facts such as: 1) We have the best military because we have always invested so much into it.  2) We spend more than anyone else because everyone else has gutted their own militaries to pay for their social programs, leaving us as the lone force to hold back the bad players.  3)  “World’s greatest military” is a title that can be easily passed to another country.  4)  There has been RELATIVE world peace due to the fact that America is so strong.  If America was weak, China and Russia would be invading all over the place.  God bless the nuke.

Here is the way Democrats see the world: We need more taxes to pay for more stuff.  People cannot handle themselves.  We need to make things cheaper by taxing people and having the government subsidize food and education and healthcare and everything else.  Of course, when you have a third payer system, all you do is jack up the prices.  Take education.  First, we have turned our primary/high schools into daycare.  It used to be that not all students finished high school.  As such, a high school degree used to mean something.  Now it doesn’t.  Why?  Because we use it as day care to keep hoodlum teens off the street (temporarily anyway).  Even crappy students that cannot read or do basic math somehow get a diploma.  Why?  Because we’ve become a society that awards just showing up.  To the Democrats, education is accomplished as long as the student’s butt is in the seat.  It doesn’t.  Education only happens when the student is motivated from within to learn.  This is something that has to be instilled by parents.  No teacher can teach a student if the student really doesn’t care.  So when a high school diploma means nothing, kids are forced to go to college just to get standard jobs such a receptionist.  This is insanity.  We are making people take calculus and learn philosophy to pick up a damn phone?  Yes, that is insane.  Of course, when when everyone has to go to college just to get any old job, then you have to help the poor afford college.  This means that you have to offer subsidies and scholarships (or loans, but how dare you expect people to actually pay for their own education?).  This allows the schools to jack up tuition.  Go back and look at the charts for tuition rates and for the government programs paying for them.  You will find that pre-government payment plans, tuition costs were reasonable.  Afterwards?  It grew and multiples of the inflation rate.  This is not a co-incidence.  If you want to control tuition costs, the answer is simple: cut core classes and just let people take courses that are pertinent to their degrees.  You could cut the number of classes someone has to pay for by 75% easily.  It also gets them to the job market faster, earns more tax dollars for the government, and frees them for debt.  The Democrat’s solution?  “Student Loan Forgiveness.”  Why?  Basically so that all the stupid college kids will become Democrats.  The only strategy any Democrat has is to buy your vote.  Eventually, the wallet will dry up.  These programs will all fail, and then we will be in bad shape.

That is why I will never vote for Michelle Nunn or any other Democrat.

Long Live the Constitution!

Redistribution of Wealth

Posted by Troy on 17th October 2011 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

There are people calling for the redistribution of wealth in America.  They base this on the fact that the Rich have gotten richer while working wages have remained mostly constant (as adjusted for inflation) since 1970s.  Let’s look at this from a variety of areas.

1)  Why have wages remained mostly stable while the Rich have gotten richer?  Could it be that the value of sweeping the floors has remained about the same?  If the value of goods and services are about the same, one would suspect that the value of the wages used to create those goods and services should also remain constant.  The Rich, while getting richer, would have more opportunities to invest, opening new businesses and what not.  This creates more jobs, so there are less people who would otherwise be unemployed, but the wages for a janitor at company A would be similar to the one at company B.  Also, just because company A is making a lot of money does not mean that company A should increase the wages for the janitor just for the hell of it.  The company exists to make money.  They should pay the wage that they can get a janitor for.  No more, no less.  If you want a better paying job, move on to point two.

2)  The educational system has been on a steady decline.  We could point blame at a lot of things.  However, funding is not one of them.  We spend more than nearly any other country in the world per student but don’t get the results.  Why?  Well, this is up for debate, but I blame parents for not putting more emphasis on education, incompetent teachers which are protected by over-zealous unions, and a general feel good culture that emphasizes trying over results.  Particularly, if you drop out of high school, do you really think you’re going to get a better paying job?  Here’s your broom.

3)  Let’s chat, you 99%ers out there.  You do not represent 99% of the country.  You represent 99% of leeches, perhaps.  Right now, you want redistribution.  I believe a global government movement is underfoot.  So here’s a question, when this comes about, and the Ethiopians show up at your door holding signs that say “We’re the 99%!” are you gonna fork over your money?  Bear in mind, Americans (even our “poor”) are richer than about 99% of the world.  Are you only up for redistribution when it benefits yourself?  I bet you are!  How about that.  You’re just as self-interested as greedy fat cats on Wall Street.  It’s always the other guy that’s greedy, isn’t it?

4)  99%ers continued!  Do you really think that the Wall Street people are going to surrender their wealth willingly?  Do you think they are going to stop lobbying just because you get out in the streets?  At some point, your leaders (and yes, you have them even if you are deluded enough to believe otherwise) are going to incite the violence to start this Revolution.  It’s what they always wanted, and you are a tool for them to use.  Just remember, every Leftist revolution ends in mass graves.

5)  No matter how you cut it, redistribution is legalized theft.  You have no justification for taking it other than the fact that you want it.  Fairness is a matter of opinion.  Always is, always has been.  Life’s not fair.  Get your big girl panties on and play.

Long Live the Constitution!

How we fix education

Posted by Troy on 30th June 2011 in Current Events, Political

This is so simple.  All we have to do is reward the kids, and they will study more.  I propose we offer a $100 prize for getting straight A’s.  Compared with the money we flush down the educational system toilet, this might actually do some good.  It will give students a reason to study (at least until high school, but by then they should have good study habits).  Also, if the program completely fails, we are out very little since we only pay them if they make straight A’s.

Waiting for Superman

Posted by Troy on 24th June 2011 in Entertainment, Political

I highly recommend the documentary, Waiting for Superman.  This is a documentary about our public schools.  We have doubled spending on our students since 1970, but scores have remained steady.  The director tries to determine why this is.  There are a lot of reasons why our students are not doing so well, but this is about like saying that there were a lot of reasons for the Civil War.  When you get right down to it, the Civil War was directly caused by slavery.   The problems with our schools are directly caused by the teacher’s unions.  A couple of years ago, one of the Union’s presidents said, “I’ll care about students when the students vote in Union elections.”  That says it all.  The Unions collect dues from their members and pay off politicians (mostly Democrats) to ensure that their members are secure.  They do this by tenure.  After a teacher has worked two years, they cannot be fired.  They could sleep all day in the classroom, and the schools still cannot fire them.  In addition to this, they get the governments of some states to make it mandatory that you join the union.  It basically becomes an incestuous relationship.  But there’s one thing that they did not consider.  We out number them.  We are the ultimate special interest group, but we have to get mad as hell.  The time for taking it easy has passed.  It is time for war.  We have got to get mad as hell and scream “We’re not going to take it anymore!”  This isn’t about kids.  This isn’t about parents.  This isn’t about teachers.  This is about all of us.  This is about our country.  This is about the future of the world.  America is the only benevolent superpower the world has known.  If we ever fall, I fear for the fate of the world.  Write your representatives.  Watch this movie.  Educate yourselves.  Share this movie with every single person you know.  Stand for what’s right or be prepared to live on your knees.