I heard through ABC news a few nights ago (via David Muir, anchorman and purebred Democrat) that the current amount of student loan debt nationally has surpassed the total U.S. credit card debt, a number in the trillions of dollars. Then again, this came from the mainstream media, the likelihood of this figure being accurate is 50% at best.
But let's assume it's an accurate statistic. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been pandering to these beleaguered young folk with crushing debt by promising to make college free, and they also suggest that they will sign legislation that will forgive these amounts that they owe.
Woo hoo! More free stuff!!! You got my vote, Hillary. How exactly they will square all of this free stuff with the universities and student loan lenders has yet to be determined. I am certain that the note holders of this trillion dollar debt will not be too happy to simply write it off their books.
But the universities who hand out diplomas in Women's Studies, Diversity Studies, Humanities, Art History, Psychology, and the myriad of other useless and stupid degrees will hail this coming free education. They, of course, will get paid regardless, by the U.S. taxpayer. The electric bills that power the lights in the classroom will not be free. The professors that profess inside these lit classrooms will not do so for nothing. And they will want these classrooms heated and air conditioned, and that does not come free, either.
And nothing, absolutely nothing is ever so expensive once it becomes 'free.' Once Hillary opens the doors to higher education facilities to whomever wants to walk through those hallowed doors, the price of everything will sky rocket to prices never ever seen by the eyes of mankind.
Currently, however, college is not free. Far from it. The government has subsidized the public university system to levels never seen before, and the colleges that accept any and all students who can cut the tuition check with their student loans flowing in will jack up the cost of attendance at every level: parking fees, tuition, books, student activity fees, there is no end to the costs that rise virtually every day.
The dirty shame of this higher education scam is that both public and private institutions offer the most useless diplomas ever dreamed up. Degrees that have no commercial value to any employer at any level. What kind of demand in the work place is there for somebody who has a Masters of Art degree, and whose 'dissertation' consisted of building a giant high heel shoe along with a giant lipstick case out of paper mache?
None whatsoever. And even worse, what kind of demand is there out in the market place for a graduate of Women's Studies? These graduates are recognized as nothing more than walking, talking sexual harassment lawsuits. No employer would touch these graduates with a 150-foot pole.
And these dopes with MA's are on food stamps and welfare because they are unemployable in fields such as art. I would point the finger of blame at these dope's and their plight directly at themselves, their parents and the schools that offer these courses of study. Surely common sense would prevail here, and all involved in steering these students towards these goofy and worthless pursuits share the blame; the universities, the parents, the guidance counselors, and the students themselves.
Solution: from this point forward, only finance degrees that are demanded by the marketplace. You know, the 'hard' classes which involve a core requirement of at least an entire year of calculus (that's a form of math for you public educated folks) and English composition at a bare minimum. You need to know how to write coherently, and you need to be able to present a position from a logical perspective. If you can't do that, you are worthless to an employer who seeks a college education as a requirement of the job they seek to fill.
Q: What does a holder of an Art History degree ask every day at work?
A: 'Would you like fries with that?'
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