Why Is College So Expensive? And Can Obama Make It Cheaper?

Feb 2, 2012 Full story: www.theatlantic.com 25

How to control public college costs in two easy steps: (1) Get states to stop cutting education budgets and (2) push schools to become more efficient. Getting it done is the hard part.

Last week, President Obama declared war on the rising cost of college -- or at least, he did so to the degree that a notoriously even-keeled politician with a penchant for policy wonkery can declare war on such things. Speaking at the University of Michigan, he laid out a four-point* plan to reverse the surge of tuition rates and student debt that, for many Americans, is threatening to turn higher education into an unaffordable luxury.

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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#22 Feb 3, 2012
carey529 wrote:
well, we ALL know what a GREAT job obama has done with the economy, in helping homeowners with mortgage problems, easing the financial burdens of medical costs, gas, food and clothing...and let's not forget the SMASHING success of the 3/4 $trillion stimulus debacle and "cash for clunkers"!!!
so, we're THRILLED to know our fearless leader is taking on the higher education establishment...for us!
what would we do without fearless leader looking out for us?
(we'll find out come november!!!)
Yep. Why not?

Let's be honest, if Jesus were here, He would kick Romney's ass. Jesus hated hypocritical moneychangers.

The White House only matters because Bush-style Republicans will appoint more Citizens United-shills to the Supreme Court.

Did you hear that fake Teabaggers are all going to support Romney????

It's time for the 99%ers to start to replace the Teabaggers.

Isn't it ironic how the Teabaggers NEVER want TAX RELIEF fot the 99%ers?

They only like CORPORATE WELFARE for their UNPATRIOTIC buddies, BIG OIL, the BANKSTERS, and all the other CORPORATE SOCIAL WELFARE QUEENS.

Those SOB's are making RECORD PROFITS and BONUSES while soaking Middle Class tax payers for handouts, bailouts, and tax credits.

What do they do with their money (unearned income)?

Those gluttonous Mammonites sit by the pool waiting for the dividend checks to arrive to shop at Tiffany & Co., suck down some oxycontin (SOMETIMES the GUILT is UNBEARABLE), then squirrel away their RECORD PROFITS and BONUSES in SECRET OFF-SHORE BANK ACCOUNTS, where it is laundered by and for the underworld for nefarious purposes, never the betterment of this world. Worst of all, those SOB's BUY our politicians with their LOBBYISTS and make MORE LAWS to ENRICH THEMSELVES. It's a vicious cycle of GREED.

Those SOB's love war because they PROFIT from it, but want working class and Middle Class Americans to PAY for it, with blood, sweat, tears, and MONEY.

Teabaggers are HYPOCRITES! Those Bush holdouts in hiding are False Christians and Mitt Romney is their NEW LEADER!

Mitt Romney for President, of the Cayman Islands, 2012, NOT FOR PRESIDENT OF AMERICA!

November can't come fast enough. We have to get rid of this DO-Nothing CONGRESS and get some justice for We the People.

It's time for the 99%ers to start to replace the Teabaggers.
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San Jose, CA

#23 Feb 3, 2012
College is expensive because they're focused on football and gigantic salaries and perks for the college president and administrators.
Questioner

Llano, TX

#24 Feb 3, 2012
Is making higher education expensive a way to keep the 'rabble'(poor) from entering the upper class?

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#25 Feb 3, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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Sounds like we have more hyperventilating from the peanut gallery....

It always amuses me how liberals love to inject Jesus into a political frey when they think it will enhance their arguments. Most liberals can't stand the 'absolutes' that Jesus and his Father embodies. Furthermore, at this point in time, Jesus has nothing to do with 'worldly' affairs, which includes it's political non-sense.

If you want to inject anyone that is the controlling factor in the conditions that currently exist here on earth --- and what you and others don't seem to understand is that mans adaption of principals against God and his teachings is a failure of man and acquiescing to the influences of the "god of this system of things," Satan the devil....


"The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one [Satan]." 1 John 5:19

"The one called Devil and Satan ... is misleading the entire inhabited earth." Rev. 12:9.(See also: John 14:30; Rev. 12;12; and Cor. 4:4)

Incidentally, the 99 percenters that came out of the OWS protest; don't reflect the nation as a whole, but only a small segment that liberals and a few moderates comprise of in this country....

http://www.gallup.com/poll/143468/likely-vote...

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#26 Feb 3, 2012
He fears to NEA Union PAC, so it will never happen.

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