Obama signs order to protect troops from college deceptive practices

Apr 27, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

The medal is the highest civilian honor in the United States. FORT STEWART, Ga. - Surrounded by thousands of uniformed members of the Army's Third Infantry Division, President Obama Friday signed an executive order cracking down on for-profit colleges that prey on service members and veterans to collect tuition dollars without providing meaningful ... (more)

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And the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, which represents for-profit schools, called Obama’s action “deeply unfortunate,” saying that it was already in talks with veterans services organizations and members of Congress about addressing the concerns.

“APSCU is disappointed that in the midst of these discussions, the President decided to bypass the Congress to address these issues with an Executive Order,” Steve Gunderson, the organization’s president and a former Republican congressman from Wisconsin, said in a statement.One of the most egregious reports of questionable marketing involved a college recruiter who visited a Marine barracks at Camp Lejeune, N.C. As the PBS program “Frontline” reported, the recruiter signed up Marines with serious brain injuries. The fact that some of them couldn’t remember what courses they were taking was immaterial, as long as they signed on the dotted line.

Some for-profit colleges have also created Web sites with military-sounding names. Although they present themselves as offering unbiased advice on G.I. Bill benefits, some are using deceptive methods to bring in students.

A student interested in a massage therapy certificate costing $14,000 at a for-profit college was told that the program was a good value. However the same certificate from a local community college cost $520. Costs at private nonprofit colleges were more comparable when similar degrees were offered.

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The ENTIRE Student Loan situation is what's creating the Bubble causing College Costs to SKYROCKET.

There's absolutely NO REASON for College Costs to expand as fast or faster than Health Care but Obama ignores this in order to enslave more to government loans.

Fix the Problem arsewhipe!




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ACLU sues Obama administration over assassination secrecy

The president boasts in public about his executions, then hides behind secrecy. Now the ACLU is suing


Thursday, Feb 2, 2012
By Glenn Greenwald


The ACLU yesterday filed a lawsuit against various agencies of the Obama administration — the Justice and Defense Departments and the CIA — over their refusal to disclose any information about the assassination of American citizens.


That's Right! No Trial. No Due Process! Simply Obama deeming you an enemy and sending CIA Assassins or Drones to Execute you.


This is the "CHANGE YOU NEED." - NOT!-



http://www.salon.com/2012/02/02/aclu_sues_oba...
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Troops hate Obama. Where's Vera Baker?
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Romney or Obama who will win the military vote?
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finally a legitamite need for govt intervention.
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Wall Street Government wrote:
And the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, which represents for-profit schools, called Obama’s action “deeply unfortunate,” saying that it was already in talks with veterans services organizations and members of Congress about addressing the concerns.
“APSCU is disappointed that in the midst of these discussions, the President decided to bypass the Congress to address these issues with an Executive Order,” Steve Gunderson, the organization’s president and a former Republican congressman from Wisconsin, said in a statement.One of the most egregious reports of questionable marketing involved a college recruiter who visited a Marine barracks at Camp Lejeune, N.C. As the PBS program “Frontline” reported, the recruiter signed up Marines with serious brain injuries. The fact that some of them couldn’t remember what courses they were taking was immaterial, as long as they signed on the dotted line.
Some for-profit colleges have also created Web sites with military-sounding names. Although they present themselves as offering unbiased advice on G.I. Bill benefits, some are using deceptive methods to bring in students.
A student interested in a massage therapy certificate costing $14,000 at a for-profit college was told that the program was a good value. However the same certificate from a local community college cost $520. Costs at private nonprofit colleges were more comparable when similar degrees were offered.
I am so thrilled that the President did this. These schools are predators for people who dont' understand that their bottom line is to sign them up for an exhorbitant loan that escalates in interest so that it can never be paid off. Jeb Bush is a huge proponent of turning all schools into virtual schools, oh yes, so everyone can be virtually broke paying for it.
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Romney or Obama who will win the military vote?
The President will. Just look up the campaign contributions
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Geez, it's the free market suckers! That dumb presidents wants a nanny state. If they are tough enough to fight for this country, they should be smart enough to read the contracts with private companies. Long live vulture capitalism!!!
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Geez, it's the free market suckers! That dumb presidents wants a nanny state. If they are tough enough to fight for this country, they should be smart enough to read the contracts with private companies. Long live vulture capitalism!!!
That's how Mitt Romney got so rich, destroying other peoples lives.

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"I am so thrilled that the President did this. These schools are predators for people who dont' understand that their bottom line is to sign them up for an exhorbitant loan that escalates in interest so that it can never be paid off."

If this were not a vote buying scheme, I would agree. However, the military personnel are not the only ones at risk, the much larger civilian population could have used the same help.

Politicians pandering and getting credit for it is a disgrace as well as a disservice.

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Romney or Obama who will win the military vote?
Obama flashing executive power in election year
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press – 11 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP)— President Barack Obama, flashing his executive power in an election year, is promoting measures to safeguard veterans and members of the military against unscrupulous college recruiters.

In his Internet and radio address Saturday, Obama reiterated a series of measures he announced the day before at Fort Stewart, Ga., to protect current and former servicemen and women as they seek educational opportunities under the GI Bill.

"The sad truth is that there are people out there who are less interested in helping our men and women in uniform get ahead and more interested in making a buck," he said. "Even though the vast majority of schools do the right thing, we need to guard against the bad actors who don't."

OBAMA FORGETS THAT MOST SCHOOLS THAT HAVE DENIED ROTC OR ARE NEGATIVE TOWARD OUR MILITARY ARE SCHOOLS RUN BY LIBATARD SOCIALIST.

JUST ANOTHER GAMBIT AT PANDERING TO THOSE HE HATES.

The first place to look at the cost of education is the cost and salaries of the administration..........and their union benefits. Just another way the left launders money back to them selves.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I am so thrilled that the President did this. These schools are predators for people who dont' understand that their bottom line is to sign them up for an exhorbitant loan that escalates in interest so that it can never be paid off. Jeb Bush is a huge proponent of turning all schools into virtual schools, oh yes, so everyone can be virtually broke paying for it.


Nothing beats teabagger free market "capitalism"., no matter how many people you screw to acheive it.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>I am so thrilled that the President did this. These schools are predators for people who dont' understand that their bottom line is to sign them up for an exhorbitant loan that escalates in interest so that it can never be paid off. Jeb Bush is a huge proponent of turning all schools into virtual schools, oh yes, so everyone can be virtually broke paying for it.
If they are so damn dumb that they cannot figure out they have to pay these loans back and a degree from a diploma mill is worthless, no college 'degree' will help them. You can't buy common sense.

Let em waste their money

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Nothing beats teabagger free market "capitalism"., no matter how many people you screw to acheive it.
PLEASE KEEP POSTING......It's working well for us.

60% Say U.S. Economy Is In Recession

43% Are Conservative on Money Issues, 13% Liberal

59% View Money-Losing Auto Bailouts As a Failure

Florida: Romney 46%, Obama 45%
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Dear Americans,

Please forgive me Sirs to trouble you many times.
I am deeply sorry that I may be a stupid-headed-boy.

If there is enough money in the U.S. there is little con-men in the U.S.
If there is enough money in the U.S., there are many clean and justly jobs in the U.S.

So, the U.S. must be the largest creditor-nation in the world ever!

The U.S. must have 5-Trillion-dollar-current-acco unt-surplus per year and 5-Trillion-dollar-trade-surplu s per year!
The U.S. and American-companies must monopolize all the markets all over the world in order t make money and in order to make all Americans richer!
We have not yet begun to fight!

Please buy American!
Please export American-products!
Please construct-factories in the U.S.!
Please hire Americans!
The U.S. must make cars, ships, steel, airplanes, PCs, and home-electric-appliances in the U.S., and the U.S. must export those cars, ships, steel, PCs, airplanes, and home-electric-appliances to the world from the U.S.!

Dow must be $20,000!
The jobless-rate of the U.S. must be 2%!
The minimum-wage of Americans must be $70,000 per year per person!

Japan, Germany, Taiwan, China, and South-Korea are evil-empires!
Please squeeze Japan, Germany, Taiwan, China, and South-Korea !
I love the U.S.A.! I love all Americans!
Please unite Americans!

Very sincerely yours,
Shinichiro Takizawa
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If they are so damn dumb that they cannot figure out they have to pay these loans back and a degree from a diploma mill is worthless, no college 'degree' will help them. You can't buy common sense.
Let em waste their money
No, you are wrong on this. This is predatory lending, much like what was done by the banks that resulted in foreclosures. We have to be greatful that we have a President who cares about the American people. This is why the rightwing and the banks are so against the consumer protection agency.
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Nothing beats teabagger free market "capitalism"., no matter how many people you screw to acheive it.
Well, it's not only about teabaggers; it's the rightwing thought process. Wait until Romney has to answer for why he is hiding his money in Swiss and Cayman Island bank accounts and hedging bets against US currency! And he thinks he can get elected President?
He's an anti American traitor.

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lily boca raton fl,
Might want to think about how long these lenders have been predatory and to the masses that have suffered, before you heap accolades on the President.

This is a true political vote buying deal, if not he would have at the very least included the rest of the borrowers.

Where he really concerned he would deal with predatory lending to the poor.
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<quoted text>PLEASE KEEP POSTING......It's working well for us.
60% Say U.S. Economy Is In Recession
43% Are Conservative on Money Issues, 13% Liberal
59% View Money-Losing Auto Bailouts As a Failure
Florida: Romney 46%, Obama 45%

Rasmussen or FOX?
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