Sunday, May 28, 2017

Are American Males Becoming “Wussified”?


First off, let's define the word “wuss”: a weakling, a wimp.

Since the 1960's and the advent of “feminism” and “political correctness”, the “feminization” of the American male has taken hold in all facets of American life.

Look around you, what do you see, males are depicted in the media, in films, and on T.V. as bumbling fools, person's with an over active sex drive that abuses women, lazy losers, crude and uncaring, and to compensate for those stereotypes, sometimes become overly aggressive and violent, etc., etc.

This “feminization” of males has taken hold mostly in the white male community. Look at our professional sports teams in basketball, football, and in boxing. Most of the participants are black or of foreign descent. The white male is practically invisible (in most cases, the black and foreign athlete are the better athletes). Does that fact portend that these sports have an element of violence attached to them? Could be, as many white males are discouraged from participating in sports because of the possibility of injury.

Look at how many males dress and how they are groomed. Long hair and droopy clothes, earrings and piercings are common among many teenagers. As stated before, look at what seems to be the overprotective nature of the American male. Kick ball, dodge ball, sledding, and the ludicrous desire to give every participant a trophy or an award, are some of the “politically correct” changes that have affected the everyday life of the mostly male youth.

Look at many of our colleges who have set up “safe spaces” for the easily offended who can't handle points-of-view different from their own. Can you imagine a virile male admitting that he needs a quiet place just to cope with life? Most social rules in the colleges are directed at the males, who can be expelled just by having a female make a “harassment” charge against him, and contrary to our rule of law, he will be considered guilty until he can prove himself innocent (ex: the Duke lacrosse case, and the fake charges brought against a male student at the University of Virginia etc.).

Look at many of the organized childhood activities that many young males participate in; Little League baseball, youth football and basketball, and the idea that too much emphasis now is placed on just participating in the activity and not on winning or coming in first place, because the kid that might be a loser or on the losing team therefore he might be traumatized for life. As stated before, that's the reason behind why the idea that everyone gets a “participation trophy” instead of a “first place trophy”. Little do these over-protective enablers realize that by not recognizing talent or winners does more harm than good in preparing a young male to face his future life. He should be capable of handling adversity, as life is “not a bowl of cherries”.

This whole syndrome of the “wussification”of males has carried over to the adult male population. Just recently, the “lynching” of Bill O'Reilly is a perfect example of making mountains out of molehills. He was accused, by a few women, of “sexual harassment” by using certain suggestive comments which the women found obnoxious and in poor taste. These women were represented by the feminist mother/daughter team of Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom (known as “celebrity ambulance chasers”). He probably was guilty of those suggestive comments. But, no mention was made of any physical contact or touching by him, just oral words directed toward the women. Should that be reason enough for him to be fired from his job as cable's Number One talk show host? Most men have been guilty of making suggestive remarks to women at some time during their lives, but in most cases a stern reprimand by the woman stopped the uncalled for verbal comments. Today, a man can be accused of “sexual harassment” just by complimenting a woman on her looks or other innocuous comments that the woman takes offense to, even though no offense was intended by the man.

This whole situation, whereby “political correctness” takes precedence over common sense, will have a tendency to emasculate our male population by making our male population “wussified”. Is that what we want for our boys and our men?

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann


Poland's Prime Minister DESTROYS the elites after the Manchester TERROR attack!







Poland Stands Up to EU on Forced Quotas: We’re Not Taking Your Migrants – Your Blackmail Won’t Work On Us!
Strong words from Poland’s conservative prime minister, Beata Szydło, in reaction to EU threats to force her country to accept migrants or face massive fines.




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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beware of the Conquistadors in Sheeps Clothing


Mayan and Aztec empires. They are at it again, with their ancestors
intruding into our country illegally and over populating it with their ethnicity,
to gain eventual control of the government. Latino governance historically,
has not been something to write home about.

This statement will ruffle many feathers and open to criticism by the usual
elitists, because it's not politically correct and against their alternative fact
data base.

Open border advocates ridiculously postulate that the Pilgrims were all
undocumented immigrants when they settled here.

The fact is, there were no organized governments or empires we know of in
the stretch of land we now know as the United States and Canada. The land
was populated by scattered tribes with no functional governmental system,
that in some cases mirror today's middle east, by fighting among themselves.
Who is legally in this country and who is not is not debatable.

For a nation to remain sovereign, it's borders must be respected and its
people protected from uncontrolled immigration.

We are a diversified country and mustn't allow any one entity to dominate
the whole.

Conservative column from George Giftos





James O'Keefe Smacks Media Lapdogs!

A 'Michelle Malkin Investigates' Interview from CRTV.

Investigative journalist James O'Keefe has NO sympathy for the vile mainstream media lapdogs crying about Trump after burying Obama's bones for eight years. This is what REAL journalism looks like.

James O’Keefe Founded Project Veritas as their mission is to:

Investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.




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Sunday, May 21, 2017

“When You Reward Something……”


“When you reward something, you get more of it”. That pithy statement contains a lot of empirical truth and explains a simple fact of life; people will always be attracted to the idea of getting “something for nothing”. It is an old marketing ploy that has been used for ages, but has been fine-tuned by today’s politicians, mainly because they are using other people's money (taxpayers money), not their own.

That gambit seems to be the liberal politician’s mantra when it comes to campaigning for the votes of the citizens. They figure that if they promise you something for nothing, they’ll get the vote of the voter who wants something for nothing. But, of course, the old adage of, “there’s no such thing as free lunch”, comes into play as an unintended consequence of that duplicity. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders used that appeal as they went after the Democrat nomination in 2016. Luckily for us, neither became president.

Listen to the politicians today who are campaigning for your vote. They’ll promise you “free college tuition” or a subsidy to go to college if you “ volunteer” for their proposed community program (I thought when somebody volunteers you don’t get paid?), “ free” government healthcare, “ free” heating oil (supplied by a petty So.American dictator who hates the U.S.A.), “free” phones, “free housing”, “free” food stamps, and “freedom” from paying income taxes, and on and on. Think of how much all those “freebies” will cost us, the “tax-paying” taxpayers, who always seem to getting the proverbial shaft. What makes this practice so attractive to the charlatan politicians proposing these “give-a-ways”, is that there are many more people getting these “freebies” than there are of the people who must pay for them through their taxes (it is estimated that nearly 50% of the people get some form of government “handouts”). But, then you hear these hypocrites complain about our mounting national debt ($20 trillion), and inevitably blame it all on and the Republicans, never mentioning the trillions of dollars authorized and proposed by former Pres. Obama and the Democrats (during Obama's 8 years in office the debt rose from $10 trillion to $20 trillion). What else is new?

Look at what the Democrat candidates, who were running for elective office in 2016, and what they were proposing to the electorate, and you’ll see what I’m railing about. Maybe they think we are all stupid, maybe we are, as we keep re-electing many of these same politicians over and over again, (except this past election), but we don’t have to fall for that double-talk anymore. It seems like Pres. Trump is taking the “bull by the horns” in trying rein in this wasteful government largesse, with all the political ramifications that will be used against him by the “freeloaders” and the “something for nothing” crowd.

So, don’t fall for that “something for nothing” ploy in the future. Remember, if you reward something, you’ll get more of it. Do we need representatives who vote for more reckless spending with money we don’t have? We can’t be that stupid, can we?


Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
















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Thursday, May 18, 2017

MORT’s meanderings

Attention:  Delusional Democrats who keep up the whine that we’ve got to get to the bottom of this Trump scandal that doesn’t exist.
Let me tell you what we’ve got to get to the bottom of . . .
We’ve got to get to the bottom of Democrats electing an America-hating, profane-pro-union, civil rights lawyer, street thug and holder of a string of public offices, on the way to being the newly-elected Chairman of the Democrat National Committee – and whose very first action, was to name a proponent of Islam’s Shariah law, the America-hating, totally-committed Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison, as his No. 2.  
What does this tell you about the Democrat Party that stubbornly calls itself ‘The Democratic Party’, which it is anything but?  These delusional  Dems have become so viciously anti-Conservative, so adamantly anti-U.S. Constitution, so vocally & viciously anti-Trump, that they have placed themselves outside the bounds of sanity. They’ve become radicalized.
They refuse to accept the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the Presidential election to a total outsider to the traditional world of national politics. They hate and fear Donald Trump because he opposes everything they have totally controlled in the Nation’s Capital for the past 50+ years.   Further, they are deranged-out-of-their-minds that this ‘outsider’ is overturning all the Socialist lunacy and repressive regulations that Muslim President Barack Hussein Obama put in place during his eight years of blatant disservice to our nation. Deranged Democrats my friend, are what we must get to the bottom of, to save our beloved nation.
                                                                       MORT KUFF   © 5-17-2017

















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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Who are the Misogynists?


The word misogyny is defined in the dictionary as “ hatred or hostility toward women”. You’d think that in this day and age, we wouldn’t have to have a discussion about whether “misogyny” is alive and well to any great extent in our society, but, it is. The discussion has heated up just recently with the appointment of Ivanka Trump as an Assistant to the President, her father. No sooner was she announced than the blogs, political pundits, late night talk show hosts and comedians, and the main stream media started in their campaign to discredit her and her family, mainly because they figure she is a threat to the fortunes of the Democratic party.

I presume we’ll always have some people who will feel threatened by a woman in a prominent position in government and/or business, but the viciousness of the references to Ivanka Trump and her family is totally over the top and completely unfair and outrageous. In addition, Donald Trump's wife, Melania, has also been dumped upon because of her relationship to President Trump. These were mostly all personal attacks and totally discredited, but they were examples of what we now call “fake news”. To these liberal loons, the end justifies the means, the truth be damned.

What caused this onslaught against this youthful looking, attractive, successful woman, Ivanka? My opinion is the fear, by others, that she will be the catalyst to prevent them from regaining political power which they so cravingly covet and desire. These attacks, instead of diminishing her standing among the voters, especially women, seems to have backfired as people don’t like to see a nice, successful All-American, mother and wife, unjustly vilified for no reason other than her political views and indirectly, her gender and her relationship to the president.

What is ironic is the “ deafening” silence on the part of the so-called women’s groups, such as the N.O.W. organization, in not coming to her defense against this assault on her and her family. They always say that they represent the women in America, but it seems that they only represent women who are “ liberal” women who are “pro-choice” ( a/k/a pro-abortion) and not a conservative woman. The Republicans have been accused by the Democrats as being the party of “intolerance”, but now the Democrats could be called the “ Misogynist” party after some of the shenanigans they have perpetuated against women (ex: Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter etal.).

During the past campaign cycle, including the primaries, the Democrats and Hillary Clinton used the gender card against Trump and the Republicans. It seems like the voting public didn't buy this blatant appeal to sexism and sent Hillary packing. The Democrats appeal by using the gender card (vote for Hillary because she's a woman) came back to bite them in the rump big time.

Ivanka Trump is not resented for what she has done, but for who she is: a Republican, a conservative woman, who is the daughter of the “hated” President. She doesn’t fit the mold of the feminists, but it looks like she fits the mold of most of the American people.

President Trump has taken the slings and arrows of the liberal left as being a “misogynist”, as President (and in his former life as a successful businessman), he has hired and promoted many women to positions of authority and influence. For examples, his campaign chief was Kellyanne Conway, the first woman to ever had run a presidential campaign (and be successful at that), he appointed Nicky Haley, as the U.N. Ambassador (of Indian descent); Elaine Chao, as Transportation Secretary (of Asian descent); K.T. McFarlane, as an Ass't. Foreign Policy adviser; Betsy DeVos, as Education Secretary; Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (of Indian descent); Linda McMahon, to lead the Small Business Administration, Omorosa Manigault, Director of the Office of Public Liaison (of African decent) etc. , etc.

It seems like that if the Democrats can't win at the ballot box, they are trying to win in the court of public opinion, but it doesn't seem to be working as they are the real “misogynists” by their actions against women, not Donald Trump and the Republicans.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann














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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pussycat Diplomacy Obituary


Pussycat diplomacy is over. November 8th restored faith in America,
respect by the rest of the civilized world and fear to our adversaries.
Our President, Donald J.Trump, has been working tirelessly from
his first day in office, bringing this about and undoing the damage to
the economy, trade agreements and relationship with other nations
by the previous administration.

Alas, we now have a Commander in Chief that is more than name
only, showing a Truman like resolve, to face dangers to our country
without hesitation and tail between his legs.

The "Red Line" isn't rhetoric, but a challenge to anyone foolish
enough to cross it, as witnessed this weekend, against Assad's
inhuman behavior against his own people.

The President's action was a measured pea shooter warning; but
rest assure, if this warning is not taken seriously, the next one will
be more than a BB sling shot and up the ladder with more intense
methods until Assad and the Russians get the message.

This should finally put to rest Liberal persistence trying to tie the
President being in collusion with Vladimir Putin.

Conservative column from George Giftos










That is the Code which gave President Trump the authority to suspend travel from several terror-prone countries. Sen. Ted Cruz exposed former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’s ignorance of the law, and the partisan nature of her decision to refuse to enforce President Donald Trump’s executive order.



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Sunday, May 7, 2017

WHY IS HEALTH CARE SO EXPENSIVE?



That’s a legitimate question and one that surely requires an answer.

When I was born, many moons ago, I believe the average life expectancy of an American citizen was in the upper 60’s. Today the average life span is about 78 for men and approximately 80 for women. That’s quite a jump, don’t you think?

Well, let’s take the year 1960 (57 years ago). Doctors at that time still made house calls for approx. $15.00 per house visit ($10 a visit at the doctor’s office). Many of the cures that my mother used for some of the illnesses was homeopathic (without really knowing what that word meant) and natural treatments that were handed down from generation to generation. For an example, if you caught a cold and were congested in the chest or nose, the treatment was hot tea and honey, chicken soup, and Vick’s Vap-o-Rub on the chest, throat, and back, and if the congestion was really bad, a steam atomizer with some tincture of camphor added, usually did the trick. I also remember that the only painkillers that were widely used were, ether and Novocain and an aspirin, depending on the medical problem. These were just a few of the treatments that were available to us at that time. The increase in medical costs rose dramatically after the passage of laws and government involvement in our health care by passage of “War on Poverty”, passed by the Congress and signed by Pres. Lyndon Johnson in 1965.

Now, look at what’s available to treat us today, just 57 years down the road from 1960. Because of some entrepreneurial people and companies, looking to make a profit from their efforts, we have a wide array of medical products and treatments that just boggle the mind. These “new-fangled” products and treatments don’t come cheaply, but they have mostly been the reason why our life expectancy has gone up so dramatically over these past 57 years, as well as the costs.

Let’s see what is available today that wasn’t available in 1960, and why that has caused our medical costs to soar.

  • knee and hip replacements
  • arthroscopic surgery
  • MRI’s
  • CT Scans
  • Angioplasty
  • Bypass heart artery surgery
  • Laser treatments for eyes, skin, and kidney and bladder problems
  • organ transplants
  • prosthetic limbs
  • stents for arteries
  • many miracle drugs, researched and produced by the “evil” pharmaceutical Co.’s
  • Plus many more too numerous to mention.


All these innovations and life-saving treatments have come about through our free-enterprise profit making system. If we take the financial incentive out of our medical care system by price-fixing, over regulation, and government intrusion, many of our expected future medical breakthroughs will not come about because it would not be worth the time and effort of some person or company, if they are not fairly compensated for the time, effort, and treasure they would have to expend in developing new products, treatments, and drugs. That’s why people from all over the world come here for treatment, especially heads-of-state, even if it is expensive, because it is the best in the world.

And now, we want to scrap our state-of-the-art medical treatment and care system in order to help about 5% of the population that cannot afford this array of life-saving treatments and in some cases, cures, through the advent of Obamacare? Why throw the baby out with the bath water, when you could solve this problem by having “safety nets” for poor people or for catastrophic illnesses, instituting tort and malpractice reform, letting people buy their health insurance across state lines, institute vigorous fraud and corruption units, especially in the areas of Medicare and Medicaid? Let the private system work (with some government enforcement and oversight) and you’ll see our system adjust to the competition by lowering medical costs for everyone. It’s when the government intrudes in the system that things go haywire and costs start to rise, because all the government can do is “screw up a free lunch”, which they seem to do quite well..

I hope I’ve given you some food for thought as to why health care is so expensive, and hopefully, I’ve given you some valid ways of how to go about solving the problem. Remember, as Pres. Ronald Reagan once said, “Government is not the solution, government is the problem”.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
















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Thursday, May 4, 2017

MORT’s meanderings

Yesterday, we witnessed a miraculous, visual gift from our Creator:
A Horizon-to-Horizon RAINBOW.
A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by refection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky.  It takes the form of a multicolored arc.  Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.  (Well, who doesn’t know that?)
It was around 5:30PM (ET) on Monday, April 24, 2017 as we were driving in the Boynton Beach area of Florida, just after a misty rain when suddenly, we were treated to a perfect rainbow arc that appeared directly in front of us.  It stretched from the horizon on our left to the horizon on our right.  The view was perfect – totally unencumbered or obstructed by trees, structures or clouds; it was a true arc with all the colors as vivid and clearly defined as I have  ever witnessed.  From the red at the top of the arc, to the orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet at the bottom of the arc – each color had its full value.
As luck would have it, for the first time in a long time, I didn’t have a camera with me.  But, in a way that was okay, because it allowed me to keep viewing this phenomenon with no break or  distraction. And, I do believe that picture in full-color, is forever imprinted on my mind’s eye.  
I am convinced that this visual gift sent by our Creator, is meant to be a reminder that such fabulous beauty is symbolic of the miracles that are available to us, if only we have the faith to believe in certain things that we can see but, cannot touch or control.  I am willing to believe that rainbows are exquisitely ethereal messages sent precisely to remind us this.   

                                                                                                   MORT KUFF   © 4-25-2017


















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Sunday, April 30, 2017

“You Cannot Multiply Wealth by Dividing it”


That's a phrase that Dr. Adrian Rogers coined (in 1984) which today takes on special meaning by the policies put forth by the former Obama Administration, the Democrat Party, and its affect on our society.

The complete passage that Dr. Rogers wrote is as follows:
  • You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
  • You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
  • The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
  • Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving.
  • When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, this is the beginning of the end for any nation.

Can any of you see any of these prescient ideas coming true in our society today?

The onslaught is real and the people pushing these Marxist/Socialist tenets, are active right now in the Democratic Party (a/k/a Liberals and Progressives).

The Democrats want to legislate higher than normal taxes on the wealthy claiming that they don't give their “fair share” to the government.

The Democrats believe the Marxist idea of “redistribution of wealth”, which was proclaimed by Obama himself to “Joe the Plumber” during the 2008 campaign, and Hillary and Bernie in the 2016 election, is the path to prosperity and social justice. Total economic illiteracy, but believed by many.

The Democrats and the Progressives want to give to the poor and middle-class “goodies” that are extracted from the well-to-do and be given to the masses as payment for their expected votes in future elections (for Democrats, of course).

The Democrats think they can generate wealth by taking from the makers and giving it to the takers (the Robin Hood syndrome). It looks like they missed that class in Economics 101.

And, the Democrats and Obama think that the 10% of the population, who pay almost 70% of the income taxes, will be willing to cough up more and more to be distributed to the less wealthy among us.

This is blatant foolishness as people don't like to be taken for fools, especially intelligent, hard-working people who made a success out of their lives through their trials, tribulations, and risk taking. If they feel they are getting “screwed or the shaft” by their government, they have the means to move on or to vote with their feet by going to greener pastures, and that my friends will be the swan song for the once great country of the United States. We will then become the United States of Europe, who's failures you see unfolding right before our eyes today in the form of Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Hopefully, the election of President Donald Trump will prevent this from happening.

Once the “entitlement society” takes complete hold in a country, that country will ultimately fail because the burdens of the “entitlements” will be too great for the country to sustain. Look at what N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed for his state, free college tuition in any state run college or university, with the proviso that the student remains in the state for 4 years after graduation. It seems like the Democrat governor has to “bribe” his citizens to remain in his state by offering this “freebie”. Or maybe, he might be planning to run for president in 2020 and wants the millennial vote? Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton here we come, dija vu all over again.

Our only answer to prevent this from happening to us, is to vote out of office many of the Representatives and Senators (mostly all Democrats) that support the Marxist/Socialist policies of Obama, Hillary, Bernie, and Elizabeth (Warren) in 2018 and 2020. It won't be easy, but it can be done, if the Republicans can get their house in order. Maybe then we can “multiply wealth” for everyone who wants a piece of the pie and is willing to work for it. Remember, you can't make the poor rich by making the rich poor.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann



















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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Government is the Door Keeper of Our Country


Believe it or not, not everyone wants America to be great again.
It began on President Obama's apology tour and has permeated
the minds of do-gooders who function on emotion rather than
logic.

Healing the nation after the damaging governance from the
previous administration is a long road ahead, because the ones
on the losing side won't accept the Constitutional results of the
election and the voice of the people, who have had enough of
political correctness and give away entitlements at the expense
of responsible citizenry.

Enclaves of mostly urban liberals keep voting self serving politicos
into leadership, whose main interest is holding on to their elected
positions by hook or crook, promising their constituent things they
don't have to earn or work for.

A contention left by the outgoing administration was the mess
it created, by not enforcing immigration laws already in the books.
A door in a home is opened when the identity of who is knocking on
it is known and accepted, keeping the uninvited out, protecting family
and possessions.

The government is the door keeper of our country. We found
dereliction of duty from the previous door keeper and did something
about it, by replacing him and revoking the free passes awarded to
his cronies, who haven't taken this lightly, resorting to throwing rocks
at windows of the new tenant and resorting to toilet papering any new
attempts to move the country forward (stalling cabinet and SCOTUS
appointments) creating mischief to hamper the progress and function
of the new administration. Hopefully they will write PC's obituary.

A country without borders ceases to be sovereign, but a land of chaos.

Conservative column from George Giftos












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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Should Outrageous College Tuition Costs be Considered a “Crime”?


Many of the so-called millennial's who attend college today, are racking up debt that is out of proportion to what they receive when they finally get their diplomas. The total student debt is estimated to be over a trillion dollars and rising.

The question that must be asked, is it fair that colleges charge so much in tuition fees, as they have increased the tuition fees at 3 times the inflation rate over the past few years?

What is ironic is that many of these expensive (both private and public) colleges and universities have endowments in the many millions, and in the case of some, in the billions (especially the ultra-expensive “Ivy League” universities - ex: Harvard $37 billion and Yale $23 billion etc.) In addition to these enormous endowments, which by the way are tax-free, many (if not all) receive federal funds and grants in the millions each year, and still they continue to raise the tuition to the students attending their colleges and universities. To give you some idea as to what the U.S. Government gives to these schools in the form of federal money, here is an example:

1. Johns-Hopkins University - $1.9 billion in federal funds ($2.6 billion endowment).

2. University of Washington - $950 million in federal funds ($2.2 billion endowment).

3. University of Michigan - $820 million in federal funds ($7.7 billion endowment).


These were just a few examples of schools with billion dollar endowments who receive government funding while their tuition rates increase yearly, way above the inflation rate. Maybe these school endowments should have their yearly profits taxed like the rest of us are taxed?

Why are tuition's going up so fast? Some have blamed the fact that the government has made available to students, government guaranteed loan assistance, and that has emboldened the schools to raise tuition costs as the loans are guaranteed by the government, thereby minimizing default by its student recipients to the colleges they are attending. It is a win-win situation for the greedy colleges.

In 1976, tuition in private colleges and universities (in 2016 dollars) was $10,000. Now, they're $33,000. For public colleges and universities there was a fourfold increase from $2,500 to $10,000.

Many colleges and universities have students emerge ill-educated by comparison to the tuition paid by the student. They have trained too many of the students to be unemployed. In addition, the students come out of school as “debt slaves” where much of what they earn goes to payoff their debts. Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, during their campaigns for president, promised to make a college education “tuition-free”, which was just campaign rhetoric to generate the college vote (totally unrealistic, and just a ploy for getting votes).

Much of these increases in tuition rates goes into a bloated administrative staff and to pay exorbitant salaries to professors and assistants. To show the “bloat” at some schools is the case of high profile professor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who was paid $500,000 for teaching one law class at Harvard University, so while students suffer from burgeoning tuition costs, their professors are living on the “gravy train” of inflated faculty salaries. Shouldn't some of these “gigantic” endowments be used to make the college experience less financially burdensome to the students attending their school? We have allowed the colleges to run up the tab (with government subsidies) and populate the campus with idiotic, worthless courses (mainly with a “social agenda”) and administrative bloat, and a good dose of “political correctness” mixed in.

So, it is incumbent upon us to try to stop this “cancer” on America's higher education by bringing down this outrage of excessively high tuition costs. Yes, it would be a “crime” if nothing is done to remedy this situation.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann













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