The president of the United States of America sent me an email. He's not happy with the current system of higher education because not all of us can afford it or are saddled with debt. He writes to me this:
Right now, the average student who takes out loans to pay for school graduates with more than $26,000 in debt. Something's got to change -- it's not enough just to tinker around the edges. We've got to shake up the current system.
My plan won't be popular with everybody, especially those who profit from the way things are. But we owe it to our students to make sure that our colleges are working for them.
Okay Mr. President. Let's take profit out of the equation and just force colleges to earn less money. No, don't stop there. Let's just make government pay for it and then turn around and give colleges whatever it is the government thinks it's fair.
But food is more important than college. How about a single payer for groceries, what's the argument against that? Or even single payer for cars, clothing, housing. People profit for these things too. Bad stuff. Let's take money from people and redistribute it to people to pay for everything that is important in their lives, then set the price of what those things are.
The source of all our hardships are profits, isn't that right Mr. President? Because profits are made by rich people, the 1%. They don't own their business, in fact according to you, they didn't build that. So let's take it.
I know the president is no Leninist, Stalinist or any of the endless left-wing ist I can think of. But on the other hand I'd like to see where his disagreements lie. If people aren't eating it's profits by the "Kulaks". If not educated or not healthy, it's "profits" from colleges and health care providers. No, Obama isn't an extreme socialist. Why? Well because, um...uh, let me get back to you on this.
Oh how I can't wait for this absurd administration to be gone. Honestly.