Friday, May 26, 2017


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Liberals would have you believe that in a perfect world everyone is college educated. They want to use taxpayer money to fund universal tuition. They want everyone to walk across a stage in a cap and gown and get a degree in what makes them happy.

It seems nice, but here’s why that doesn’t work, for more reasons than money.

While presidential hopefuls trip over each other trying to win over swing states and the largest demographics of voters the left is working hard to alienate a big part of the population.

See, what they don’t see is that this country operates by the sweat and dedication of Americans who get their hands dirty every day. For every corporate corner office there are 100 trucks on the roads, lawn mowers running, tractors pulling, and brooms sweeping. There are mechanics under the hoods of the expensive cars that the few elite drive. There are hands washing and setting the hair of those whose paycheck gives them the luxury to call a $200 cut and color a necessity. There are childcare providers playing with the children of those who occupy board meetings and corporate retreats.

Most of America does not need a four year degree. Their problem is not just the dwindling power of the dollar and a tax structure that gives them a few bucks back a year. Their problem is the myth that the only way to “make it” is to go to college.

Meanwhile, current college graduates are facing obstacles to the American Dream. They are postponing buying homes, cars, and starting families because of student loans. The amount of graduates has flooded the job markets so positions are more competitive than ever and many are unemployed. Still we push children onto college.

Before they are even done maturing we tell them to have a plan and do stick to it. Earlier and earlier we train young students to prepare for a college education and a future that is getting less appealing. We teach them that only degree based jobs are worth having. We teach them over and over again that they are too good for anything else.

I was shocked to hear that a young man quit his job without any prospects because he thought that he was too good to load manure onto people’s trucks for minimum wage. It was not the bulk of his function either, just a part of a job that had other responsibilities. But this is the culture that the left is cultivating.

A big myth about illegal immigrants is that they are easy to employ. Restrictions on businesses have made it increasingly difficult to pay under the table and have undocumented workers. But they keep being used because no one is lining up to do the jobs. I’m not saying that is always the case, but it is more often than not.

The left is teaching our children that they are too good to get mechanic certifications, attend cosmetology school, get a commercial driver’s license, or really anything that would put them to real hard work. There are a lot of programs that take less than four years to complete. But the left would have us believe that these aren’t “real jobs”.

The good news is that because so many people are buying the lie that they need to go to college the amount of jobs available in industries like HVAC, electricity, cosmetology, child care, and hospitality are enormous. The Mike Rowe Works Foundation puts out scholarships for skilled work that cover certifications in things like welding and mechanics.

The left wants you to believe that college is the only answer and that it’s right to push your children towards it. But there are plenty of ways for anyone to have a rewarding career that don’t involve mountains of debt and them having to move back in with you.

Besides, don’t we want more good people who are okay getting their hands dirty more than stuffed shirts who are too good to mow their own lawn?

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So much for working at the “happiest place on earth”: in January, Disney laid off hundreds of employees–and replaced them with cheaper foreign workers, who have temporary H-1B “guest worker” visas.

And worse, Disney isn’t the only one.

In fact, increasing numbers of companies nationwide are stepping up to the plate to can American workers, and replace them with temporary workers here on those H-1B visas.

So far, the H-1B program–which brings educated guest workers to American shores for a term of three to six years–is killing off so many American jobs that Congress has begged Obama to investigate the problems with this program.

So far, Obama has refused every single time.

H-1B foreign guest workers are, by their very nature, substantially less expensive than American workers–both because they’re regulated differently and, because these workers require a work visa to come to the country in the first place, are far more likely to take the same job at a lower salary. Which means more money for corporate profit.

Ron Hira, a professor at Howard University who has testified before Congress on the importance of protecting American jobs, explains what the problem is:

“H-1B guest workers are cheaper than American workers and… any company would be foolish not to take advantage of this highly lucrative business model that has been inadvertently created by Congress and multiple presidential administrations,” Hira explains. “Of course, this business model is paid for by destroying the livelihoods and dignity of tens of thousands of American workers. The costs are also borne by American taxpayers, through foregone tax revenue and the additional social services that need to be provided for those newly unemployed American workers.”

This problem’s only getting worse, as more and more companies see that they can save money by bringing foreign workers to America to take foreign jobs.

Which, apparently, is just the way Obama likes it.

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Barbra Streisand should really stick to singing–because her latest op-ed for The Huffington Post is straight out of Crazy World.

Her editorial, called “Have You Heard the Good News?” is a puff piece touting all the jobs that Barack Obama “created” over the last five and a half years.

Unfortunately, she gets just about every single fact wrong.

Streisand writes: “In the wake of the financial crisis, President Obama took the helm of a sinking economic ship and help to right it. The unemployment rate is now once again at pre-recession levels — the lowest in seven years (5.5%).”

Streisand, of course, leaves out some critical facts.

Like, for example, that there is the largest percentage of Americans not working in history. Just 62.7% of Americans have jobs–a truly shocking number for a nation that prides itself on hard work and entrepreneurship. The unemployment rate is 5.5% not because more people are back to work–but because so many people have given up hope and stopped looking for jobs, and aren’t even considered “unemployed” anymore.

She continues with her “good news”:

“President Obama’s Administration, with only opposition from the Republicans, has steadily helped put more than 11 million Americans back to work in the private sector.”

Except 11 million jobs simply isn’t enough–and, historically, that’s not nearly as good of a number as Barbra wants you to believe.

Ronald Reagan–who also inherited a broken economy–created 18 million jobs by this point in his presidency. Including, famously, 1.1 million jobs in just one month in 1983. And keep in mind that the population of the United States was substantially smaller back then.

Compare that to the anemic 127,000 jobs Barack Obama created last month–which isn’t even enough to keep pace with population growth, let alone grow the economy.

Barbra Streisand has a long history as a partisan mouthpiece for the Left, but this piece takes the cake. Americans certainly aren’t better off in the age of Obama–and Barbra’s either lying or living in a bubble. Or maybe both.

Babs, if you’re listening: stick to singing. Journalism just isn’t for you.


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