It’s a shame Julia’s time in Head Start never taught her to not stand right in front of a frickin’ bus…there’s a reason little Zack never shows up again. (This is what happens when you go to government funded schools that don’t have competition).
So I’ve already been over how Obama being beholden to unions and against choice is really bad for schools and will drive them down. But let’s deal with the idea that Romney and Ryan would cut federal funding to schools. So what if they did. I can promise you, with a teacher’s view from the front lines, federal money does jack to actually help students. It goes to programs and policies that benefit administration and bureaucracy, not students. Now if individual states wanted to put in a rule that principals and superintendents can’t make more than twice their highest paid teacher (a good principal might actually be worth more than that…but a good principal in my experience is in the same category as unicorns and non-homicidal postal employees, they don’t really exist).
Also, I’m big on standards in education but regrettably the standards Obama has been hyping lately, now being referred to as the Race to the Top, are sadly underdeveloped. The math standards seem to stop at Algebra and Geometry (maybe some of what would be included in Algebra II) and the English standards, which as an English teacher I’m very familiar with, actually are an improvement on the previous standards I was dealing with in Arizona…but are still woefully lacking.
Honestly their standards don’t do go further than halfway through what you’d expect a student should know halfway through 10th grade in an ideal world. And I still have yet to see Science and History standards. So we’re still aiming to only play second fiddle to the rest of the world in education. I’m sure that will yield spectacular results. Also may I add that in typical bureaucratic speak they take nearly 100 pages to say what could be said in 10 (I’ve even boiled it down to 1 page for my own personal use…but I have to use a lot of fragmented thoughts that still get the point across).
But Zachary really shouldn’t have to worry because, as you can see Julia has placed him in just the right place to join Obama’s grandma, Rev. Wright, Mubarak, Israel, Van Jones, and Hillary Rosen (among others) in being thrown under a bus when it’s convenient. It’s SOP for the Obama bunch.
Now after 4 decades of the Philosopher King’s absolute rule construction by forced community service gangs (at this point community organizer takes on a whole new meaning—crack that whip) on the Great Pyramid of Chicago, which will serve as the divine one’s tomb, is nearly complete. But even the massive structure, 10 times the size of its Giza counterpart, but still 100 times smaller than the ego of its future resident, needs promotion on the web.
So Julia thinks she should start a web design business of her own.
I have a few issues with this.
First, if the history of technology has taught me anything it’s that we don’t have an f’ing clue what technology is going to look like in 40 years. Star Trek predicted we would have major genetic engineering by the 1990’s but cell phones wouldn’t come into use until the 24th century. And I don’t see the hover-boards or high level of automation promised me by 2015 in Back to the Future. And remember in the 90’s when they thought those virtual reality head gear things would take off…uh-huh. And I think we can all agree we are tired of waiting and want our goddamn flying cars now; we’ve been promised them for over half a century and we want them NOW. My point here is that it might be just a little arrogant to say with certainty that the internet as we know it will still be around…but then again that might make Julia’s web design business perfect to the Obama administration loans as I will bring up with my 2nd point.
Solyndra, and 13 other green energy companies, the black holes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, AIG and every other incompetent bank, Government Motors and their fabulous death trap the Volt, not to mention that spectacular bit of idiocy Cash for Clunkers. The Obama administration sure knows how to pick’em. So this only confirms my suspicion that Julia is in a now dead field, the Obama administration is giving her a loan…something they don’t do for people who could ever theoretically make money.
I also love how the internet business is going to “help grow the local economy.” Screw what the internet is going to be like now, internet companies aren’t exactly limited by local market nowadays.
There are of course two reasons why Julia has to get a loan from the government and couldn’t get one from a private bank like the rest of us. The first being that, as we have discussed, Julia, she of the 7 years to get her degree in a field you go to a 2 year tech school to get, has clearly never made very good decisions and is probably a shitty programmer to boot. The second is that after 40 years of Obama, private banks will have gone out of business. To recap, in the past and currently banks are being forced to continue making bad loans as the Obama administration is still pushing them, while, and I’m not making this up, simultaneously suing them for making those bad loans. Private banks don’t stand a chance after 40 years of this insanity. And that may make the idiots of Occupy Wall Street thrilled, but the rest of us have to understand such a move will result in an economy that makes the Great Depression look like the salad days of prosperity. So Obama will be the only money lender in town.
My last problem with the logic here is that she’s 42, which makes Zachary 9? 10? Who has time to start a business when you have a 10 year old? They’re still too young to take care of themselves…oh wait I forgot, she threw him under the bus.
And I’m not sure where this 20% cut thing for Romney/Ryan comes from (I’d be happy with a 100% cut and possible jail terms for the people who work for the SBA) but I do know that while I haven’t heard anything about Romney talking about the loans the SBA gives out, he has been very clear on gutting the $1.75 Trillion annual burden of regulation this monster of an anti-capitalist organization places on the American economy.
And rather than giving out money, Romney and Ryan have put forward plans that will improve the fundamentals of the system and actually allow businesses to grow on their own and make profits, hire employees, create new markets, all without government help. It’s this strange miracle of capitalism. Even though it’s always been hindered to one degree or another throughout U.S. history it has created the greatest advance to quality of life and opportunity of any system conceivable. But you would have to believe in America instead of Obama to understand that.