From One Lazy Former Student
Normally, I try and refrain from NSFW language on my blog…but I am making an exception for Republican Virginia Foxx.
Foxx recently said:
“I went through school, I worked my way through, it took me seven years, I never borrowed a dime of money…. I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that.”
Did you know she is the Chair of the House Panel on Higher Education? Did you know she went to college forty years ago? Or that she paid $87.50 per semester? Really! The University of North Carolina charged that per semester. It is terrific that the Chair of the House Panel on Higher Education is so in touch with the fact the costs have increased slightly since she was in college, back during the Washington Presidency. We currently are not living in an opportunity society, at least not for people trying to make ends meet. It would be wonderful it was. But I can tell you as someone struggling to pay bills by working two jobs and trying to start a business? When you are towards the bottom? You have to fight tooth and nail to get by and rip hope from Opportunities hands. I am not sitting there waiting for stuff to fall in my lap. But I sure appreciate when the President suggests ideas that might allow me to breath a little when paying my bills. The Republicans aren’t doing that. They don’t care. They think we don’t work hard enough. Or give enough. They have no tolerance for those still struggling.
So, I salute Congresswoman Virginia Foxx with a hearty “Screw You, you dinosaur.”
Sorry about that crass language folks.
Posted in: Government, Politics, Rants
She earned that language, no worries!
Honestly, as a mom of one child (a new teacher) with almost 80,000 in debt for her Master’s, one who dropped out of undergrad because he feared the debt, and one who is about to graduate with a BA in psych and 20,000 in debt, I would personally like to volunteer to strange this woman myself.
I liked your Undercover band post, but I think you’re wrong on this subject. Listen to Peter Schiff explain it HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxtMUHvEr-k&feature=related Also, Mrs. Foxx is a good Christian woman and calling her names because you disagree with her philosophy of limited government is unkind and uncool. Christians ought to be move loving, especially to those who are in “the household of faith”. For more info. read Frederick Bastiat’s book “The Law” (Foundation for Economic Education – http://www.fee.org )
Considering that the rate that tuition has risen is totally beyond that of the standard rate of inflation over the years…yes, sadly Mrs. Foxx is indeed completly out of tune with the times. Does she still offer the neighborhood kids a quarter to come and shovel her snow as well?
This is what frustrates me so much about “conservative” discourse in this country. Foxx’s comments only make sense if you know absolutely nothing about the difference between going to college now and going to college when she did.
Same with what I hear from the right about healthcare. What actually happens in the real world doesn’t make a dent; they know damn well that private insurance is cheaper and better because it ain’t gub’mint. Ideology trumps reality.
Also, this reminds me of Sen. Stevens describing the internet as a “series of tubes.” I believe he was chair of the relevant committee at the time as well.