"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Whatever they say, the results seem to be the same no matter who is in power at any given time.Who is pissing constantly on "evil corporations"?
They shouldn't and we shouldn't spend trillions over the years enabling them to like we do with our foreign aid and foreign wars. Of course these global corporations move jobs overseas. We pay dearly to enable them to do it.Why should businesses stay if the environment is hostile and punitive?
While I do think there is plenty of room to make spending cuts on this, I find it troubling that it's usually one of the first budgets we usually talk about cutting rather than all the spending we send overseas. We the people actually use the education system and get something out of it (not enough admittedly). It's our money and our own social programs should take priority over programs of foreign governments.Yes, and haven't we gone far since Carter created the DOE? And The Teachers' Union have done what to improve education standards... and who do they tend to vote for en masse?
I've done more in my professional life than Obama, and I'm not qualified to be president. And unlike Obama, I'll actually show you my college transcripts.
Consider healthcare costs have risen 48% since 2000 (vs. the CPI rising 26%). Federal education spending has been above inflation, as well, but part of those funds are eaten up by cost for healthcare premiums.
I did not say that being a graduate of a good college qualifies you to be President. I was only taking issue with your direct assertion that he was less qualified than Justin Timberlake or your data entry clerks (a silly and disingenuous comment by you, BTW)
That said, being a constitutional law professor at one of the nations top law schools is an extremely prestigious job and a very noteworthy accomplishment.
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Rest assured he did not get this job without showing his transcripts... and they would have to have been reasonably impressive. I'm not sure why you feel compelled to see them. The have obviously been given more expert scrutiny than you can apply (moreover, when was the last time you asked to see your Doctor's, accountants or attorney's grades???).
Given that the primary job of president is to uphold the constitution, I would say that being a scholar in the matter is a helluva qualification.... granted it is a many faceted job and knowing the constitution and its history is just one of those facets.
(Certainly if you have accomplished more than a faculty position at one of the nation's top law schools, I would love to hear about it....)
Last edited by upsideguy; 02-12-11 at 08:46 PM.