It is an icy cold morning.
I’m in an icy cold mood again.
“Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos knocked the push for free college as a “socialist takeover of higher education” during an online conference Tuesday.
DeVos criticized the push during the Federal Student Aid office’s virtual conference, cautioning that a free college program would ruin the American economy. Her comments regarding the “truly insidious notion of government gift giving” come as President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration looms 50 days away.
“We’ve heard shrill calls to cancel, to forgive, to make it all free,” she said during the conference. “Any innocuous label out there can’t obfuscate what it really is: wrong. The campaign for free college is a matter of total government control. …
Biden has said he wants to have public colleges and universities offer free tuition for families that make less than $125,000 per year, in addition to bolstering loan forgiveness programs. The president-elect has also supported ideas to eliminate $10,000 in federal student debt for all borrowers in a COVID-19 relief measure, The Associated Press reported. …”
“Under Biden’s proposal, at least some of the $1.6 trillion in student debt would be eliminated for 44 million affected Americans.
He backs at least $10,000 in federal loan forgiveness, while more progressive Democrats including Sens. Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have advocated for forgiveness up to $50,000.
Biden has also promised to cover tuition at public colleges and universities for students with family incomes below $125,000. Under his proposal, the federal government would cover 54% of the cost while individual states cover the rest. …”
At the end of four years of the Blumpf presidency … what was conserved?
Was it White identity? NO! Not a single word was uttered in support of White identity by Donald Trump in four years as president. It was too controversial. He would have been accused of racism!
Was it our Confederate monuments or the Mississippi State Flag? NO! Hundreds of monuments were smashed by violent mobs. They went after the Christopher Columbus monuments too. Meanwhile, the Mississippi State Legislature caved to Walmart and took down the state flag.
Was it our free speech and right to free assembly? NO! Nothing could be done about that problem either because of libertarian nonsense about Big Government. Big Tech CEOs were invited to the White House earlier this year and were hailed by Trump as the Trillion Dollar Club.
Was it Law and Order? NO! In spite of hundreds of tweets, no one ever found Law and Order and the riots only calmed down after the orange lightning rod lost the election.
Was it the concept of two genders? NO! After being appointed to serve on the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch found that transgenderism was covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Was it America’s racial demographics? NO! Ultimately, it took COVID-19 and election season to temporarily shut down immigration, but no permanent solution was put in place.
What then was conserved by mainstream conservatism? The billionaire donor who Trump appointed as Secretary of Education conserved the student loan debt burden for four years. So yeah … of all the things that they could have conserved with power, they chose to conserve our bills.