Wednesday, November 19, 2008

CA Wants to Cap Students But Give Admins Raises?

Ineptitude strikes again! The State is facing an $11B deficit but the Governor can't make the legislators come together to fix the budget? There's talk of slashing every vital service down to the bone, including limiting the number of new students attending State Universities and Community Colleges while raising fees. But wait for it, the Board of Governors is handing out raises like party favors. Not a piddly 3% cost of living increase but 10%, 13% and even as much as 19%!!! 

This is beyond infuriating. With the economic downturn it is even more important for people to beef up their education and remain competitive in the job market. This is not going to be 'fixed' any time soon either. Obama can't wave a magic wand and cure all that ails the market. The Bush administration (father and son) along with the Clinton one (yeah I said it) proceeded to roll back every barrier to prevent a run on the banks and Federal Reserve. Shrub encouraged people to shop after 9/11. People have been living on credit. The gov't lives on credit. It took years and years of concentrated plundering to make it this bad. That bogus bail-out was all for the benefit of the top 1% and the rest of us were forced to pay to keep them wealthy. 

Is this a blip, a speed bump or an asteroid hurling from space to destroy us?

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Kofi Bofah said...

I am sorry that education will be put on the back burner.

State and Federal Treasuries are strapped.

I am posting a tongue-in-cheek description of the situation. There is a ton of excellent commentary on this site, also:

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Faith at Acts of Faith Blog said...

Welcome Kofi:

Thanks for taking the time to chat. I don't know what's going on (aside from corruption and idiocy) but I know the voters of CA got hoodwinked when they voted for the Republican Gov but we all get to suffer.

achoiceofweapons said...

Very nice post. I too am enraged. I am pursuing my degree and so is my daughter. My Wife is not far behind.

Faith at Acts of Faith Blog said...

Hello Mr. Jaycee and Welcome,

I wonder about whether adding local stories will be an interesting read - so thanks for commenting. That's so cool that you're entire family is attending college at the same time. It's never too late! Don't be a stranger.