Thursday, January 28, 2010

Privileging "Public Service"--Huh??

Plenty to mention in Obama's condescending lecture last night, but one element struck me as startling--and very revealing. Not just me, either. My longsuffering spouse was equally disconcerted.

He proposed that college loans would be forgiven after 20 years of repayments, regardless of the balance outstanding. But if one entered "public service" after college, then the loans would be forgiven after only 10 years.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

With that line, Obama revealed his reflexive, unthinking, Statist-based animosity toward the private sector. In his mind, "public service" is pure and saintly, whereas "private enterprise" is dirty.

Never mind that the private sector developed devices and drugs which diagnose and cure disease and continues to spend billions developing more of the same.

Never mind that the private sector provides billions in charitable donations.

Never mind that "public sector" workers take in far more than private-sector workers--in both wages AND benefits.

None of that matters to the ideologue Statist who thinks that 75%+ of the US population is "dirty."

That, my friends, is the real problem with Obama, and it is the reason that he notes 'distrust' in the population towards Washington, DC.


Tim Morrissey said...

If I'd bothered to watch the SOU, and had heard his pronunciamento about forgiving student loans of publik sektor employees in 10 (v. 20) years.....I believe I would have dispatched Steven King's new novel (weight: approx. 16 lbs.) through the 65-inch screen of the television device.

Thanks for drawing this to our attention.

neomom said...

Dear Mr. Obama -

For those of us that paid off our loans and now are expected to pay off others AND their salaries and benefits...

Fcuk You!