Students Across The Country Protest Fee Hikes

Students across the country are protesting hikes in college tuition. The protests have become violent at times as students commit acts of vandalism and clash with police.

Decreased tax revenues and the tough economy have forced some jurisdictions to cut funding to schools and the difference will be made up in increased tuition.

So let’s get this straight, these kids are protesting a hike in fees because schools are not getting enough of our tax dollars to subsidize them. What would these students propose we do, raise taxes? Making us pay more so they do not have to would go over real well.

It is already a problem that taxes pay for higher education when many of the taxpayers are not benefiting from the expenditure.

However, I can understand the sentiment. People across the country are protesting higher taxes and an out of control big government. They are called the Tea Party.

The major differences; Tea Party members do not commit violence or vandalism and they are portrayed as villains by the Lame Stream Media.

Tell these kids to get a part time job or take fewer classes each year. Consider the experience an early start to what life is really like.

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15 Responses to “Students Across The Country Protest Fee Hikes”

  1. Adam says:

    “Students across the country are protesting hikes in college tuition..

    People across the country are protesting higher taxes and an out of control big government. They are called the Tea Party.”

    Actually, since taxes have gone down. The tea party comparison would only work if the college protesters were protesting tuition increases as tuition was actually decreasing.

  2. Barbara says:

    If taxes have gone down, Adam, then how come more money is now being taken out of my pension for taxes due to a tax change? It’s a shame that these kids who are destroying property will be our next leaders. If caught, they should be made to pay for all the damages they caused.

  3. The American university environment, as currently constituted, turns adolescents into whining, screaming toddlers, albeit with many times the destructive capacity.

    The typical university student:
    — Doesn’t pay his own tuition or any part thereof;
    — Relies on his parents or sweetheart loans to cover his living expenses;
    — Is housed among thousands of other students receiving the same benefits;
    — Inhabits an essentially unpoliced environment within which many offenses that would be criminal outside the university’s walls are tolerated open-eyed;
    — Is told daily, by tenured lecturers, how special he is and how much his opinions matter.

    Given all that, the protests mentioned above are no surprise to a thinking person. Indeed, the surprise, if any, is why we haven’t seen more of them. Then these selfsame “educated” young persons stream out of the ivory towers and wonder why no one will hire them. It is to laugh.

    • Adam says:

      Yes, let’s make students pay all their own tuition and see how many finish college.

      Let’s take away parental support and student loans and pell grants and see how many finish college.

      Let’s take away the ability to live on campus with other students and see how many finish college.

      All of your complaints are about things that encourage enrollment and help students finish their degree. But I can see your point.

      What America needs most of all right now is fewer educated young adults entering the workforce. We can just sit back and watch as the world soars past us in the math and sciences and technology fields. Who needs doctors and engineers? Who needs chemists or biomedical researchers? Who needs lawyers and accountants and economists? We can import all those from other countries with stronger education systems…

    • Darrel says:

      FRAN: “The typical university student:
      – Doesn’t pay his own tuition or any part thereof;”>>

      DAR
      Does Francis have any evidence backing this claim up?

      We’ll see.

      When you start with a false premise there is no good reason to trust your conclusions.

      D.

      • Big Dog says:

        Good point. We started with the false premise that Obama and the Democrats could lead.

        There is no good reason to trust any conclusion that says they can…

      • Darrel says:

        Bigd: “the false premise that Obama and the Democrats could lead.”>>

        DAR
        I think we will see that “the leader of the free world” and his winning party can and do lead. Trouble is, they spent/wasted a lot of time pursuing bipartisan support from opponents who have no interest whatsoever in supporting anything that could result in a success for Obama. This is partly a tragedy of the American system (which ends up with a government in a near constant state of war/divorce), and partly the mindless goosestepping that is enforced on the republican side.

        Now that they have gone through the long process of bending over backwards for the party of “no” now they can get on to getting it done entirely without them. That’ll be leadership. Watch for it.

        Conservatives, always having to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future.

        D.
        ——————-
        “Americans remain more confident in the healthcare reform recommendations of President Obama (49%) than in the recommendations of the Democratic (37%) or Republican (32%) leaders in Congress.”
        Gallup Poll released yesterday.

  4. Big Dog says:

    Yeah Adam, hold on to that.

    Taxes have gone up. The idea that they have not is BS.

    And, these students are protesting that we don’t pay enough taxes for their education.

    Adam, if you believe that taxes went down you really are in trouble,

    Tax revenue went down but the taxes we pay have not. And the increases are in the niggling areas.

    • Adam says:

      “Taxes have gone up. The idea that they have not is BS.”

      For some people, yes. For 95 percent of working families in America, no.

      “Adam, if you believe that taxes went down you really are in trouble…”

      Sorry, but what kind of trouble? The kind of trouble one gets into for not swallowing right wing lies whole?

      Or maybe you can go into detail how taxes have increased and on whom it has increased.

  5. In on it not says:

    Hold a second!
    Adam is the product, or actually bi-product, of the same educations system!
    How dare we, the tax-payer, impugn his voracity to lie and imply, cheat and swindle!

    His taxes HAVE gone down, because he has lost his job!
    Tuition has gone down, because he isn’t a student any longer! Every thing he says is TRUE.
    How do we dare assail what he knows to be true and we only assume; he was told daily, by tenured lecturers, how special he is and how much his opinions matter.
    His opinion is mightier than truth.
    But who really cares? When your so far left that even death looks right…” Mike Shinoda,

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  7. Big Dog says:

    Considering Democrats spent 8 years trying to deny Bush any success and continually tried to lose the wars, it is funny you would make this assertion.

    Democrats decided that they were going to do what they wanted and that Republicans were just going to go along or be left behind because Dems had all the votes they needed.

    Darrel, you keep spreading that lie that has been roasted. Republicans are not obstructing. Dems had all the votes to pass anything and could not get it done.

    The fighting came from within the Dem party.

    Don’t blame the inability to lead on Republicans.

    • Darrel says:

      Bigd: “Republicans are not obstructing.”>>

      DAR
      Of course they are. If this isn’t obstructing, what would “obstructing” look like?

      “The frequency of filibusters – plus threats to use them – are measured by the number of times the upper chamber votes on cloture…

      In the 110th Congress of 2007-2008, with Republicans in the minority, there were a record 112 cloture votes. In the current session of Congress – the 111th – for all of 2009 and the first two months of 2010 the number already exceeds 40. The most the filibuster has been used when Democrats were in the minority was 58 times in the [entire] 106th Congress of 1999-2000.”

      Republicans Setting Filibuster Record.

  8. Big Dog says:

    No obstruction. Democrats had all 60 votes to end any procedural movement. Filibuster is legal and has been used by both parties. Cloture is part of the process and if Republicans vote against it then fine, there were 60 Dems who could have made sure it happened.