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Monday, August 12, 2013

Obama’s Pre-K Grab for Our Kids

Barack Obama has been aggressively promoting one of his fiscally extravagant projects which he announced in his State of the Union Address: “preschool available to every single child in America.” His plan is for the federal government to take over the care of preschool children, of course paid for by the taxpayers. That's a longtime goal of the feminists. It used to be called universal child care, and now is called pre-Kindergarten or pre-K (probably to make it sound sort of academic). The Obama Administration admits this will cost $75 billion in the first year, and claims that can be covered by raising the federal tax on cigarettes from a dollar to $1.95. Pre-K got its start four years ago with a windfall of $4.3 billion from the Stimulus fund. The Stimulus money was also used to finance another Obama plan, called Race to the Top, which in turn was used to coopt the states into signing on to the unpopular national standards called Common Core.

President Obama's game plan now is to bait the states into accepting this expensive Pre-K plan by offering them bundles of new federal money, such as $308 million in grants dangled in front of Texas for just one year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was asked if he could re-direct existing federal education funds in order to cover the cost of Pre-K. No way, Duncan said. Obama wants “a massive influx of resources” instead of using existing funds more efficiently.

Arne Duncan has become quite a salesman for Obama’s “Pre-K for All” initiative, traveling around the country to make his salestalk personally. His game plan is to sell Republican governors on agreeing to take the money and then get the Governors to agree to lobby his state's Republican Members of Congress to vote the necessary tax increase.

Listen to the radio commentary here:

1 comment:

Thomas Lewis said...

Direct Federal Control of each and every person is in complete opposition to local subsidiarity. Obama is the face of Socialism's control of the individual from conception to grave. This kind of collectivist control will make hell on earth a reality. Social commentators, who support Obama are either paid thugs or down right evil participants in the dumbing down, of America Childrens ability to develope into clear level headed thinking adults.

The entire Public School system is filled with teachers who are more concerned about purchasing a home then in creating an educated citizenry. Years ago, I would not have said this, but the moral neglect by current public school teachers is disgusting.

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