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Obama convenes college leaders on expanding access
AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/16/2014 7:56:26 AM PST by ResisTyr

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is bringing together university presidents from across the country together to exact commitments from each other to expand access to higher education.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: braking; college; collegepresidents; house; obama; obamacare; obamacollege; presidents
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The Marxist Tool is at it again. MASSIVE redistribution of wealth.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 7:56:26 AM PST by ResisTyr
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To: ResisTyr

Surely Hillsdale’s President will be invited to contribute his ideas.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 8:01:29 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: ResisTyr

I hope someone sneaks a pic of him and Bill Ay3rs.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 8:02:58 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: ResisTyr

Wish someone would post salaries of the attendees with income inequality and all.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 8:03:39 AM PST by Sybeck1
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To: ResisTyr

Remember when he invited all the ‘healthcare’ companies to the white house?


5 posted on 01/16/2014 8:04:22 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: ResisTyr

A Politburo meeting... oh goody!


6 posted on 01/16/2014 8:04:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: ResisTyr
What's the problem with the current access?
You can either pay for it or qualify for it and get a scholarship.
Oh, he wants access for people who can't pay and don't qualify.
On taxpayer dime no doubt.
I really don't think we need more daycare centers for young adults.

7 posted on 01/16/2014 8:05:11 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: ResisTyr
I have seen this movie before.

The heads of an industry get called to the White Hut.

They are told their industry is being nationalized. They have the choice to either cooperate or face destruction.

They cooperate.

8 posted on 01/16/2014 8:05:21 AM PST by nitzy (You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.)
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To: ResisTyr
This is no longer about wealth or money of ANY kind ... THIS is all about indoctrination.

Girls gone wild ?

You ain't seen NUTHIN' yet.

I wouldn't send my child to any college except Hillsdale and known and proven, separated Christian schools.

There MUST be a remnant.

9 posted on 01/16/2014 8:05:55 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: ResisTyr

Isn’t there already great access to college opportunities, for all who wish to go to college? What am I missing? Do we really need affoirmative action, so to speak, to provide greater access to a college education than we already have?

I hate to ask, but does Obama think we need some major new government program in this area???


10 posted on 01/16/2014 8:06:08 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ResisTyr
The reality is that America has a surplus of philosophy and puppetry graduates and a shortage of people who can run machinery and do HVAC work.

We hardly need the taxpayers to subsidize the former group anymore.

11 posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:07 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ResisTyr

Because the inflation in college costs makes the cost of Obamacare look reasonable? (Maybe he's looking for PR pointers.)

12 posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:09 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ResisTyr

dumBO gets a photo op. What do they get?


13 posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:27 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Sybeck1

Tuitions are sky high. Meanwhile someone like Sandusky fights to keep his $4,900 monthly pension from Penn State.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 8:09:34 AM PST by jersey117
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To: ResisTyr

Sperling used the word “Inequality” twice in one Run-On sentence and blamed parents who put theit kids first for causing that Inequality. This reminds me of an Oprah show I watched on a Sick Day. One guest said that equality can only be achieved by NOT teaching White children for 100 years.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 8:10:02 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: shove_it
Hillsdale! You mean that naughty un-PC college who has their own group of lenders to finance student loans at rates substantially less than SallieMae and other crony capitalist partners?

Why, if their model spread (and it is already starting to do so), then the entire educrat house of cards could collapse!

16 posted on 01/16/2014 8:10:29 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Blue Turtle

I remember the “Doctors” who all wore White jackets handed to them by WH staff. Maybe Obama will hand out Gown and Mortar Board to the academics.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 8:11:52 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ResisTyr

To tell them what — “Good job for distorting the nation’s history and making our youth feel guilty and evil for being American!”?


18 posted on 01/16/2014 8:13:15 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: depressed in 06
dumBO gets a photo op. What do they get?

Promises of unicorns and rainbows for encouraging fellow twenty-somethings to enroll in ObamaCare.

19 posted on 01/16/2014 8:13:32 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: ResisTyr

20 posted on 01/16/2014 8:14:29 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ResisTyr

for a lecture no doubt


21 posted on 01/16/2014 8:15:59 AM PST by Wuli
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To: ResisTyr

President Obama threatens to circumvent Congress with his ‘pen and phone’ strategy

http://www.glennbeck.com/2014/01/15/president-obama-threatens-to-circumvent-congress-with-his-pen-and-phone-strategy/

“Do you hear what he’s saying,” Glenn asked. “He’s got a phone, and he’ll call the universities. And he will get people called into action. He will call the labor unions. He will call the non-profits into action.”

Obama: ‘We Are Not Just Going To Be Waiting For Legislation’ To Advance Agenda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZTSYLg2Iv4

4:23 Minutes
Glenn Beck: Pen & Phone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrZyg4LHRFY


22 posted on 01/16/2014 8:16:29 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: massgopguy
One guest said that equality can only be achieved by NOT teaching White children for 100 years.

The North tried that against the South after the Civil War, suppressing industry and education for whites as well as blacks. It worked, before easy interstate travel, ubiquitous access to higher education and the Internet. Now, you have families like the Robertsons who defy all nasty racist stereotypes -- they are smart, educated, have two children of color adopted into the family, people love their clean show and appreciate their praying -- how can that be? sniff the producers.

23 posted on 01/16/2014 8:18:18 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: ResisTyr

...he needs more ideas on how to destroy America


24 posted on 01/16/2014 8:19:01 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ResisTyr

Ah, college presidents. That’s the job you get when you serve absolutely no real use with regard to real academic courses.

And, of course, that’s why the Obamadork invited them to the Felon House. Equal non-achievers discussing subjects none of them could possibly ever understand.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 8:20:26 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ResisTyr

These termites are up to no good. Lefty coordination is in the works, in preparation for the 2014 midterms. The shiny object for this election will be income inequality, like the War on Women was for the last. The Dem schemers are enlisting compliant college presidents, giving them their marching orders.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 8:23:09 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: ResisTyr

I’m guessing that when the presidents leave the White Hut, they will be saying to each other “Well, at least he’s OUR dumbass!”


27 posted on 01/16/2014 8:25:07 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: ResisTyr

I wonder if former Republican governor Mitch Daniels was
invited (Purdue).......


28 posted on 01/16/2014 8:26:40 AM PST by indthkr
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I doubt it. My son attends Purdue, the other graduated from there. I’ve met Daniels a few times. Daniels was a coup for Purdue; he’s instituted a tuition freeze and capped salaries. The academics hate him. He won’t get invited to the White Hut. He displays “wrong thinking” as he actually expects results.

Even though I’m an IU grad, I’m glad by boys have or are getting degrees that will have real value.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 8:31:00 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: ResisTyr

Barky needs to be outfitted with a straight-jacket, a leash, and a muzzle. After the shock treatments.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 8:31:35 AM PST by fivecatsandadog
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To: ResisTyr

what, expand for illegals or who? Tell them to lower there professor fees, for what they teach the students, they are OVERPAID!


31 posted on 01/16/2014 8:32:06 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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32 posted on 01/16/2014 8:33:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: ResisTyr

Obama’s Money Laundering moving ahead ,Obama has to be a Billionaire if he ever leaves the White House or he’ll never survive


33 posted on 01/16/2014 8:33:46 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: ResisTyr

More crony capitalism.


34 posted on 01/16/2014 8:35:10 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ResisTyr

Saul Alinsky Rule #10 “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”


35 posted on 01/16/2014 8:35:14 AM PST by yoe
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To: ResisTyr

Why, instead, doesn’t he invite teen-age girls, especially inner-city minority girls, to the White House? He and his wife could tell them to stay in school, to study instead of having sex with their serial boyfriends and having children out of wedlock. Then they might eventually have children raised in a stable family who would qualify totally on their own for admission to the more competitive universities. That would be *real* affirmative action.


36 posted on 01/16/2014 8:39:14 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: ResisTyr

Obama is in bed with Big Education, Big Pharma, and Big Labor.


37 posted on 01/16/2014 8:41:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: depressed in 06
More Pell grants and subsidized student loans so they can keep raising tuition
38 posted on 01/16/2014 8:47:14 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Sybeck1

If someone could get us the names of the 100 college and university officials attending....I’m sure we could find their salaries....should be public information.


39 posted on 01/16/2014 8:50:10 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Your forgot BIG CORPS, and BIG INSURANCE


40 posted on 01/16/2014 8:50:59 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: ResisTyr

No worries, the meeting is just to invite them to a flight on Air Force One.


41 posted on 01/16/2014 8:58:06 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: ResisTyr

Better access for blacks, poorer access for whites and asians.


42 posted on 01/16/2014 9:24:03 AM PST by expat2
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...to expand access to higher education.

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Translation, I suppose, is “lower the standards”.

Don’t see how they can lower them much more. I am truly astounded by how uninformed are most college students that I have met.


43 posted on 01/16/2014 9:29:23 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: ResisTyr

The only way to make a college education viable again is to RESTRICT access to higher education. Money would be much better spent on HS shop classes for training in the trades. It would probably cut down on behavior problems if students actually learned how to do something of immediate value in the workforce upon graduation.


44 posted on 01/16/2014 9:32:54 AM PST by grania
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To: ResisTyr

The initiative to completely “nationalize” our post secondary educational system is underway, via :

1) no federal budget ( Obama can use money anyway he wants)

2) executive order

And Obama is laying the ground with them in this meeting, and he is laying down “the law.”

Impeachment SHOULD be immediate, swift, and without mercy.


45 posted on 01/16/2014 9:59:52 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: ResisTyr
Like the housing bubble that was created by pursuing the idea that EVERYONE should have the right to be a homeowner idot Obozo is selling the same approach for a college education.

Gee, I wonder who will get stuck with the bill? /s

46 posted on 01/16/2014 10:19:22 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: knarf

You should make your kids pay their own way. It’ll teach them appreciation of the opportunities and frankly I am not going until I can foot my own bill.


47 posted on 01/19/2014 3:42:43 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister
Both of my boys are hard, blue collar workers like their dad (ust'a be .. I'm older, fatter, blinder and a few et cetera's)

Both of my girls are married working through the pitfalls of life, rearing husbands and children.

/8^)

None of my children ever expressed a desire to go to college, even a Christian school.

They couldn't WAIT to get out and 'do life'

To the outsider, we struggle, to us, we're content.

48 posted on 01/19/2014 4:11:12 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

PS ... welcome to FreeRepublic.


49 posted on 01/19/2014 4:12:04 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

Rearing husbands is difficult.


50 posted on 01/19/2014 4:14:28 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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