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Obama's Phony Push for more Teachers

Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/14 00:59:58

By Neal Boortz


Over the weekend we learned an amazing fact from Obama’s campaign axe man David Axelrod. Axelrod was trying to spin Obama’s comment that the private sector is doing just fine. Axelrod admitted that the economy was not doing all that well, and then told us that we could spur growth in the private sector by just hiring more teachers, policemen and firefighters. Yeah! That ought to do it.


Once again … we’re seeing focus groups at work here. Let me try to spell this out for you. First – understand, and I’m sure you do, that we have a president who believes that America is great because of government. To Obama, the private sector is no more than a support mechanism for the federal government. Anything that is actually good in our culture, our economy or our society came from government. Just a few weeks ago this amazingly dangerous man actually said that it is government spending that made America great.


Now … if you believe that America IS government, you need to find a way to bring the majority of Americans on board with your ideas. To do this you have to promote positive visions of government, and go out of your way to avoid any references to the negative aspects of government; aspects such as burdensome and unneeded regulations. So --- gather together the focus groups! Start asking these people about their perceptions of government and government workers. How do you feel about building code inspectors? How do you feel about IRS agents? What about Fish and Wildlife agents? EPA inspectors? Postal workers? Negative responses? What a surprise? But what about teachers? Firefighters? Police officers? Oh yeah! The people in those focus groups just LOVE firefighters, policemen and teachers. So the message is clear --- If you’re Obama, or if you’re a Democrat, always be sure to refer to the federal government in terms of the big three – Teachers, policemen and firefighters. Make these people the very face of government. Use the Big Three to fight any calls for fiscal restraint or reducing the tax load. If someone wants lower taxes they want to eliminate the Big Three. If someone calls for smaller government they’re attacking the Big Three.


So that brings us to the SCOAMF, Barack Obama. Well focus on one element of the Big Three here … teachers. Dear Ruler would have you believe that if the Congress doesn’t pass his jobs plan (aka. another excuse for more borrowed spending), that our classrooms are going to swell with students and our education system is going to go down the tubes. Remember that his plan to spur the private sector is to hire more teachers. No that is not a typo … the private sector.


Anyway, Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters has done the research. When it comes to teachers and class sizes, what Obama DOESN’T tell you is that hiring has way outpaced student enrollment for years …


In 1960, there were 1.4 million public school teachers educating 36.3 million primary and secondary students. This represented a ratio of one teacher per 25.8 pupils.


In 2009, there were 3.2 million teachers – a 129 percent rise – educating 49.3 million students – a 36 percent rise. This represented a ratio of one teacher per 15.6 students.


You read that correctly: despite all the media carping and whining, average class size in this country has dropped by over ten students or 40 percent in the last 50 years.


Meanwhile, the quality of our education has only gone down the crapper. What do we have to show for more teachers compared to kids in the classroom? Generations of dumb masses. Clearly class sizes isn’t the key to success.


Also, many are whining about our underpaid teachers. Take the teachers unions in Chicago, who are going to strike in the fall because they want a 30% pay increase. On average, a teacher in 2011 earned a salary of $54,220. Compare that to the median income across the entire population of $49,445. Even someone who graduated from government schools could tell you that teachers are doing better than the average American.


Durned those facts. They sure get troublesome. Let’s get another focus group together!


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  • Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/17 20:01:16
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    Barry's mistake is confusing gov't jobs with private sector jobs. Federal funding for gov't jobs has a fixed amount paid over a specific time. Remember Bill Clinton's 100,000 new police on the streets? His program was to hire 100,000 new cops across America and the fed provided funding for two years. In my town, it was front page news with the local Democrat Congresscritter handing our mayor a check and the four new cops standing next to them. Two years later, a small three inch story on the back pages of section "B" said that the down let go the same four cops once Slick Willie's funding ran out, because the town couldn't afford to keep them on their payroll.

    Once again, Barry doles out temporary answers for problems that need permenant solutions. Those solutions can only come from self sustaining private sector job creation... but that's something this president has yet to do.

    Even his multi- billion dollar "stimulus" packages went to fund state and local government jobs and did not do anything to promote the creation of long term private sector profit generating jobs.
  • danila777 2012/06/14 20:15:43
    danila777
    I do not understand why they need more teachers, here where I live we have 4 elementary schools and in all of them the enrolment is down, kindergarten went from 60 kids down to 25, other schools went from 400 kids to 280, and they still need more teachers?
  • Schläue~© 2012/06/14 02:53:43 (edited)
    Schläue~©
    +2
    Same thing applies to Firefighters and Police.

    0bozo has made this sales pitch every time he wants to raise the debt ceiling, another stimulus disguised as a jobs bill and of course the micro-waved leftover State of the Union Speeches that have been identical for three years straight.

    There are far more Firefighters and Police per capita than there were in 1960, '70 '80 '90 etc. The communications, technology and equipment has cut the response time to minutes, along with safer building & fire codes, and a vastly improved infrastructure overall.

    Do we have a problem with homes and businesses burning out of control for lack of personnel? Don't neighboring communities and states band together during wildfire season and help each other out?

    Have you ever been told that no officers were available when calling 911 and you would have to wait until more came on duty or someone finishes their lunch? Would putting a Police officer on every corner 24/7, stop drive-by shootings, rapes & burglaries?

    0bozo likes to make this sound like a calamity on the horizon tet cannot even get his Just-Us dept. to answer a few questions. Haven't we bailed-out the teachers, Firefighter's and Police about 10 times since he usurped the office?

    Romney is 100% correct. We need to trim the excess in ALL public sector...&
    Same thing applies to Firefighters and Police.

    0bozo has made this sales pitch every time he wants to raise the debt ceiling, another stimulus disguised as a jobs bill and of course the micro-waved leftover State of the Union Speeches that have been identical for three years straight.

    There are far more Firefighters and Police per capita than there were in 1960, '70 '80 '90 etc. The communications, technology and equipment has cut the response time to minutes, along with safer building & fire codes, and a vastly improved infrastructure overall.

    Do we have a problem with homes and businesses burning out of control for lack of personnel? Don't neighboring communities and states band together during wildfire season and help each other out?

    Have you ever been told that no officers were available when calling 911 and you would have to wait until more came on duty or someone finishes their lunch? Would putting a Police officer on every corner 24/7, stop drive-by shootings, rapes & burglaries?

    0bozo likes to make this sound like a calamity on the horizon tet cannot even get his Just-Us dept. to answer a few questions. Haven't we bailed-out the teachers, Firefighter's and Police about 10 times since he usurped the office?

    Romney is 100% correct. We need to trim the excess in ALL public sector governments. 16% of our yearly budget (which we haven't had since April 2009) goes for pensions .... over $900Billion in 2012 and when we add the state & local into the mix it's over $1 Trillion per year.
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  • Daniel 2012/06/14 01:49:09
    Daniel
    +2
    Let's not forget he created the need for these by attacking states for wanting to stop the over flowing of our boarders with illegals.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/14 01:15:31
    HarleyCharley
    +2
    we need real parents....
  • Adakin ... HarleyC... 2012/06/14 03:33:52
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    And real leadership in our government at all levels... not just POTUS!
  • Rusty Bubbles 2012/06/14 01:13:26 (edited)
    Rusty Bubbles
    +1
    Schools are becoming reeducation camps

  • NPC 2012/06/14 01:06:06
    NPC
    What is not phoney about Barack Hussein Bin Lyin OStupid ?

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