This Administration is nothing but a cesspool of corruption, and anything that has been done to protect the consumer, they are trying to get rid of it.
Trump proposal to cap student loans would deepen inequality in higher ed
No need to bribe your kid’s way into school if those pesky poors can’t even afford to apply anymore.
MAR 19, 2019, 3:16 PM
A week after federal prosecutors revealed just how brazenly rich families cheat to get their kids into elite colleges, the White House proposed changes to higher education laws that would further widen the college access gap between people born into money and those less fortunate.
On Monday, President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that they want Congress to cap the amounts that students and families can borrow for post-secondary schooling. Though the proposal markets the lending caps as a path to reducing the tuition colleges charge, higher ed experts warned it would actually just make it harder for working-class families to compete with their richer peers on schooling.
If there’s one thing that last week’s bribery scandal — which led to dozens of arrests and thousands of tweets from outraged internet rubberneckers — threw into stark relief, it was that the upper crust is willing and able to spend huge amounts of money to burnish their children’s educational credentials.
“The fact that we have a two-track system for graduate and undergraduate education shows that we treat higher education as a commodity, and the borrowers as consumers, and that’s not how we should treat them,” Student Debt Crisis executive director Natalia Abrams told ThinkProgress. “I think with this whole college bribery scandal, we’re seeing that colleges are brands in their own right. When people are paying an extra million dollars to send their kids to a college on top of the yearly costs,” she said, it’s evidence that government should step in somehow.
They aren’t doing this out of concern for the students. They are doing this because, yes, they want to attack the access to education for non-Whites and non-Rich students.
And, because they want to force students to PRIVATE Borrowers – which President Obama’s Administration had cut down on. And, if they can’t get the money from Private borrowers, then, guess what….they are SOL, and can’t go to school…which, is the entire point. There is absolutely nothing relating to education where the unqualfied Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has done that would consider being beneficial to students. She has done everything she could to harm non-rich, non-White students.
Because…THAT is who they are.
And, stopping people from getting an education wasn’t enough for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
We got this information from them on Tuesday:
Betsy DeVos defends Special Olympics budget cuts: ‘We had to make some difficult decisions’
BY OWEN DAUGHERTY – 03/26/19 04:29 PM EDT
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended budget cuts to programs including the Special Olympics on Tuesday.
Appearing before a House subcommittee Tuesday to review the department’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, DeVos said, “We had to make some difficult decisions.”
DeVos’s remarks came in response to questions from Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), who pressed her on the amount of kids the budget cut would impact.
“I don’t know the number of kids,” DeVos said before Pocan answered that 272,000 kids would be impacted.
“I think Special Olympics is an awesome organization, one that is well supported by the philanthropic sector as well,” DeVos said.
Of course, her stupid azz didn’t even know the number of kids that would be affected by the cuts. These folks have a pattern…they don’t seem to know the number of people affected by their cruelty. They can’t be bothered to know…that’s beneath them.
The cuts were difficult decisions?
There are no difficult decisions when it comes to the evil with this group. They can find any reason in the world to blow a hole in the budget deficit to give TRILLIONS to the top 1%, but, can’t find the money for the Special Olympics and cutting $51 million from Autism research?
Phuck Outta Here
Max Burns (@themaxburns) Tweeted:
@SpecialOlympics @realDonaldTrump DeVos wants private charity to make up for the elimination of federal support.
But the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 actually *discourages* charitable giving over prior years.
@TaxPolicyCenter lays it out: https://t.co/NBicrf5HHY https://twitter.com/themaxburns/status/1110715853249675264?s=17
Of course..the answer to everything from Republicans when cutting services….let private charity make up for it.
I can’t even begin to explain how much I loathe these people.
Travis Akers (@travisakers) Tweeted:
President Trump and the GOP gave a massive tax cut to the top 1% most wealthy Americans, but cannot provide funding for Autism programs and the Special Olympics.
-Autism impacts 1 in 40 children.
-Over 5 million athletes participate in the Special Olympics. https://twitter.com/travisakers/status/1110635432121958402?s=17
That they could think that they could find an explanation that’s plausible for cutting these programs….
Just loathesome people.
Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) Tweeted:
Can’t imagine being someone like Betsy DeVos. She’s worth billions of dollars. She could retire forever on an island somewhere. But she chose to go through a grueling public humiliation just for the opportunity to take education away from poor kids.
Imagine being that depraved. https://twitter.com/MrFilmkritik/status/1110650532987699200?s=17
This thread here👏👏👏
Rahm Emanuel continues to make an ass of himself on national TV. Does he really think the rest of the country is not aware of the Chicago PD’s reputation? You’d have to be living underground all your life to not know.
👑Devin Nunes Cocaine BJ Cow Did Treason (@Bravewriting) Tweeted:
Ok, I’ll flat out say it.
Maybe instead of running around calling every black woman who says she’s only voting for a black woman a homophobe.
Don’t abuse us because we reminded you that White Gay Males are still White Men.
Women don’t have to help you make history first https://twitter.com/Bravewriting/status/1111375421654720512?s=17
Uh huh 😒
Nuclear Option Alert — McConnell says plans to change Senate rules to cut debate time on district court nominees from 30 hours to 2 hours.This would clear the way for Republicans to speedily confirm a boatload of Trump judges.”This is a change the institution needs.”— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 28, 2019
Trump Ally Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University Has Pentagon Contracts
Falwell has used Liberty-owned Freedom Aviation for personal, business, and political travel. Now it’s selling jet fuel to the Pentagon.
03.28.19 4:20 AM ET
Just months after President Donald Trump took office, the federal government signed a contract to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jet fuel from a university run by one of the president’s top political supporters.
The Pentagon’s energy procurement arm inked the contract, worth nearly $900,000, with a company called Freedom Aviation on May 9, 2017, and has purchased more than $400,000 in turbine fuel from the company since then. Freedom Aviation is wholly owned by Liberty University, a conservative school in Lynchburg, Virginia, led by high-profile Trump supporter Jerry Falwell Jr.
I may be stupid, but I’m not a moron
by Liberal Librarian
I like Denzel & Frances.
I’d LOVE to see Angela Basset in the role of Lady Macbeth, but it’s a Cohen movie, and Frances is married to Joel, so, there’s that.
Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
In case it’s not obvious, Trump really likes the Jussie Smollett case because for him and his base it fits into the Trumpian/Fox News narrative that racism against minorities is fake but racism against white people is real. https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1111223090078457856?s=17
ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) Tweeted:
NEW: “I’m so proud of the work of Chairman Adam Schiff,” Speaker Pelosi says after GOP members of House Intel Committee call for his resignation.
“I think they’re just scaredy-cats. They just don’t know what to do.” https://t.co/t2NWMxwLme https://t.co/ID59B7QtUf https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1111288243264188416?s=17
I do believe that this is Fahrenthold’s latest👏👏
Scott Dworkin (@funder) Tweeted:
Republicans need to learn that when they attack us, we won’t stand for it. That’s why #IStandWithSchiff is trending. Chairman Schiff is in search for the truth. Republicans are trying to bury it. Schiff won’t let them. Neither will we. We got Schiff’s back 100%. #TheResistance 🇺🇸 https://twitter.com/funder/status/1111323488537718785?s=17
He is a fool 😂😂 😂
Marshal Dillon didn’t come to play! @RepAdamSchiff
I love the way he went off!
OMG! Strong winds lift the man in the air like a kite……
Look at this. Unbelievable.
Glad that he is back home 🤗🤗
Cameras are nearly everywhere today, so I’m trying to figure out why this guy thought he could get away with stealing Andrew in the first place. This was a very bad move on his part, and I’m glad Spectrum fired his thieving @ss and Andrew was returned to his rightful owner. I have good Brinks locks installed on the gates on both sides of my house. No coming into my backyard unannounced. No way.
And there you have it, folks! This is why republicans want Adam Schiff off the Intel committee. Not gonna happen bitttttches.
Uh huh 🤔🤔🤔
50m50 minutes ago
Wow — after all Republican members of the House Intel Committee file a letter asking @RepAdamSchiff to resign over Russiagate, Schiff ticks through the major pieces of evidence indicating collusion and says, “you might think it’s OK… I don’t think that’s OK!”
#BOSS Adam Schiff to the 9 Republicans on the House Intel Committee…..
What could go wrong?
Phuck Outta Here
Aaron Rupar @ atrupar
RandPaul: “Democrats want the complete Mueller report. I will object until we get a complete report of the Obama era officials that got this thing started.”
Lindsey Graham said about the #MuellerReport, Having Mueller testify would lead to a circus. He wants no testimony from Robert Mueller on Mueller’s own report. I think it’s time to meet Lindsey’s replacement: introducing Jaime Harrison @harrisonjaime https://t.co/IKrpBROxE6— Adam James🌊 🇺🇲💯 Majority60.com (@AdamJamesM60) March 26, 2019
They can go pound concrete. Adam Schiff is going to get to the bottom of this bittttch.
Adam Schiff aka Matt Dillon-US Marshal is going to protect this country ❗️
Christina Veiga (@cveiga) Tweeted:
The family received full tuition offers for private schools, but Tani is staying in his local public school, PS 116, where he learned to play chess. “This school showed confidence in Tanitoluwa,” his mom said. “So we return the confidence.” https://t.co/O7H0r1wBmc https://twitter.com/cveiga/status/1109623066689261570?s=17
Avenatti is messed up in this too!
Clare Bronfman, Seagram’s heiress, among 6 arrested in NXIVM case
BY ANDREA PARK
#BOSS @RepAdamSchiff is Matt Dillon, US Marshal
I know Robert Mueller has his on private copy of his report that he could whip out iff needed. Just in case ‘they’ pull any shenanigans.
Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people
Thug in Brooks Brothers suit got caught…..
Oh, so he didn’t read it? I’m shocked, totally shocked.
HuffPost did a hit piece on Kamala and the truancy program.
Kay, over at BJ, is an attorney in Ohio, and she had this to say:
Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) Tweeted:
Mitch McConnell. One single man has far too much power. The Senate Majority leader shouldn’t have the ability to bring the entire congressional government to its knees.
He is not representing Kentucky anymore, he is representing himself and for that alone he must be removed. https://twitter.com/MrFilmkritik/status/1111034200558317569?s=17
CPD DIRTY, ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
This this this 😠😠
Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) Tweeted:
This is why I’m not buying the “we’re just dropping the case because he wouldn’t get much time” angle. If that were the case, you’d still leave the case file available to the public. Sealing it says that either there was malfeasance by cops or malfeasance by prosecutors. https://t.co/xMu5dswAUT https://twitter.com/jkfecke/status/1110979075680714752?s=17
Big Daddy M’Baku (@ArrogantDemon) Tweeted:
ADOS think Jim Clyburn is a coon now cause he’s telling these fucks about the reality of things and how government works? Tell Pelosi to cut the check, nigga, if you don’t sit down and put Schoolhouse Rock “I’m a Bill” on loop https://twitter.com/ArrogantDemon/status/1111094969543131136?s=17
Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) Tweeted:
Since they can no longer say—“the majority of people should rule in a democracy” to maintain White supremacy, now they have to say, “the majority of spaces should rule in a democracy,” even though those spaces don’t have the majority of the people. https://t.co/pDEXlH089O https://twitter.com/DrIbram/status/1109461070270341120?s=17
Mr. Weeks 🤴🏾 (@MrDane1982) Tweeted:
Bernie Sanders has been delaying releasing his tax returns since 2015.
This should have everyone asking Bernie Sanders where’s his tax returns.
How can Democrats demand Trump tax returns if our nominee refuse to release his.
And I want The Sanders Institute tax returns too. https://twitter.com/MrDane1982/status/1111074483991953409?s=17
The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) Tweeted:
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey thinks a solid ground game will sustain his presidential campaign until the flashier candidates falter, writes @isaacdovere: https://t.co/lmUVve65y7 https://twitter.com/TheAtlantic/status/1110918117046267905?s=17
Because, of course 😒 😒
Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) Tweeted:
Brian Hook Is Trump’s Point Man on Iran—and Under Investigation https://t.co/nBAbTjt5zQ https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated/status/1111053327310221313?s=17
Did we discuss Bernie coming out against the House’s new bill for improving Obamacare?😠😠😠
Salon (@Salon) Tweeted:
Is Donald Trump planning to win the 2020 election with just 45 percent of the vote? https://t.co/33csnPTLsM https://twitter.com/Salon/status/1111045717664120835?s=17
Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) Tweeted:
Stacey Abrams listening to Meghan McCain is my reaction when they say that it isn’t nefarious Republican gerrymandering but instead geography that explains most of why Democrats won more votes yet failed to win power in several states in 2018 https://t.co/SWVq3ppd4t https://twitter.com/PoliticsWolf/status/1111043686542921728?s=17
RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) Tweeted:
‘House Republicans urge Democrats to cease their ‘ill-conceived inquiry’ into Trump’s financial records’
Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) Tweeted:
Jeremy Corbyn: The world’s most useless opposition leader
Da phuq 😒😒🤔🤔
Emily Saul (@Emily_Saul_) Tweeted:
BREAKING: Seagrams heiress Clare Bronfman faints in court after judge seems to suggest that Michael Avenatti was secretly representing her, trying to negotiate deal with US attorney’s office in NXIVM case. An ambulance has been called. https://twitter.com/Emily_Saul_/status/1110995626353938433?s=17
Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) Tweeted:
What will an “emboldened” @realDonaldTrump do?
–Eliminate pre-existing conditions coverage & entire ACA
–Cut millions from Special Olympics
–Make it easier to sell flamethrowers to countries (not making this up)
Dems won in 2018. We need your energy again to win in 2020. https://t.co/QCAUXOF5Ck https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1110743035351056385?s=17
Keeanga-Yamahtta T. (@KeeangaYamahtta) Tweeted:
Just a note: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has literally never said this much abt a single documented case of police brutality during his reign of terror. Chicago has paid hundreds of millions of dollars to settle cases of police abuse & murder while this coward hides behind his desk. https://t.co/lyJacgMGpZ https://twitter.com/KeeangaYamahtta/status/1110614522950307840?s=17
The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) Tweeted:
A real UK leader would say, “Yeah, we’re rescinding Article 50 until we get our shit together.” https://t.co/DjlaONhlwy https://twitter.com/rudepundit/status/1111027679778820097?s=17
Jennifer #KamalaHarris2020 (@leftyjennyc) Tweeted:
Ever notice the “Kamala is a cop/her record as a prosecutor is problematic” folks also found HRC having been a defense attorney an issue. Apparently, women can’t be on other side of the judicial system without it meaning they’re disqualified frm political office. Misogyny is fun! https://twitter.com/leftyjennyc/status/1110947986840932353?s=17
TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) Tweeted:
“I have watched the last few days this whole thing go down with such open-mouthed astonishment”
“Everybody so quickly capitulated to this frame put forward by the Republicans” about the Mueller probe – @michelleinbklyn https://t.co/Us020c4mbx https://twitter.com/TheBeatWithAri/status/1111027440720187392?s=17
Uh huh 😒🤨
Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) Tweeted:
Did we ever find out what those great White House health plans were? Last May, the plans (multiple!) were coming out “literally within four weeks”:
Paul Heintz (@paulheintz) Tweeted:
And ~85 days after Sandy Hook, @BernieSanders told me he wasn’t sure whether he’d vote for an assault weapons ban.
“If you passed the strongest gun control legislation tomorrow, I don’t think it will have a profound effect on the tragedies we have seen.”
https://t.co/blrQqHRhd3 https://t.co/qdJ4h5wAKg https://twitter.com/paulheintz/status/1110897433779806209?s=17
Tom Watson (@tomwatson) Tweeted:
Awesome: @staceyabrams on @theview is a huge contrast from Mayor Pete, who cozied up to Trump voters on same show. Abrams says identity matters, hammers voter suppression. What a contrast to Buttigieg! https://twitter.com/tomwatson/status/1110930453920468993?s=17
Way out of your league Abby Huntsman. or whatever your name is.
Ms Abrams is so on to the bullshit talking points & nonsensical narratives.
She is soooooooooosmart!!
Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄