scoring the debates


Bush says:

Mr. President, what do you say to someone in this country who has lost his job to someone overseas who’s being paid a fraction of what that job paid here in the United States?

BUSH: I’d say, Bob, I’ve got policies to continue to grow our economy and create the jobs of the 21st century. And here’s some help for you to go get an education. Here’s some help for you to go to a community college.

Bush then goes on about education and standards and testing and other nonsense…

And then Kerry says:

KERRY: I want you to notice how the president switched away from jobs and started talking about education principally.

OK. So Kerry nails Bush on switching the topic. But earlier, Kerry had said:

Every plan that I have laid out — my health-care plan, my plan for education, my plan for kids to be able to get better college loans — I’ve shown exactly how I’m going to pay for those.

Look at the system they have set up together: if you are unemployed, Bush wants you to go back to school. However, Kerry wants you to go into debt to do it. Tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Plus, you get credit cards, and rack them all up, making only minimum payments, if any at all. You’re a poor student, after all. Maybe you get lucky and manage minimum, ontime payments every month. But even then, you’re accumulating debt faster than you’re eliminating it.

The point is, you become entrenched in The System. You are in need of a job, and the need for a job is intensified by the debt from your education.

Not a good sign. I don’t like where Bush and Kerry want to take us with education.

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