Beware the Left

If you’re unaware, over the Twentieth Century more than one hundred million people were murdered because their leaders wanted to prove that Socialism works when done right. It’s a lesson that those on the left refuse to learn because they are never the victims.That’s why today we still have those who refuse to learn from history.

President Trump was elected in large part because We the People had watched nearly a century of ridiculous, awful, wasteful, user-failed government expansion. We had had enough. Now it’s true Trump is —piecemeal, in fits and starts, trying to drain some of the swamp. But the left strenuously objects. They have no substantive objections, because theirs is not a substantive ideology. So, the Left, as always resorts to stupidity, lies–and wrote force intimidation.

To wit:Trumps appointment as Chairman of the FCC. Ajit Pai. He served on the board under Obama but Trump moved him to Chairman because he was firmly against what Obama did and now intends to correct it. Pai is rolling back Obama’s insane internet policies and Pai is paying the price. The Left is out to get him and they’re making death threats. At the latest FCC meeting the left interrupted his speak by playing loud music over the intercom system, took turns shouting the speaker down, and went away thinking how great they were to act like children.

 

But far worse than the foolishness and the fraudulence is the Left’s brute force intimidation.

Racist Death Threats Over Net Neutrality Part of the Left’s New Normal.

Net Neutrality Protestors leave messages on doors in FCC Chairman’s neighborhood.

Protesters take net neutrality issue to FCC Chair’s Home.

Net Neutrality activist take photos of the inside of Chairman Pat’s home.

The problem with this sort of harassment is that at some point someones going to act on it and Pai or his family will get hurt. The Left can’t win using reason so they win by using force. Every time we give in to them it’s one step closer to tyranny.

Now many Republicans fear for their safety and that of their families as angry threats mount. All of this is inane, offensive and savagely treacherous. Pai should implement his less government approach as swiftly and safely as possible. The Left’s objections deserve zero consideration, because they possess zero reason and rationality.

The only thing from the Left to be taken seriously –are their threats to the health and safety of those who stand opposed to their failed, bankrupt ideology.

Pai, is a good man with small government views he doesn’t deserve to be treated like an enemy of the state. Oh, sorry, that’s how they do it in Russia.

 

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New York and When Is It Time To Leave–To Late

For you folks who don’t live in NY but are thinking of moving here–STOP–Step away from that idea and go elsewhere. I’m only telling you this for your own good. If you’re already here, and can’t move, there’s not a lot I can do for you as I’m here as well. Guess we’ll go down together.

Now, on with why I’m telling you. First—The Assembly has just passed a bill that would more than double taxes so as to impose socialized medicine:

The “Medicare-for-all” bill–designed to provide health insurance to all state residents–passed the predominantly Democratic Assembly on Tuesday afternoon…

The bill has passed twice before, but stalled in the more conservative and currently Republican–controlled state Senate, and probably will again. But one of these days it will pass through the Senate and Cuomo is noncommittal about signing it.

The program would require some $9o billion annually in new tax revenue. Sponsored by Richard Gottfried D-Manhattan it would be partly funded through a progressive increase in state payroll taxes.

To put that in perspective, last year NY currently collected a total of $71.6 billion in taxes. Its already infamously excessive taxation would have to be more than doubled. If the history of government programs is prelude to their future, the $90 billion would only be a starting point. Meanwhile, the tax base would get the heck out of NY. We’ve been what people would do to escape East Germany and Cuba. Crossing state boundaries is much easier. NY will become Detroit. Whoopeee!

But wait! There’s more– Gov. Cuomo has just coerced the Indian. Point nuclear plant to close down by 2021, and even to cough up $15 million for “green projects.” This is sure to impress his fellow progressives as he positions himself to run for POTUS in 2020.

You’ve all heard the shouts that the liberals planet is doomed because of carbon emissions; well, Indian Point which provides one-quarter of the energy for NYC and Westchester Co. produces no CO2. None, nada.

Replacing the energy lost when the Point closes won’t be easy in light ofCuomo’s insane 50% renewable energy mandate.

Now I have no sympathy for the downstater’s as they voted the guy in, and the fact that his insane energy idea’s will increase electricity rates by 1 to 1.5 cents per kilowatt hours doesn’t bring me to tears. But it also means he’ll be allow 1000 jobs to go by the way side, and the lost of $30 million those workers pay in taxes. Towns and counties will to take up the slack raise property taxes to compensate. And that dear hearts and gentle people means US!

The state’s future under Cuomo’s rule is looking not only expensive but potentially cold and dark. But did you know Cuomo violated environmental law to shut down Indian Point: He never conducted a full environmental review as required by the State Environmental Quality Review Act prior to pulling the plug.
Imagine, a Democrat not bothering to follow the law.

In conclusion, if you like high-handed authoritarianism in the service of irresponsible idiocy that you can’t Waite for Cuomo to run for President in 2020, you might consider becoming one of the vanishing few Americans who move to rather than out of New York.

Liberalism without the nice-nice mask.

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German Guilt Will Destroy Germany

There’s been a lot written about Germany’s inability to get over the guilt created by their behavior in the second world war. Well, they’ve finally found a way to do it and I include Austria in this scenario. Lets discuss a new word to add to our dictionaries. Baizuo.

Although the emphasis varies, baizuo is a Chinese word meaning those who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment and have no sense of real problems in the real world”; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority’; they are “obsessed with political correctness” to the extent that they “tolerate backward Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism”; they believe in the welfare state that benefits only the idle and the free riders; they are “ignorant and arrogant westerners” who “pity the rest of the world and think they are saviors.”

That description describes Chancellor Angela Merkel and her party leaders perfectly. Case in point—

Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscation  of private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Merkel’s decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years.

City officials have been seizing commercial properties and converting them into migrant shelters since late 2015, when Merkel opened the flood gates and allowed hundreds of thousands of illegals from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East into their country. Now, however the city is expropriating residential property units owned by private citizens.

In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities recently confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. The units, which are owned by a private landlord, are in need of repair and have been vacant since 1012. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chose by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.

Next step: Germans will be kicked out into the snow so that welfare colonist from terrorist breeding ground van live in their homes.  Meanwhile, the housing shortage in Hamburg gets ever worse because the socialist government won’t issue sufficient building permits, and because rental caps prevent owners from recouping the costs — which is presumably why the landlord didn’t renovate the units mentioned above.

As a sidnote—I’ve seen several articles stating that the above is already happening in some places. In Germany almost everyone is a renter. Very few own their own homes and those that do have lived in the same house for generations. In one translated German newspaper they were talking about a number of people in a small town in the South of Germany who were evicted to make room for illegals. The problem here is that the government came in and offered to pay the landlords twice what the German tenant was paying. Naturally money won out.

The question is — When will the German people say enough is enough. It’s certainly one way to prove your sorry for the war. Simply give your country away and allow nationals to be thrown into the street.

But it’s not just Germany– Green Party’s Stefanie von Berg rejoices at the idea that Germans are being displaced from their own country. My question–what happens when she’s the one displaced. These people never think they’ll be the ones made to pay. They have a surprise coming.

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Which Jesus Do You Follow?

I’ve read several articles in the last few days talking about David Gushee, a liberal Baptist theologian. I’ve read several of his articles concerning homosexuality being a sin. But now, from what I’ve read he has decided that he has “evolved” that great cover word that says you know longer stand on principle.

Gushee has now written what I find to be an indisputable truth. There is no common ground between those who believe homosexuality is a sin and those who don’t.

“I now believe that incommensurable differences in understanding the very meaning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the interpretation of the Bible, and the sources and methods of moral discernment, separate many of us from our former brethren — and that it is best to name these differences clearly and without acrimony, on the way out the door.

Of course he’s right in that we shouldn’t hate each other, or fight a war, etc. We should be respectful even in this disagreement. Andrew Walker, who serves as Director of Policy Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, states,

Gushee is gambling with high stakes; unreasonably high stakes in my opinion. He’s asking the church — and by extension, the global church — to repent of two thousand years of biblical teaching. He’s asking us to journey with him accepting that the churches entire witness, including the words of Jesus himself, have been misunderstood or wrong for the entirety of church history. He’s asking us to trust him on his journey and those like him — highly educated and predominantly Western social progressives — to speak univocally for the entire church.

Gushee claims he’s leaving evangelicalism. But that’s not exactly true. He’s leaving Christianity itself, despite trying to claim otherwise with a book titled Still Christian. In fact after all I’ve read concerning him, I wouldn’t be surprised it he comes out and honestly admits he’s leaving the faith, not just evangelicalism. There really isn’t any other way.

First, he accepted that homosexuality was a sin. Then he evolved on that position and tried to find common ground. Now he’s decided there isn’t any such place as long as he remains an evangelical. It has to happen because to accept marriage is between more than one man and one woman is to embrace homosexuality, and reject the teachings of Jesus himself and his apostles.

According to Erik Erikson, who knows Gushee personally, Gushee and those that hold his position are on the opposite side of 2000 years of Christendom. If the try to convince people that 2000 years of orthodoxy is wrong, and their novel interpretations of scripture are right, they’ll just declare themselves Episcopalian and call it a day. Gushess is leaving evangelicalism, but also leaving Anglicanism, Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and all other branches of Christianity.

Few churches that still claim to be Christian while embracing homosexuality are all dying out. A recent study declares that the last Episcopalian has already been born. Gushee’s breed of self-proclaimed Christian is becoming an endangered species headed toward extinction according to these new findings.

For these people, Jesus will become a moral teacher, not God. He’ll eventually be a morality tale and not real. Biblical teachings will move from inerrancy to helpful guidelines to ancient wisdoms worth considering. While one can claim to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and therefore we cannot judge them, there are plenty who claim to be Christian and reject the trinity.

Rejection of the trinity is rejection of Christianity itself. Likewise some who claim to be Christian reject the idea of a physical resurrection of Jesus. These people are no more Christian than a muslim is a Christian.

The question isn’t whether you believe in Jesus or not, but in which Jesus do you believe? These’s the Jesus of the Bible and the Jesus who find certain passages of the Bible inconvenient. Anyone can believe in Jesus. Even Muslims believe in Jesus. It’s just not everyone believes in the real Jesus.

The real Jesus is the Logos who spoke creation into existence. He’s the second part of the Godhead who divinely created the world. The Hebrew Bible uses the verb “bara”which only applies to God himself. When men create, they do not bara — Only God does. And God divinely created humanity as male and female. That means we can’t create other than male and female and it means we can’t swap between the two. A belief in the biblical Jesus necessitates a rejection of transgenderism.

Likewise, God created marriage and made it between man and woman. A belief in the biblical Jesus necessitates a rejection of gay marriage. To believe otherwise is to travel down a rabbit hole, twisting words, and conjuring whole new meanings for words and phrases interpreted consistently over 2000 years.

“Because I want it to be this way” doesn’t make it your way and no one has yet made a convincing case that 2000 years of orthodox Biblical interpretation is wrong. They just want it to be.

So let’s stop pretending that when one rejects the Biblical world view on sexual sin their only rejecting evangelicalism. No, their rejecting Christendom itself.

It doesn’t make them a worse sinner than you or me. They’re created in the image of God and we should be in prayer for them, and willing to have civic community with them. But that doesn’t mean we should surrender honesty for pleasantry or sit at a communion table with them. Gushee has left Christianity behind for a god of his own creation and that never ends well.

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What the Johnson Amendment Is Not

SHOCK: Democrats Introduce Legislation to Ban Christian Counseling

I have written about the Johnson amendment briefly in an earlier blog. I’d like to take it a little further today. First I think we need to look at the state of Christianity in America today. It seems self-identified evangelicals are more than willing to turn a blind eye to sin if someone promises to advance their agenda. Bluster and bully in their name and they’ll ignore any and all betrayals and broken promises.

In short, these self-identified evangelicals are just like everyone else. Self-identified and and actual evangelicals are NOT the same. Among those who regularly attend church, their divorce rate is lower, their birth rate is higher, the family more stable, and they were least likely to support Trump in the primaries. Many reluctantly did so in the general. Trump however made no distinction between the two groups. Instead, he made the entirety of them several promises.

He promised to put federal protections for Christians in America who are increasingly targeted by the gay rights activists. There are few actual practicing Christians in America who believe Christians should refuse to provide goods and services to gays.

But the overwhelming majority of orthodox, Bible believing Christians oppose providing goods and services to any wedding that violates God’s decrees, including same sex weddings. Gay activists intend to force us to do just that, and are aided and abated by the left. Obama signed federal orders discriminating against any Christian organization that sought to assist the federal government in helping the poor. Especially any Christian group that maintained an actual Biblical world view.

Trump promised to repeal that order. Twice now, however he’s refused to do so. Instead he wants to repeal the Johnson amendment, authored by Lyndon Johnson, that prohibits non-profits from active engagement in partisan politics . Non-profits may educate, but they can’t participate as partisan players.

We all know this rule has never applied to the black community, where the church plays a more interwoven community role than in the white community. Politicians are constantly coming to speak to the congregants. Now that it’s beginning to happen in white churches, the IRS is cracking down.

There are few practicing Christian evangelicals that would want their ministers engaging in politics from the pulpit. Also the fall out from this would eventually be an end to the charitable deduction for churches and ultimately to churches paying taxes.

The eradication of the Johnson amendment may placate the minstrels, charlatans, and TV conmen clerics who have surrounded and embraced Trump, but it will do nothing to help actual practicing Christians.

Getting rid of the Johnson Amendment would not have helped Baronelle Stutzman save her florist shop. Or Sweet Cakes by Melissa keep its doors open. It would not have helped the Christians in America routinely targeted and harassed by gay rights activists. But there is other legislation and executive orders that would.

Trump has just chosen not to push forward any of those. Instead, he keeps making promises and breaking them. Now he offers us a fig leaf. Neil Gorsuch is not enough. Trump promised so much more and hasn’t delivered, you only have to read my latest blogs to discover which ones. The question is, which promises will he break in the future. You also must remember his daughter, is a huge pusher of gay rights.

 

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Onward Christian Soldiers

A very important court challenge in the state of Indiana is starting to get more national attention, and that will likely increase once the hearing officially takes place. For years Christian business owners have faced withering assaults on their rights of conscience by the LGBT political lobby and their pawns in state and local governments. By passing Orwellian named “non-discrimination” or “human rights” statutes, activist empower the government to put a gun to the head of business owners, forcing them to participate in otherwise voluntary ceremonies, even when it constitutes a violation of their religious conscience.

Everyone from florist, to bakers, musicians, and photographers have lost everything because of this. But in Indiana, a group of pro-family Christians decided to fight back appealing to Article 1, Section 3 of the Indiana State Constitution that says:

“No law shall, in any case whatever, control the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience”

The Indiana Family Institute and American Family Ass. of Indiana have filed suit against several cities and municipalities there, as well as against the state legislature, for their so-called “human rights” law that blatantly offend this constitutional provision by actually punishing people for not believing the way the LGBT movement demands.

This is bad news for the Neo-fascism of the LGBT agenda because their defeat is almost guaranteed if the hearing doesn’t take place in front of activist judges.

The rights of conscience were among the most cherished and fiercely protected, by the Founders. This is a shrewd and clever way forward for Christians. Most every state has some form of a conscience rights provision  in their constitution and even those that don’t still operate under the authority of the First Amendment.

Activist of all stripes in this fight will learn that lawmakers that attack the conscience rights of citizens will be met with litigation, high costs to city or state, and a public relations nightmare for those arrogant enough to pretend it’s their duty to punish the thoughts and beliefs of people who don’t think and believe as they do.

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The Great Con Artist

Yesterday was all about Trump. Yes I know, the Health Bill was voted on and a so-called Religious freedoms bill but behind all the BroHaha, is a giant con. I mean lets admit it, the so called healthcare bill they passed yesterday is far from what they promised, and you’d be lying to yourself if you said it was. You can take the pig out of the pig sty but it’s still a pig. As for the religious freedoms bill, it was so inconsequential the ACLU didn’t even blink.

Folks look behind the curtain and what you’ll find is a giant CON GAME and we’re the suckers. There was an interesting anecdote on Twitter yesterday taken from a Washington Post article from 2016.

The article stated that,

At a Manhattan charity event in 96m a ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by a charity called the Association to Benefit Children. They were celebrating the opining of a new nursery school intended to benefit toddlers with AIDS.

The honored guest at the event were Ann big donors to the cause and included, Kathy Lee and Frank Gifford, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, David Dinkins, Abigail Disney, another donor, and a seat was saved for Steven Fisher, a developer who had also donated generous to see the facility built. All were seated on the dais.

The Trump showed up. “No one knew he was coming.” said Abigail Disney.  “There’s this ruckus at the door, and in comes Trump. He just gets up on the podium and sits down in Fisher’s reserved seat. He wan’t a major donor, in fact he was even a donor according to the charity’s executive director.

Rather than make a scene, they continued the program, with little kids singing and photographers snapping pictures, and Trump standing in a man’s spot who had actually contributed.  Afterward, Disney recalled, Trump left without offering an explanation or donation. Fisher was stuck in the audience. The charity spent months trying to repair its relationship with him.

“I mean, what’s wrong with you, man?” Disney recalled thinking of Trump when it was over.

So, as I’ve been saying all along, with Trump it’s all about image and to hell with substance. I’d bet a years wages (if I had a job) that he hasn’t a clue about what he signed or will sign in the future.

Trump wants people to believe he’s a great philanthropist, just as he now wants people to believe he’s achieving all these wonderful things and keeping all his campaign promises. Given what took place yesterday, I’m wondering how many people are coming to the realization that Trump is as hollow as his promises. Hopefully it’s a lot.

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Did I Call This Or What?

It’s a good thing I’m modest or I’ll have to remind everyone in my last post that I mentioned that the next tyrant Trump would be willing to dine with was that chubby guy with the funny haircut who rules North Korea.

WEll– according to Bloomberg News today Trump said he’d be “honored” to meet with Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances. Wonder what they could be, can’t find anyone else to eat with him?  WOW–we sure know how to pick them. Now it would make sense to meet with the dictator (no not Trump) if he decided to change the way N.Korea did business, but he hasn’t. Perhaps they want to talk about how to make certain people disappear.

Is it possible Trump wants to build a hotel in Pyongyang. And then of course Trump’s spokes person told the press that our little communist leader has led the country forward. To what, starvation. What he’d like to do is lead his country into S. Korea and kill them.

On another topic lets take time out for Rush Limbaugh. I thought he couldn’t go any lower but what he said today shows that Rush is no longer what he preached for twenty odd years. And yes, I was an avid fan. I started listening the first day he appeared on WIBX and never missed a day unless I was at a funeral. (no not mine)Even when I was in the hospital I took a small radio with me to listen. No longer.

As you know the Dem. budget bill is up for a vote. I spoke about this in the last blog. Yes, I meant to say Dem. bill because it’s more them than us. So up pops Rush. He’s angry folks, and he’s blaming the Republicans. In fact, Rush is so mad he’s decided that Trump shouldn’t work with the Reps any more.

Now I’m sorry–I’m not really–but as I said yesterday Trumps the MANAGER of our team. If one player on the team screws up, you hold him accountable. If the entire team screws up, you hold the MANAGER responsible. Just ask the managers that got fired this year coaching British soccer. Now again, who’s the nominal head of the GOP in DC? I’ll give you a minute.  TR_ MP. Buy a vowel for the win.

What I can’t understand is this. Why isn’t there any venom for Trump in Rushes rant? He didn’t mind tearing into Bush, or Obama, or Clinton. He made a living out of bashing those guys, yet Trump… not so much. And as I said early, he tells Trump not to work with the Republicans. Really? Then what, Push legislation through the Dems? Yeah, that will work.

He actually had the gall to say outlaid, “I don’t mean to be ragging on Trump there…” I think he’s afraid of Trump. It’s amazing. Since very few real conservatives listen to him anymore I guess he’s afraid of losing the Trump supporters as well. After all, got to keep the big man in Washington happy.

 

 

 

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Trump-“It’s an archaic System…It’s really a bad thing for the Country.”

I don’t want to say I told you so, but I’m saying it anyway. So the new temporary budget is about to be voted on. Lets see, there’s no funding for the border wall, no cuts to sanctuary cities, no cuts to PLANNED PARENTHOOD, and there are increases in the cap for the H-2B visa program for the remainder of FY2017 . So tell me, how would this be different if the Dems were in charge? If it keeps up they will be. Just wait.

For those of you blaming this on Congressional Republicans and not your boy Trump, I ask this question. Where is the veto statement. Why is Trump agreeing to everything he ran against and promised the voter. He should be screaming from the roof top that this bill is going nowhere and fast. But he isn’t. In fact, he said he’d go along with it. Really?

Maybe it’s because he’s busy elsewhere inviting thugs and dictators to the White House. His latest best buddy is President Duterte of the Philippines. Trump just loves his drug fighting programs. How do you praise someone whose drug program is based on extra-judicial death squads, that go around killing addicts and the outcast? So lets see, so far El Presidente Trump has invited Erdogan, al-Sisis, and Durterte, to dinner. Can’t wait to see him invite the fat boy with the funny hair cut from North Korea.

Oh wait! Just in —Duterte isn’t coming. Supposedly Trump forgot one important point. He never cleared it with the State Dept, or National Security Council. If he had he wouldn’t have egg on his face that all the Trump believers out there now have to lick off.

Diterte came to Trumps rescue and told the press that well–he couldn’t commit to coming because he was suppose to go to Russia. Well, imagine that!

And talking about power, on Fox News Trump said he was “disappointed” with congressional Republicans, despite his many “great relationships” with them. Get ready, He blamed the CONSTITUTIONAL CHECKS AND BALANCES BUILT INTO U.S. GOVERNANCE. “IT’S AN ARCHAIC SYSTEM…IT’S REALLY A BAD THING FOR THE COUNTRY.”

WHATTTTTTTTT! Archaic? A bad thing? He continued while referring to himself as a person of “common sense,” (his words not mind) he struck at the checks and balances in place, saying it may be something that has to be changed, in order to get things done.

Again I say WHATTTTTTT!  Could this have something to do with his love affair with dictators. I don’t believe we (I didn’t) elected him to destroy the only governing document that makes sense anymore. Can you imagine were we’d be without it? We wouldn’t be, that’s were.

I’m quoting from Lincoln here: “We the people are the rightful maters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. “

It is my belief that anyone, regardless what office they hold, should lose that office when they denigrate the constitution and talk about having to change it to get things done. If my memory serves he took an oath to uphold that document, so obviously if he can’t honor his oath he won’t honor the promises he made.

We could have had a true Constitutionalist, you chose Trump. Welcome to Trump World. If this keeps up I’m thinking of reestablishing our rallies.

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Your Home Or You’re Kids College–Make a Choice

I’m sure you’ve all heard this before, but higher educational cost have reached the point of no return, and once again it’s the parents who are paying the price. Well, let’s be honest. Any parent who spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to send their children to what has become socialist indoctrination centers, deserves what they get. Harsh, perhaps but honest. When these bills come due, economic chaos is going to result. The crisis I’m talking about is the Parent Plus Loans coming crisis.

Millions of American parents have taken out loans from the government to help their kids pay for college. Now a crushing bill is coming due.

Hundreds of thousands have tumbled into delinquency and default. In the process, many have delayed retirement, put off health expenses and lost portions of Social Security checks and tax refunds to their lender, the federal government.

Student loans made through parents come from an Education Dept. program called Parent Plus, which has loans outstanding to more than three million Americans. The problem is the government asks almost nothing about it borrowers’ incomes, existing debts, saving, credit scores or ability to repay. Then it extends loans that are nearly impossible to extinguish in bankruptcy if borrowers fall on hard times.

As of Sept. 2015, more than 330,000 people, or 11% of borrowers, had gone at least a year without making a payment on a Parent Plus loan, according to the Government Accountability Office. That exceeds the default rate on U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis. More recent Ed. Dept. data shows another 180,000 of the loans were at least a month delinquent as of May 2016.

“This credit is being extended on terms that specifically, willfully ignore their ability to repay,” says Toby Merrill of Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center. “You can’t avoid that we’re targeting high-cost, high-dollar-amount loans to people who we know can’t afford to repay them.”

The free market loans money wisely, based o the principle of profit. Both lender and borrower benefit. Big Gov. lends money foolishly, based on moon battery. Both lender  (that’s us) and borrower get taken to the woodshed.

At least with the mortgage fiasco, they could say we all need a place to live. How many people need to spend increasingly extravagant sums to acquire a college education is highly debatable.

What makes this even more tragically pathetic is that these folks will be losing everything they have to pay back money spent on an education that did little more than teach their kids that they deserve to be given everything they want without question.

They’re paying for safe spaces, mind numbing professors, group think and the total dumbing down of todays young people. I’d like to talk to the students who find their parents in this loan trap to discover if these kids care about the position their family is in because they wanted to have a better life. Many I’m sure think they deserve it. After all, they didn’t tell their folks to take out the loan, the parents volunteered.

Another angle on this is the cost of questionable higher education. Why do people put up with it. College tuition and salaries are constantly going up without any restrictions. Professors who do virtually no teaching are getting highly paid simply because of tenure.

Also people are willing to pay to be able to say their little brats are going to Harvard or some other institutional soul destroyer. That’s on us. If we stopped sending our kids, tuitions would drop like a rock. No kids, no money. We boycott everything else, why not our colleges and universities. More on this tomorrow.

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