Coulter: 'Stop Robbing Middle Class With This Scam of a College Education'Yes, that's right. Coulter said this in response to Hannity's opening remarks, after he watched a clip of Obama discussing the plan:
Ann Coulter tonight argued that President Barack Obama’s proposal of free community college “is a way of brushing under the rug the failure of all the grade schools.”
HANNITY: First of all, government schools have failed -- grade schools have failed, junior highs have failed, high schools failed. Now we're going to send them to college and they'll still be dumb. Really?Yeah! We should probably just shut down all the "government schools"! Then we'll be a much smarter country! Right, Sean?
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Coulter speculated that Obama is now “coming up with the most absurd proposals to throw at the Republican Congress.” Coulter said this is “a fantastic opportunity” for the GOP to have “tobacco-style company hearings” where they ask college presidents why they’re making $2 million a year while tuition has gone up 10 times in the past 20 years.Um, the median total compensation for community college CEOs in a 2012 survey was $177,642, and the mean total compensation was $182,982. That's a wee bit below $2 million. I think Coulter is confusing the heads of community colleges and the heads of private universities. You don't suppose she's blurring that distinction deliberately, just to make the president look bad, do you? Nahhh! Not Ann Coulter! She's too intellectually honest to do something like that!
Coulter charged the government with hawking education in the same way that banks hawked home loans.Here's an extended version of that last quote:
“The education industry is an industry like any other – it is like the tobacco industry, it is like the energy industry. But this is the only one where the government is promoting a bubble," she said.
COULTER: The education industry is an industry like any other -- it is like the tobacco industry, it is like the energy industry. But this is the only one where the government is promoting a bubble. People are taking out loans for a quarter of a million dollars that they can't possibly pay back. It is being hawked by the government the same way the banks were hawking the home loans....What?! Ann Coulter thinks banks did something bad in the years before the economy crashed? I thought she believed only government is evil?
And, of course, Coulter is using the loan burdens of current students as a way of denouncing the Obama plan, which will give money to students in order to pay their full tuition for two years, and thus significantly reduce the amount of money they'll need to take out in loans.
“Isn’t it a good thing if [Republicans] run on the 'let’s stop robbing our kids' platform?” Hannity asked.So they're saying that the Republican Party should run in 2016 against this proposal? Please proceed, GOP.
Coulter agreed. “Stop robbing the middle class with this scam of a college education,” she said.