When I first attended college, I went to Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ that cost me $45 a semester for 12 or more hours credit. Two years later I attended Arizona State University. I forget how much it cost when I first hit ASU, but I do recall that my last semester before graduation cost me an outrageous sum of $212 a semester for 12 or more hours credit.
Forty years later you can’t even pay for one hour’s credit for $212, let alone a full semester load. I just checked and for 7 or more hours at the ASU main campus in Tempe now costs $4,742. Part time students taking one class worth 3 hours credit will pay $2,031 for that single class. The cost of a college education today in some schools is more than the price of an average home which is why we now have over $1 trillion dollars worth of student loans, all owed to the government.
Now thanks to Obamacare, the cost of a college education is going to take another significant jump. For example, Purdue University says that the cost of the Obamacare mandated health insurance for their 27,000 employees and their families will run around $2.8 million.
Even though the employer mandate had been pushed back a year, Purdue and many other colleges are already taking steps to comply with the socialist demands of Obamacare. Purdue’s Board of Trustees is exploring several healthcare options, but regardless of what option they take, the school is still facing a cost of around $2.8 million dollars to comply.
Other schools such as Florida’s Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College are facing costs of $777, 000 to comply with the employer mandated. Both schools have begun cutting the hours of adjunct faculty members to below the 30 hour per week limit so that they do not have to provide the mandated coverage.
A member of the Republican National Committee sent an email that stated:
“Americans and students should not be punished for this train wreck of a law, but that is exactly what is happening while President Obama and leading Democrats pretend the law is ‘wonderful.’”
Obamacare isn’t the only mandate from the First Family that is hurting schools financially. The Carmel Clay School District in Indiana is reporting a $300,000 loss as a result of having to comply with Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ program that mandates school lunch menus.
Obamacare is going to drive the cost of education to go higher and higher. But what really upsets me is that NONE of the mainstream media is carrying this kind of news. When I did a Google search for ‘Purdue University Obamacare, these were the top ten results: Red Alert Politics, WeeklyStandard.com, Nation.FoxNews.com, TheCollegeFix.com, Uneditedpolitics.com, FreeBeacon.com, LibertyNews.com, YouTube.com, TeaPartyOrg.Nig.com, Amazon.com/forum/politics.
Notice that none of them are part of the mainstream media. Why? Because it’s too negative and they can’t allow negative reporting concerning anything Obama has done. The mainstream media treats any negative press of Obama the same as many religions treat blasphemy. They don’t want to be part of anything that might cast a shadow on their black god in the White House, even if he is intent on using Obamacare to force the economic collapse of America so he can rise up and establish his socialistic nation. And with the majority of American’s supporting him, it’s exactly what we deserve!