Wednesday, April 25, 2012

College Help

This country needs more college graduates.  It is a shame on our country that we can not provide a college education to some of our brightest students.  The least we could do is make college more affordable.  Start with student loans.  Paul Ryan's budget would double the interest rate on student loans.  This is the same Paul Ryan who wants to give massive take breaks to our wealthiest one percent.  His plan is basically aimed at increasing the tax burden on our future tax payers.  When I am King I am going to set the interest rate on student loans at two percent.  Furthermore, if you spend five years teaching in low social economic areas, you're entire loan will be forgiven.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Finding Great Teachers

I've been saying for years that we as a country have to find a way to attract the best and brightest into education.  Currently most of our teachers come from the bottom half of our graduation classes.  Why?  Money!  Who the hell wants to make $30,000 a year when they could make ten times that at some hedge fund. Now, I am smart enough to know that we probably can't find enough money to make every great teacher rich.  But you could give some incentives to encourage people to go into the profession.  My good buddy, FDR Murphy, came up with a winner --- eliminate income tax for teachers.  Wow FDR, that's a great idea.

I know, I know.  I can here you all now.  Hey King, won't that just increase the deficit?  NOOOOOO -- because when I am King I am going to tax all churches as corporations or small business.  I never figured out why they should be tax exempt,  since religion in general tends to do more harm that good.  If that doesn't prove to be enough revenue, eliminate all the tax breaks given to the oil companies.