ObamaCare and Common Core – both are bad to the bone

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/04/4_26_2014_6_31.html

Bruce Deitrick Price
Medical insurance and public education might seem to be two different worlds with different problems. But the proposed solutions by the left were essentially the same. Here are ten descriptions that apply equally to ObamaCare and Common Core:
1) Huge federal power grab: The obvious result from both ObamaCare and Common Core is that Obama and his Czars get a bigger government to administer, more money to play with, more jobs for their loyal troops, and more control over people’s lives.
2) Unresponsive to popular demand.:ObamaCare and Common Core were massive, top-down interventions demanded by leftwing politics and ideology, not something the public asked for. Alleged problems were used as an excuse for adopting solutions that would grow government. The big question was, what can they get away with? (We see the same dynamics playing out in climate change.)
3) Incomprehensible by design: A sentence was not used if a paragraph could be concocted. Thousands of new requirements, regulations, laws, and standards were contained in dense verbiage that neither Congress nor the public would ever read and couldn’t understand if they did. Almost every paragraph includes expanded powers and hidden consequences. Citizens would be further reduced to a childlike dependence on bureaucrats.
4) Public excluded from legislative process. The complexity of the political process, plus the density of jargon and propaganda, ensured that John Q Citizen was ignored. These programs were passed by stealth, chicanery, arm-twisting, and bribes. The Cornhusker Kickback put ObamaCare over the top. Similarly, so-called stimulus money earmarked for shovel-ready jobs was used as grants (i.e. bribes) to persuade the states to embrace Race to the Top, a precursor of Common Core. The fix was in.
5) Dishonest marketing. The Obama administration made endless promises that turned out to be endless lies, all symbolized by Obama’s promise that if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. States were told that if they liked their schools the way they are, they can keep them that way. In fact, these programs require changing everything.
6) Media complicit The mainstream media became cheerleaders. News reports were not critical or analytical. Try to find a newspaper in America which opposed these radical programs. The average local paper wrote editorial after editorial in support of ObamaCare and Common Core.
7) Very expensive and would get more so. The propaganda for these programs emphasized that the government would save money and individual citizens would get more for less. In fact, medical costs  immediately went up for individuals, as did the outlays to implement Common Core. Improvement, if any, will be negligible, not that improvement was ever the primary goal.
8) Fundamental transformation. Both programs embody what Obama meant when he talked about “a fundamental transformation of the country.”  Translation: his socialist way or the highway. Socialists have been seeking this “transformation” for 100 years. (John Dewey’s education agenda, according to Robin Eubanks, leads to Common Core.)
9) Totalitarian intent: Both programs prescribed in detail how everyone must think and behave. Both programs allow the government to collect far more information and to meddle in more aspects of everyone’s life. It was like giving the EPA two more sectors to regulate. 
10) Instant train wrecks: Both programs, once they left the station, became train wrecks. Of course it was too late by that time to stop them.  As things continue to go wrong, Obama will simply declare: “It’s a big success. Everything is just like we planned.” Yes, that might, grimly enough, be exactly true.
All the similarities mean that once you understand one of these things, you understand the other. They are two facets on the same zirconium. They are two fronts of the same coup.
 Rahm Emanuel is famous for saying that you don’t want to “waste” a crisis. A crisis, in his world, is any excuse for doing what you already wanted to do. Many people suspect that Obama, if he needs a crisis, is perfectly capable of fabricating one.
There is a miasma of fraud, malfeasance, and bad faith hanging over both these schemes. The logical thing for the country is to repeal both ObamaCare and Common Core, or get ready for the worst.
Bruce Deitrick Price explains education theories and methods on his site Improve-Education.org.
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One Response to ObamaCare and Common Core – both are bad to the bone

  1. arnash says:

    rareCArepublican • 3 days ago

    I went to a “Unveiling Common Core” seminar this week and what I found out was it is far, far worse than I ever dreamed. Democrat and Republican parents alike should be very concerned for their kids educational future and speak loudly and clearly that this beast needs to go. From what I understand, educational standards have been lowered in math (lower than current standards in CA, that’s how you get more kids to be”adequate” (which replaces proficient.) to the extent that the future of advanced classes such as AP calculus, etc. could be in jeopardy. Science “curriculum” is in the works, with a total liberal, green agenda at its core. English and language arts (ELA) standards are developmentally inappropriate for younger grades. ELA standards for high school students reduces attention to great works of literature where students learn great comprehension and critical thinking skills, while increasing works of non fiction with a great emphasis on social engineering (and let’s just say they are not training the kids to be skeptical of climate change or to learn anything positive about Christianity, or that the United States of America is the greatest country that ever existed.)

    I figured I am in one of the best school districts in California, surely, we will teach to the test and keep up with our extremely high academic rigor, but with CC, teachers can only deviate from their curriculum by 15%.

    Apparently, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a major player behind funding this beast and bribing relevant parties to accept. While I don’t think they wanted to dumb down the entire country, the end product is certainly assuring that that is the unintended consequence.

    This educational theory was created behind closed doors in a completely non transparent manner, with no input from parents, teachers, educators or state legislators.

    People, Democrats and Republicans alike, SPEAK UP!!! MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD.

    TheRealJackpineSavage
    Keep hammering down anyone who dares stand up, and eventually, No one will stand up anymore. This is how the left operates.

    Guest
    Naturally the progressive Gates would love to see everyone dependent on software and microsoft to figure everything out for them, no thinking on your own please, you might do it wrong.

    Vennoye

    I belong to several groups fighting Common Core, and to me, after digging into Common Core; Obamacare looks benign!! If you want to understand what has happened to the education system and the pure evil to our future as a Republic, here is a video laying it all out. It contains a tremendous amount of information and validation of some things we have instinctively suspected. It is a long video, but if you do not have time to view all of it, please go to the 39:00-40:00 minute mark to hear what she has to say about how school choice would speed up federal control of education (and see if you agree) and hear what she says is the weakest link and most effective way for us to fight this. If you have not gotten involved in this fight, PLEASE get involved!!

    Sara B
    If you like obamacare you will love obamacore. You can’t keep your text books, great literature, teacher provided individual lesson plans, parental help or any semblance of common sense.

    boys3rsk

    Exactly. Obamacare, and common core have ONE THING IN COMMON. MONEY for the democrats! They are ALL getting rich with these GOVERNMENT programs. Add Jeb Bush to those investers, along with ALL the RHINO’S, like Graham, McConnel, McLame, Boehner, and King. These CORRUPT politicians are ALL investing in common core along with the A.C.A business’s to inflate their inside trading. Common core is nothing but COMMUNISM fed to our children. Semper Fi

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