The original Battle of the Bulge was tagged to Nazi
Germany’s 1944 surprise attack on American forces.
Today, we are engaged in a battle of two
unique, but related bulges; economic and waistlines.
Here is the deficit bulge grabbing headlines
in the Treasure State:
Montana’s Governor Bullock recently suggested
closing one of our state funded colleges to shore up
higher education’s 23 million dollar shortfall.
Similar, unsustainable bulges in state
budgets exists nationwide because the cost of a
college degree has increased 1,120 percent over 30
years; a rate growing four times faster than the
Consumer Price Index.
Over this same period, healthcare costs have
inflated 601 percent and food increased 244 percent.
A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine is not
worth 1,120 percent more today than it was in 1983
and here is why college costs are out of control.
Federal student loans are as addictive as meth and
are readily available for any high school grad with
a pulse and a signature.
Concern for employment or repayment never
enters the equation because progressives are
recruiting the easily moldable minds of college
students trapped in debt.
Voting trends prove this, so it was not
surprising both the Clinton and Sanders presidential
campaigns promoted platforms of free college.
This brings me to my third and related battle
of the bulges, the dreaded freshman 15.
Students at Canada’s Carleton University
recently complained the scale at the campus gym
“triggered” negative thoughts, a pseudo
psychological term describing anxiety about weight
like adults is hard for college snowflakers, so
leftist indoctrinators offer coloring books,
establish safe rooms with therapy dogs, or remove
the trigger mechanism of their anxiety entirely.
Bruce Marshall, Carleton University’s manager
of health and wellness programs, removed the scale
from the gym.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s, I do not believe the
University of Wyoming or Colorado State University
had a school manager of health and wellness
programs, so eliminating these positions today would
certainly trim a little fat from the college bulge
and this brings me to my point.
College students are being conned.
Students should demand employment data
proving the economic worth of their major.
Most of you will be disappointed, but it is
better to swallow this pill now than after moving
into your parent’s basement with a worthless degree
and a 100k in student loan debt.
Progressives are not your friends.
If you want to make your life and America
great again, get a job, an employable degree, or