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Visclosky & Donnelly voted yes to approve H R 3221 Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009.

Rep. Peter Visclosky [D, IN-1] and Rep. Joe Donnelly [D, IN-2] voted yes to approve H R 3221 Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009.

In summary, this bill slid under the radar while Healthcare was being battled. In effect, what this bill does is remove private lending options for students seeking to get loans for college. The government will be in control of educational lending, adding layers and layers of bureaucracy and providing the government with a reserve of indentured servants.  See, these college kids can get out of repaying their loans if they agree to work for the government for ten years.

Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-6) has a post on her blog that can be found HERE. It is well worth the time to read her take on this bill including the Increased Cost of the program.

Summary: This bill eliminates the Federal Family Education Loan program and shifts all student loans to a government-run and taxpayer financed system under the Direct Loan program, as well as creates nine new programs and increases the federal government takeover of early education, higher education, school construction, and more.

Concerns: As proposed in President Obama’s FY 2010 budget, H.R. 3221 eliminates the FFEL student loan program that has been the overwhelming choice of students and families for more than 40 years, replacing it with a government-run program.  While Democrats continue to use government takeovers as a panacea to all economic problems, converting all student loans to government subsidized loans is just another way that Democrats are killing jobs, increasing government intrusion, and eroding the rights of the consumer.

This bill greatly increases the role of Federal Government in higher education. H.R. 3221 will federalize all student financial aid. The U.S. Department of Education will be tasked with administering and supporting all student loans, which will greatly increase the federal government’s role and power in education.

While we were fighting nationalized healthcare and Cap & Trade they moved quickly to nationalize education and you didn’t even see it coming.  Pete Visclosky and Joe Donnelly did this to us and never even bothered to tell us.

Additionally, H.R. 3221 includes Title IV (Section 401) which creates an “early learning challenge fund.” This early learning challenge fund would allow the federal government to provide grants to the states to support state efforts to increase early education programs from birth to age 5.

What is the Federal Government doing controlling access to college and universities? What is the Federal Government doing ‘granting’ States funds for educational programs for that state’s children from birth to 5 years of age.  Does anyone think that grants come without strings and mandates? Why is our state of Indiana not pushing back, demanding a reduction or elimination of the Federal tax, keeping the money in the state so that they are not begging for some of it back from the Feds? The current administration will be further dictating what must be taught in schools, what your child must learn and can anyone just take a trip down fantasy lane and envision how the most malleable of brains will be receiving this administration’s messages.

There is no language in the bill to clarify that the state’s early education programs funded through the federal grants must be voluntary. As a result, there is the danger that states may try to pass legislation which would create mandatory early education programs, using the grants from the federal government to help fund the program.

You may have thought Obama’s ‘original’ plan to address the schoold children with the message of servitude to Obama was bad, before he changed it due to public outcry, but now this bill gives him and his ilk full access to not only control a child’s learning from birth, but to control access to funds for higher education, determine what is taught in all levels of education and attach Federal government strings to every educational institution in the USA.

Our next step has to be addressing our representatives in the Senate. Call, write, email and fax them and let them know where you stand on H.R. 3221. We have to get on this before Obama can get his hands on it.

Obama to all Americans, “If You misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.” Hey Obama, we showed up, you didn’t.

Well, Obama, we arrived on your and Congresses front door, stood at the steps of the Capitol building. We showed up and you did not. You threatened to call out the American people as if what you say are the only words having merit? We didn’t wait for more taunts from you, we showed up anyway. The American People have more knowledge about the various healthcare plans you tried to railroad through Congress than you have demonstrated in any of your healthcare campaign speeches where you behave like a snake-oil salesman. We want honesty and facts, not campaign speeches from a sitting pResident.

If your plan for a government takeover of healthcare was such an honorable and beneficial plan, you would not be hitting the road and the airwaves, once again, campaigning, trying to pull wool over the people’s eyes. It doesn’t matter whether you disguise your intentions of a government controlled health care plan. It doesn’t matter what you call what you are doing.  Every proposed healthcare plan is currently unconstitutional.  Start telling the truth to the American people. ( I KNOW YOU don’t wanna hear those two words again, you know, the words blurted by Mr. Wilson.) Tell them that this latest healthcare revision still has the language that gives the Federal government control over healthcare and that you just mixed some words around to try and hide your motive.

Posted: September 9th, 2009 05:46 PM ET
EXCERPTS OF THE PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS TO A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS TONIGHT:

I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last. It has now been nearly a century since Theodore Roosevelt first called for health care reform. And ever since, nearly every President and Congress, whether Democrat or Republican, has attempted to meet this challenge in some way. A bill for comprehensive health reform was first introduced by John Dingell Sr. in 1943. Sixty-five years later, his son continues to introduce that same bill at the beginning of each session.

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This is the plan I’m proposing. It’s a plan that incorporates ideas from many of the people in this room tonight – Democrats and Republicans. And I will continue to seek common ground in the weeks ahead. If you come to me with a serious set of proposals, I will be there to listen. My door is always open.

But know this: I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it’s better politics to kill this plan than improve it. I will not stand by while the special interests use the same old tactics to keep things exactly the way they are. If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out. And I will not accept the status quo as a solution. Not this time. Not now.

[end of clip]

Well, we accepted your challenge to the tune of 2 Million Americans from all walks of life. You had 810,000 people attend your coronation. The American people arrived on your doorstep Sept. 12th, 2009 numbering two times that amount, to tell you to ‘Knock it Off’.

We came. You left.

Here is a photo of us on Sept. 12th:

Here is a photo of you, leaving the White House Sept. 12th:

(I waved to you. Did you see me?)

One Nerve Left ‘Splat Award’ of the week…

This week’s Splat Award goes to Officer Wesley Cheeks. Watch as he tells a town hall protester in Reston, Virginia, that he can “charge [him] with whatever I want to” because the protester is holding up a sign he doesn’t like. Congratulations Officer Wesley Cheeks for holding the honor of being One Nerve Left’s first ever weekly Splat Award. I am sure you will be in fine company as the year progresses.

Officer Cheeks was threatening the patriot with being hauled off if he held up that sign. I guess that Officer Cheeks had marching orders to flex his personal preferences regarding what signs were okay and had the okay to remove the ones he didn’t like. He could not reference any law or otherwise backup his demand that this citizen cease holding the sign except to say that if the patriot continued there would be consequences.

When the protester asks why other sign-holders aren’t being threatened with trespassing charges, the officer says it’s because the protester’s sign has a picture.

“This used to be America!” the protester exclaims.

The officer retorts: “It ain’t no more, okay?”

No. Not okay.

And yes, this guy would make a perfect candidate for Obama’s Civilian Defense Corps.

Obama and Crew One Up the Big Brother Theme

Turn in your neighbor to the government if they say something you disagree with, report people who say something that is ‘fishy’ meaning that you do not posses the mental ability to understand what they are saying.  Turn them into Big Brother so that you can be informed by the government, get your news from Big Brother.  Set aside the fact that HuffPo is being funded by Soros and groomed as the Internet arm of a government controlled news agency. GE owns NBC and carefully crafts ‘news’ according to the message the President wants the people to receive. (North Korea anyone?) and add to the mix the government having their hand directly on the plug to your computer, disabling your access to the Internet.

Update: Here is the bill:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-773

And our own Senator Evan Bayh is a co-sponsor of this legislation.  People in Indiana have to wake up and tell everyone what is going on, what Bayh, Pete Visclosky, Dick Lugar and Donnelly are doing, how they are voting and how it impacts our lives.

Sound nuts? Nope, not nuts, it is in the process as we speak. How many more signals do you need in order for you to stand up and say something is wrong, horribly wrong with how our lives are being controlled down to what we hear, see and receive for information.

Read below for just one article on ‘Cyber Security’.

Senate Bill Would Give President Emergency Control of Internet

Details of a revamped version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 show the Senate bill could give the president a “kill switch” on the Internet and allow him to shut out private networks from online access.

FOXNews.com

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Senate bill would offer President Obama emergency control of the Internet and may give him a “kill switch” to shut down online traffic by seizing private networks — a move cybersecurity experts worry will choke off industry and civil liberties.

Details of a revamped version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 emerged late Thursday, months after an initial version authored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., was blasted in Silicon Valley as dangerous government intrusion.

“In the original bill they empowered the president to essentially turn off the Internet in the case of a ‘cyber-emergency,’ which they didn’t define,” said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which represents the telecommunications industry.

“We think it’s a very bad idea … to put in legislation,” he told FOXNews.com.

Clinton said the new version of the bill that surfaced this week is improved from its first draft, but troubling language that was removed was replaced by vague language that could still offer the same powers to the president in case of an emergency.

“The current language is so unclear that we can’t be confident that the changes have actually been made,” he said.


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