Glenn examines the problem with higher education

President Obama is hitting the road today for a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania. The objective: expand upon the higher education reforms he hinted at during is State of the Union address in February. The cost of high education has skyrocketed, and the President is looking to make college more affordable.

"The president has some ideas about how we can better align federal assistance with a commitment on behalf of colleges to keep costs low for students," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said earlier this week. "And that will be part of something that the president will talk about this this week."

Glenn has been vocal about what he feels to be the shortcomings of high education for quite some time. While President Obama did reference the importance of reemphasizing vocational training during his State of the Union speech, on radio this morning, Glenn explained that government regulations have made it nearly impossible for businesses to offer students apprenticeship or internship opportunities.

“You know, the president is out today giving some stupid speech on how college education has gone up 250 percent. I got news for ya, Mr. President: since you've gotten into office, it's gone up a lot more than 250 percent,” Glenn said. “While he was talking about health care, education was going up in cost much faster. And why? Well, because we took it out of the free market system. It's been going through the roof ever since – what was it, the 1960s – when we started to say that government will give you special loans, they will make it cheaper for you to get a loan and everything else.”

Higher education has existed in this country for some 200 years, and yet the cost of pursuing higher education has only become a serious problem in the last several decades.

Why?

“We always had college education… It was there during the Revolutionary War. How come everybody could afford it before? How come the Ivy League was relatively affordable compared to now,” Glenn asked. “Well, because nobody was guaranteeing loans. And not everybody went to college. And not everybody should go to college. Not everybody needs to go to a four‑year college.”

President Obama will most certainly blame the rising costs on the universities when, in reality, it is government interference that is wreaking havoc on the system. Additionally, it is virtually impossible for businesses to offer opportunities to those who are not enrolled in college.

“Do you see what they're doing with interns now? White House interns work, I believe the average intern works 45 hours for free at the White House. Why? ‘Well, we're giving them an experience they wouldn't be able to get anywhere else.’ Really,” Glenn asked. “Well, how about if I have an intern? I can give them an experience they won't be able to find anyplace else. I can have them intern here? No, no, no. I've got to pay my interns… You have to pay for them now.”

“This is what progressives do, right? They remove competition,” Stu interjected. “They have this structure built with the universities in which they get to indoctrinate everybody. And the only way you can really learn an industry without going there is to get an internship and work your way up. Well, if you remove companies' incentive to do that, well, then you control everything.”

College is not for everyone, and Glenn is a perfect example of that. But the way the system is rigged today, there aren’t very many opportunities to break into an industry for those who do not earn a college degree.

“And you notice that you have to be going to a university or a college to become an intern,” Glenn said. “I can't just say, ‘Hey, you, you want to learn this? Come on in.’ No, no, no. You have to pass through the portal of an educational system to be able to come in here and work. I understand, we don't want anybody working slaves. We don't want any, you know, indentured servants. We don't want any of that. I got it. I got it.”

Stu explained that he got his start in radio because Glenn allowed him to work on his program and taught him the ropes. “This was a path I chose. I chose to work my butt off for free for several years, and you were very up front with me. You said, ‘Look, this is gonna suck for a while. What's going to happen in the next few years is probably going to suck, but if we can stick with it, work hard, and on our own merit make this into a giant company, someday you'll be rewarded,’” Stu said. “And you know what? It worked out because we worked together really hard to put something together like this.”

Glenn got his first job in radio at 13 years old, but there is no way he could employ a young, dedicated kid legally under today’s laws.

“At 13 years old, I'm working at a radio station,” Glenn said. “Could I hire a 13‑year‑old today? Could I hire a 10‑year‑old today? I would love to hire some kid that had the same desire… Now, I can't hire him. I can't have him walking around doing stuff. Of course, that would be illegal. That would be horrible. I would love to put a kid in an entry role and say, ‘You're going to learn absolutely everything about television. I want you to stand next to the camera. Whatever that camera guy tells you to do, you do.’”

“And I would gladly do that. Gladly do that. But the government won't let me do that,” he concluded. “Why? There's too much money to be made in education. There's too much power to be gained if we can just churn out a bunch of rubes.”

Over the weekend, the government avoided its 15th shutdown since 1980...for now. The short-term stop-gap spending bill gives Congress 45 days to pass a more robust budget. As Glenn explains, many Republicans and Democrats have been weaponizing the imminent shutdown to force the passage of omnibus bills, resulting in deficit spending and programs that aren't in the best interests of the American people.

But would a government shutdown be all that bad? Glenn argues that ALL taxpayers should want a shutdown. If Congress were to pass their current budget, the federal deficit would DOUBLE. What exactly would happen if Congress did not pass a massive deficit budget by October 1st? As Glenn explains, the world would NOT come crumbling down, and the government would be forced to STOP spending YOUR taxpayer dollars on projects that are harmful to the American people.

Below is a list Glenn read on-air that outlines exactly what will happen if the government shuts down.

1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' jobs report could be delayed this month.

2.The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will have to cut back.

3.The Federal Reserve activity will be unaffected.

4.The Federal Trade Commission will stop the vast bulk of its competition and consumer protection investigations.

5.The Security and Exchange Commission will not review or improve registrations from investment advisers, broker dealers, transfer agents, rating organizations, investment companies, and municipal advisers.

6.The IRS has not released this plan for the potential shutdown. However, previous plans have said the IRS would use funds from Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act to keep employees paid and working.

7.A shutdown would create increased risk that FEMA's relief funds could be depleted.  (Though if large catastrophic disasters were to occur during the shutdown, they would very easily pass funding for that).

8.The Department of the Interior will retain limited discretion to use permits for energy projects on federal lands and waters, when user fees are attached.

9.Most EPA-led inspections at hazardous waste sites, as well as drinking water at chemical facilities, are going to stop.

10.The Energy Information Administration will continue to collect and publish snapshots of the U.S. oil inventory on schedule.

11.Nuclear Regulatory Commission will continue to maintain nuclear sites. However, they will stop all licensing of new nuclear facilities.

12.Air traffic controllers and TSA officers will be working without pay (they will be paid, just not on time).

13.Amtrak will keep transporting the estimated 12 passengers that regularly use the service.

14.Passport and visas will still be issued.

15.Efforts to defend the nation and conduct ongoing military operations will continue.

16.Burials and tours at Arlington National Cemetery will continue.

17.COVID-19 response research, including vaccine and therapeutic development by the U.S. government, will continue.

18.The National Institute of Health might have to postpone clinical trials for diseases like cancer or Alzheimer's.

19. Food stamps for low income people, the disabled, and others could be delayed.

20.Most National Parks will be closed along with the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, Cemeteries, Monuments, and visitor centers.

21.The Capitol Police will work without pay (again, they will be paid, just not on time).

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Wednesday was a big night for the Republican presidential candidates during the second GOP debate... OR WAS IT?

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Inflation has doubled Americans' grocery bills. Gas is nearing a historic record of $100/barrel. We have DOUBLED our national deficit. Bidenomics and the globalists' green agenda pose an existential threat to core American industries while we continue to fund the Ukrainian people's pensions and small businesses. It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

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COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

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