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Weekly Address: Helping our Veterans and Servicemembers Make Informed Decisions about Higher Education
WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama told the American people about a new Executive Order he signed on Friday to crack down on bad actors that prey on our veterans and service members considering higher education. Unfortunately these brave men and women are often bombarded by schools that provide false or misleading information ....
about things like interest rates on loans, credit transfers, and job placement programs. The President’s new Executive Order makes it easier for veterans and service members to make informed decisions about financial aid and paying for college and also takes a number of steps to fight deceptive practices by some institutions. President Obama will always make sure that those who serve this country get every opportunity they deserve.
The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at www.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Remarks of President Barack Obama
The White House
Saturday April 28, 2012
On Friday, I traveled to Ft. Stewart in Georgia to meet with soldiers from the Third Infantry Division.
These men and women have fought with bravery and honor in some of the most dangerous places on the planet. Some of them didn’t make it back. But those who did are now fighting a different kind of battle here at home. They’re looking for new jobs, new opportunities, and new ways to serve.
For many, that means going back to school – and America has a long tradition of making sure our veterans and our men and women in uniform can afford to do that. After World War II, we helped a generation of Americans – including my grandfather – go to school on the GI Bill. Now, thanks to the 9/11 GI Bill and the Tuition Assistance program, last year we supported more than half a million veterans and over 300,000 service members who are pursuing a higher education.
That’s progress. But it’s not enough to just help our veterans and service members afford school – we need to make sure they have all the tools they need to make an informed decision when it comes to picking the right program.
The sad truth is that there are people out there who are less interested in helping our men and women in uniform get ahead and more interested in making a buck. They bombard potential students with emails and pressure them into making a quick decision. Some of them steer recruits towards high-interest loans and mislead them about credit transfers and job placement programs. One of the worst examples was a college recruiter who visited a Marine barracks and enrolled Marines with brain injuries so severe that some of them couldn’t recall what courses the recruiter had signed them up for.
That’s appalling. It’s disgraceful. And even though the vast majority of schools do the right thing, we need to guard against the bad actors who don’t.
That’s why, on Friday, I signed an Executive Order making life a whole lot more secure for our service members, veterans and their families – and a whole lot tougher for anyone who tries to prey on them.
We’re making sure veterans and service members get a simple fact sheet called “Know Before You Owe” that lays out all the information they need about financial aid and paying for college. We’re requiring schools to offer counseling to help students finish their degree even if they have to move or deploy. And we’re stepping up our efforts to fight dishonest recruiters by strengthening rules about who can come on base and making it easier to file complaints.
When our men and women in uniform succeed, our country succeeds. They have our back – now it’s our turn to have theirs. And as long as I’m President, I’m going to make sure that anyone who serves this country gets every opportunity they deserve.
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No Subject Posted on: 2012-04-28 11:25:56By: Anonymous
So you're saying it's not true that for-profit schools are using aggresive and deceptive methods to recruit vets and service members as students? Misleading them about interest rates on loans, etc? The President just... what... made that up, ya think?
Re: The Liar Posted on: 2012-04-28 16:26:05By: Anonymous
The only reason Barry is going after schools that enroll Veterans is that he is paying back his union thugs because the instructors in those schools are not union members.Chalk up a win for SEIU, ACORN and many other vote getters.
Re: The Liar Posted on: 2012-04-28 18:45:38By: Anonymous
You're concerned about government debt, right?
So how would you feel about this executive order if you learned that for-profit schools enroll approximately 10 percent of America's higher education students (the 16 largest schools earning $2.7 billion dollars in profits in the process) but account for nearly 50 percent of all student loan defaults?
Sorry, the Liar in Chief was a little late this week with his Weekly Whopper.
It’s so sickening to watch him in his “campaign mode”. I was surprised that the First Vacation Lady had time to spend with the”dispised” troops.
I see that the anointed one’s gang of thugs called the Mormons a “cult” !
Mormonism History Posted on: 2012-04-28 18:13:48By: Anonymous
Many don't know the story of Mormonism.This how it started.
The Mormon movement began with "the prophet" Joseph Smith, Jr. in the year 1820. Joe (as he was known) was born to some rather strange parents in 1805. His mother, Lucy, was involved in occult practices and visions, while his father, Joseph, Sr., consumed much time with imaginary treasure digging (including the booty of Captain Kidd).
According to Mormon writings (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith - History 1:1-25), on a day in 1820, Joe was praying in the woods when he received a vision from God the Father and Jesus. It was revealed to Joe that the church was in apostasy and he was the chosen one to launch a new dispensation.
Being unwilling to drop his current occupation of money-digging with his father (while using "peep stones" and "divining rods"), Joe put his "calling" on hold for three years. Then, according to his own account (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith - History 1:29-54), he was paid a bedside visit by the angel Moroni in 1823. Moroni, who professed to be the glorified son of a man named Mormon (who had been dead 1400 years), told Joe about a book of golden plates which contained "the fulness of the everlasting Gospel." This book was said to have been buried at Cumorah Hill, near Palmyra, New York, some 1400 years earlier by the man named Mormon. Four years later (1827), Joe supposedly dug up the golden plates along with a gigantic pair of spectacles which he called "the Urim and Thummim." The spectacles were for translating the hieroglyphics on the plates. With the help of his only legal wife and a friend named Oliver Cowdery, Joe translated the plates and published the Book of Mormon in 1830. Later that same year, Joe, his wife, his brothers (Hyrum and Samuel), and Cowdery established the "Church of Jesus Christ," which is known today as the "Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints."
The Book of Mormon contains many plagiarisms of the King James English (at least 25,000 words). This is strange since the plates were supposed to have been in the ground many centuries before the King James Bible was completed in 1611! The Book of Mormon also contains many errors such as claims of elephants in the Western Hemisphere and advanced metal producing capabilities in America before 400 A.D. (See Walter Martin's Kingdom of the Cults for a fine study in the errors of the Mormon Bible)
The Mormons, under Smith's command, turned out to be a rough bunch. Joe was a polygamist with at least twenty- seven wives (some say over 60 wives). The whole gang left New York for Ohio, and then moved to Missouri. The Missouri governor ran them out of the state, so they settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, and built the state's largest city. In 1844, Joe and Hyrum were thrown in jail. Then an angry mob stormed the jail and murdered them both. Naturally, this "martyrdom" insured the perpetual reverence of the great "prophet" Joseph Smith.
The "church" then split. The Smith family headed for Independence, Missouri and started what is now the "Recognized Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints." However, the majority of Smith's followers chose Brigham Young as their new captain.
To escape U.S. laws, Young led the Mormons from Nauvoo to Salt Lake City in 1847 (which then belonged to Mexico). For the next thirty years, Young and his "saints" laid the foundation stones of the Mormon cult.
Little known to most Mormons, Young was a rather rough and ruthless character. In 1857, he commanded Bishop John D. Lee to murder a wagon train of over one hundred helpless non-Mormon immigrants. Twenty years later Lee was convicted and executed by the U.S. Government. Young escaped punishment, and his role in the Mountain Meadows Massacre has escaped the Mormon history books.
Young spent most of his "ministry" dodging the law to continue the immoral practice of polygamy. At the time of his death in 1877, Young had seventeen wives and fifty-six children.
Today the Mormon church is administrated by its "General Authorities." These authorities consist of the "First Presidency," the "Counsel of Twelve Apostles," the "First Quorum of the Seventy" and its presidency, the "Presiding Bishoprick," and the "Patriarch of the Church."
Male Mormons over twelve years of age are divided into priesthoods. The Aaronic order is the lesser priesthood, and the Melchizedek order is the higher.
The church is divided into thousands of "wards" and "stakes," with over 2000 branches and 180 missions, and over 5,000,000 members.
Mormons are very missionary-minded people, with over 26,000 active missionaries. However, much of this missionary army consists of young men and women in their early twenties who must serve two years in missionary work while supporting themselves.
The Mormon people of today are highly respected in our society, but there is nothing respectable about their doctrines. Some are as follows:
The Deity of Man Promoted
Mormons teach that man can become God, and that God was once a man:
Re: Mormonism History Posted on: 2012-04-28 18:55:59By: Anonymous
They teach that God Obama is the almighty. They believe that it’s okay to loot America”s treasury, Michelle & her hangers-on can fly all over the world & we pay for it???
The end is coming..... Then you’ll need to pay your own way.
Re: Mormonism History, unlike Obama’s history Posted on: 2012-04-29 21:54:22By: Anonymous
Somehow I suspect that you're not opposed to capital punishment per se, and your outrage at the thought of beheading as punishment for certain crimes has a rather feigned quality. Stoning is of course scripturally prescribed under all three of the Abrahamic religions -- but female genital mutilation is not; nor is it exclusive to cultures where Islam predominates (the practice predates Islam by centuries anyway).
Re: Mormonism History Posted on: 2012-04-30 08:59:21By: Anonymous
So true. Although I would rather fight a morman army then radical Islamists. I think Mormans are sad folk that have been lead astray by man, the leaders of the church. Then again its not my job the save them. Im lookin out for me and mine.