This one will kill you. The priorities of the Obama administration and the Democrats are mind boggling.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just announced a new million-dollar scholarship program to help Palestinian students enroll at American universities. The Obama administration is calling them “opportunity grants.”
Clinton said the opportunity grants would create “a larger pool of capable young men and women from places like the West Bank and Gaza” who can “compete along with students in other countries for the opportunity to further their academic training in America.”
Now, oddly enough on the very same day Red State reports that Senate Democrats (with the help of a few Republicans including Arlen Specter) voted against giving 1,700 low-income children in the District of Columbia the chance for a better education. 58 senators sided with liberal special interests to defeat an amendment to save the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program which will eventually mean that these children who are already in school will have to get out.
So the Democrats are initiating funding “opportunity grants” for disadvantaged Palestinians while removing “opportunity scholarships” from disadvantaged American children in Washington D.C.
Like I said, the priorities are mind boggling. So we’re paying for Palestinians to become educated to compete for jobs while damning American children to failing schools so they won’t be able to compete for jobs in the future.
I grow increasingly worried about the future of our country.