And they have no clue why they can't get good jobs with majors in puppetry and political science.
Leftists ensconced in the Ivory Tower of the university somehow manage to secure amazing paychecks--students' tuition money-- for very little work; do they turn down the money because of the debt burden imposed on young people by their extraordinary "salaries"?
Of course not.
It's really obscene what colleges, particularly ivy league colleges, charge students to get through four years of indoctrination. So-called top colleges soak students for about $60,000 a year.
What's also obscene is that the bigwigs at these colleges pay celebrities so much for so little.
A few examples: these are not really anecdotal considering the haul Leftist celebrities take in every year.
1. First let's look at possible presidential (gack) candidate Elizabeth Warren, who makes the Leftist base quiver with excitement at the mention of "income equality," one of her favorite memes.
Warren repeatedly decries the cost of a college education even while her hand's out getting $350,000 for teaching one course. Front Page Mag:
Harvard Law paid Warren $350,000 to teach a single course. When Scott Brown brought it up during a debate about student loans, she protested. “I want to talk about the issues. Senator Brown wants to launch attacks.”
But Warren’s outrageous compensation is the issue. Harvard pays the adjuncts who teach many of its undergraduate classes an average of $11,037. Elizabeth Warren, who likes comparing the salary of a company’s employees to its CEO’s, isn’t comparing the $429,981 that Harvard paid her before she ran for office to an adjunct’s salary. And unlike a CEO, all Warren did was show up for a little bit and then go back to her real business as a lawyer and government consultant.Warren's brilliant (because all Leftists are brilliant all Democrats are brilliant all Democrat presidents are ESPECIALLY brilliant) shriek that "You didn't make that!" resonated with loony Leftists like Obama and is the basis of her candidacy as a representative of the communist way of thinking, where everyone is equal, except for the upper one percent.
See, that's the way this whole Cloward Piven Saul Alinsky thing works. You overwhelm the system with lies and you get out in front of your own misbehavior by claiming others are guilty of exactly what your own crimes. Thus you inoculate yourself of any bad things you may have done or are doing.
2. Then there's that brilliant millionaire economist Paul Krugman, whose dyspeptic verbal explosions about others' wealth belie his own greed. Krugman is worth millions but resents the success of others.
But Krugman is being paid $225,000 for two semesters' worth of gracing CUNY with his mere presence and no teaching responsibilities. Gawker deliciously points out the disparity between reality and Krugman's word:
According to a formal offer letter obtained under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, CUNY intends to pay Krugman $225,000, or $25,000 per month (over two semesters), to “play a modest role in our public events” and “contribute to the build-up” of a new “inequality initiative.” It is not clear, and neither CUNY nor Krugman was able to explain, what “contribute to the build-up” entails.When the news of Krugman's good fortune leaked out, the Democrat media machine immediately leapt into action to defend Krugman, claiming he wasn't a hypocrite and in fact the salary was indeed modest, keeping the cost of living in Leftist run New York in perspective.
In fact, Krugman's $225,000 to teach 5 classes to young minds of mush is "more than fair", given the importance of the brilliant Krugman's contributions to the conversation about, um, income inequality.
But then, we shouldn't be surprised that Leftist "journalists" have reorganized after being caught a while ago plotting their mutual political storylines and memes (after declaring objectivity and nonpartisanship) in a secret Google group called Journolist.
They've reorganized to form a new secret Google Leftist writer group which is called Gamechanger Salon; I'm sure its members are only the brilliantest among us.
3. While complaining of being "dead broke" when they left the White House, Hillary has been cashin' in with the universities ever since, so much so that the Washington Post ran this title:
At Time of Austerity Universities Spent Top Dollar on Hillary Clinton Speeches. From the WaPo:
In one previously undisclosed transaction, the University of Connecticut — which just raised tuition by 6.5 percent — paid $251,250 from a donor fund for Clinton to speak on campus in April. Other examples include $300,000 to speak at the University of California at Los Angeles in March and $225,000 for a speech scheduled for October at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.Those speeches which probably run under 60 minutes have some enlightened students angry. ABC reports a disgruntled student's complaints at University of Nevada at Las Vegas:
“Tuition just went up seventeen percent. It’s gone up a hundred percent over the past decade or so. We think that students could really use this support from the $225,000—and greatly benefit from the scholarships–from the speaking fee, Waqar said.Well, of course tuition has to go up all over the place, regardless the cost of living and the student debt bomb.
These colleges need to pay their celebrities!
4. Another Leftist who complains about high incomes and excessive student loans is receiving a rather large fee for teaching one class, the Daily Caller reports.
That brilliant individual is Robert Reich, who it can now be revealed will receive $20,000 a month to teach one class this semester and 4 classes in the Spring:
The ultra-progressive economist — inasmuch as a mere law school graduate can be an economist — raked in an impressive income of $242,613 from the taxpayer-funded school in 2013, according to EAGnews.org.
For that sweet salary of $20,217 per month, Reich is slated to teach exactly one course this fall.And don't you complain about any of this.
These people are the best among us!
They have important missions in life! Spreading the word to you rummies out there!
Which also justifies their flying private jets to conferences around the globe to organize their message that YOU shouldn't fly at all because waste. Global warming. Climate change. Mother Earth. Or something.
This all brings back bad memories of AlGore who rode the Global Warming train to become the first Climate Change billionaire, although admittedly with lies about ethanol to get re-elected. AlGore's Climate Change hysteria partner's name is Blood, believe it or not.
Blood and Gore. yeah.