Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) is asking President Obama to immediately suspend the U.S. Peace Corps program in China, where American volunteers are restricted to teaching English in Chinese universities.The 2011-2012 school term has begun or will begin shortly in the United States, with many school budgets "under water," resulting in increased pupil-to-teacher ratios, cutbacks on materials, etc.
Coffman said he was “shocked” to learn on a recent trip to China that millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are being used to defray China’s higher-education costs, at a time when the U.S. government is short of money to fund its own higher education system.
“Education in China is under a state-run system; our contribution of teachers to the university systems means we are subsidizing the cost of the system for the Chinese government and borrowing the money from them to do it,” Coffman wrote in a recent letter to his colleagues, urging them to join him in cutting unnecessary and wasteful government spending.
Coffman says the Obama administration is spending $2.9 million in fiscal year 2011 to fund the Peace Corps program in China, and it has requested an increase to $4.7 million to fund Peace Corps operations in China for FY 2012....
But we are paying to educate children in China and Obama wants even more funding to do so?
If more Americans knew what was really going on under the Obama administration, people would be out in the streets and calling for his impeachment - or, at the least, working very hard to make sure that Obama doesn't get re-elected in 2012.