They are willing to believe anything.
I only watched part of Tuesday night’s debate among the “R” candidates (the wife can’t stand the damn things), but caught this on one of the leftist sites yesterday:
Rubio made a comment during the debate about how the nation needs more welders than philosophers entering the workforce.
“Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers.”
This is a true statement by any measure. There is little to no measurable demand for someone who sits on their butt and tells people about random shit. However, the US government (the leftists all knowing, all seeing friend), the national association of manufactuers, and the American Welding Society all agree that there will be nearly 300,000 TOO FEW welders available in the industry in less than five years.
Despite all the evidence proving the above, Think Progress found a site that lists the earnings difference between an AAS degree in Welding Science versus a BA in Philosophy. The Philosophy degree holders DO earn more. But theyre is nothing listed about their employment rate or how quickly they were able to find work after attaining their degree.
The current problem with the Welding AAS is that the top students in welding programs are headhunted out of the programs before attaining the actual degree which skews the numbers. I was a good student, but not among the top five in my class, so I had to wait a whole 10 days after completing the course before being offered two jobs.
Also, they don’t bother to mention that the average BA degree costs three-to-four times what my AAS did and takes three-to-four times as long to complete. I spent approximately $16k for 18 months of courses and left with four internationally recognized certifications. 18 months in a Philosophy course qualifies you to serve coffee at minimum wage plus tips.
Which is what most Philosophy majors end up doing for a few years before figuring out that they wasted their money and time and doing something their successful at.
The leftists hate the “R” candidates so extensively that they’re willing to kick all logic square in the ass and out the window and downplay a good career to badmouth them.
If the leftists want to know the reason the trades are booting out unions, it is because the people going into the trades don’t have time or a low enough self-esteem to believe what the unions are selling. Those folks go to Liberal Arts colleges to get coddled.