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Belle Knox, Duke’s Bluest Devil, Says Obama Made Her a Porn Star

Belle Knox, the Duke University porn star has turned conservative pundit with a column in this week's Time magazine.

Belle Knox, the Duke University porn star has turned conservative pundit with a column in this week’s Time magazine.

Miriam Weeks, better known as the Duke University porn star Belle Knox, has finally seen her future; it’s on Fox News, spouting right-wing drivel about government social programs.

Move over Ann Coulter.

In a new op-ed column in this week’s Time magazine, Weeks beats a conservative dead horse about rising college tuition.

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She blames it on the government, of course, specifically President Obama, for encouraging every kid to go to college.

Weeks, you may recall, zoomed to national attention in March after she was outed as a porn star while attending high-minded Duke as a freshman.

Beside her love of rough sex (her words), she says she entered the “profession” because she didn’t have the money to pay Duke’s sky-high $47,000-a-year tuition.

Forget the fact that Week’s parents–her father is a medical doctor–are wealthy enough to pay her way. And the hypocrisy for declaring her financial independence just so she could cash in on financial aid.

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Of course, Duke (rightfully) cut her off after she was outed as a highly paid porn star.

So, now she complains she’s got to shoulder next year’s tuition, $62,000, on her own. So how does President Obama figure into all of this?

Weeks argues that the government is driving up the cost of college by artificially inflating demand. It’s doing that by offering cheap money to students through the Pell Grant program and low-cost student loans.

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“Kids like me have been told our whole lives that higher education is the only way to be successful in America,” she writes. “President Obama made it clear he wants to keep that demand high in a speech in Austin, Texas.”

In the speech, the president said he wanted U.S. colleges to produce 8 million more college graduates by 2020. To back up his words, he boosted the amount of government tuition assistance.

“Colleges today have zero incentive to lower tuition, or make college more affordable. Either way, demand is high and the money will keep flowing. So why bother with thrift?” Weeks counters.

Instead, she says colleges are simply hiring more “bureaucrats” and “building bigger football stadiums.”

She’s basically parroting the same line as a book by Sheldon Richman, vice president of the conservative Future of Freedom Foundation.

“Government must stop the flow of money to schools in order to get tuition rates under control again. That means being honest about the fact that not every child should go to college,” she writes.

“Everyone is focused on my decision to perform in porn to pay my tuition,” she continues. “Let’s start by paying attention to what got me here.”

“Sky-high tuition bills” and colleges “all-too-happy to raise prices to catch all the money flowing from the federal spigot.”

Like Sheldon, she believes America should return to a simpler time before World War II when college was reserved for rich elites. Everyone else was left to scramble for blue collar jobs.

Of course, back then factory jobs paid a living wage and were plentiful. They’re mostly gone now, shipped overseas where cheap labor abounds.

The G.I. Bill following World War II was actually the first massive government program to provide college tuition assistance. Millions of returning soldiers took advantage of it to create the largest, wealthiest middle class in the history of the world.

In the decades since then, that program has essentially been expanded to help almost anyone who wants to go to college.

That fact is, today’s technology-driven global economy demands more skilled workers than U.S colleges are producing now.

American needs more college graduates, not fewer, just as Obama says. The United States lags other advanced nations in the proportion of college graduates to the overall population.

That’s not going to change.

If anything, the demand for graduates with degrees in computer science, engineering and other hard sciences will only continue to skyrocket in the coming years.

Our economic competitors abroad have seen the light. Many offer free, government-subsidized college tuition.

In light of that, equating government assistance to rising tuition at elite universities is laughable.

But it’s a sure ticket to a spot on Fox News.

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