Mitt Romney wants to cut federal aid for students, including the Pell Grant and other important funds that thousands of people genuinely need. What's his solution to the aftermath of this bad idea? Borrow money from your parents. Well, if that isn't one of the most ridiculous things ever proposed by the presidential hopeful, then what is? It's no surprise to see him pairing up with Paul Ryan -- who wants to completely dismantle Medicare, therefore possibly sentencing thousands of senior citizens to slow and painful deaths. So what is this idiot thinking?
Not everyone in the country has a rich dad that can just hand them factories to manage on their 18th birthdays. Not everyone has a series of maids and housekeepers to help their wives with the "tough job of motherhood" (insert eye roll there). So who the hell does he think he is by telling students in need to borrow money from mom and dad? It's obvious that his policies are targeted to benefit the rich while leaving the poor in a state of perpetual peasanthood. Many parents work hard to put food on the table and keep roofs over the heads of their families, including their adult children in these hard economic times. So to assume that they all can hash out $30,000 to $80,000 or more for school is just asinine.
But maybe that's the point. If you keep the poor uneducated then you can control how they vote. You can keep them from figuring out the facts behind the fluff when it comes to the ballot boxes, therefore gaining unfair advantages over those who are educated and vote democrat, right?
A new Obama campaign ad is lashing out at Mitt Romney's Scrooge McDuck-like approach to appealing to his voter base. "Get real," says a voice after Romney's comments are shown in a clip, repeating the sentiment that students should borrow money from their parents.
What has Obama done for education?
Well, for starters he doesn't expect students to squeeze the proverbial blood from a turnip. He came from a colorful background, which may seem privileged to some, but certainly not as privileged as Romney and his buddy Paul Ryan -- who used his father's Social Security to pay for college, even though he's totally against it now!
Obama has expanded the Pell Grant for lower income students. He also established the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010. His broad policy enacted the largest reform for student financial aid in 40 years. These are just a few of the things the current POTUS has overseen. If that wasn't enough, his administration implemented a wide array of benefits for K-12 students as well!
So it seems like a no-brainer. Voting for Romney and his boy-wonder will only result in the further dumbing-down of America -- far worse than what Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and other far-right twits are doing. Voting for Obama will only be a success for people who value education.
That couldn't possibly be a bad thing unless you think education makes you a snob, right Rick Santorum?
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