In his convention speech, President Obama mocked Mitt Romney for suggesting that kids look at alternate sources from which to borrow money for school, including their parents:
Obama also made sure to take a swipe at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his advice on affording higher education.
“If you can’t afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent’s advice and ‘borrow money from your parents,'” Obama said. “You know what? That’s not who we are. That’s not what this country’s about.”
Think about Obama’s view for a minute: it’s ridiculously gross violation of fiscal morality to suggest a kid ask his or her parents for some money for college, but it’s just fine to encourage that same kid to put his or her entire education on the charge card of future generations so people who aren’t even born yet will have to pay for it.
And the president who thinks it’s ridiculous for Romney to be advising 18 year old kids to ask their parents for money for college is the same guy who passed a law forcing kids to stay on their parents health plan until they’re 26 friggin’ years old?
Thanks to the Obama economy, yes, Romney’s suggestion might be a little silly. Many kids asking their parents for college money might only discover that their folks have already been bled dry by the likes of catastrophic progressive social experiments that have left the current generation financially crippled and future generations with one hell of a mess to clean up — not to mention pay for.