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.

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10 Responses to “Obama’s Twisted View of Fiscal Morality”

  1. SignPainterGuy on September 8th, 2012 3:51 pm

    Apparently for D`ohBama, any independence from gubmint assistance is fiscally immoral. He does think we all belong to the gubmint !

  2. Granny55 on September 8th, 2012 5:14 pm

    We helped all 3 of our kids during college with tuition and a mix of scholarships, student loans and the fact that all 3 WORKED helped too. None of the kids going to college these days think they should have to work and go to school. Not that any of them have a work ethic or know how to count change when they get out of high school.

  3. backwoodsconsr on September 8th, 2012 7:37 pm

    "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."

    Cleanup on the left side of every aisle in the store!

  4. archer on September 8th, 2012 9:08 pm

    It’s a little more complicated I think, all resulting from liberal society-wrecking policies.

    While it’s true enough, we need to pile on top of that the fact that the parents of today’s teens and twenty-something’s need to bear a great deal of the burden.

    Parental reproduction is the easy part. Then as the years pass they all cry and whine about how the schools aren’t teaching jr. anything (which they aren’t).

    But, do they ever take up any slack? Nope, blame shifting is a whole lot easier.

    Then there’s the tsunami of illegals taking all the jobs the teens should be doing. Like you, I had to stop using the drive-thru at most all of the fast-food places due to the influx of non-English speaking illegals.

    It’s like, your food ain’t that great to begin with and the only reason I’m here is because I’m on the way to somewhere else but, if I have to repeat my order four times and then argue about it when I get to the window, you’ve lost a customer.

    Knowing the English language isn’t even a prerequisite for getting hired at a customer service food eatery, the local supermarket, cutting a patch of grass in front of my living room window, at our favorite restaurant, ad nauseum anymore where the American teens should be working.

    And, in case you’re wondering, the answer is, “yes I did,” to all of those and more.

  5. Marshall_Will on September 9th, 2012 12:05 am

    There were other… 'variations' on musical fiscal responsibilities. One such example was, the housing boom. Realtors were chiding parents of college age children into "snatching up" hi-rise condos in say, Portland. Then make "teaser payments" until Whitney graduates then SELL IT ( and let some other schmuck/greater fool pick up the tab..!

    So while it lends itself to a, capitalist spin; the bottom line you're STILL playing musical chairs/ponzi scheme etc. The real problem, and this to either candidate, pretty obvious most of us don't think these educations are WORTH anywhere's NEAR what we're being CHARGED.

  6. Marshall_Will on September 9th, 2012 12:10 am

    Granny,

    Our eldest rode IN to class w/ Mrs. Will every day for 3 years. They car pooled and made blast of it. She's an avid reader so Mrs. W said it was like having an "audio book" on the way into work every morning.

    You get creative. You make DO. She kept her old job at the "Factory Outlet" cosmetic counter, working nights, weekends etc. It's SUPPOSED to s@ck. Otherwise these kids will want to become career students.

    The ultimate goal of every OWS'er.

  7. Truesoldier__ on September 9th, 2012 4:11 pm

    Look no further than Sandra Fluke. She doesn't want to work to pay for her $9 a month bc; instead she wants the taxpayers to pay for her bc.

  8. Truesoldier__ on September 9th, 2012 4:13 pm

    So Obama thinks it is silly for a child to ask their parent to help them pay for their tuition, but he thinks it is perfectly alright for that same child to ask their parents, their friends parents, their grandparents, their siblings and total strangers to help them pay for their college?

    Isn't that what junior is doing when he asks the taxpayers to foot his college tuition?

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  10. essays on February 19th, 2013 12:50 am

    Well I guess, Pres. Obama said that in jest without any bad intentions at all. He just wanted to make our kids be responsible enough in dealing life's difficulties.

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