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Price of Obama's 'College Affordability'

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 9:54 AM
You know, I wanted to go to either MIT or RPI for a BS in physics. Didn't have the grades for an all expense paid tuition. Didn't have the money or the leverage for loans for them. Ended up getting a degree in Computers at University of Maryland instead, doing night school while working full time (at least I had a job for it.) And I'm doing a job data mining and basic statistical analysis; not programming, application development or computer security. That's reality. That's part of growing up, learning what you can and can not do with the resources available. Obama & Co. prefer our youth remain ignorant and unable to face facts. Otherwise, they'd never elect another Democrat, ever.
"No family should have to set aside a college acceptance letter because they don't have the money," President Barack Obama told the Democratic National Convention as he accepted his party's nomination in Charlotte, N.C., this month.

That sentence -- key in Obama's "college affordability" agenda -- says everything about this administration's approach to selling itself to the American voter.

What's wrong with the message? Let me count the ways.

--It ignores reality. There is no reason a qualified poor kid cannot get into college in the United States simply because of money.

Richard J. Vedder, director of Ohio University's Center for College Affordability and Productivity,...