In response to:

Price of Obama's 'College Affordability'

Mag14 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 11:55 AM
I don't believe in government debt forgiveness. Not in the sense that I don't believe in doing it but rather in the sense that it doesn't exist. Some kid racks up a hundred grand in college debt and never pays. But the colleges got the money from the government and now the government doesn't have that money. Gee, who's going to make up the difference?
"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,...