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Friday, April 27, 2012

Obama Twists Foxx's Words....

What she said:


Foxx, April 12:" I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that. I remind folks all the time that the Declaration of Independence says ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ You don’t sit on your butt and have it dumped in your lap."

and how he "quoted" her....

Obama, April 24: "I want to read a quote. This is from a Republican congresswoman. I didn’t really understand this.  (Laughter.) I’m quoting her. She said that she has “very little tolerance for people who tell me they graduate with debt… because there’s no reason for that.”  She said, students who rack up student loan debt are just sitting on their butts, having opportunity “dumped in your lap.”




This comment, from Obama was not in a "political" speech. If it were "political" it would of course have been in a campaign event paid for by his presidential campaign. No...this was in his "official" capacity as president speaking to Chapel Hill students during his official, taxpayer paid, government business trips which, just coincidentally, always seem to be to college campuses located in swing states.

Even the liberals at C. Hill will see thru this one. I don't think today's college student is quite gullible enough to not resent this attempt to mislead them.

7 comments:

Blogger said...

That guy has earned the observation: "How do you know when he is lying?" "When his lips are moving."

Wolf's Head said...

Thank God for Virginia Foxx.

She is absolutely right, it is insane for someone to rack up that much debt for degrees when there is no guarantee of a job.

Dave Ramsey deals every day with people who have these loans on his radio program. It's stupid beyond belief. ALOT of their debt is from using these loans to subsidize their lifestyle while at school.

BUT NOT TO WORRY! Obama will forgive all of these loans now that they are under the feds, and us taxpayers will have to foot the bill.

Anonymous said...

Don't people at least try to save and prepare to pay for their education anymore? My parents started my college fund when I was born. They didn't have much to put in it, but they put something in whenever they could. Half of any money I received for Christmas or birthdays was put into this fund. When I was old enough to baby sit, half of my baby sitting money went in there as well. When I was in high school, I worked part time flipping burgers - half of that went in.

Between that, and waitressing while in school, and working summers at whatever I could find, I graduated from a public university debt free. It took me 5 years but how much better off am I than the people who paid for their education with loan money and have nearly a life time of debt to pay off?

matt said...

Anonymous,
Great comment. Too many people in my generation expect this to just be wiped clean for them. I do understand that the government is wrong for pushing all these easy loans at students, and that many of them were to young to be deciding on taking on $100,000 (or whatever amount) in debt and didn't really understand the consequences....

But is there really no thought about what $100,000 in debt really does to your future? Is there really a logical reason why they are not ultimately responsible? Ignorance and incompetence is not really a valid excuse, in my opinion, though maybe I should try it.

To wolf's comment. If you have not heard Dave Ramsey's take on this...I think it is spot on:
http://www.daveramsey.com/radio/home/loadclip/studentloans-20120426?ictid=text1

Johnny Rico said...

Kids need to learn how to work and pay for school themselves. I worked in school and did everthing I did to keep costs down. I don't feel sorry for kids if they rack up a huge college debt. Most of this "millenial" generation has the "you owe me something" attitude anyway. It's a wonder they get far enough away from video games to do much studying anyway.

Even though I don't like Virginia Foxx after what she did to hunters, gun owners and sportspersons over her role in defrauding the public via the Blowing Rock land trade, she is right in this instance.


Johnny Rico

George said...

I agree with Johnny, and add that ballooning tuition costs are exacerbating the problem.

Nobody said...

To piggyback on others' comments -- I graduated ASU in the mid-1990s. Worked full time the whole time and was able to graduate debt free as well. I was working 34-36 hours a week while carrying a full load of classes, so partying every Friday and Saturday was out of the question -- worked retail, so I had to work on the weekends. Attended ONE football game in my five years there. And paying for my own education made me take ownership of my performance, so I never cut class. I will say that paying for school myself back then was more possible than it is today. Tuition and fees was about $800 per semester, so living off campus, I only spent about $2000 per year when you include books, so, since it took me five years to graduate while working full time, I spent about $10,000 total on my college education. For the 2012-13 year, tuition and fees will be $3,144.50 PER SEMESTER!!! That does NOT include room and board for non-local students. My five years of off-campus college would cost over $31,000 today. Low interest student loans are having an effect on the cost of college education similar to the effect printing lots of paper money would have on an economy -- it drives up the cost for everyone.