Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Romney Wants to Restrict Your Education

Yo!  College students!  Mitt Romney wants to restrict how much education you get.
Rachel Maddow, the smartest woman on television, caught this little nugget from Romney---



...The key phrase: Romney wants young people to "get as much education as they can afford." That's not really the way American society is supposed to work -- if you're a young person who's bright, works hard, and wants to further you're education, your public leaders and public institutions aren't supposed to say, "Sorry, you're not wealthy enough to pursue educational opportunities."

But that's Romney's message in a nutshell. Indeed, in March, the GOP candidate explained his intention to cut Pell Grants and encourage students who struggle with tuition costs to "shop around" until they can find a college they can afford.

And then, of course, there's Romney's plan for the student-loan system, which he intends to make worse, on purpose, in order to boost bank profits for no reason. It's arguably the most scandalous element of Romney education agenda, and most voters probably aren't aware of how absurd it is...

With restrictions like Romney's proposals, we (my husband and I) never would have been able to further our education.