Clueless Obama: Romney says shop around if worried about college costs; Citizens: ‘Um, yes’

What a monster! Comparison shopping and living within one’s means? Cue the evil music!

President Obama once again proves that math is hard, to him. As is reality. Man of the people? That’s impossible when one is so very far out of touch in an Ivory tower. Last night, his official Twitter account actually tried to slam Romney for suggesting that people shop around, if worried about college costs.

What happened is that citizens quickly pointed out the idiocy of trying to slam Romney for the crime of using common sense and smart thinking. The president’s pitiful desperation, it burns.

Math, so hard.

Kind and patient citizens try to explain to President Obama that shopping around is good advice.

Man of the fancy pants people!

Oh, snap! Using President Obama’s pathetic “FACT” stuff against him is a nice touch!

Exactly. Twitter user Kevin Eder sums it up.

Heh. Indeed. We can finally ring up that sale at the cash register called a voting booth in November.

  • Right Wired

    Yeah Barry, they have to shop around. We all can’t have our tuition paid for by mysterious communist benefactors.

    • weRbroke

      You should the pages and pages of “grants” made from Soros’ Open Society to “students” from every corner of the globe. Money to pay tuition, etc. Money to various social groups, radicals, and even Media Matters. The business of non-profits is to launder money and business is good when you have D-onkeys in office tossing money down ‘Ratholes.. They are not interested in doing ACTUAL charity work, they piss it away on EXPENSES unrelated to realy charity work.
      open society IRS 990 can be found here. check out and bookmark the website, it’s very informative on the NATURE of non-profits in the USA. A resource for pulling IRS 990 data, and tracking how the money slushes around in the LEFTWORLD.

  • J.N. Ashby

    You know, if the government didn’t subsidize the crap out of college education in the first place, which creates artificial demand, universities wouldn’t constantly raise their tuition prices, and not everyone would have a college education, meaning said Bachelor’s Degree wouldn’t be essentially worthless.

    • weRbroke


      • Terry

        Easiest way to reduce costs (after get gov outta the equation) is to eliminate “majors” in such industrious fields as Liberal Arts, African-American Studies, LBGT Studies, Women’s Studies, etc etc etc.

        • Maria

          I’m down for that.

      • J.N. Ashby

        I’m glad we finally agreed on something.

  • TLKensington

    Shop around where? College tuition has grown at an alarming rate and has made 4 year degrees, let alone advance degrees, are impossible to get for many middle class families. Lab heavy degrees cost even more. It will be hard for America to compete with the world if we are not producing large numbers of graduates with highly technical degrees. What the government should do is slash the amount of aid its willing to give and tuition should come down. As the amount of aid has gone up, so has tuition. Shopping around will barely put a dent into this problem.

    • Karl Morey

      Yes and no. Tuition is likely to stay the same, given that faculties are accustomed to their cushy positions. We would likely hear a greater outcry from them about their falling wages than we do from regular public school teachers when theirs are threatened (and, equally likely, a rush to blame conservatives for “hating teachers”), and the wailing and gnashing of teeth would probably cause politicians to cave.

      On a related (and obvious) note:

      • TLKensington

        I learned quickly while in college to embrace liberal ideas on exams. No point fighting the professor and getting a B instead of an A. I did have a couple conservative teachers. Had some great debates in those classes back in the day. And this is a problem I have with tenure, large bureaucracies, and unions in public academia.They exist to perpetuate their own existence and not educate.

        • Maria

          Part of the reason I quit college.

  • Owen007

    Wow, it’s almost as if that’s what people have been doing since the option of going to college came into existence. Here’s a brilliant idea, do what I did: go to a cheap-but-respectable community college for an Associates and then move on to a four-year school. Saved money and beefed up the GPA for scholarship purposes. You could say I shopped around. You could also say that I and my community college buds pretty much prove Romney’s point and destroyed Obama’s.

  • stillinthe60s

    Obama’s upset with Romney because Romney’s stepping on BO’s Fed Ed In-Debt Plan. Otherwise know as the “Obama Cares About the Youth Vote So Much He’ll Buy It with Taxpayer Money Student Loan Program”.

    • conservativechick

      Students don’t understand that those cheapo or free loans are PAID for by hard working tax payers. That’s part of the problem. They all think it’s just OBAMA BUCKS.

  • weRbroke

    People outside the liberal echo chamber should SEE the IRS 990 forms filed by various universities across the nation. See the grants, the pandering, the MONEY spent on everything EXCEPT the education. No wonder a DEGREE is relatively worthless, they rushed to add so many pathetic “choices” to scoop up federal stupid loan money. Why else would the FEDS eliminate private banks from the stupid loan circle? Harvard has so much revenue, and assets, they could be their own STUPID LOAN BANK, except, they know their education ain’t worth the price tag and their reputation is like a floater in the pool since Oblamo took office. Eliminate 70% of the BS in social ideals degrees and focus on formal sciences and our future might look brighter. It’s a dim view when you meet someone who is doing grad work in a field that the only employer they might have is another University, They have absolutely NO productive value, will not contribute to the GDP one ounce, but their paycheck will use up tax money.

  • GirlRaisedInTheSouth

    Bless his little heart!

  • Elaine

    Romney also said GETTING A DECENT JOB upon graduation would also help pay those loans! I think that’s what WE all did?

  • BeeKaaay

    Maybe if the colleges would actually teach things that help get a job, instead of basket weaving, Marxist philosophy, and Politically correct classes, MAYBE they’d be worth it?