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Obama Attacks Romney's Proposals for College Financing

There are 235 comments on the The New York Times story from Aug 21, 2012, titled Obama Attacks Romney's Proposals for College Financing. In it, The New York Times reports that:

COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Obama, adding another verse to his litany of differences with Mitt Romney, promoted his record on education here Tuesday and assailed his Republican challenger for advising financially strapped young people who want to go to college to "shop around and borrow more money from your parents." Mr.

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Imagine-2011

United States

#194 Aug 22, 2012

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#195 Aug 22, 2012
SCUTTER: Obama Has Created More Jobs Than the Reagan Recovery...

Ryan Mocks:'Imaginary'... RYAN WAS NICE, I WOULD HAVE SAID DELUTIONAL OR OUTRIGHT LIES.........

THE DESPERATION OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE EVIDENT.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#196 Aug 22, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
SCUTTER: Obama Has Created More Jobs Than the Reagan Recovery...
Ryan Mocks:'Imaginary'... RYAN WAS NICE, I WOULD HAVE SAID DELUTIONAL OR OUTRIGHT LIES.........
THE DESPERATION OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE EVIDENT.
Major Democratic,Handler,More Nervous
Than a Hooker Dropped into a Prison
Yard at Excercise time???

Axlegrease slipped this out in the Windy
City...

A top former White House aide to Barack Obama sees a "titanic struggle" emerging as the Democratic incumbent confronts awful economic numbers and Republican political opposition that seems bent on defeating the guy for some reason.

David Axelrod, who used to work in the White House but has since fled back to Chicago as the reelection campaign's top political strategist, uttered his unfortunate floating metaphor to a New Hampshire audience Tuesday.

Speaking at a college in Manchester, Axelrod also used a sailing metaphor:

"In 2008, we had the wind at our backs. Now, we don't have the wind at our back. We have the wind in our faces, because the American people have the wind in their faces."

With two out of three Americans thinking the country is on the wrong track under Obama and more than half disapproving of Obama's overall job performance, exactly what winds Axelrod had in mind are left to wild speculation.

Unemployment above 9% when an 8% maximum was promised? A healthcare bill that was supposed to reduce costs but hasn't and waivers for special Americans with connections? An unfolding scandal over a half-billion dollar loan to a fundraiser's company? A fondness for regulation and a desire to raise taxes and a kind of chronic indecision over many things except giving more speeches at fundraisers appealing for more time because so much is undone?

Axelrod, a recovering newspaper reporter who used to cover Chicago politics, did not have time in his remarks to explain that those winds in Americans' faces came from his boss' failed economic stimulus and growing business fears of rampant regulations.

Because he lives and works in Chicago and helped elect Democrats of the machine that has ruled that city for 80 years, Axelrod is apparently unfamiliar with the role of a competitive opposition political party to, well, oppose incumbents with its own plans.

The Obama strategist kept a straight face as he feigned surprise that Obama opponents in Washington would actually, well, oppose the Real Good Talker's plans to spend trillions more dollars that the country doesn't have.

"We honestly thought," Axelrod said with a straight face, "when we got to Washington, we'd get some cooperation from folks across the aisle."

That kind of phony naivete sounds normal in the Windy City where uncooperative citizens can find themselves and their licensed businesses enduring a plethora of building and health inspections and citations, along with unexplained stoppages in garbage collections, etc.

In the interests of bipartisanship and passing the president's doomed jobs bill, Axelrod called the D.C. opposition "the most ideological, partisan group of Republicans in my lifetime." Axelrod was born Feb. 22, 1955.

Still, despite all those adverse winds in the Windy City and across the country, Axelrod said he was confident that President Obama would sail through these troubled waters and not become yet another Democratic president like Truman, Johnson or Carter, who were terminated by popular demand after one elected term.

Yeah,Keep hoping Axelgrease,Wind in our Faces
this year Uh??? You Betcha!! Y,All!!!

“ CALL THE GOP STOP OBAMA”

Since: Mar 09

FROM GIVING IRAN THE BOMB

#197 Aug 22, 2012
Pamela wrote:
End socialist security and government Medicare today. End socialism. Get the tea party off of our backs. End their socialist programs. End the $120 TRILLION of unfunded liabilities in social security and medicare NOW. End SS and Medicare on the tea party NOW. End socialism NOW. Stop borrowing money from China to give the tea party Medicare. End socialism, no more socialism, no more debt. No more free rest homes, no more free in home care, no more lifetime guaranteed government health care, no more social security to women who have never worked, end the double payments to men who have wives who never paid in. End the socialism NOW.
a

End your yapping....
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#198 Aug 22, 2012
American_Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>a
End your yapping....
end your socialism, you big phonies. the tea party all lives off the government. All you people are after is government money and government health care and everyone knows it. You're not fooling anyone. You people have such low IQs you can't justify your existence. And not a one of you is capable of being honest about anything. You tea tards just come in here to beat up on people cause you are dumb as fence posts.

Do you really think the highly educated and highly intelligent Romney and Ryan are going to hand you dumb low IQ fools one cent in government money? they want you all to die. Are you kidding me? You are the very people they want off of the government, the dumbed down, stupid, broke masses who want to live on the government.
tip

Blacklick, OH

#199 Aug 22, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>end your socialism, you big phonies. the tea party all lives off the government. All you people are after is government money and government health care and everyone knows it. You're not fooling anyone. You people have such low IQs you can't justify your existence. And not a one of you is capable of being honest about anything. You tea tards just come in here to beat up on people cause you are dumb as fence posts.
Do you really think the highly educated and highly intelligent Romney and Ryan are going to hand you dumb low IQ fools one cent in government money? they want you all to die. Are you kidding me? You are the very people they want off of the government, the dumbed down, stupid, broke masses who want to live on the government.
You're a nutter if we ever saw one.
Hope you sought out the psychological help we recommended to you previously.
As compassionate conservatives, we care.

“ CALL THE GOP STOP OBAMA”

Since: Mar 09

FROM GIVING IRAN THE BOMB

#200 Aug 22, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>end your socialism, you big phonies. the tea party all lives off the government. All you people are after is government money and government health care and everyone knows it. You're not fooling anyone. You people have such low IQs you can't justify your existence. And not a one of you is capable of being honest about anything. You tea tards just come in here to beat up on people cause you are dumb as fence posts.
Do you really think the highly educated and highly intelligent Romney and Ryan are going to hand you dumb low IQ fools one cent in government money? they want you all to die. Are you kidding me? You are the very people they want off of the government, the dumbed down, stupid, broke masses who want to live on the government.
You're a man, aren't you?
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VA Doc

Aiken, SC

#202 Aug 22, 2012
I think Romney meant by his comment to shop around for affordable education. Such as local state colleges. Avoid out of state tuition. Avoid taking out more loans than you need. Parents take advantage of tax free education savings plans. Etc.

I was lucky my parents paid for most of my undergrad. The rest was paid for by scholarships. I went to a state school that gave me a decent scholarship. I also worked all through college at 2 jobs and paid for my spending money, utilities, and rent.

I paid for my doctoral degree though with working, student loans, and savings. I took 2 years off between undergrad and grad school to save money for grad school.

Most colleges have payment plans for tuition that are somewhat affordable. If you plan for your kids college education and they choose a good school and can live close to home or at home, then you can easily pay for 4-5 years of undergrad without a huge financial burden. Heck I am paying out of pocket on payment plans for my current masters degree. I don't think $600 every month each quarter is too much of a burden. I simply watch what I spend.

The problem is too many are expecting the government to provide a free education. Sorry it won't be free. You will have to pay for some of it. Or join the military.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#203 Aug 22, 2012
The Obama government really wants to take care of us, we should demand free college (beer is on your own or through EBT cards) I mean we're only $16TRILLION in debt, what's another few hundred billion? Let the next few generations worry about it.

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#204 Aug 22, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>end your socialism, you big phonies. the tea party all lives off the government. All you people are after is government money and government health care and everyone knows it. You're not fooling anyone. You people have such low IQs you can't justify your existence. And not a one of you is capable of being honest about anything. You tea tards just come in here to beat up on people cause you are dumb as fence posts.
Do you really think the highly educated and highly intelligent Romney and Ryan are going to hand you dumb low IQ fools one cent in government money? they want you all to die. Are you kidding me? You are the very people they want off of the government, the dumbed down, stupid, broke masses who want to live on the government.
Miss Pamela, while you posted a while ago that you were done with the Frightwing knuckle draggers on Topix, and their incessant mysogony, racism and general ignorance about every thing not related to AM radio talking points, I do appreciate your sticking around.(addictive, isn't it?) I see you as something of a schoolmarm chiding a bunch of ill-bred children who would rather be sticking firecrackers up frogs bums. I hope that's not insulting, Thank you :)
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#205 Aug 22, 2012
twostroketerror wrote:
<quoted text>
Miss Pamela, while you posted a while ago that you were done with the Frightwing knuckle draggers on Topix, and their incessant mysogony, racism and general ignorance about every thing not related to AM radio talking points, I do appreciate your sticking around.(addictive, isn't it?) I see you as something of a schoolmarm chiding a bunch of ill-bred children who would rather be sticking firecrackers up frogs bums. I hope that's not insulting, Thank you :)
It's hard to stop posting when I see them still repeating Fox, still fighting over the TV stuff, and I always think that if someone doesn't give them some real information, you know, they do not know one real thing, and I feel sorry for them. I also think they have to learn to stop fighting with average citizens and get along with everyone. It's sick that Fox is not giving them one bit of real information, and it is also sick that they come from a point of view that they believe those billionaires on TV are their "friends" and that their job is to hate on everyone else. It's really sad. They are soon going to find out we are all in this together and they need everyone on their side to solve the real problems, and they are soon going to find out those bilionaires on the TV don't care one thing about them. You are right in that they are like dumbed down spoiled little kids who have a very hard time hearing anything real. Fox appeals to their tiny reptile brains, the hate and pile on folks stuff. They are like little children. It's so sad, it's hard to stop trying to change things, but it is a hopeless case in that so many are that dumb. It's like being up against 300 million very low IQ morons. Someone has to keep trying to help them, either that or leave the country. I can't imagine staying here and not trying to smarten them up otherwise they will end up rioting in the streets and shooting everyone.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#206 Aug 23, 2012
American_Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a man, aren't you?
Only when she pretends to be Ammo Man.........faster than a speeding bullet.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#207 Aug 23, 2012
Pamela wrote:
<quoted text>end your socialism, you big phonies. the tea party all lives off the government. All you people are after is government money and government health care and everyone knows it. You're not fooling anyone. You people have such low IQs you can't justify your existence. And not a one of you is capable of being honest about anything. You tea tards just come in here to beat up on people cause you are dumb as fence posts.
Do you really think the highly educated and highly intelligent Romney and Ryan are going to hand you dumb low IQ fools one cent in government money? they want you all to die. Are you kidding me? You are the very people they want off of the government, the dumbed down, stupid, broke masses who want to live on the government.
either you are 14, or dumb as a stone

The tea party wants to end entitlements.....get it

I as a tea party member am sending every month, money to Romney to help win the country back.

I want nothing from the govt except it to keep the military strong to protect us all.

every other program can be ended in my view.

church provided the social safety net for 150 years in this country; and now the liberals have brainwashed society to think church is bad.

reason?.....to steal power to controll the masses; and keep liberals in office because weak want a mommy & daddy in power, so the weak can make excuses for the weakness.

worse is the church let it happen.

ever since god was removed from school, the entire country has fallen many notches.

a society without morals wil perish.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#208 Aug 23, 2012
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
either you are 14, or dumb as a stone
The tea party wants to end entitlements.....get it
I as a tea party member am sending every month, money to Romney to help win the country back.
I want nothing from the govt except it to keep the military strong to protect us all.
every other program can be ended in my view.
church provided the social safety net for 150 years in this country; and now the liberals have brainwashed society to think church is bad.
reason?.....to steal power to controll the masses; and keep liberals in office because weak want a mommy & daddy in power, so the weak can make excuses for the weakness.
worse is the church let it happen.
ever since god was removed from school, the entire country has fallen many notches.
a society without morals wil perish.
Watchdog who exonerated admin for loans to energy companies a major Obama donor...
Imagine-2011

United States

#209 Aug 23, 2012
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
either you are 14, or dumb as a stone
The tea party wants to end entitlements.....get it
I as a tea party member am sending every month, money to Romney to help win the country back.
I want nothing from the govt except it to keep the military strong to protect us all.
every other program can be ended in my view.
church provided the social safety net for 150 years in this country; and now the liberals have brainwashed society to think church is bad.
reason?.....to steal power to controll the masses; and keep liberals in office because weak want a mommy & daddy in power, so the weak can make excuses for the weakness.
worse is the church let it happen.
ever since god was removed from school, the entire country has fallen many notches.
a society without morals wil perish.
1960's & 1970's mainly were controlled by the Democrats who voted in all the immoral laws, that have now crushed our society, then literally spread around the world.
Look at the charts showing Dem control of the Presidency, house and senate for most of the 60's when God, Prayer and Bible were removed from schools, the radical left wing activist began their agendas, 1973 when abortion was legalized there was a Democratic House and Senate majority and most of the 70's.

http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/l...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_divisions_...

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#210 Aug 23, 2012
Michelle Obama:'Get to the Polls on November the 2'
7:30 AM, Aug 23, 2012 By DANIEL HALPER

HAHAHAHAAHAHHA THE ELECTION IS BEING HELD ON NOVEMBER 6TH. LIBERALS....VOTE EARLY..........VOTE OFTEN
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#211 Aug 23, 2012
This is a horrible idea, that means no more tax credits for tuition payments, or a cut in pell grants, at a time when income are decreasing over the last two decades.

When there is a need for training and education, Romney and the GOP intend to pay for additional tax cuts to benefit the 1% with removing education assistance.

Romney is feeling home sick, he's reverting America to the politics and economic policies of Mexico the land of this Father.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#212 Aug 23, 2012
Well that has a lot to do with the GOP being in Shambles in the 60s and 70s, it was in 68 that Southern Democrats left the Democrat Party to align themselves with today's Republican party, they are now the Southern Republican Base. that is how Nixon won in 68 and 72.

How many balanced budgets did the Republicans oversee during their reign?

Name a program that you are referring?

The largest poverty program with the greatest financial impact today was implemented by Richard Nixon in 1970.

Are you revising history, or you just don't know any better?
Imagine-2011 wrote:
<quoted text>
1960's & 1970's mainly were controlled by the Democrats who voted in all the immoral laws, that have now crushed our society, then literally spread around the world.
Look at the charts showing Dem control of the Presidency, house and senate for most of the 60's when God, Prayer and Bible were removed from schools, the radical left wing activist began their agendas, 1973 when abortion was legalized there was a Democratic House and Senate majority and most of the 70's.
http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/l...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_divisions_...
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“ CALL THE GOP STOP OBAMA”

Since: Mar 09

FROM GIVING IRAN THE BOMB

#214 Aug 23, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
This is a horrible idea, that means no more tax credits for tuition payments, or a cut in pell grants, at a time when income are decreasing over the last two decades.
When there is a need for training and education, Romney and the GOP intend to pay for additional tax cuts to benefit the 1% with removing education assistance.
Romney is feeling home sick, he's reverting America to the politics and economic policies of Mexico the land of this Father.
Romney/Ryan plans to cut taxes for Americans who make less than 250K, tax cuts will remain the same for those in the 1% premium club like Obama
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Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#216 Aug 23, 2012
American_Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney/Ryan plans to cut taxes for Americans who make less than 250K, tax cuts will remain the same for those in the 1% premium club like Obama
Good, so what will he cut to keep these tax cuts from exploding the National Debt like Bush's Tax Cut did and continue to do?

He's going to take the cost from the backs of the Seniors with Medicare cuts, his $716 Billion and Education Assistance Tax Credits for parents paying for their kids education to name a few programs.

he has to make up $5 Trillion some where.....

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