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Forum Post: College presidents alarmed over Obama's cost-control plan

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 2:43 a.m. EST by Obummer (-16)
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[-] 1 points by Libertarianliving (149) 2 years ago

""""""At Washington, President Mike Young said Obama showed he did not understand how the budgets of public universities work. """"""

The only thing Obama "knows" about any budget is spend more money that you have and then blame others for not paying for it.

"""""Obama said at Michigan that higher education has become an imperative for success in America, but the cost has grown unrealistic for too many families and the debt burden unbearable."""""

Maybe they should buy Little Johnny or Sally a brand new car when he/she turns 16 for maintaining a C+ average. Maybe they shouldn't buy brand new SUVs every few years for both mom and dad to commute to work every day. Possibly a more modest home than stretching out that mortgage to living check to check. "Dumb" phones instead of every new Blackberry that comes out. $100.oo sneakers instead of $300.oo ones. Study harder for scholarships and grants. No cell phone until the children reach at least age 7 maybe. Things like that might help "afford" things later in the kids' lives such as college age.

""""""Critics say some higher education institutions are attempting to wait out the economic downturn and have been too reluctant to make large-scale changes that would cut costs such as offering three-year degree programs""""""

Great idea. Dumb it down so there are even more people with useless watered down "degrees", or should I call them purchased resume enhancers.