Political Cartoon: How Mitt Romney Wants You to Pay for College

A cartoon of how to pay for college according to Mitt Romney created by Kevin Chin a student and artist at Camden County Community College

A cartoon of how to pay for college according to Mitt Romney created by
Kevin Chin a student and artist at Camden County Community College

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Craig November 05, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Bazinga! Fred: Disregard my last statement. If you are not a citizen of the USA, your opinion is meaningless. The "we" he is talking about must be because he has a mouse in his pocket. Fred, Fred, Fred...You are not Obama, you can not get away with pretending to be an American.
Fred van der Wal November 05, 2012 at 07:31 PM
@Craig,what I was hoping to say that we as a nation should need to get our priorities straight.We spend millions of tax money on defense yet it's seems unexceptable that the government assist in developing our upcoming generation while in college. Your examples of free handouts are irrational. Other then that,I agree that it's more then reasonable that we provide a roof over their head and feed,cloth and help in a college education.
Greg November 05, 2012 at 07:33 PM
The primary purpose of federal government was to: 1. Defend the shores 2. Establish a system of currency 3. Deliver the mail 4. Protect individual rights Nothing there about free stuff!
Jay Sykes November 05, 2012 at 07:39 PM
As of today, inflation has caused prices to double since 1978. In education the costs are 5 times what they were in 1978. --Please Explain & Show All Your Work in Detail-- (take all the space you need, additional blue books are available)
Craig November 05, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Well Fred, keep 'hoping' and see how well that works out for you. I have been hoping for four years. I see a system full of beurocratic red tape. The Federal Application For Student Financial Aid is a classic example. Pell grants should be eliminated if they are dispersed in a prejudicial format. Single mothers get financial assistance that is stunning- the aid is more than her tuition in many cases! Yet the poor girl who didn't get knocked up is penalized because she has the brains to say no ? This is effed up beyond recognition. I don't know how they do things in your home land, but I would bet there is not preferences given to those who have made more mistakes in life.
Fred van der Wal November 05, 2012 at 07:41 PM
I do have children who do go to college,the fact whether I am or am not a USA Citizen has little to do with how I hope that received education will add to their success in life. Further I work and live here and have equal interest in in this countries economical well being.
Bob McBride November 05, 2012 at 07:47 PM
But you can't vote so, really, you have no say in the matter. Likewise, you've got a fallback position in the event the country votes the way you want them to and everything goes to crap as a result of doing so. You can go back home. If others want to take you seriously, that's their prerogative.
Bob McBride November 05, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Fred, it doesn't matter what you say you would do. It's that you can. It's why we don't allow people who aren't citizens to vote. They haven't made the commitment inherent in becoming a US citizen. It sounds to me like you want to reap the benefits of living here, have a say in how we do things, yet retain your ability to bail out if you are no longer able to reap those benefits in the fashion you see fit. It does matter, Fred. If you want to be taken seriously on matters of this nature, get your US citizenship. Then we'll talk.
Greg November 05, 2012 at 08:06 PM
When I was here only 10 years, I thought the same as you Fred. Stay for about 40 more years, start a few businesses and then get back to us with your thoughts.
Fred van der Wal November 05, 2012 at 08:07 PM
@Bob:yes I could go back could I but the question is would I move a family back after living here over 10 years.No I would not.I did not come here and protected by some powerful lobbyist from Washington.Regardless my nationality or able to vote or not,I came here to invest in this country and to set root. Besides most of the people here, don't even take each other serious,I have little to fear.
Bob McBride November 05, 2012 at 08:14 PM
It doesn't matter what you say you would or wouldn't do, Fred, it's that you can. Should you decide that you no longer care for or need the benefits you currently reap by living here, you can bail out and go back home. That's why we don't let non-citizens vote, Fred. There's no commitment. If you want to be taken seriously on these matters, get your US citizenship. As it stands now, your opinions are completely worthless.
Fred van der Wal November 05, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Unless Waukesha patch stats that I can't take part of a political discussion based on nationality,the fact that no one want to take it serious is something I can't help. Besides if I obtained US citizenship,it would be dual. Fact that I can't vote still makes me pay tax like anyone else so others,however maybe you could ask Patch to eliminate my presence based on my nationality I stick around.
Bob McBride November 05, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Nobody's stopping you from stating your opinions, but when you use the inclusive "we" it's well worth noting that you aren't a citizen. Your opinions are those of a non-voting, non-citizen. You're not willing to make the commitment to become one. You, unlike others in this thread, have the benefit of another country to flee to, should you decide you no longer like the way things are going here. That's your option. We don't have that option. That needs to be taken into consideration when contemplating any opinion you may express here regarding what the government of this county should be doing vis-a-vis tax policy, government entitlements, etc. or even who should be involved in making those decisions as an elected representative of the citizens of this country.
Steve ® November 05, 2012 at 09:03 PM
The cancer of liberalism really shows here. We are moving so far away from personal responsibility one program at a time the end is near. 16 trillion+ in the hole and the liberal cancer keeps growing.
Jay Sykes November 05, 2012 at 09:03 PM
All the letters in FREE are found in the word FEDERAL,Greg. Just a little redistribution,and then, like magic, you have a couple 'extra' (free) letters to hand out after you re-spell it out. FEDERAL creates value by making it FREE !!
Jay Sykes November 05, 2012 at 09:05 PM
I'm still working out how to find STUFF, maybe Congress could help.
Fred van der Wal November 05, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Why thanks Bob,I asked none to listen to me just offer you my worldly thoughts on the matter.Either one want's to hear it is a different story? I thank thee for your confidence,although I must say that there have been citizens moved beyond the borders due a unhappy political environment in the past.fact that they claimed US citizens meant little to them. :)
Greg November 05, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I was in this country for 12 years before I thought I knew it all.
Bob McBride November 05, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Well, maybe some day Fred you can join them, since you seem to take joy in relaying that piece of information. One can hope, anyways - no? Until then, you're essentially a guest here. Try acting less like you own the place.
Brian Dey November 05, 2012 at 09:27 PM
i find it quite ironic that thousands of parents and kids wanting to go to college find other ways of attending without asking for a hand-out from the government. You, get good grades, work hard and scholoarships are available. We don't need to give every child a Pell Grant. Student loans are available, and yes, responsible parents save for their childrens education or their kids work through school and places like McDonald's also give scholarships. Not every child should expect to go to college and must understand that back in my time, you earned your way into school and it wasn't just expected that someone else would pick up the tab.
morninmist November 05, 2012 at 09:35 PM
John Nichols ‏@NicholsUprising Final PPP Poll for WI: Obama 51, Romney 48; Baldwin 51, Thompson 48. @thenation @hardball.
Greg November 05, 2012 at 09:41 PM
If the original cartoon is correct, Obama is to blame. He has failed the middle class. I remember an America, before Obama, when you could live in a 2 story house and have the means to provide for your children. Taxes are up and income is down, the parents are unemployed or under-employed, they are upside-down on their house and four more years is exactly what they don't need. Vote ROMNEY/RYAN for a better future.
Randy1949 November 05, 2012 at 09:46 PM
@Greg -- That America didn't just suddenly end with President Obama. It has been brewing for a long time, and the crash came at the end of Bush's second term. Why does everyone forget this?
Greg November 05, 2012 at 10:02 PM
But, but, but we were going to have Hope and Change. Those people don't look like they have hope, and the change looks pretty negative.
Walker November 06, 2012 at 01:24 PM
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Luke November 06, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Apparently someone in New Jersey is considered a "local voice."
Luke November 06, 2012 at 02:14 PM
If I had decided to major in art at Camden County Community College, I would want someone else to pay for it too. After all, how could I afford to live with THAT decision?
Luke November 06, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Randy, Then government should pay for our business expenses. If some kid wants to risk our money on a major in art that will take him nowhere, then the kid who wants to have government pay for him to start a hotdog stand deserves to have the government pay for that too. Both involve risks and are investments in their future. The only fair thing to do is have people take the responsibility for the risk upon themselves. The truth is that most people do not actually go into and stay in the field that they studied in undergraduate school. They must accept responsibility for that investment.
Mike November 08, 2012 at 02:13 PM
http://pellgrantqualifications.net/pell-grant-qualifications/ Someone asked for the qualifications. I put myself through 25 years in the military, earned the benefits to receive schooling at a reduced cost because of sacrifices me and my family have made for this country. The reason I bring this up is most countries require you to do a stint in the military (Italy, France, Russia, etc) here it is voluntary; you want free or reduced schooling costs join the military, otherwise accept responsibility for yourself and your station in life and find a way to get what you want, but don't make me pay to school you. If I get to pay for your schooling then I get to choose the field you go into, no liberal arts degrees you're going into manufacturing or other trades that once made this country great. The collapse at the end of the Bush presidency was at the hands of a Democratic Congress/Senate - gridlocked to ensure Obama would get elected.


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