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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 02:57 PM

Mitt Romney: A person should “get as much education as they can afford”

Mitt Romney: A person should “get as much education as they can afford”
Posted on July 1, 2012

“I want to make sure that we keep America a place of opportunity, where everyone has a fair shot. They get as much education as they can afford…”

— Mitt Romney on Wednesday, advocating for a class-based society of higher education, based on the wealth a person was born into as opposed to an individual’s talent and intelligence.


New America: The math genius who’s poor shouldn’t go to college, but should spend his/her life shining the shoes of people like Romney’s sons (or Mitt and Marie Antoinette themselves) who are born with trust funds and inheritances. Because, let’s be honest, who among us couldn’t “afford college” without financial help from programs or services like student loans, scholarships, and grants? Not all of us can borrow money for college from our parents.

And what a great way to enslave entire generations into a minimum wage existence — to the great advantage of corporations and the one percent.

http://underthemountainbunker.com/2012/07/01/mitt-romney-a-person-should-get-as-much-education-as-they-can-afford/

http://thinkprogress.org/education/2012/06/29/509068/romney-education-afford/

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Reply Mitt Romney: A person should “get as much education as they can afford” (Original post)
kpete Jul 2012 OP
xmas74 Jul 2012 #1
roguevalley Jul 2012 #32
tabatha Jul 2012 #2
WI_DEM Jul 2012 #3
YvonneCa Jul 2012 #26
Bennyboy Jul 2012 #4
Skittles Jul 2012 #36
PearliePoo2 Jul 2012 #5
Live and Learn Jul 2012 #6
Solly Mack Jul 2012 #7
aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2012 #8
PearliePoo2 Jul 2012 #9
Control-Z Jul 2012 #10
Jamaal510 Jul 2012 #23
CTyankee Jul 2012 #11
AngryOldDem Jul 2012 #12
Danmel Jul 2012 #13
Jamaal510 Jul 2012 #25
firehorse Jul 2012 #14
etherealtruth Jul 2012 #15
ladym55 Jul 2012 #16
blm Jul 2012 #17
Honeycombe8 Jul 2012 #18
vanlassie Jul 2012 #19
Zoeisright Jul 2012 #20
JDPriestly Jul 2012 #21
nolabear Jul 2012 #22
Marrah_G Jul 2012 #24
EC Jul 2012 #27
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #28
Diclotican Jul 2012 #29
MANative Jul 2012 #30
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #31
Angry Dragon Jul 2012 #33
99Forever Jul 2012 #34
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #35
salin Jul 2012 #37

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:00 PM

1. It's more than college.

Many wouldn't be able to afford to send their children to elementary school, if they had to pay tuition.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 06:25 PM

32. his fuckiness goes to the bone. our district wants to give the three core subjects and

make everything else a subscription. I can't wait until they tell the TAX PAYERS WHO PAID THEIR TAXES that they have to pay for anything beyond math, reading and whatever.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:05 PM

2. A person should get as much education as their talents warrant. No less, and possibly more.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:06 PM

3. He is totally out of touch. That should be a sound bite used by Obama

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:39 PM

26. I agree. It reflects the complete difference...

...in their two visions going forward. Romney doesn't have a clue...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:10 PM

4. Everythng is BROKEN. ...Completely. Finis. DUNZO........

 

Education for the rich, governed by the rich. IT IS BROKEN. Anyone with such extreme views that can become a major party candidate is proof enough that IT IS BROKEN. Ridiculuos. of course you can borrow money to affiord your education, but Mitt, and his banker buddies, will make a freaking FORTUNE off that and keep grads in hock for the rest of their lives. THIS MAN IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. It is obvious.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:20 PM

36. CORRECT

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:13 PM

5. Keep it up Mittens!

This is the mind-set of a privileged, pampered, clueless asshole.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:15 PM

6. What a doofus. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:21 PM

7. He's a fuckwad.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:34 PM

8. Education is an issue of national security

The country is only as powerful and safe as its intellectual resources make it. Lets try running our national laboratory system like Lawrence Livermore or Los Alamos by having only the children of rich and sassy families available to them in research positions. The labs would be empty or probably staffed almost entirely by well-educated aliens who take their research findings home with them to their own countries when they leave. If anything, we need a very tough and demanding but free university system where the intellectual cream can rise to the top based on their minds and ambitions, not on their wealth.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:36 PM

9. This is even more stupid than when he said...

Borrow money from your parents and start a business.
And I didn't believe he could top THAT one.
Good Grief!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:50 PM

10. So I guess he should be back in school.

For the rest of his life, with what he can afford.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:28 PM

23. I recommend him taking an economics class

for at least a few years.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:51 PM

11. In the depth of the Depression, my grandmother wrote to her Congressman, asking him to

nominate her son, a math prodigy, to West Point. There was no money for college. She was a school teacher and my grandfather was a postal employee. They weren't starving but there was clearly nothing that could be saved up for a college education. My uncle did get to go to West Point and served during WW2. After his requisite time in the service, he retired early and taught high school math. He and his family were able to have a good middle class life as a result. My mother had wanted to go to college but there was no college option for her or her sister.

Needless to say, it was a win-win situation for government and for my uncle...







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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 03:53 PM

12. So I guess if you can't afford it...

...you're fucked.

I love to get lectures from the elite. It just makes my day.

But really, that's what they want...an elite class that is served by those at the very bottom, as the article notes. Putting it the way Mittens has just makes it more palatable to those sheeple and others who aren't paying attention.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:04 PM

13. unbelievable

But tons of middle class & working class people will vote for him. I just.don't get it.

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Response to Danmel (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:33 PM

25. I figured it out yesterday as I was googling

why middle-class people vote Republican. It's mostly about the social issues like gay marriage, immigration, and guns. They like the GOP's stances on those issues and are willing to overlook their stances on cutting social programs instead of looking at the big picture on what voting Republican means to them financially.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:46 PM

14. in otherwords, the 99% should meet in basements and teach each other to read

in secret, after a hard day at the labor camps.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 04:51 PM

15. Does he hear himself speak?

I realize this is how much of the 1% feel, but this is rarely verbalized publicly .... and NEVER by anyone hoping to be elected to public office.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:00 PM

16. Oops, Mitt, you ticked off one of your money making constituencies

Let's not forget the rapidly growing "for profit" colleges that live and die on college loans. They provide mediocre to lousy educations at really high prices and prey on the poor and desperate.

They grew like weeds under Dubya, and Mittens' statement here suggests he may not want to continue to send money their way. Bad Mittens!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:02 PM

17. John Kerry left Yale believing that EVERYONE should be able to have access to the same educational

opportunities he had no matter their financial background. Apparently there is a group of others who were so incredibly fortunate that are missing the compassion and wisdom gene

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:05 PM

18. He makes me sicko. He is so.....so...this person who likes to fire people has no idea...

what it's like not to be rich.

I don't begrudge wealth. But a person who grew up middle class and became wealthy from his own blood, sweat, and production capabilities has a TOTALLY different take on what it's like to be an American citizen.

Education should NOT be based on "what a person can afford." That is the ESSENCE of class war. Ensuring that only the wealthy continue to get educated.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:10 PM

19. Eliteist

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:19 PM

20. Fuck you, Willard, and your fucking silver spoon.

Shove it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:21 PM

21. Unbelievable! The video is at crooks and liars.

Romney looks like he knows he is pulling a fast one. What a charlatan.

My parents grew up in the Depression. Fortunately, they got a lot more education than they could afford. So did I, and so did my children. And we have made meaningful contributions to the economy of our country and the well-being of other Americans.

What a heel this man is.

I'm shocked and disgusted.

Talk about unamerican. He hits the limit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:23 PM

22. Who says time travel isn't viable? Welcome to the Middle Ages, folks.

We are going to be the world's bitches if we elect this regime.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:30 PM

24. I hate you Mittens, from the bottom of my heart

You and your family are fucking parasites

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:47 PM

27. They don't want the poor or minorities to be better educated

because it makes them feel superior. You see intelligence doesn't come from learning in their minds, it comes from being a superior human being. You know, of the "right kind of people". So every time a poor person or minority makes it through an ivy league (like Obama), it shows that "those people" do have intelligence. It really makes them pissed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:50 PM

28. I have begun to hate Romney even more than I hated

 

and despised Bush and Cheney.

I never thought I would find myself saying that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:52 PM

29. kpete

kpete

At least he doesn't hide what he think about the "common man".. And I bet, it is a few of them out there on the GOP front, who believe the same - and more about the common man.. What the Neo-cons and the far right in the GOP want - is no less than paid slaves for their future... And they don't even hide it anymore, the contempt they do have for everyone who are not like them...

That all of us need to get out - to the millions who doesn't are on DU.. What really is going own in GOP..

Diclotican

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 05:53 PM

30. This comment is in direct opposition to what the pugs like to tell...

people that they support - the "American opportunity" for every person to create their own wealth and success. You can't get very far with substandard education at any level, and the constant slashing of education budgets all over the country has ensured that public education at every level is now suspect in its quality. The logical conclusion, if there were ever anything logical about a Republican, is that only private education provides the kind of knowledge that people need to succesfully run a business. Thus, the oligarchy is preserved, as only the children of those who are currently wealthy will be able to get "all they education they can afford." This bastard is absolutely un-American.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 06:23 PM

31. Got no money? Stay stupid. Stay poor.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 06:41 PM

33. Willard is the stuff you scrape off your shoes

after you have walked through a pig pen

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 06:43 PM

34. To inhuman scum like that ass...

... probably can't comprehend just how evil that statement is.

Scum of his ilk, honesty think that we are not human beings deserving of an even shot at life. He IS a perfect representation of the 1% and just how little they think of ANYONE but themselves.

Guillotines may yet come back into fashion.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 06:44 PM

35. I posted two comment on YouTube over this

 



What sad is you get the idea his team backstage isn't even slapping their foreheads over this.

They don't even see this as a problem until someone tells them. Then they act like, "Is that really a rule of the game? We have to pretend we give a shit about the little people again just because some of the big ones have still have sympathy for those losers?"


and


Keep in mind that he's considered to be educated by the best and is STILL this damn stupid...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:35 PM

37. proves that the idea of a meritocracy is dead in the US

though the signs have pointed to this for quite some time. Now it is mainstream GOP.

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