This spring, when Mitt Romney was campaigning in Youngstown, Ohio, a high school senior asked him what he would do “with regards to college tuition … to make it easier for me and my classmates.”
Romney responded, “The best thing I can do for you is to tell you to shop around … In America this idea of competition, it works. And don’t just go to the [school] that has the highest price. Go to the one that has a little lower price where you can get an education and hopefully you’ll find that and don’t take on too much debt and don’t expect the government to forgive the debt you take on.”
For most Americans, this probably sounds like perfectly acceptable common-sense advice. But not for President Obama.
Campaigning in Reno, Nev., this week, Obama used the “shop around” line to launch an attack on Romney’s education policies.
“Gov. Romney didn’t say anything about grants or loan programs that have helped millions of students earn a college education,” Obama began. “Here’s what he said: ‘The best thing I can do for you is to tell you to shop around.’ To shop around. … That’s his answer to a young person hoping to go to college.”
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