What upsets me more than anything is when a President acts like he cares and acts like he is doing something and it is all for show. I guess that happens with most Presidents and unfortunately Obama is no different.
Mr Obama, stop the BS song and dance and do something REAL about the high cost of college. Here’s a link to a Whitehouse website article about how they care about making higher education more affordable and the tax credits they are giving or expanding to help make that happen. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Some measly tax credits aren’t enough to make a difference and they aren’t going to help me get a job after I get that overpriced degree.
Upping a Pell grant by $800 is going to help me pay for college? And what is the American Opportunity Tax Credit? Go read all the FAQ’s associated with it and tell me how that is going to really help me. More red tape I have to go through to get all or part of some tax credit for up to $2500 is NOT going to help!
College costs a hell of a lot and we have to pay with loans and our own money. I don’t need small tax credits from Obama and more empty rhetoric, I need him to get the costs DOWN. Most colleges cost $10,000 or more per year and those tax credits hardly make a dent. I NEED TO PAY LESS UPFRONT!
Maybe he can’t do much about private colleges but he can surely do something about state colleges. He can start by spending less money and not bankrupting this country. He can make getting colleges to lower their prices a priority and he can lead from the top. Of course that would be if he really cares and obviously he doesn’t.
Lots of college aged students helped Obama get elected because he gave them hope. Three years later all we see is record numbers of debt being piled up and a lot of excuses. We see Occupy Wall Street protests everywhere being led by our generation of pissed off 20 to 30 year olds who can’t get jobs even when they have a college degree. We need to see real change and not more BS posturing from the Whitehouse.