At the podium of higher learning, Obama relied on his smooth and seductive teleprompter manner to overshadow hard-hitting truths. Tell them what they want to hear. Let them eat cake, and everything is for free–and if not, it should be. Everyone is entitled to free. Obama free.
Hear the cheers! Hear the chants! Hear the roar of the coliseum! However, it is these college kids who are being thrown into the lion’s den. Free in the context of Obama’s handouts really means: free rewards that eventually expire.
After the cheering stops, students seeking scholastic enlightenment and ensuing employment will eventually run up against reason, and reality bites.
Student loan debt is expected to hit a staggering $1 trillion. This brings up the question: Who is going to be saddled with this debt? They will. One way or another they will pay for the student loans–either literally or with their income taxes–because nothing is for free and the debt must be paid.
And that’s assuming they can find a job. A floundering economy has rendered half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed, and job outlooks fell to the lowest level in more than a decade for graduates holding a bachelor’s degree.
And teenagers looking for jobs are having a hard time because they are now competing with older, more experienced workers.
However, the Obama maintaining mantra is “ignorance is bliss.” Keep kids ignorant about Republicanism, the virtues of free enterprise, and the law of the land and perhaps they won’t realize the scam. What they don’t know won’t hurt them.
Yet entitlement cometh before the fall.
Obama feeds the entitlement mentality. Generations of kids have been taught to believe that government knows best and the government owes them.
With comments like “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress,” it’s obvious that Obama is hoping that kids, and adults, don’t know any better. Ignorance is the paramount requirement for government takeover.
Yet as kids peer into the pot of gold at the end of the Obamabow, they only see the empty well that swallows freedom, dignity, and the human spirit. “Hope and change” has become “wait and see.” Forward is really a march into the mayhem of make-believe. Posterity will pay–one way or another.