SCHOOLED: POTUS Faces Tough Pitch to College Students Struggling with Higher Costs & Fewer Jobs in the Obama Economy
President Obama launched a three-state tour today aimed at “recapturing” the support of young Americans “who have grown skeptical of his administration.” The president’s task is a “daunting” one, as the college students he is speaking to this week have been hit hard by his failed policies that have made the economy worse. Here’s a snapshot of the headwinds young college students are facing in the Obama economy:
President Obama has added more than $5 trillion in red ink to the nation’s balance sheet with the promise that his ‘stimulus’ spending spree would keep the unemployment rate below eight percent and help get the economy back on track. Young Americans are paying the price for the ‘stimulus’ failure as they embark on frustrating - and all-too-often fruitless - job searches, and will continue to do so with higher taxes, fewer jobs and less economic growth down the road.
As Congressman Boehner said last week: President Obama “has spent the last six months campaigning from one end of the country to the other, instead of working with members of both political parties here in Washington to address the serious challenges that our country faces.” College students, families struggling with high gas and grocery prices, and small businesses barely keeping afloat cannot afford for the president to keep shrinking from his responsibility to address the major challenges facing the nation. Republicans will continue to lead where the president had failed with the Plan for America’s Job Creators & House-passed Path to Prosperity budget. It is up to President Obama and Senate Democrats to support Republican efforts, or offer a serious plan of their own.