Skip to comments.Romney: Obama ‘could have hired 2 million teachers with that [green energy] money’
Posted on 10/04/2012 3:23:29 AM PDT by tobyhill
When Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama were asked to compare their education plans, both candidates went out of their way to say they support public education. ,,,,,
"When he says that people should borrow money from their parents to go to college, that indicates the degree to which folks, just don't have that option," Obama said.
Romney responded: "I don't have any plan to cut education funding. But I do agree with you that where you put your money says something about your priorities."
"You put $90 billion into green energy," Romney said. "I'm all for green energy but you could have hired two million teachers with that money."
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“How do you (zero) head off on a campaign stop this morning”.....
Having to pay your own college tuition is kind of self-regulatory.
When parents pay for the tuition I’m sure we get more Liberal Arts majors.
When students pay their own we I’m sure we end up with more business majors.
I loved that line. Romney has a way of showing people just how misguided obama’s spending is. Of course, that’s because obama is a mack-daddy, spreading sugar to his supporters.
> Romney has a way of showing people just how misguided
> obamas spending is.
I submit that spending that money on millions of more union member, nominally literate teachers is misguided as well.
Better not to spend the money at all.
We need more physicians, engineers, and scientists, and I don’t think we’ll get there by throwing yet more money at the dismal government school collective.
Time for a radically new education paradigm.
Since we know we've been infiltrated royally, I'd say that Romney had a "knock your socks off" answer.
Business majors aren’t any better than liberal art majors, not for life in business nor life in general. They should just go out and work.
Then there's the just plain lazy....the up and coming 47%
The video that was just released with Obama talking against the 53+% may have something to do with not bringing it up. It’s coming though. I’m sure.
He’s sure not liking the public shellacking he took from Romney.
I actually yelled, “YES!!” at my monitor when Romney said the word, “Solyndra,” to Obama.
Do you mean READING, WRITING & ARITHMETIC?
Amazing picture. Love it!
Obama talked about how much more energy is being produced. Romney told him that the increase has been on private lands and that Obama has cut the drilling permits in half. THUD!
Obama said he wanted 100,000 teachers in science and math. Romney said that with the 90 billion he spent on green energy, he could have hired 2 million teachers. THUD!
Obama talked about the tax breaks given to the oil industry. Romney said that it amounts to 2.8 billion a year and went to small businesses in the energy sector. But the 90 billion Obama gave to green energy was almost 50 times the money given to the oil companies. THUD!
Romney said a friend of his said that Obama didn't pick winners and losers in energy, he just picked losers. THUD!
Romney said he would double the number of drilling permits on Federal lands, and get the oil offshore and in Alaska. He would still favor coal as a clean energy source, and he would complete the Keystone pipeline. He said that he would create 4 million jobs. THUD!
Romney said that 50% of college graduates can't get jobs. THUD!
Romney told Lehrer that he would stop borrowing money from China to pay for subsidies. THUD!
And I hope black parents with children in failing schools were paying attention because Romney wants to let those parents have vouchers to choose what schools their children go to. THUD!
Romney believes that the states are in a better position to determine how health care dollars are spent. The Federal Government shouldn't be trying to run the Health Care for all 50 states. THUD!
———Romney told Lehrer that he would stop borrowing money from China to pay for subsidies. THUD!——
He said stop borrowing to pay for PBS! THUD, THUD.
He slapped Uncle Jim right across the face. He said I’m going to kill you and your ilk.
‘We need more physicians, engineers, and scientists, and I dont think well get there by throwing yet more money at the dismal government school collective.”.
Preparing students for positions as described in the quote requires a solid basic educational background, which starts by having good QUALIFIED teachers. Simply stated, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear”. Students aspiring to become those physicians, engineers and scientists need to be prepared BEFORE they move upward in their education.
While I am NOT in favor of a “governmental school collective”, doing away with the unions, as Walker did in Wisconsin, would be the best place to start. There are thousands of good teachers who practice their skills every day WITHOUT being union members.
THUD! THUD! And a kick to the groin! I had a wide grin when he told Lehrer that he likes PBS, Big Bird, and Lehrer. But he made it plain that he didn’t want to subsidize PBS. THUD!
Romney took out the MSM before he had a chance to attack Romney.
The MSM is this is all Lehrer’s falt.
(odd how they did not blame GWBush for Obama’s debate performance)
Best line of the Debate(and there were many). Romney Waxed BO.
You put $90 billion into green energy,” Romney said. “I’m all for green energy but you could have hired two million teachers with that money.””
That’s a damn good line.
Ok, I am not for green energy, OR for hiring any more teachers. But let’s face it: my agenda of no green energy and firing two million teachers is not, ahem, on the ballot.
So, with that caveat, I return:
That, Governor Romney, is a damn good line. Nicely done!!!
‘The Federal Government shouldn’t be trying to run the Health Care for all 50 states. THUD!’
Or school lunches. 32 million kids in 100,000 schools according to Vilsac.
skilled trades instead of the liberal arts crap would be better. Teach the kids to think rather than memorize what the government mandates as an education. Skilled trades are marketable and create jobs, liberal arts are not and don’t. IMHO
They shouldn’t be called school lunches anymore. They are “fill up the trash can with veggies” gatherings.
Good job Mitt.
Obama is perfectly ok with increasing military budgets - for OUR ENEMIES!
Great summary! Thanks.
Excellent point! He would glady gut our defense budget and increase monies given to The Muslim Brotherhood.
LOL! Keep ‘em coming ch!
That would explain a lot.
It seems our best defense against moles is for Romney to have a “knock your socks off” answer for everything. This forces Zippy to stay away from almost any topic. He is then restricted to a small box, where basically all he can say is “You’re mean” - the standard lib response when they can’t argue with facts. This makes Zippy look even more impotent and clueless (if that is possible).
Heck, my brother makes $3M a year and he dropped out in 10th grade.
Amen to that.
When Romney said he would work with everyone in Congress, Democrats and Republicans, how I wish he had thrown in - “I wouldn’t be saying that if Congress won’t act then I will, and then proceed to govern by signing over 900 Executive Orders.”
When students pay their own we Im sure we end up with more business majors.
It all depends on the student. Told my son that if he did well in school (K-12) we would pay for the first 4 years and after that he's on his own. He did very well, graduated from college with a double major (Finance and Spanish) with honors and is now paying his way thru grad school.
How do you (zero) head off on a campaign stop this morning.....
He better steer clear of teacher groups...
Also, Saturn and Hummer were not saved, Chrysler was sold off to an Italian company, and Ford seemed to weather the downturn alright.
In addition, why should GM be treated any different than the airline industry where American Airlines and others went through bankruptcy proceedings without a government bailout?