President Obama’s fiscal policy speech George Washington University this afternoon included just one applause line – aside from the standing ovations he got from the students upon entering and departing the room.
From the transcript:
They want to give people like me a $200,000 tax cut that’s paid for by asking 33 seniors to each pay $6,000 more in health costs. That’s not right, and that’s not going to happen as long as I’m president.
Don’t you just love it?
All these students at GW attending at their parents huge expense the country club otherwise known as the modern American university – complete a four year membership providing access to world class workout facilities, heated swimming pool, bottomless beer kegs, with occasional attendance at easy classes required – and the one thing they cheer for is Obama’s plan to bite the hand that is feeding them.
I gather their Socialist professors have instilled enough guilt and ideology in them to want to throw mommy and daddy to the proletariat.
Wonder if they’ll be applauding if they have to hear, “Gosh son, looks like you’ll need to wash windows this summer. Obama raised my taxes.”