Monday, January 30, 2012

Obama, manufacturing and college

Lately, our dear president has been roaming the country touting manufacturing.  Assembling things, he believes, is the only way to restore America’s greatness (and beef-up unions).  Out of the same mouth, he also proclaims that every American should go to college.  A college education, he sayeth, is the path every American should take.  (Never mind that nationally, only 55% graduate after six years.)

Here’s my question for Obama: If manufacturing is our only hope, why does everyone need to go to college?  I mean, does an assembly line worker need a bachelor’s degree?

Saddling a worker with $100K in student loans only to (maybe) graduate and assemble widgets just doesn’t make sense to me.  But then again, I’m no follower of Obamonomics.

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