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.