Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Expensive College"? Who Said Anything About "Expensive"?

    While working on an analysis of the Obama campaign's new webpage devoted to President Obama's student loan Pay As You Earn plan, I noticed a telling revision from Tuesday morning to Tuesday night.  The first graphic below is the current version being used by the Obama campaign.  The second is a screen shot of the original graphic used:

Current version

Original version

    I guess it occurred to someone that "My Child wants to go to an expensive college" sounded just a tad snooty?   Mocking Mitt Romney for the responsible advice of "borrow money from your parents" or just "shop around" for a college education you can afford is one thing.  A perky "Yes, I can afford an expensive college because of Barack Obama!" is quite another.

    Note also that the expected income dropped from $50,000 to $45,000.  I guess $50,000 in the current Obama job market was a bit of a laugher since according to CNN, "Members of the Class of 2012 are being offered median starting salaries of $42,569."  Sometimes even a president campaign built on fairy tales ("Life of Julia") collides with reality.

Update:  Here's a screenshot of the original Google cache version since the Google cache has been updated and the original is no longer available.

Update 2: The Obama Truth Team still has the original graphic posted.  I posted this too.

Note: Here's a link to the post on student loans I was originally working on when I discovered the Obama website revision.

1 comment:

  1. And...would college be worth it in Obama's new economy?

    Aug. 22, 2012, 4:19 p.m. EDT
    Trading caps and gowns for mops
    Real-time advice: College grads are working in jobs unrelated to their studies