OBAMA CHASES COLORADO YOUTH VOTE
Students Should Thank President for Escalating Tuition Costs & Mounting Debt
Kafer: "Tonight is just one of the many instances of President Obama trying to convince young americans that bigger government is the answer when, in fact, it's too much government that is ruining economic opportunity today."
(DENVER, CO) – Just three weeks after hauling free contraception crusader Sandra Fluke to court women, President Obama returns to Colorado targeting young Americans as part of a campaign swing through college campuses to chase the youth vote.
Krista Kafer, executive director of Colorado's Future Project, issued the following statement:
"Earlier this year, President Obama told colleges and universities, 'We can’t just keep subsidizing skyrocketing tuition,' yet under his tenure in office, he’s done just that. Researchers have found a direct link between increased subsidies and rising tuition. When President Obama visits Colorado State University (CSU) this evening, students should thank him for escalating tuition costs and mounting student debt, even as he promises more of the same.
"It's clear young Americans have lost that lovin' feelin' for Obama that so many felt during the 2008 election. Currently, young voters' enthusiasm is hard to find and they don't have much to celebrate. Approximately one in eight Americans ages 18 to 29 is unemployed, they are living in their parents basements, and they are stuck with escalating educational and financial woes. It’s no wonder they're making the connection between lack of job prospects and President Obama's economic policies.
"Tonight is just one of the many instances of President Obama trying to convince young Americans that bigger government is the answer when, in fact, it's too much government that is ruining economic opportunity today."
MORE ON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Drawing from her experience as a Colorado native and from the years she spent in Washington, D.C. analyzing government policy, Krista Kafer’s goal is to provide other women information and resources about issues that impact their lives. Politicians and special interest groups are spending millions to convince women that more government control is in their best interest. Kafer is here to tell the other side of the story.
Colorado’s Future Project is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational outreach project supported by the Independent Women’s Forum.