Monday, January 12, 2015

GOP hates Obama's 'plot to make people smarter'

Students rally for free college in New York City. (photo:
Students rally for free college in New York City. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

09 January 15

resident Obama’s plan to offer Americans two years of college for free has come under fire from congressional Republicans, who are calling it a blatant plot to make Americans smarter.

The G.O.P., which has benefited from the support of so-called “low-information voters” in recent years, accused Obama of cynically trying to make people smarter as a way of chipping away at the Republican base.

“You take low-information voters and give them information, and pretty soon they’re Democrats,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said.

House Speaker John Boehner said that “forcing knowledge into people” was “flagrantly un-American,” adding, “We make this promise to the American people: if you like your brains, you can keep your brains.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nothing is for "free". Someone has to pay for it.