Another line from Obama that stuck out from last night's speech on Health care:
This is about the middle-class college graduate from Maryland whose health insurance expired when he changed jobs and woke up from the emergency surgery that he required with $10,000 worth of debt.
I wonder what that middle-class college graduate paid for college? If he were a Minnesota resident attending our public University of Minnesota, he would have paid actually $11,476 for tuition and fees for two semesters of education as an undergraduate. This doesn't include the costs of books or room and board.
For $11,476 you can sit in a classroom for seven months, write some papers and take some tests--or you can have your life saved. Hmmm. And I'm assuming Joe College Graduate went to a public University. Don't you wish the media would ask for more information on Joe College Graduate that Obama referred too?
A mere 14 years ago when I was at the University I paid $3,500 for one year of undergraduate Education. With inflation, that amount should be $5,086 today. Yet it's $11,476.
Here in Minnesota DFL legislators don't even think there should be caps on tuition. I continually ask this question:
Why do Democrats believe that the cost of health care should be "contained" and capped, but not the cost of public Education? You have a building cost, a teacher cost, what else?
Students, can you spell U-N-I-O-N?