Obama’s Plan to Win Young Adult Votes: Give Out ‘Free Stuff’

by Katrina Trinko

President Obama doesn’t have the record to suggest that he’ll be able to boost the economy enough that young adults can assume they’ll be able to find jobs. So instead, he’s taking a different tack: promoting taxpayer-funded programs galore that subsidize students’ college education. As I argue in my piece today, these programs are neither affordable or smart. But Mitt Romney won’t have an easy time making the case that it’s better to deny college students more “free stuff.”