Following a series of speeches by President Barack Obama aimed at garnering support among college students, Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock told The Daily Caller that young people should vote for Obama’s opponent, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, claiming that the current “CEO” of America has “failed” on “every financial front.”
“They’ve [young people] been hit hardest by the recession; 50 percent of college graduates last May are still unemployed today; 50 percent of college graduates last May had to move back in with their parents because they couldn’t find adequate employment; can’t think of a better reason than having to move home with mom and dad to vote for a different president,” Schock told TheDC in Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention on Monday.
“Every dollar of debt is a future tax increase on the next generation of Americans. Debt is not funny money, debt has to be paid back by someone and so every time we pile on a dollar of debt, somebody meaning the future generations have to pay it back. Our debt has climbed at a faster rate under President Obama.”