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Truly shocking, Mitt Romney has moved on from chastising America for copying him to more important things, like the fact that education is expensive for a reason: so that only people who can afford it are permitted to get it. So true! While in Virginia on Friday, Romney said that while America may be “the land of opportunity for every single person,” when it comes down to it there is not quiiiiiiite enough opportunity to go around, and education is great, but a person should really only get “as much education as they can afford and with their time they’re able to get,” which is a weird, as well as an evil, sentence.

Via Think Progress, here’s the extent of Romney’s remarks. There was a video, but it doesn’t appear to be working, which is fine, who wants to see that square robot head on a Friday?

I think this is a land of opportunity for every single person, every single citizen of this great nation. And I want to make sure that we keep America a place of opportunity, where everyone has a fair shot. They get as much education as they can afford and with their time they’re able to get and if they have a willingness to work hard and the right values, they ought to be able to provide for their family and have a shot of realizing their dreams.

We can confirm this was Romney speaking because of the words “this great nation.”

This is far less generous than Romney’s April idea, which was for students who can’t “afford” an education to borrow money from their parents instead of the government. Included in that statement was also “start a business,” because that does not require any skill you can learn in school.

Not that any of this is surprising at all. On the trail in Ohio back in February, Romney said there “will be some [candidates] who get up in a setting like this and talk about how they’re going to give you a bunch of government money…that’s not who I am.”

Because government money is for…what is it for? For looking at. [Think Progress]

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