Mar 9, 2014
Romney’s Advice to College Grads: Get Married, Have Babies
Posted on May 5, 2013
During a commencement speech April 27 at Southern Virginia University, where most of the students are Mormon, failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered this piece of advice to college graduates: Get married, have lots and lots of babies, and do both of those things right this instant.
“If you meet someone you love, get married. Have a quiver-full of kids if you can,” the former Massachusetts governor said.
What you shouldn’t worry about, however, is getting a job and making money to support said “quiver-full of kids.” (But don’t expect the government to help you out on that front either, you moocher, so yeah, you probably should worry about getting a job.)
And just a reminder: Here’s what Romney previously had to say about the 26-and-under crowd:
“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift,” Romney told fundraisers after losing the election in November. “Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people.”
Incidentally, Obamacare might also make a difference to the very same young women he’s telling to procreate. Because, after all, being pregnant and having a baby aren’t cheap.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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