Because shopping around for the best possible value, getting something that is worth the money you spend on it, and not going into too much debt for it are all bad things in the eyes of the President.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama accused rival Mitt Romney of being oblivious to the burdens of paying for college on Tuesday, telling young voters in battleground Ohio that his opponent’s education policies amount to nothing more than encouraging them to tap their parents for money or “shop around” for the best deal.
“This is his plan. That’s his answer to a young person hoping to go to college — shop around and borrow more money from your parents if you have to. Not only is that not a good answer, it’s not even an answer,” Obama said at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno.
Spending other people’s money on things of questionable value and borrowing enormous amounts to do it is the Obama way.