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Romney to Youngstown Student: “Shop Around”. I need advice for talking to a liberal friend.

A friend just texted me that she had read something that made her 100% unlikely to ever vote for Mitt Romney.  My friend is an example of a very poor person stuck under the misconception that the government is her answer out of her situation, and I was hoping to use this situation as a teachable moment.  I could use some advice here.

These two articles are what she was talking about:

http://loop21.com/politics/mitt-romney-townhall-college-students-shop-around

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/romney-in-ohio-want-college-cant-afford-it-too-bad/

 

To me, this seems like sound advice from Mr. Romney.  I am prepared to present all the standard arguments why she is her own way out of poverty, and the government is only going to be an obstacle, but can anyone help me out on Romney’s specific statements here?

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