Mitt Romney on the cost of college: “Shop around.”

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If you’re like most people with student loans, you’re probably eating Top Ramen in your eleven-year-old underwear right now. And whose fault is that, according to Mitt Romney? Yours, you deadbeat college grad. Yours.

Cute-enough-when-you’re-drunk Republican candidate Mitt Romney made some choice remarks about the rising cost of college this week.  His nuanced position on what we should do about the rising cost of a degree for young Americans? Suck it up.

“It would be popular for me to stand up and say I’m going to give you government money to pay for your college, but I’m not going to promise that,” Romney said, to inexplicable applause from the crowd at the Town Hall meeting. And if you still have silly dreams of paying Sallie Mae off before retirement? 

“Don’t just go to [the school] that has the highest price. Go to one that has a little lower price where you can get a good education. And hopefully you’ll find that. And don’t expect the government to forgive the debt that you take on.”

Never mind that Romney went to the private university Stanford, where it now costs $50, 576 a year to go to school. But Romney went there a long time ago — you know, before he decided to take a leisurely two-and-a-half year Mormon mission trip in France. If only we could make this stuff up.