Jay Carney, Obama's press secretary responded to a (dumb) comment by Mitt Romney with this.
"Making it easier for Americans to go to college — that’s good for America," Carney continued. "It’s good for all Americans. It’s good for the economy. Making healthcare available to young people who can stay on their parents’ plans — that’s good for those families, it’s good for those young people so they aren’t bankrupted in their 20s by an illness. And it’s good for the economy and it’s good for all of us."
It's that kind of logic that leads to $1.4 trillion dollar annual deficits. So great. The young get their goodies now, the bill later. Higher taxes, higher inflation, lower growth, or some combination. What a deal.
Federal Government Outlays and Receipts ($ in Millions)
Source: Monthly Treasury Statement