Well that’s a new one. I think the president deserves some credit for creativity here.

Craig Banister of CNS News reported.

Obama: Spending on Prisons Is ‘Main Reason Tuition Has Gone Up’

“The main reason that tuition has gone up so much is that state legislatures stopped subsidizing public universities as much as they used to, in part because they started spending money on things like prisons and other activities that I think are less productive. And so schools then made up for the declining state support by jacking up their tuition rates.”

So, is the president advocating that states spend less on amenities for prisoners – or letting criminals out of prison (a pathway to freedom)? He didn’t say.

Here’s the video: