First off, it's untrue that it's "certainly not" possible to pay out of pocket for college if you're middle class. I'm doing it. It hurts, a lot, but I'm doing it. And there are cheaper schools out there than the one I'm attending. So if you're middle class and you can't pay for school out of pocket, it's because you have other priorities. That's fine, but just say that. Don't rant that it's "impossible".
But don't get me wrong. I'm certainly not going to try to justify college tuitions. The supposed young woman in this word picture is right that tuitions are astronomical and she's right about the cause: government money. She's very astute to recognize the truth of that, but her economics (and basic logic) completely fails her when in the same breath she calls for even more government money. It didn't work before and it screwed things up... so let's keep doing it? Seriously, it's like this was meant to lampoon the niece.
I completely agree with her first rant against 'join the military'. That's a stupid and immoral response to someone who wants an education. Yet more military is exactly what you get when you ask for more government. A government that spends is a government that needs resources, and guess who's got resources? Other people. We need cheap oil. We destroy Iraq. We need cheap Chinese goods. We knock surveillance aircraft into Chinese airplanes on their borders. You need anyone to fall into line? Install a base. Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria. More stuff. More customers. More America on top. It's not a coincidence that United States military spending has gone up and up and up in the 20th century while at the same time welfare spending has gone up and up. To hand out stuff you have to have stuff, and it ain't coming from the people you're handing it out to. It's coming from other people.
That's what this young woman is asking for. She's seen the destruction of government subsidies in the economy, housing, and education and is asking for, to use her own words, "THE EXACT SAME STUPID GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY PLAN".