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Obama Thanks Young Voters with Student Aid Cuts

awilcox Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 4:27 PM
It doesn't matter. If gov goes off this ridiculous fiscal cliff, then Dems will just blame the Republicans for it by saying the Republicans would not compromise by raising tax rates on the rich. Thus setting up the GOP to take the fall. I hope republicans in congress can see this coming.

“When I’m president, I will make college affordable for every American.” -- President Obama, 2008

Any student who voted for President Obama--in either 2008 or 2012--in order to cut their college costs was sold a bill of goods. In Obama’s first four years, national tuition prices rose 25 percent and average graduating loan debt rose 16 percent.

Now, the Obama-signed sequester (aka “fiscal cliff”) includes an 8.2 percent cut in non-Pell student aid, an across-the-board cut of more than $140 million. Student loan origination fees will also go up $91 million.

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