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Obama Thanks Young Voters with Student Aid Cuts

irkelsome Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 6:56 PM
Texas dares to secede?? and why did Rick Perry cut the fire fighting budget? Rick Perry Cut the Texas Forest Service Budget By $34 Million by: Libby Shaw Tue Sep 06, 2011 at 16:17:27 PM CDT Governor Rick Perry and the super majority of Republican lawmakers voted to cut a whopping $34 million from the Texas Forest Service and rural fire departments. They made this draconian cut knowing that Texas is suffering the ravages of one of the worst droughts in its history.

“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.