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Obama Thanks Young Voters with Student Aid Cuts

sgale Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 11:31 AM
Not to let the facts get in the way of a good story, but I am a highly educated professional who put myself through both of my degrees (often working 40 hours a week as I took a full course load) and has never taken a government subsidy in my life, although I have at times been eligible for one. I have built and maintained my own practice for 15 years, and I am a voracious supporter of the president and his policies. If you want to make a case for me as a TAKER, good luck with that...

“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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