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  •  tells students to work three jobs (0+ / 0-)

    No, he didn't tell students to work three jobs, he said that HE worked three jobs to get himself through college.  

    Fact:  Grants are money which a recipient does not have to pay back while loans are money which is temporarily borrowed and must eventually be returned.

    Why is this so hard to understand?  He makes it pretty clear that the federal government is no longer in a position to be handing out "free" money to students due to this recession.  Never once did he make any statement to the effect that he wants the federal government to leave students stranded, he is saying we can reduce spending and still help by providing affordable student loan options.  THIS would be a perfect example of how the federal government can make a fair compromise but of course, Mr. Obama is much more interested in trying to set Republicans up with goofy bills so he can demonize them without practicing what he preaches.    

    •  excuse me? (0+ / 0-)

      His implication is that if he did it so can everybody else. Come up with some more reichwing talking points please.

      Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. -- J(ames) Frank Dobie

      by cactusflinthead on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 09:18:57 PM PDT

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    •  "Free money" (0+ / 0-)

      Pell Grants only cost the government ~$20 million per fiscal year these past few years.  If they can't afford that, then they can't afford all the other "wasteful" expenditures like defense contracts, farm subsidies, and other forms of corporate welfare.

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