Presidential Collegiate Differences of the Day

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Presidential Collegiate Differences of the Day
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There's something rather foreboding when the person who runs the United States says that he finished paying off his student loans less than a decade ago; on the flipside, however, is Ann Romney's claim to hard times because she and Mitt were unemployed and living off of stocks. While the President has been fighting tooth and nail for affordable higher education, who can resist financial advice from a grown man named Mitt?

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Obama Sticking Up for Students Story of the Day

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Obama Sticking Up for Students Story of the Day
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Yesterday during his weekly radio address, President Obama said that he would pressure lawmakers to keep student loan rates at 3.4 percent. If ignored, the rates will double in July. The president stressed that higher education "cannot be a luxury [but] an economic imperative that every family must be able to afford." GOP members are pushing back, unsurprisingly, in their quest to make America's youth a contingency of dum-dums.

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Say What Now GOP Audio Clip of the Day

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Republican legislator Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC), cares nothing for your student loans because you don't need to borrow money for higher education. To wit (from Foxx herself): "I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there's no reason for that. We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that."

So if we've learned anything from Republicans this election year, it's [insert controversial statement about birth control here] and they don't want to pay for your education, so get a job and pay for it yourself.

[thinkprogress]