Congresswomen and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) addressed the young attendees of the 2012 Campus Progress National Conference to tout Obama and Democrat’s impact on student loan interest, and to remind the young progressives that government is their solution.
Although it was Congress who passed the law to extend low student rates, Wasserman Schultz credited President Obama also and said, “Congress and President Obama were able to prevent the interest rate on student loans from doubling for those looking to get a college education. Without action, millions of students would have faced owing thousands more in student loan debt.”
Wasserman Schultz attempted to fire up the crowd and raise emotions, saying “the fact that this legislation was ever in doubt or that politicians would somehow leave younger people behind or leave them calculated out of their political plans is deeply troubling.” She failed to mention that both sides of the aisle were in favor for extending the rates, but disagreed on how to pay for the $6 billion bill due, to Democrats not wanting to pull funding from Obamacare.
Later in the speech Wasserman Schultz claimed, “We all know that young Americans want more than just an affordable education; you care deeply about the future of this country and we need to shape a positive vision for the future of America with bold progressive ideas.” In reality, giving students more subsidized loan debt on the backs of the taxpayers is hardly caring about the future of the country or its positive vision.
It’s quite clear that Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s message of hope and inspiration to young people is that they need to rely as much as possible on government. She said, “It’s a vision of working together so that government can have a positive influence on peoples lives and help open the door of opportunity for all Americans. As a progressive I believe our movement is about knowing that government is not the whole problem and can be part of the solution.”
In order to help carry out her message of government dependence for young people Wasserman Schultz suggested, ”We also need the best and next generation yet of teachers who will help prepare Americans for the changing economy.”