Obama Thanks Young Voters with Student Aid Cuts

“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.

During the campaign, Obama had the nerve to say, “Making higher education more affordable for our young people — it’s something I’ve got a personal stake in… Putting a college education within reach of working families doesn’t seem to be a priority for my opponent.”

So, was Obama ever planning on telling young Americans about the cuts in student aid, or was he just trying to win his election with more empty promises?

In the second debate of the campaign, President Obama said that he was going to make sure that young people are able to “afford a college education”. He also said he would keep the “Pell Grant program growing” while increasing access to federal student loan aid.

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  1. Thomas Lee says:

    Nice way to spin it to make the president look bad. Forget that the republican ran congress is pressuring the president to make cuts some where without dipping into the pockets of the privileged class whom don’t even depend on financial aid to get an higher education. Don’t mention that if Romney would have won, the cuts would have been twice as big. “Why don’t you just barrow money from your parents.”

    1. Bryan says:

      just wait till those young ‘uns finish that higher education, when they make the higher income it promises, the people they voted for will demonize them for earning the higher wage and take it from them, poor dumb fools.

  2. PatC says:

    So here’s the ever present question. Why did he lie about it in his campaign? Is that the republican’s fault too?

  3. Laura says:

    @Thomas Lee: What “spin”? Our alleged POTUS promised to help students, but his economic policies have driven up tuition and fees, while at the same time reducing federal aid. In addition, students graduating with marketable degrees are most often found working 6 months later at McDonald’s. All this has been made possible by the Left. You guys own it 100%.

    Had Romney won (which he really did if Voter Fraud is discounted), we would be facing an economic boom instead of a collapse, and graduating students would very likely be able to count on real employment, making the repayment of student loans that much easier.

    However, as things sit today, there will be no recovery and students once again will be shut out of the workforce. Watch the Domino Effect happen AFTER Obama has spent our tax increases in January. Things are going to get much worses in a hurry, and again…you Lefties OWN this one!

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