(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday urged high school students to e-mail, tweet, and teach their parents to tweet a message to Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1.
In his continuing push to extend the current 3.4% interest rate charged on federal student loans, Obama told students at a Virginia high school that the goal is to provide all Americans with the best possible education.
Obama should look at an even bigger issue – the cost of tuition. Whack it in half, please
Uh, how cute you guys are all making excuses now that Obama was not sold to the people in the last election as the next Messiah, that he was going to fix the world, fix our country, join hands across the oceans and sing Michael row your boat. Remember the children's books drawing Obama with a beaming light and Obama is the next Robin Hood and Yes, We Can???
Knowitall – That slush fund that the republicans want the college loans to be paid out of is designated for women's health care. It is not 'slush.'
Michael - Obama should look at an even bigger issue – the cost of tuition. Whack it in half, please
Last I heard Obama hadn't taken over the colleges YET. I'm sure it is on his "to do" list though. Socialists just love to steal what belongs to others.
In 2007 gasoline was around $3.15 in Florida. In the summer of 2008, it reached $4.15 at the height of the economic meltdown. So if you only look at January 2009, it was $1.78, but people who do not have a short memory already know this.
If we make college available only to the rich, we would not have to worry about college loans, or a future for our country either.
Lynda/Minnesota - Good to see that President Obama is stepping up his "Get Out The Vote" campaign by reaching out to America's youth, especially those now 18, or soon to be 18.
There should be laws against political pedophiles like Obama. He should be doing hard time for abusing yound kids like this.
@Myviewis – "Remember the children's books drawing Obama with a beaming light and Obama is the next Robin Hood and Yes, We Can???"
Funny how right wing amnesiac, revisionist history works for the faithful, eh? If it's not to our liking, we'll invent it ! haahaha
Mittens/McDonnell, probing our way in 2012.
@Democrat Class Warfare – Destroying the economy, destroying the country – or should I say masquerading as "nothing but the real truth"....
ur posts are way too similar.. Someone give you the bump, or have you converted your soap-on-a-dope to a troll-on-the-roll approach.. bwahahaha
Obama should do his job and he should pressure Congress not ask kids to do it for him. Oh wait, Obama doesn't have time since he probably will be busy with George Clooney and the Hollywood gang at one of Clooney's expensive dinners.
When tax payers wealth is redistributed to big oil, billionaires, Wall Street and big banks, we have GOP socialism.
Obama, Your radical extreme occupy (bowel) movement is only about themselves and parrot your socialistic and communistic ways. The majority of the country want nothing to do with either. Occupy = 1% and not the liberal math way of 99%. Take your astroTurf movement with you when you leave the White House within the next year.
@Myviewis – "Obama should do his job and he should pressure Congress "
More amnesia – he tried. The Grand Obstructionist Party successfully blocked (or filibustered) their 119th piece of legislation. Perhaps you need to get out from under that rock once in a while. Maybe some fresh air might blow out some of the cobwebs.
Same old story. Distract and divide which is Obama's mantra. Distract from the real issues of our economy and trump up divisive and fake issue like student loan rates. It’s no different now than when I went to school and the smart kids that want to start fresh take a longer time to get through school and have to work so they do not graduate with a mountain of debt. Unfortunately educational costs have gone through the roof which Obama seems to want to ignore.
The republican radical right wingnut agenda has put our country in the crapper.
The demcorats will continue their DOA way's according to Reid. Reid is blocking for Obama so Obama doesn't appear to be President NO but we all know he is.
The democrats don't even care to do the findemental basics of a federal government which is to pass a budget (1100+ days and counting. Demcorats obviously do not care about this country. It's perfectly clear.
Let me guess. You were going for the "jock-shock" effect?
OK, so is YET ANOTHER taxpayer paid for campaign trip for this thieving dirtbag???
And WHY are all of these MINORS being used as Obama's political props??? Did all of their parents sign releases for them to attend this waste of time?? They SHOULD be in CLASS learning.
Were any of these kids forced to attend this political theater by the Pedophile-in-Chief??? If so then there should be law suits against Obama and the Democrat party.
Look at salaries if you want to know why tuition is so expensive.
College grads need jobs not a lower loan rate. If Obama had focused on the economy this would not be an issue. A lot of these folks are going to pay a high price for electing Obama to office initially.