I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans, Romney said at a joint news conference with Florida Senator Marco Rubio. There was some concern that that would expire halfway through the year, and I support extending the temporary relief on interest rates for students as a result of student loans, obviously, in part because of the extraordinarily poor conditions in the job market. In publicly breaking with his own party, Romney is taking away a potential wedge issue for President Obamas campaign and giving hope to Democrats that they may find new momentum for the legislation [to extend the rates]. The deadline for the current, low interest rates to expire is July 1 Republicans oppose the bill in part on the grounds that it isnt paid for Asked whether House Republican leadership would get behind Courtneys bill, given Romneys comments, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner was non-committal. Romney sides with Obama in supporting extension of low student-loan rates Remember, Ryan wants to cut 175 billion from Pell Grants. Is this Romney's first "etch a sketch" moment? We are the ONLY country in the world that makes it harder to go to school and get an education. Because, as all Republicans know, "Education is for snobs".