Obama and his student loan claims

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  1. DiamondDave
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    Does anyone else find his attempt to link with the 'common man' a bit off??

    Basically, I guess he is trying to say he is the same as others and 'struggled' with things such as student loans

    Obama: I only paid off my student loans eight years ago | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

    But this seems a bit weird... supposedly he paid them all back just 8 years ago.. and struggled to do so... yet his salary history shows that even as far back as 2000, he was pulling in more than 240K per year... is he seriously trying to compare to a teacher making 40K trying to pay back 40K in student loans?? And if he was indeed struggling at 200+K a year, and admits it, why the fuck is he trying to increase burden on ones in the same boat my wanting to raise taxes on that very same group??

    More hackery and pandering, if you ask me... and it has no basis in reality
     
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    All he is doing is attempting to buy the young voters. It's so blatantly obvious.
     
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    kwc57 BOHICA Obama

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    He never even lived on mainland US until he was 18 and starting college. He hasn't a clue as to what the "common man" American experience is like.
     
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    Regardless, student loans are a major burden on college graduates today. starting out life with meager employment prospects and a major debt to pay is rough. And yes, both he President and his wife had to pay off significant debt. Law degrees do not come cheaply
     
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    "Mainland USA"?

    What an elitist asshole you are
     
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    No one is forced to attend Harvard. There are cheaper routes to education that are affordable to almost anyone.
     
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    I am not saying loans are not a burden... but if you want an Ivy League schooling without a scholarship, that is a decision and a consequence you personally make...

    But I think it is quite disingenuous for him to state that he may have 'struggled' paying off loans when making what he and ones in his camp consider being 'rich'
     
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    You know, the contiguous 48 states where the vast majority of the common American people live. I'm one of those common people. Obama the elitest asshole isn't. Idiot.
     
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    the president is an elitist? but not the people who say it's their "turn"?

    you're funny.
     
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    so only rich people should go to ivy league schools? is that what you're saying??

    there should be two educational tiers?
     

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