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A Broken Record

- August 21, 2012

Today, The Obama Campaign Launched A New Website Touting Its "Pay As You Earn" Student Loan Payment Program, Which Was Unveiled As A "We Can't Wait" Initiative Last Fall. "President Obama's campaign launched a new website Tuesday highlighting the president's student loan program, looking to target the youth vote that buoyed his efforts in 2008. The website touts the 'Pay As You Earn' program, which caps federal student loan payments at 10 percent of discretionary income. Users can plug their income and student loan debt into the calculator to see what their monthly payments would be. The program was announced last October as part of the president's 'We Can't Wait' initiatives, a set of executive orders and regulations intended to stimulate the economy - and create distance from an increasingly unpopular Congress."... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights from Conference Call on Education on Day of Obama’s Colorado Trip

- May 23, 2012

"Today marks the 140th fundraiser that the president has engaged in since his campaign started. It's roughly two and a half times to three times as many fundraisers up to this point in the year as any president in history has done. And today, ironically, it's covered by a companion visit to the Air Force Academy. I say ironically because the failure of this president is most dramatically exhibited in his treatment of college students...... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases “Empty Promises: College Costs Still Rising”

- May 22, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video "Empty Promises: College Costs Still Rising" ahead of Vice President Biden's campaign event at Keene State College. He'll be visiting a state with the highest student loan debt in the nation, where the average undergraduate owes $31,048. Despite talking about rising college costs for four years, students have seen their tuition bills rise every year President Obama has been in office.... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Obama Fails College Costs 101

- May 21, 2012

Rhetoric On The Cost Of College And Student Loans “Has Yet To Change the Worsening Trend.” “Everyone from the president to any parent with a calculator has railed against the rising cost of college and the increasing reliance on education loans. But the rhetoric has yet to change the worsening trend.”... Continue Reading »

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TODAY’S RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL FRONT PAGE: “COLLEGE GRADS FACE GRIM JOB PROSPECTS”

- May 16, 2012

Reno Gazette Journal: College Students Shouldn’t Expect An Easier Time Finding A Job Until 2014. “The job market is slowly improving, but analysts say this year’s batch of college graduates will face a tough time finding work in their fields of study, and things might not be much better in 2014. … The job outlook for 2012 graduates is better than last year, but not by much, said Heidi Shierholz, a labor market economist with the Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. ‘We are seeing a slow improvement, but it is still grim and we have a long way to go until it really gets better,’ Shierholz said. ‘I would say at least until 2014.’”... Continue Reading »

Research

The Big Fail: Like A Broken Record

- April 25, 2012

The Associated Press: “Obama Wooing Young Voters With Student Loan Focus.” (Jim Kuhnhein, “Obama Wooing Young Voters With Student Loan Focus,”... Continue Reading »

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