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Is Romney trying to fool young voters by siding with President Obama on student loans?

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  • sjalan 2012/04/24 17:42:23
    Yes
    sjalan
    +7
    And if you will note. His comments on it were a total AFTERTHOUGHT made AFTER he had completed his interview/stop and had to come back to the mic to add that comment to his speach.

    PLUS this puts him at odds with the Republican backed budget that guts $170 BILLION form PELL grants.

    Romney is a flip/flopping LIAR and is misleading everyone as to his real intents.

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  • Dave 007 2012/04/29 12:31:12
    No
    Dave 007
    No, but this is what obama would do to get votes.
  • aherbert 2012/04/28 02:51:28
    Yes
    aherbert
    This dude will do and say whatever .... he changes like the wind.

    mitt romney flip flops
  • Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/26 22:51:29
    No
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Obama now is “blaming congress” for the doubling of the rates without explaining that it was his own Democrat Congress that created the complex system that Obama proposes to save us from. When PresBarry was Senator Barry, he & his pal Harry and their main squeeze Nancy cooked up a complex scheme of favoritism for those "Friends of Dems" students in how student loans were to be applied.

    In 1992-93, the Democrat controlled Congress "Stafford Student Loan Program" rates fell from 12 to 10%

    In 1994-2006, Newt’s GOP takes over control of Congress in ’94.
    * Stafford Student Loan rate falls from 10 to 9% by ‘95
    * Stafford Student Loan rate low variable rate capped at 8.25% in ‘99
    * Stafford Student Loan rate variable rate replaced w/fixed 6.8% in 2006

    2007, Nancy and Harry/Barry’s Democrats take back control of Congress. In 2008, they change the rules. Stafford Student Loan went from a flat fixed rate to a complex system of numerous rates ranging from 3.4% to 6% depending on who you are and which group of student you are categorized as, but only if you have a subscription (?).

    The Dems put a cap on the entire program and all of their subsidized interest rates for favored students would disappear in 2012 when rate reverts back to 6.8%. Of course all loans to non-favored ...


    Obama now is “blaming congress” for the doubling of the rates without explaining that it was his own Democrat Congress that created the complex system that Obama proposes to save us from. When PresBarry was Senator Barry, he & his pal Harry and their main squeeze Nancy cooked up a complex scheme of favoritism for those "Friends of Dems" students in how student loans were to be applied.

    In 1992-93, the Democrat controlled Congress "Stafford Student Loan Program" rates fell from 12 to 10%

    In 1994-2006, Newt’s GOP takes over control of Congress in ’94.
    * Stafford Student Loan rate falls from 10 to 9% by ‘95
    * Stafford Student Loan rate low variable rate capped at 8.25% in ‘99
    * Stafford Student Loan rate variable rate replaced w/fixed 6.8% in 2006

    2007, Nancy and Harry/Barry’s Democrats take back control of Congress. In 2008, they change the rules. Stafford Student Loan went from a flat fixed rate to a complex system of numerous rates ranging from 3.4% to 6% depending on who you are and which group of student you are categorized as, but only if you have a subscription (?).

    The Dems put a cap on the entire program and all of their subsidized interest rates for favored students would disappear in 2012 when rate reverts back to 6.8%. Of course all loans to non-favored Americans remained at 6.8%.
    http://www.finaid.org/loans/h...

    So basically, Barry and his band of flying monkeys CREATED the mess, AND NOW he is claiming to want to FIX THE MESS.
    (more)
  • Q 2012/04/26 03:30:47
    Yes
    Q
    +1
    What Mitt Romney pandering....that sounds so unlike him? mitt romney pandering political cartoons
  • YouSirName 2012/04/26 01:11:26
    No
    YouSirName
    +1
    I don't think he is trying to fool anyone. He is pretty blatent about picking whichever side of whichever issue will get him votes.
  • Charles Braley 2012/04/25 12:59:43
    No
    Charles Braley
    With the student default rate higher than the sky-------- its more than a red/blue issue!
  • Eccles 2012/04/25 11:52:03
    Yes
    Eccles
    They all make fools of you at every election you believe their bull they all stink period.
  • ☮ Ron ☮ Paul ☮ 2012! ☮ 2012/04/25 05:05:05
    Yes
    ☮ Ron ☮ Paul ☮ 2012! ☮
    Yes Romney and Obama try to fool young voters so that they will be slaves to the hand-me-out state. The more hand-outs the younger generation gets, the more they become dependent on the government which ends, as we all know, in socialism!
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/25 03:27:51
    No
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    Romney doesn't need to "fool" anyone, Obama beat him to it.
  • BRIDGET 2012/04/25 00:42:05
    No
    BRIDGET
    +1
    MOST STUDENT AGED PEOPLE DON'T VOTE.
  • findthelight2000 2012/04/24 23:57:28
    Yes
    findthelight2000
    +3
    Romney is on a constant mission to fool all voters!
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/04/24 23:52:55
    No
    Charles R. Anderson
    Obama is only buying their votes with a temporary gift. It is, as is usually the case with Obama, just a political game.
  • kitkat42 2012/04/24 22:28:40
    Yes
    kitkat42
    +2
    And next week, he'll be against it again. Man can't make up his own mind.
  • goinpostal 2012/04/24 21:45:20
    Yes
    goinpostal
    +1
    THAT WHY HE WANTS TO GET RID OF PELL GRANTS.
  • Tomus Megalomania 2012/04/24 20:37:53
    No
    Tomus Megalomania
    I mean YES
  • Seonag 2012/04/24 20:10:41
    No
    Seonag
    And Obama doesn't fool me either. He voted for the time limit but it's going to bite him in the tail, so he's gotta stop the rise before the elections!
  • sjalan 2012/04/24 17:42:23
    Yes
    sjalan
    +7
    And if you will note. His comments on it were a total AFTERTHOUGHT made AFTER he had completed his interview/stop and had to come back to the mic to add that comment to his speach.

    PLUS this puts him at odds with the Republican backed budget that guts $170 BILLION form PELL grants.

    Romney is a flip/flopping LIAR and is misleading everyone as to his real intents.
  • Jrogers sjalan 2012/04/25 00:53:10
    Jrogers
    +2
    Yes - and he is just plain creepy!
  • my2cents sjalan 2012/04/25 04:50:06
    my2cents
    I saw that! How lame was THAT?! "By the way, I forgot to kiss your asses, but it will only last until I'm in office."
  • Karen 2012/04/24 17:18:44
    No
    Karen
    +1
    No, I believe Romney is sincere. Romney is loyal but he's a wild card. If he considers the American People are his employer, he will be loyal to our best interest but if he is convinced the lobbyists are working in the interest of the American People, he will side with them. He can go either way.
  • my2cents Karen 2012/04/24 17:34:39
    my2cents
    +3
    Grover Nordquist: Romney Will Be a Passive President Who Will Do as He's Told by Congressional Conservatives

    In a speech made at CPAC this year, Grover Nordquist articulated out loud a case for Mitt Romney that you usually hear only whispered by other conservative leaders. It appears Republicans have reconciled themselves to a Romney candidacy because they see Romney as an essentially weak and passive president who will concede leadership to congressional conservatives:

    "All we have to do is replace Obama . . . . We are not auditioning for fearless
    leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan Budget. . . . We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate."

    The requirement for president?

    "Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared."

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/...
  • Paul my2cents 2012/04/25 00:32:41
    Paul
    Those are my thoughts as well. Romney was chosen long time ago for the reason of "doing as He's Told by Congressional Conservatives."
    If he were to make to a second term, he could possibly be a good President, but that will hardly matter. The man is not stupid, but he will be loyal to the party that sponsered him to be President. I think that's why we see a lot of what people are calling fip flopping, Romney keeps getting caught between what he would have supported as policy a few years ago, and what he needs to support in order to get the nomination of the Republican party.
  • my2cents Paul 2012/04/25 04:52:58 (edited)
    my2cents
    That's why Fox News has favored Romney from the start, giving him much more air time than any other GOP candidate. Even Santorum and Gingrich noticed and complained about it. The GOP has a rubber band man in Romney, a rubber stamper. Not someone who will lead, but will allow himself to be led.
  • Burning Bright Embers 2012/04/24 17:16:56
    Yes
    Burning Bright Embers
    All politicians are trying to fool young voters by taking advantage of the fact that young voters are not aware that politicians use the same lies over and over depending on the fact that each upcoming generation of voters are not aware of the lies of the previous generation of politicians lies and broken promises

    And it has been working for a very long time
  • my2cents Burning... 2012/04/24 17:36:34
    my2cents
    +1
    It's just as easy to fool OLD voters. The American people have a collective memory the size of a knat's.
  • Burning... my2cents 2012/04/24 21:20:41
    Burning Bright Embers
    +1
    Very true
  • Mel 2012/04/24 17:13:18
    Yes
    Mel
    +1
    he is desperate to get young votes and this will fail. Why didn't he propose this first?
  • my2cents Mel 2012/04/25 04:55:23
    my2cents
    Because he is not sincere about it.

    It's a political add-on, just some last minute pandering.

    Vomit.
  • Mel my2cents 2012/04/25 06:11:45
    Mel
    And the president spoke about this first.
  • wale63 2012/04/24 17:12:26
    No
    wale63
    +1
    it is Imam Obama who is trying to fool ALL the voters , including young ones.
  • Reichstolz 2012/04/24 17:09:22
    No
    Reichstolz
    There is little difference between the two neither are honest with the nation.
  • zbacku 2012/04/24 17:06:18
    No
    zbacku
    +1
    It's the other way around. Obama took full control over the loans by taking local banks and others out of the equation. He put the government in total control of the loans and we all know what happens when the government gets it's slimy hands on anything. The program or institution goes BROKE.
  • my2cents zbacku 2012/04/24 17:45:03 (edited)
    my2cents
    +2
    You are an example of how older voters have a collective memory the size of a knat's. George Bush giving the government student loan business to the private sector banks was a glaring example of the crony capitalism that ran amok during his administration.

    The government student loan business was in the hands of the government for decades. George Bush took it from the government and gave it to the private sector to "manage". The funds for these loans came from taxpayer money and were guaranteed against default by the U.S. government--just like Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, it worked the same way--so it was free money to the banks, they were not loaning their own funds. But banks got to collect the interest from loaning taxpayer money to students, in addition to charging "management fees" to the government.

    The banks had skimmed off $80 million of taxpayer money in profits since Bush handed it over to them.

    Obama took it back. The government can manage it's own student loan program for a fraction of what the banks were charging to do it. You bet the banks want it back, it was a government subsidized cash cow for them, at YOUR expense.
  • studentsmith 2012/04/24 16:57:54 (edited)
    Yes
    studentsmith
    +4
    He absolutely is! I wonder how many days it will take before we hear him say he never said that!
    Romney’s close ties to for-profit Full Sail University have proven lucrative for his campaign. Full Sail’s Chief Executive, Bill Heavener, is a major campaign donor and a co-chairman of his state fund-raising team in Florida. His only concerns regarding higher education have to do with pandering to big bank special interests. Does it make him evil?...I can't say, but it certainly shows how out of touch he is by thinking that supporting a shift to for-profit universities (with their high drop-out rates and outrageous tuition) is going to help anyone except the guys with all the money! He has no REAL understanding of life outside his bubble.
  • Paul student... 2012/04/25 00:38:06
    Paul
    interesting point
  • cybernestical 2012/04/24 16:28:50
    Yes
    cybernestical
    +3
    Mitt R. does care about MONEY. He fire a lot of people back on the time to increase his earn as well as his friends. He's part of the deal "cutting taxes to the wealthy and corporations". He is deeply engage to cut money for education, health-care, etc...

    He's a "conservative" who pray to a different god and church but unity to the rest of the greedy republican-t bag and corporation to the same interest.
  • RED DAWN 2012/04/24 16:24:55
    No
    RED DAWN
    +1
    Romney should tell these college students that he will give them an extension on their loans.That he's going to put his emphasis on creating jobs because a great education is no damn good if you have to wind up being a bus boy at Joe's Delicatessen.Obbie can't do that and still achieve his goal of the destruction of the country.His liberal base don't want jobs they want hand outs.
  • mac9 2012/04/24 16:23:31
    No
    mac9
    +2
    He is telling them the truth so they won't make a mistake and vote for Obama.
  • my2cents mac9 2012/04/25 05:00:09
    my2cents
    One man's truth is another man's lie.
  • Fire&Ice 2012/04/24 16:13:15
    No
    Fire&Ice
    +2
    0bozo took the $70 Billion student loan program out of the local banks hands (Thousands of private sector jobs lost) and tacked it on to 0bozocare to help offset the costs of his nightmare. There's a lot of fuzzy math gimmicks that were used to get to his BOGUS figure of $980Billion. It's already been scored by CBO to coat at least 3 X that amount on a true 10 year analysis

    People were saying that it was a crisis in the making back in 2008-9 and since the Fed completely took control, the $70 annual figure has increased to $100 Billion and the amount of students defaulting has skyrocketed.
    We're looking at a $trillion housing market type fall-out in the near futire which will probably entail a payment amnesty program and massive taxpayer bail-out.

    It's great that everyone gets a chance to go to college but these students will be graduating in the next few years with Liberal Arts Degrees in an already saturated market with so few jobs they will be flipping burgers if they're lucky and may as well put their degree to some use near the toilet.

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