Skip to comments.Obama Asks Students for 'Amen'
Posted on 04/24/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by Nachum
At an event at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, President Barack Obama tried to rouse the crowd by asking for an "amen."
"The fact is that since most of you were born, tuition and fees at America's colleges have more than doubled," Obama said. "And that forces students like to take out a lot more loans, there are fewer grants, you rack up more debt. Can I get an 'amen'?"
The students responded: "Amen!"
Obama continued: The average student who borrows to pay for college now graduates with about $25,000 in student loan debtthats the average, some are more. Can I get an amen for that?
"Amen," the students responded.
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I’ve met students who owe over $560,000 between the two, and another student in Theological School owes $132,000. Most kids I know all end up with over $60,000 owed. I don’t think an average is $25k.
You know, I think he really doesn’t know what caused tuition inflation. He’s as ignorant as the kids.
Holder sues Florida city, says firefight test racistsays the biggest racist around, besides 0bamao
Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too.
The only way that quota baby will get an “amen” from most literate folks is if they are under the impression that it is Kenyan for “up yours”.
Call and response, call and response, the tactics
of mass manipulation. These instances combined with
the Occupy movement (so called) bode evil times
are ahead for freedom loving individuals.
There he goes with the “some are paying more” than the average meme like the ad on High School Drop Outs. Yes, some are paying more. Some are paying LESS. Thus the point of averages.
So, rather than do something to reduce the vastly inflated tuition costs, Obama’s answer to have American taxpayers start footing the bill.
just replace amen with sieg heil.
-—I dont think an average is $25k.——
My daughter is going to commute to the local state college to get her worthless degree for $7k/yr. She will work part-time to pay tuition, so she can graduate debt-free.
She needs a worthless teaching degree to teach in a Catholic school.
I know the degree is a joke, my daughter knows the degree is a joke, and the college probably does too.
At least it’s relatively inexpensive. 8-P
The student loan deal is another liberal funding program.
Students borrow huge sums at subsidized rates, pay big $$ to colleges for overpriced education.
Schools pay big $$ in salaries to liberal profs and administrators.
Profs and admins contribute $$ to liberal candidates and causes.
Heh... tuition costs rose as a direct response to available, federally-guaranteed student loan money. Period.
Want to see tuitions come down? Do away with federal money for college.
“Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too.”
You don’t expect any of these students to actually get a freaking job do you?! I doubt many of them are taking courses that would help them get a job!
He’s really starting to annoy me.
Unless of course they were like my daughter who has a total of 10,000 in loans. The rest was paid for by her working and going to school
I had ZERO dollars in loans as I worked and ant to school at the same time.
Perhaps it is the laziness of the mutes.
How in the hell do you acquire more than a half a million in student loans?? It says they went to the ‘best’ (make that the most expensive) school for the maximum amount of time and took NO work on the side to help defray costs. It is NOT tax payers responsibility to educate those who are to lazy to work to educate themselves.
A pox on all of their houses
that should read laziness of the ‘yutes’
Can your daughter go to a Christian college for the teaching degree?
“...and let thy Holy Pell Grants shine down upon us” /sarc
Where are the atheist parents and their faux outrage when you need them?
My wife & I together managed 5 degrees (Ivy League included) for under $100K, debt-free. If you take time to THINK and RESEARCH, you can go so far as getting the school to pay you.
If you're paying list price for a degree, you're doing it wrong.
just don’t get old and have a student loan......
"That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes."
Both these words that are translated "truth" are the Hebrew word "amen".
Thus, it is declaring this by the God of Amen, the Jehovah God who cannot lie (Titus 1:2). In this context this word is expressing God's faithfulness. That He alone is the Amen, the God of truth.
Indeed, the Lord is the very essence of truth. So by comparing scripture with scripture and allowing it to be its own dictionary and interpreter, we can come to sound conclusions about what words really mean in scripture. By looking at the contexts where words are used, we can see that Amen is defined as truth. And not only in the Old Testament, this understanding of the word continues to be made manifest in the New Testament as well.
-—Can your daughter go to a Christian college for the teaching degree?-—
Can’t afford it. We homeschooled and have no money saved for college. Not complaining, just saying.
I’ve prepared her to take F’s if necessary. She’s ready to do battle. 8-)
If we could afford it, I would have preferred that she go to Steubenville or Christendom.
“Vote for me and we’ll stick that debt on those other guys - you know, the taxpayers.”
Atheists are not a-theists, they are a-Christian.
It’s OK to worship anything, even 0bama, as long as it isn’t Christ.
“Can I get an Allahu Akbar?”
-—If nothing else, it’s certified proof she can take on a complex multi-year project involving lots of people and finish it.——
That’s true, but it’s still not worth $30k and 4 years of lost work experience. My sister went to a pricey teacher college and I read her books...
The high school-educated sisters of yesteryear, who taught classes of 50 kids, did pretty darn well. They only lacked the ability to diagnose learning disabilities. And those skills can be learned very quickly.
Oh, so now I am to believe that he thinks debt is a negative thing......Yeah right.
[shrug] Self-assess and plan accordingly. Education is free; certification is expensive. If you’re not going to pay for proof of competency, then make the equivalent portfolio.
One mistake too many (self included) make/made: starting at the bottom and following the standard process (which, among other things, requires degree certification). Forget going in the front door, start by _building_ that door. Every kid should start a business before graduating high school: they then understand they can be their own boss, and already have a starting point to build from - rather than starting as mere peon to others under arbitrary rules.
Ive prepared her to take Fs if necessary. Shes ready to do battle.
Won't be necessary. If she can see through the indoctrination to get F's, she doesn't have to tell 'em so, just ignore it in her heart.
As she will teach in a Catholic school, she can ignore the indoctrination and teach the truth, and get along just fine.
Not so with a public school, failure to indoctrinate Marxism and secularism will get her fired, but then we both know that California public school is child abuse.
...we’ll stick that debt on those other guys - you know, your parents.
What a divisive con man!
So what does this communist thug propose exactly?
Does he not realize that the easy credit, just like homes, is what drives up tuitions since the school know the idiots can borrow any amount of money?
I hate this ghetto marxist street thug more every day. ABO!!!!!
My healthcare premiums have doubled in just the last two years. Can I get an “amen” from King Barry for that?
I remember when Hillary was even “reduced” to using religious terminology. Even to the extent, while in KY, tried to fake a KY accent.
These people are pathetic disingenuous frauds and slugs. Obama would have been better off just asking for a “seig heil”—it would have been more apt.
-—Every kid should start a business before graduating high school: they then understand they can be their own boss, and already have a starting point to build from - rather than starting as mere peon to others under arbitrary rules.-—
A thousand times yes. Schooling has to be the worst possible preparation for entrepreneurship, which the founders of compulsory ed knew.
I have my own side business, and have tried to talk my kids into starting their own businesses, but they lack the drive. I guess that’s where being hungry comes in. Surprisingly, working at entry-level jobs isn’t sufficient motivation, but then, they’re not paying the bills.
He’s already proved convincingly that he never even took Econ 101. As a country we have never suffered as incompetent a president as this phony. While I don’t want to wish away the presumed coming summer, I can’t wait for next January. I hope that the newly elected adults will come down hard on this guy and put him in Leavenworth where he needs to be. sd
These pathetic skulls full of mush are the result of years of brain-washing in liberal schools, paid for by their equally clueless parents and U.S. taxpayers.
Isn’t cutting the student loan interest rate helping the rich? There is no means testing for student loans.
What is that a photo of?
That’s a screen cap from Star Trek (TOS) “The Way to Eden”
One of the most hilarious episodes ever.