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College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts
examiner.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Victor Medina

Posted on 11/28/2012 8:43:39 AM PST by Baynative

Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day.

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This cut in eligibility was never mentioned by President Obama during the campaign, and when he boasted about increasing funding to the Pell Grant program, CNN fact-checked his claim as true. While the amount of government funding to the program is going up in future years, CNN failed miserably by not pointing out the cuts in eligibility to students. The cuts could be a rude awakening to students who thought President Obama was expanding their educational opportunities.
1 posted on 11/28/2012 8:43:46 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

They still won’t learn anything from it so what’s the difference?


2 posted on 11/28/2012 8:44:57 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

They will learn, however, that it is Bush’s Fault(tm).


3 posted on 11/28/2012 8:46:57 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Baynative

I guess students will have to borrow more to make up the difference.


4 posted on 11/28/2012 8:48:16 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Baynative

Even when they are forced to live with their parents until they’re 40 years old they will NEVER learn and they will still vote for Obama or the next Obama.

The American Idol generation will follow Hollywood and the “cool” crowd right to the gallows.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 8:48:34 AM PST by Obadiah (What if the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash?)
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To: Baynative

A cut to 12 semesters of eligibility? Six years? Oh, how harsh.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 8:49:04 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Baynative; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; ...
RE :”Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day.
During the recent campaign, President Obama claimed credit for increasing funding to the Pell Grant program, which provides college funds, free from repayment, to millions of students. However, an email sent out Tuesday to some Dallas college students is revealing a detail the President forgot to mention: the time a student can receive a Pell Grant has been cut, by as much as three years. With Pell Grants for the fall semester now dispersed, colleges are informing students of their options, bringing the cuts to light.
The email, sent out by the Dallas County Community College District, informed students of the changes to the Pell Grant program. It revealed that the number of semesters a student could receive a Pell Grant had been cut from 18 semesters down to 12. It is a detail likely unknown to most students; in fact, the cut in grants has gone largely unreported by the media”

I wonder if the young idiots who voted for O will read this on their smart phones, the same ones O campaign texted ‘I love you’ to them on before the election

7 posted on 11/28/2012 8:49:06 AM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved to Obama again yet?)
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To: Baynative

“Twelve years of college down the drain...”


8 posted on 11/28/2012 8:52:51 AM PST by TADSLOS (Welcome to the new Plastic Banana Republic- We''ll Make You Feel Good to be Poor)
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To: Baynative

S U C K E R S ! ! ! ! ! ! !............

9 posted on 11/28/2012 8:53:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Baynative

The only one who’s going to be laughing louder than Barack Hussein himself at all these little muslo-in-your-face-white-boy betrayals is me!


10 posted on 11/28/2012 8:53:42 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: sickoflibs

I just made a point of emailing the article to the young idiots I know who voted for Obama. hahaha, I love it.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 8:56:33 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Baynative

Educations are wasted on anyone halfwitted enough to vote for Obama. Put them on the soviet plantation, and teach them how to work.


12 posted on 11/28/2012 8:57:09 AM PST by pallis
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To: Baynative
Does living in a van down by the river mean anything to you kids? No? It will.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 8:59:32 AM PST by Obadiah (What if the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash?)
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To: sickoflibs

I actually agree with the reduction from 18 to 12 semesters. A student could do a 5 year degree in 12 semesters. The only reason it would take more then 12 semesters to complete a bachelor degree is if the student was working and going to school part time. If they’re working, they don’t need the grant for more then 12 semesters.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 9:01:12 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Baynative

It is to laugh...


15 posted on 11/28/2012 9:02:13 AM PST by null and void (Knowledge increases exponentially, wisdom increases logarithmically.)
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To: Baynative

Most of the truly clueless won’t realize this unless Jon Stewart tells them about it....or until they apply for their next semester’s handout. It really doesn’t matter if you get a college degree when half the graduates are jobless.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 9:08:45 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: uncommonsense

They should eliminate Pell Grants completely. They should eliminate any and every kind of government sponsored or endorsed financial aid. The cost of post-secondary education rises much faster than it needs to simply because the free market has been tainted with “free” money.

Eliminate financial aid, especially these nasty Pell Grants, and the cost of a college education will fall dramatically. The federal government has no business inserting itself into the education “industry.”


17 posted on 11/28/2012 9:09:51 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Nachum

Ping.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 9:10:04 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: albie

I know what you’re you are saying, but they will learn somethings, like:
America is bad, capitalism is bad, being white is bad,
believing in Jesus Christ is bad, being armed is bad,
being hetero is bad etc.
Universities are the factories that continue to pump out
the brain-dead like Occupy-people, Sandra Slut, and Obama-phone lady. We continue to fund our enemies, sounds like a
losing battle doesn’t it?


19 posted on 11/28/2012 9:11:59 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Baynative
The new Conservative message needs to Expose the Lie which is big government.

If one applies for an ROTC scholarship, the government will only consider you for its best scholarships in highly technical fields of study. HOWEVER, if you get a Pell Grant you can major in Art History.

If you are middle class and need money for college, enlist and get a GI Bill. If you are poor, get a Pell Grant.

The Government chastised the banking industry as predatory lenders for giving credit cards to students in college. Some student ran up bills of $5K. Congress pass Frank-Dodd that basically outlawed credit cards to young people. However, the government will directly lend you up to $55K for college without any idea you can ever pay back the money. Simple tests like income potential of your major are NOT applied. By law, student loans can not be discharged in bankruptcy (your credit cards can). So who is more predatory, Banks or the government?

20 posted on 11/28/2012 9:13:03 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Baynative

yeah...and so Romney’s campaign team which was able to collect and spend 710 million dollars..somehow “neglected” to put this data out in front of college students...which historically have voted for Obama?

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/06/obama-romney-campaigns-and-allies-spend-record-710-million-on-battleground-advertising/

IMHO...sounds like could be some form of professional malpractice/and or fraud...


21 posted on 11/28/2012 9:13:13 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: sickoflibs; Baynative; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; ...

” I wonder if the young idiots who voted for O will read this on their smart phones, the same ones O campaign texted ‘I love you’ to them on before the election “

They are indoctrinated. Their “American Idol” won.


22 posted on 11/28/2012 9:13:50 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: EDINVA

I would be very interesting to hear what they have to say about this news. I’d like to know what, if anything, they think.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 9:14:55 AM PST by midnightcat
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To: Baynative

24 posted on 11/28/2012 9:15:55 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: sickoflibs

It revealed that the number of semesters a student could receive a Pell Grant had been cut from 18 semesters down to 12.


If you get past the headline, dos any conservativec think this is a bad thing?


25 posted on 11/28/2012 9:16:08 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: Doulos1

I’ve made personal strides to stop “funding our enemies” like firing my daughters piano teacher after 6 years when I saw an Obama sticker on his car, changed barbers for the same reason and stopped getting barbecue at our favorite spot. I told all of these people why and they all seemed hurt and sad which pleased me greatly!


26 posted on 11/28/2012 9:18:35 AM PST by albie
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To: Baynative

Yeah, but they get to stay on their parent’s health insurance until they are 26...


27 posted on 11/28/2012 9:20:10 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: Baynative

Awwwww. The Great Gift Giver took away some of his followers’ gifts.

The media deliberately and intentionally, with full knowledge and awareness suppressed mentioning it.

None of it surprises me.


28 posted on 11/28/2012 9:22:28 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: txrefugee

I heard Jon Stewart was named for his parents piece of bathroom furniture.
He’s been talking S__t ever since!


29 posted on 11/28/2012 9:22:49 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel!)
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To: albie

Good for you, I do the same when given a chance.
Keep the faith.


30 posted on 11/28/2012 9:23:30 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


31 posted on 11/28/2012 9:26:00 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: mo

‘yeah...and so Romney’s campaign team which was able to collect and spend 710 million dollars..somehow “neglected” to put this data out in front of college students...which historically have voted for Obama?

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/06/obama-romney-campaigns-and-allies-spend-record-710-million-on-battleground-advertising/

IMHO...sounds like could be some form of professional malpractice/and or fraud..; ‘


So you wanted Romney to keep this entitlement? Isn’t the conservative message ‘cut entitlements’?


32 posted on 11/28/2012 9:26:16 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: albie

Good job. Also need to tell them that “After all, Obama did say to get REVENGE”.......just doing what I’m told.


33 posted on 11/28/2012 9:29:30 AM PST by annieokie
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To: albie

WOO HOO I am very proud of you. Especially the piano teacher. That is great. I am on the lookout for “enemies” myself, but so far, have found none to fire. My hairdresser and I always talk politics; he thinks 0bama is a bozo out to destroy us.


34 posted on 11/28/2012 9:30:08 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Doulos1

“... capitalism is bad,...”

The 10th plank of the communist manifesto calls for free public “education”.

America’s re-education system is a giant Marxist moron mill. They “educated” the electorate, and achieved the desired result.


35 posted on 11/28/2012 9:43:35 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: albie

Hopefully your daughter wasn’t sad and hurt about losing her piano teacher.


36 posted on 11/28/2012 9:44:13 AM PST by wideminded
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To: MikeSteelBe
It was one of the planks of the nazi party platform as well.

We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living.

The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all.

Therefore, we demand:

an end to the power of the financial interests .

We demand profit sharing in big business.

We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.

We demand. . . the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of the national, state, and municipal governments.

In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our system of public education. . . .

We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents. . .
.
The government must undertake the improvement of public health — by protecting mother and child, by prohibiting child labor — by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth.

We combat the . . . materialistic spirit within and without us, and are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of " The Common Good Before the Individual Good ."

37 posted on 11/28/2012 9:49:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Baynative
Praise the Lord! It has been my prayer since November 7, 2012 that the obama voters would get what they voted for. Not what their messiah promised, but the actual thing. The 2012 mid term saved them before,but they will be no salvation in 2014, if the elections are held.

The thinning of the herd is about to begin. The parasites and fools will be the first to go. I just pray that the Good Lord allows me to live to see them starve to death.

38 posted on 11/28/2012 9:50:31 AM PST by sport
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To: albie

Good for you!


39 posted on 11/28/2012 9:51:12 AM PST by wayne_shrugged
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To: PeterPrinciple; uncommonsense; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
RE :”If you get past the headline, dos any conservativec think this is a bad thing?”

I think you are missing our point. Our point is regarding young O voters who believed him. It's not about our views on education funding.

Technically Obama last year signed the bill cutting this next year after the split congress passed it, and the Romney campaign was not smart enough to call Obama out on his deception on it.

40 posted on 11/28/2012 9:54:07 AM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved to Obama again yet?)
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To: midnightcat

IF they respond, I’ll let you know. I expect to hear crickets. Because, you see, they are so much smarter than I, and Obama is cooler than all of us!


41 posted on 11/28/2012 9:56:12 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: sickoflibs; PeterPrinciple; uncommonsense; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2963704/posts

Romney to meet with Obama in the White House tomorrow morning, so this means Obama wants Romney to sell his agenda to the RNC. My guess is Romney will help him. Even if Romney won’t help Obama, Obama now can plaster all over the MSM that he had “reached hands across to the Republicans to solve our problems” What an IDIOT Romney is!


42 posted on 11/28/2012 10:01:30 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: cripplecreek

That is very interesting.

The most evil and destructive policies are always sold as something good. We can attempt to educate others, but it’s almost pointless.

I’m not sure discernment can be taught, but I heard a comment from an educator on conservative talk radio that was very disappointing. He said that children are not taught critical thinking skills anymore, but they used to be.

There is also a group of people that have no passion for truth whatsoever, so they accept and propagate preposterous lies from politicians and their propaganda media.


43 posted on 11/28/2012 10:05:51 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: FerociousRabbit
Yep, whatever is subsidized cost more. Healthcare, education, corn, you name it.
44 posted on 11/28/2012 10:07:35 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; PeterPrinciple; uncommonsense; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; ...
RE :”Romney to meet with Obama in the White House tomorrow morning, so this means Obama wants Romney to sell his agenda to the RNC. My guess is Romney will help him. Even if Romney won’t help Obama, Obama now can plaster all over the MSM that he had “reached hands across to the Republicans to solve our problems” What an IDIOT Romney is!”

????
Who would take Romney's advise? And what on? taxes? amnesty?
Romney would not be credible on those if he took Os side.

To be honest I think it would be great if he tried to as long as its not kept secret to us. I would really have some fun here.

45 posted on 11/28/2012 10:11:35 AM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved to Obama again yet?)
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To: Baynative

The Piper will eventually demand payment; free foams and fool stamps notwithstanding.


46 posted on 11/28/2012 10:12:38 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
You miss my ping here : #31 ?
47 posted on 11/28/2012 10:14:52 AM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved to Obama again yet?)
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To: sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne

” Obama to Romney: “Thanks Mitt. We pulled it off. No hard feelings I hope as I had to put on a good act. You were much more help to us than Buffiet ever will be. I hope Chris Chistie is as good as you at this in 4 years”

No, I didn’t miss it.
And just by Romney showing up to chat, Obama has the perfect photo-op. I swear, we are cursed.


48 posted on 11/28/2012 10:20:41 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: sickoflibs

I think you are missing our point. Our point is regarding young O voters who believed him. It’s not about our views on education funding.


Do not get distracted by shiney things. Keep you eye on the agenda. Personally, I think it should be cut back to 8 semesters.

This is a step in our direction.........................


49 posted on 11/28/2012 10:29:51 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy
RE :”And just by Romney showing up to chat, Obama has the perfect photo-op. I swear, we are cursed.”

The Dem channels was showing some polls that said that Christies NJ approval rating jumped up to 77% after hugging O on camera.

Maybe unpopular Romney is looking for that same Os magic touch to transform him into a human being in American’s eyes.
Not likely successful.

We are not cursed, we are screwed.

Hey, I can post links to all the posts here claiming back in 2010 that O would not even run for re-election because he didnt care,and he would veto tax cut extensions too (2010)
Back then Rush was selling that Koolaid with the standard results. "Don't Doubt me"

50 posted on 11/28/2012 10:32:41 AM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved to Obama again yet?)
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