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College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts
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Posted on 11/29/2012 6:39:53 PM PST by TigerClaws

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.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collegetuition; obamadeceives; pellgrants

1 posted on 11/29/2012 6:39:58 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

2 posted on 11/29/2012 6:47:45 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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3 posted on 11/29/2012 6:50:34 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TigerClaws
Hey College Students:

Keep voting Obama, dumbasses.

4 posted on 11/29/2012 6:51:09 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: TigerClaws

Fool me once, shame on you ....


5 posted on 11/29/2012 6:54:26 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: TigerClaws

Fool me once, shame on you ....


6 posted on 11/29/2012 6:54:45 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: TigerClaws
The word is *disbursed*

sorry, pet peeve.

CC

7 posted on 11/29/2012 6:59:09 PM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: TigerClaws

The uninformed are always the last to know.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 7:00:14 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: TigerClaws

I can hear it now....Ahh ...but he is so cool..Beyonce loves him! It isn’t his fault...somehow this is the fault of the Republicans - those evil bastards. Nothing is Jesus’....errr... Obama’s fault.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 7:04:50 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: TigerClaws

Another libtard dream realized.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 7:10:22 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: TigerClaws
All sorts of People told me over and over on Facebook how bad Romney was because he was going to cut back on Pell Grants. So, they were voting for Barry Hussein even though they thought he was bad for the economy.

As the kids say nowadays: "Own it Bitches!"

11 posted on 11/29/2012 7:10:29 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: TigerClaws

You bought the democrats, you fools. You believed Jon Stewart, David Letterman, etc.

Congratulations, assholes.


12 posted on 11/29/2012 7:16:13 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: musicman

“Big Brother has increased the chocolate ration to 20 grams per week.”


13 posted on 11/29/2012 7:16:51 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: usconservative

I agree with yout whole post! I’m sitting here laughing my, um, rump off. Funniest thing I’ve heard all day. Time for the stupid, stupid college students to wake up and start whiffing the coffee.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 7:18:32 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Mad Dawgg
All sorts of People told me over and over on Facebook how bad Romney was because he was going to cut back on Pell Grants. So, they were voting for Barry Hussein even though they thought he was bad for the economy.

The sad part is, they'd vote for him again.

15 posted on 11/29/2012 7:18:57 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Theodore R.

How else can you create a crisis in the college community ?
How else can you wreck someone’s credit rating other than limiting the length of the ‘Pell Grant’, and not tell them. Then require them to take out a college loan, that they can’t pay back when they can only get that part-time job flipping burgers ?
Then have ‘The Fed’ holding all those loans in default !

Now the Government ( Regieme ) owns your butt !!


16 posted on 11/29/2012 7:19:02 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You never want a crisis to go to waste..."- Rahm Emanuel)
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To: jimfree


17 posted on 11/29/2012 7:20:02 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jimfree
“Big Brother has increased the chocolate ration to 20 grams per week.”

Doubleplusgood!

18 posted on 11/29/2012 7:20:48 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: GreenHornet
"The sad part is, they'd vote for him again."

If they ask students what they think about this, they will not complain. Most will say he's doing what needs to be done.

If they are told this happened in late summer and he lied throughout the campaign they will say its a republican lie.

19 posted on 11/29/2012 7:25:18 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Mad Dawgg

That’s not the half of it. For new applicants, you now have to have a HS diploma or GED and maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree.

In the past, many “students” would sign up for classes, take the money, and never complete the course, using the Pell grants as another form of welfare. It is not uncommon for 30% or more of community college students to drop out before the end of the term.


20 posted on 11/29/2012 7:27:45 PM PST by Aunt Polgara
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Even if this HAD been reported 24/7 the college students wouldn’t have believed it. They’d say it was all made up by Fox News.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 7:32:06 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: TigerClaws

I thought everything was free now that America reelected a Marxist.


22 posted on 11/29/2012 7:38:56 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: TigerClaws

Looks like these college students didn’t do their homework on Obama’s broken promises.


23 posted on 11/29/2012 7:44:46 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: TigerClaws

For a minute I thought this was The Onion, until I read the source, and found that reality is about equally rediculous.


24 posted on 11/29/2012 7:59:12 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: TigerClaws

I’m in favor of cutting ALL federal aid to education. Too much money creates bubbles.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 8:02:13 PM PST by gotribe
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To: TigerClaws

Cut Pell grants? Good! It’s a start on reducing the entitlement society. Want to go to college? Work and save for it. Why should anyone get a government handout (Pell grants are grants...they aren’t repaid). Anyone think people should get money to attend college? Give to scholarships or create your own.


26 posted on 11/29/2012 8:08:16 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Aunt Polgara

Aunt Polgara: “That’s not the half of it. For new applicants, you now have to have a HS diploma or GED and maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree.”

Sounds like good news then. Pell grants and tuition assistance feed the government/university complex (similar to Ike’s military industrial complex, except it’s the education system that is colluding with government).


27 posted on 11/29/2012 8:11:26 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: TigerClaws; All
Miiitary training institutions aside, given that the states have never delegated to Congress the specific power to address public education issues, will somebody please tell me why the feds are taxing and spending for public education purposes in the first place? Justice Marshall had clarified in general that Congress is essentially prohibited from laying taxes for anything that Congress cannot justify under Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

On the other hand, I have no problems with the states taxing and spending for state versions of Pell Grants. Such grants within a state are ultimately up to the legal majority voters / taxpayers of a given state.

28 posted on 11/29/2012 8:33:33 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: TigerClaws

That’s a shame.


29 posted on 11/29/2012 8:41:12 PM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: musicman


LOLOLOLOL

30 posted on 11/29/2012 8:49:28 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Hah, it wasn’t just the college students, but the instructors were telling their classes to make sure to vote for obama because if they didn’t - they would lose financial aid. Hmmm, I wonder how their prophecy has worked out for them????


31 posted on 11/29/2012 8:50:48 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: CitizenUSA

They aren’t cutting Pell Grants - just the time allowed to get a degree. Now that all schools on are semesters instead of some having quarters - this allows students 6 years to get a degree. Most bachelor’s degrees only take 4 years.


32 posted on 11/29/2012 8:53:40 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: usconservative

Perfect!!!


33 posted on 11/29/2012 9:01:16 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: TigerClaws

Suckers.....


34 posted on 11/29/2012 9:08:34 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Catsrus

Actually it took me 5 yrs to get ny Bachelors, but I was working full time and had a family.


35 posted on 11/29/2012 9:47:56 PM PST by sheana
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

bfl


36 posted on 11/29/2012 10:39:33 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: OrioleFan

It’s ok, most don’t even know who the Veep is.


37 posted on 11/29/2012 10:44:25 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: TigerClaws

apparently the media forgot to mention this as well . . . media? . . . waiting . . .. ZZZZZZZ. Silence.


38 posted on 11/29/2012 11:19:17 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: OrioleFan

These “college students’ revealed their stupidity. They voted for the American Idol finalist.

They will be far better off not attending a state indoctrination institution. University studies are inadequate in today’s world.

The real bad news is that there are little vocational job opportunities.


39 posted on 11/30/2012 1:15:33 AM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: ChiMark
The real bad news is that there are little vocational job opportunities.

For years the tax code has destroyed manufacturing in the US and driven a large portion of it overseas. Obama wants to destroy non-union manufacturing with regulation and more taxes. Add to this all these "colleges and universities" pumping out kids with some sort of "studies" degrees (whose only skill is partying and drinking), and soon there will be no entrepreneurs left in this country. Obama's fundamental change mission accomplished.

40 posted on 11/30/2012 6:59:40 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Thanks for completing my thought Mad Dawgg. Numerous unpersons declined to comment.


41 posted on 11/30/2012 10:14:53 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Terry Mross

42 posted on 11/30/2012 2:16:03 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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