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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:15 PM
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PRESIDENT OBAMA is helping college students.
http://my.barackobama.com/Student-Loan-Reforms



President Obama just took two serious steps to make life a lot easier for folks with student loans -- and there's a good chance you or someone you know will benefit from these changes very soon.

Here's how:

-- Effective this January, if you're someone who has different kinds of loans -- guaranteed and direct -- you'll be able to roll them both into one direct loan and bring down your interest rate. You'll only have to write one check a month, and you'll see a discount. This switch adds no cost to taxpayers across the board.

-- You might remember that, as part of last year's student loan reform, borrowers' loan payments could be no higher than 10 percent of their disposable income. This is a big deal -- but it wasn't going to help anyone enrolling before 2014. Today, the President announced that he's speeding up this program so it will affect students next year -- helping over 1 million students. This will have huge consequences for people struggling to make their student loan payments.

Sometimes, it can be hard to see how policy changes will actually affect your day-to-day life.

Not the case with this one. These changes will make a real difference in helping millions of Americans get by month to month.

We put together a video explaining how these changes will help Americans. Watch it to learn a little more about what today's steps would do, and then make sure everyone you know who should hear about it does.

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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:19 PM
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1. Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Assassinating Children
"The extraordinary power of the U.S. government to assassinate people has, once again, been manifested in the assassination of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. No, thats not Anwar al-Awlaki, the American Muslim cleric whom U.S. officials recently assassinated in Yemen. Thats Abdulrahm al-Awlaki, the 16-year-old son of Anwar al-Awlaki.

There are several things that are especially fascinating about the U.S. governments assassination of this American teenager, who apparently traveled to Yemen looking for his father before his father was assassinated:

First, the U.S. government has assassinated a minor.

Second, no one except the assassins knows why they assassinated the boy.

Third, the people who planned and carried out the assassination from President Obama, to the Pentagon, to the CIA arent talking.

Fourth, nobody can force them to explain why they killed the boy."
/snip


http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/14418-assassinating-c...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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banned from Kos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:23 PM
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3. way to threadjack --- you must have been saving that for the right time
get over it.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:23 PM
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2. while Paul Ryan would rather have students juggle 3 jobs. nt
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:27 PM
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4. This is going to relieve many students nt
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:45 PM
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5. Proof that the banks would rather take something than get back nothing. n/t
-Laelth
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:17 PM
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6. Yea, yea, but he didn't do enough to save the
endangered delta smelt! :sarcasm:
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