Anyone who stayed up late Tuesday night got to see President Barack Obama play straight man to a seemingly nervous Jimmy Fallon on his regularly scheduled show. With usual “cool joe” demeanor, the President took his campaign to the campus of University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
He emphasized the impending rate hike on student loans and encouraged the audience to voice their opposition using the hash tag #dontdoublemyrate. Focusing on the need to provide higher education for every one, he confessed that he and first lady Michelle just finished paying back their loans eight years ago.
“And now I’m president. Didn’t too badly,” he quipped.
But with a serious tone he noted students shouldn’t have to start their professional lives with such a burden of debt.
He tweeted “If Congress doesn’t act, more than 7 million students will pay double the interest on their student loans starting July 1. “DontDoubleMyRate.
Chad Osbourne responded @BarackObama but added, he “also needs to start creating jobs.”
Gerry Canavan said #dontdoublemyrate is a classic example of split-the-baby #ObamaIdeas. Why not #lowermyrate?
Mark Owen tweeted “Sally Mae owns my wallet for the next 20 years.”
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