So Barack Obama was all, hey students, let me come to your college and sing you some Al Green and whisper sweet nothings about Derrida and Pound and TS Eliot and also about how it is important that the interest rate on your student loan does not DOUBLE, and Republicans were all hey that is not fair because our position is really unpopular and you are being “political” and “pathetic” by pointing it out! And then they were all oh wait, we guess we will be against the interest on student loans rising too, and we are so against it that we will block your bill to keep those interest rates from doubling, because that is how you show you are “for” something when you are a Republican.
But whyfore the hold-up, Senate Republicans? Oh, Obama wanted to pay the $6 billion tab by “boosting Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes on high-earning stockholders of some privately owned corporations,” and you want to pay for it by repealing Obamacare. That does make sense, and is totally fair. In the meantime, perhaps these entitled college snobs could ask their parents for $20 big, or get off the couch and get three jobs.
Why does Barack Obama threaten to veto the GOP’s good-hearted and good-faith student loan bill? Does he hate all college students, or just the white ones? Probably just the white ones. [LAT]