Hey, remember when Obama promised more aid for college students, but expected “sacrifice” from them in return?

posted at 6:01 pm on April 25, 2012 by Morgen Richmond

President Obama’s 2008 campaign is remembered mostly for vague platitudes about hope and change, but in an unscripted moment in May 2008 he was put on the spot to list some sacrifices he expected Americans to make if he were elected. Oops:

Obama has largely delivered on the benefits he promised to students in this clip, but funny, he doesn’t seem to be talking much about “sacrifice” on the college tour he is currently in the middle of. Since 2009 Pell grant spending has increased substantially, and while his promised tuition credit fell a little short, the stimulus bill included a $2500 tax credit which has been renewed annually ever since. And of course maintaining subsidized student loans at below market-level interest rates is the Obama campaign priority of the week. Which, take note, Obama promised to pay for in this clip by cutting private financial institutions out of the student loan business. A promise he delivered on, but alas, much of the savings realized from this maneuver went to help pay for ObamaCare instead. Really.

Although President Obama is no longer pitching the idea of mandatory national service, he is at least still “trying to lead” something: his re-election effort. Thus his team has been busy recruiting an army of unpaid volunteers from college campuses around the country to staff his campaign. Maybe this is the national service he was really talking about. Hey, nothing is free…except your time, apparently, if you want to be a soldier for more hope and change.

Update: Double-oops. Recall that the other example Obama gave of a “sacrifice” he expected Americans to make, was dealing with the impact of higher gas and electricity costs as a result of his energy policies. Count this as another promise fulfilled!


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He wants to have people sacrifice their Liberty to his national vision of socialism.

In short Slavery in exchange for Freedom.

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater Change and a greater Evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. Frédéric Bastiat

Chip on April 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Romney’s Sensible 2012 Campaign Approach: the “BUTT” negates all that precedes it!!!! An Egyptology-based summary of my feelings of Romney’s presumptive nomination, his campaign approach, and Pharaoh Obama’s many failures. There is also a look back on McCain’s “The One” video, also featuring the iconic movie.

Mutnodjmet on April 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Young people are sacrificing.

They’re sacrificing their futures, their liberties, their dignity.

This is the “fundamental transformation” of your once-great nation that Obama promised you in 2008, kiddies. The one you were all so giddy about back then.

How do you like it?

AZCoyote on April 25, 2012 at 6:10 PM

“just words?”

Dr. Demento on April 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Young people are sacrificing.

They’re sacrificing their futures, their liberties, their dignity.

AZCoyote on April 25, 2012 at 6:10 PM

That. Was. Awesome!

WeekendAtBernankes on April 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

O-BA-MA!
O-BA-MA!
O-BA-MA!

oh, I didn’t have a cogent thought to express, so I thought I’d try a liberal chant to hide that fact.

Laura in Maryland on April 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Most of Obummer’s student volunteers will be sacrificing themselves into permanent volunteerism because they won’t be employed if he’s reelected.

Slainte on April 25, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

Seven Percent Solution on April 25, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Anyone has a list of all the sacrifices that Hussein and the Mooch have made , since their coronation ?

burrata on April 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM

bho says and does what he thinks the need to do to get re-elected.

The bottom line! Lie, lie, lie and when his mouth moves more lies! And if that dosen’t work Bush, every human on the planet is out to ‘get’ him. bho will not take the fall for anything he has ever done.

In my lifetime, 67 yrears, bho comes about the worse at telling the truth on anything. And I might add, bho is the worse president since wilson, fdr, and carter combined.

BTW, I don’t like bho/mo and hope, pray that they both get the boot in Nov.
L

letget on April 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Obama is sacrificing the same.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM

College students are all too willing to let themselves be enslaved.

DrStock on April 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM

This is the “fundamental transformation” of your once-great nation that Obama promised you in 2008, kiddies. The one you were all so giddy about back then.

How do you like it?

AZCoyote on April 25, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Wonder what Hooo Hooo Hooolio is doing these days ?

burrata on April 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM

When They Say Higher Education, They Really Mean It.

Compared with three decades of runaway tuition prices, previous worrisome jumps in healthcare and energy look tame.

How Prices Have Risen Since 1982:

College: 439%

Healthcare: 251%

Energy: 108%

CPI: 108%

Note: Percentage growth rate in current dollars

Source: Bureau of Labour Statistics

The reason that higher ed is increasing at such a rapid pace is because of the Big Gov-Big Ed Complex. Remember, Big Gov controls the student loan business (See: Obamacare…it is in the fine print).

But, now that Obama has added $20,498.84 to every man, woman, and child’s share of the national debt, what’s another $3,225.81 a head??? /s

Sandra Gets Busted & Fluked, Again

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM

The rent is still too damn high.

And the college administrators know why.

FlaMurph on April 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM

This is the “fundamental transformation” of your once-great nation that Obama promised you in 2008, kiddies. The one you were all so giddy about back then.

How do you like it?

AZCoyote on April 25, 2012 at 6:10 PM

That’s why the only crowd he plays to are his media psychophants. Nobody else wants him around. He knows it and she knows it. And their kids know it.

America. She just wasn’t ready for capitulation.

Key West Reader on April 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM

His demand for sacrifice is taking food out my kids mouths while his kids eat like royalty and go to the best schools.

jawkneemusic on April 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM

i’m getting real tired of talking about barry…this is who he is:

Obama had always had a high estimation of his ability to cast and run his operation. When David Plouffe, his campaign manager, first interviewed for a job with him in 2006, the senator gave him a warning: “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it,” he said. “It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.” Obama said nearly the same thing to Patrick Gaspard, whom he hired to be the campaign’s political director. “I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Obama told him. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

The president’s friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett sometimes pointed out that not only had he never managed an operation, he’d never really had a nine-to-five job in his life. Obama didn’t know what he didn’t know, yet his self-confidence was so stratospheric that once, in the context of thinking about Emanuel’s replacement, he remarked in all seriousness, “You know, I’d make a good chief of staff.”

But, more importantly is the dance that DWS did on FNC last night. Here’s where the laughter at barry’s narcissism stops

DWS’s rationale was that there were two Visions. Romney/Ryan vs. Obama. She danced around the Senate Dim thing and the House rejection of the barry budget.

Bret never got her in a head lock…he never said that no Dem in the House for FOR the barry vision. So the Dems are afraid to be on the record for the barry vision…and are afraid to offer their own non-barry vision. And DWS claims that the barry vision is the Dem vision.

So what does that tell us? That the Dem party is basically a party of One. the Dems can’t be FOR barry’s vision and the Dems can’t be FOR Ryan, so they must shut up. A party of One.

And that’s why we’ve had no budget….the Senate/House dems are operating under a far different set of rules. You must support the Won, or shut up about it.

r keller on April 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/04/sandra-gets-busted-fluked-again.html

Wait. I’m paying for Fluke’s edjumacation?

Really?

I think whoever owns this blog is on to something.

Key West Reader on April 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Obama hoisted on his own retard.

BHO Jonestown on April 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Thus his team has been busy recruiting an army of unpaid volunteers from college campuses around the country to staff his campaign. Maybe this is the national service he was really talking about. Hey, nothing is free…except your time, apparently, if you want to be a soldier for more hope and change.

This from the administration that is trying to ban unpaid internships

rcpjr on April 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

quotes were from AmerSpec

http://spectator.org/blog/2012/04/25/more-terrible-im-awesome-humor

sorry that i left off the /strong

r keller on April 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

i don’t have much sympathy for those that get their information from tina fey and john stewart.

GhoulAid on April 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Obama is sacrificing the same.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Uhhhh…???

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Key West Reader on April 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM

It’s my blog. :-)

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

By now EVERYBODY should realize that all lunatic-left d-cRAT socialists are habitual, chronic, pathological LIARS. It’s part of their make-up which EXCLUDES ethics, morals, honesty, social values, etc. This is best illustrated by the people they revere – like ted kennedy, who began his illustrious career by being expelled from Harvard for cheating, went on to drown Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick while drunk, and then turned to a life of more drinking and debauchery punctuated by brief periods in CONgress devoted to shafting hard-working, taxpaying American citizens to give freebies to slugs, slackers, deadbeats, liars, freeloaders, losers, taxpayer-leeches, cheats, ILLEGALS and potheads. And then, of course, there is bill “monica-stain” clinton, whose immense short-comings need no elaboration. And “YOU LIE!” OBOZO-the-Clown, who’s nickname says it all.

d-cRAT socialists totally lack a rational, humanist foundation. The latter, in a lunatic-leftist, is replaced by an all-consuming devotion to their warped ideology, which is manifested in an all-controlling, all-powerful, omnipresent, nanny BIG GOVERNMENT which, for them, is equivalent to a deity. So, contrary to popular opinion, the overwhelming majority of d-cRAT socialists are NOT atheists – they do have a “god” that they devoutly worship.

TeaPartyNation on April 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Key West:

But here’s a good thought for you re: Sandra Fluke:

Picture of the Day: Success Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Although President Obama is no longer pitching the idea of mandatory national service, he is at least still “trying to lead” something: his re-election effort.

Well that was THEN, this is NOW. Ain’t reality a bitch?

GarandFan on April 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Obama is sacrificing the same.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Uhhhh…???

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM

What is so hard to understand? Oh ya, I forgot leftists aren’t very good at understanding other points of view. Work and accomplishment are a joy and a privilege, the heritage of a free people. Lefties are always talking about sacrifice for the common good, except the bar keeps getting lowered for what qualifies as the common good. And it’s always somebody else’s sacrifice. Well, I’m no sacrificial lamb.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Obama is sacrificing the livelihoods of others and our fortunes because he never had an ounce of honor to begin with.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Fixed for accuracy.

antipc on April 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

It’s my blog. :-)

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Rush tomorrow

Key West Reader on April 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Rush tomorrow

Key West Reader on April 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM

?

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Oh ya, I forgot leftists aren’t very good at understanding other points of view.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Again…Uhhhh???

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Not everyone can expect a $300k quota job awaiting them from the University of Chicago like Moochelle.

viking01 on April 25, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Resist We Much on April 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Now that the media and the DNC narrative has … ahem… calmed a bit.

Now that several former sponsors are in tatters.

Now, we can seriously re-visit the original issue which is this:

“Should taxpayers fund college students’ birth control? If the answer to this is yes, then you have just funded Planned Parenthood… for Life.

/Welcome to bizzarro world. Where every day is another adventure into Obamaism.

Key West Reader on April 25, 2012 at 7:19 PM

50% of recent college grads are unemployed. I’d think the kids are smart enough to know a job is better than slower accumulation of debt.

DHChron on April 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Anyone has a list of all the sacrifices that Hussein and the Mooch have made , since their coronation ?

burrata on April 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Well, let’s see. So far, they’ve sacrificed our money, the constitution, the rule of law and our children’s future. It’s sort of a work in progress so Zero needs four more years to complete his “sacrifices”, don’t you see.

ghostwalker1 on April 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

If not I’m sure the kids are at least tired of paying $6/gallon to fill up those cars mom and dad bought for them.

DHChron on April 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM

the stimulus bill included a $2500 tax credit which has been renewed annually ever since.

Yep a 500 billion dollar per year PERMANENT increase in the federal government.

I doubt that we can recover from that.

jukin3 on April 25, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Again…Uhhhh???

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM

A most articulate response, considering. I’ve heard it said that some democrats are even capable of forming complete sentences, although I have yet to see evidence of it.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

obummer can say anything he wants… and not be held accountable for a word. He’s a democrat liberal of course. Different standards.

ultracon on April 25, 2012 at 7:47 PM

He…
IS…
a…
TURD!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM

A most articulate response, considering. I’ve heard it said that some democrats are even capable of forming complete sentences, although I have yet to see evidence of it.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

So yer going to jump all over me because you lack the nuance to see Obama’s savy and personal commitment to our great country????

Now we see why Obama’s pushing for education…there’s a whole bunch of neocons that need it.

sheesh….

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

No, because you are a troll.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

No, because you are a troll.

Fenris on April 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Nice..a brief, yet scathing and informed retort from a neanderthal.

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Nice..a brief, yet scathing and informed retort from a neanderthal.

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Wait, I meant to say ‘Right Wing Neanderthal’….

Where’s Bishop???

Am I doing this right???

BigWyo on April 25, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I don’t get the argument for not keeping the rate slow. It’s nearly impossible to discharge student loan debt in bankruptcy. Which means these loans have next to no risk whatsoever. The point of interest is to protect the lender from the risk of offering the funds…if there’s no chance the student won’t eventually pay you back with interest, why up the rate? They say it’s a “loss” of 6 billion dollars, but that’s $6 billion in revenue, it’s not like that money is already there and is being taken from some other program or some other source. It’s not money being taken away from the taxpayers.

The federal funds rate is all of what- .25% today? Why can banks borrow money from the fed at that rate in order to spur capital investment but students are stuck with 3-almost 7% to borrow for investment in human capital? Outside of the desire to continually increase revenue to spend more, more, more, I see no reason to even be concerned that $6 billion in forecasted returns aren’t there. That’s not even a drop in the debt bucket.

TheBlueSite on April 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

If jackass Obama gets reelected and/or we lose Congress we’ll just have to suck it up because no matter how much yelling and grousing and objecting we might do it will change nothing at all.

Obama will be termed out already with nothing to lose.

Instead of yelling, grousing, and objecting to Mitt Romney being the GOP nominee, nothing you do will change that, get behind him and support him and tell everyone you know to vote for Mitt. Put on bumper stickers, put up signs, and do whatever you have to to make sure Obama is gone in 2012. Four more years of him will make his first four years look real darn good.

FlatFoot on April 25, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Obama wants the students to sacrifice and he will see to it they do when they look at their student loan and realize that the loan is small potatoes compared to the trillions he dumped on them and their children and the only way to pay it will be back breaking taxes they will have their whole life and possibly their children’s lives. Students don’t comprehend any of this yet until they step into the real world of taxes, fees, permits, and many other titles that are cover sheets for costs that they will pay.

mixplix on April 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM