Sunday, February 26, 2012

Full context of Obama wanting "everybody to go to college" quote.

"We're not going to stop fighting to give our kids a world-class education, to make college more affordable, to make sure that by 2020 we have the highest rate of college attendance of any country in the world. So we proposed that graduates should only pay 10 percent of their income to pay back their student loans. Students like that. And what I've said is we'll forgive student loan debt after 20 years -- but after 10 if you choose a career in public service. Because if you decide you want to be a teacher -- if you decide you want to be a cop, if you're not making huge amounts of money we don't want to discourage you from that because of the cost of college. And by the way, I've been there and Michelle has been there -- it took us 10 full years to pay off Michelle's student loans, 15 to pay mine off. So I've been there. And our belief, and I think your belief, is in the United States of America nobody should go broke because they chose to go to college. We want everybody to go to college, and we don't want them going broke doing it."

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