Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Twenty-Somethings and Bush

Recently I saw a Zogby poll that said 74% of 18-29 year-olds already favor impeaching President Bush for breaking wiretap laws.

If the President was interested in improving his position among younger people, he missed an opportunity yesterday. Yesterday Tiffany Cooper, a sophmore at Kansas State, asked the President how cutting $12.7 billion from the student loan program was supposed to help students prepare for the future? Bush responded that he was really reforming the program, not cutting money out of it.

Every student being denied a student loan and every student trying to pay off student loans lent at high interest rates will be reminded of that lie. This is a lie that will generate resentment long into the future.

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