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For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in student loans than what we were paying for our mortgage. So we know what this is about.

And we were lucky to land good jobs with a steady income. But we only finished paying off our student loans—check this out, all right, I’m the President of the United States—we only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago.
President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama)

Filed under Education politics don't double my rate if they do that I'll refuse to pay period

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think-progress:

Obamacare turns 2. Here are the facts about what Americans have already gained.

I tell you what; staying on my father’s insurance until I’m 26 has been a miracle. I am in no way close to being on my feet enough to have my own insurance at 22 and I don’t know what I’d do without it. 

think-progress:

Obamacare turns 2. Here are the facts about what Americans have already gained.

I tell you what; staying on my father’s insurance until I’m 26 has been a miracle. I am in no way close to being on my feet enough to have my own insurance at 22 and I don’t know what I’d do without it. 

(via barackobama)

Filed under politics health care

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thedailywhat:

Forbidden Love of the Day: An outreach initiative started by two Israeli graphic artists aiming to bridge the sociopolitical divide between Israel and Iran by sending out simple messages of love is yielding promising results.
According to Israeli paper of record Ha’aretz, “Israel Loves Iran” began attracting responses from Iranian Facebook users over the weekend, and more are being added every hour.
“My Israeli friends, I do not hate you; I do not want war. love, Peace,” read one such pacific missive from an anonymous Iranian contributor. Many of the Iranians participating in this campaign have chosen not to identify themselves for fear of arrest or other reprisals.
Still, the message is being heard loud and clear — and the campaign’s creators want to ensure it gets louder and clearer.
They’ve turned to the crowd funding site indiegogo for assistance in taking “Israel Loves Iran” to the next level: Print ads, billboards, and an unignorable spot overlooking Times Square.
[haaretz / israel<3iran / thanks mattan!]

thedailywhat:

Forbidden Love of the Day: An outreach initiative started by two Israeli graphic artists aiming to bridge the sociopolitical divide between Israel and Iran by sending out simple messages of love is yielding promising results.

According to Israeli paper of record Ha’aretz, “Israel Loves Iran” began attracting responses from Iranian Facebook users over the weekend, and more are being added every hour.

“My Israeli friends, I do not hate you; I do not want war. love, Peace,” read one such pacific missive from an anonymous Iranian contributor. Many of the Iranians participating in this campaign have chosen not to identify themselves for fear of arrest or other reprisals.

Still, the message is being heard loud and clear — and the campaign’s creators want to ensure it gets louder and clearer.

They’ve turned to the crowd funding site indiegogo for assistance in taking “Israel Loves Iran” to the next level: Print ads, billboards, and an unignorable spot overlooking Times Square.

[haaretz / israel<3iran / thanks mattan!]

(Source: thedailywhat)

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