Obama: GOP Making It Harder For Students

President Obama said Tuesday that Republicans are standing in the way of making college "more affordable for middle-class families."

As part of his two-day push to urge Congress to extend low student loan rates, President Obama said Tuesday that Republicans are standing in the way of making college “more affordable for middle-class families.”

In a conference call with a group of college reporters, Obama accused the GOP of prioritizing the wealthy over those studying to get jobs.

“They’re voting for huge tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires — tax cuts that, by the way, would have to be paid for by cutting things like education and job-training programs that give students new opportunities to work and succeed.”

The president spoke to the reporters via telephone as he was flying abroad Air Force One from North Carolina to Colorado.

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Geoff Holtzman is Talk Radio News Service's Deputy Bureau Chief. As one of TRNS's primary correspondents, he helps cover the White House and Capitol Hill. Geoff also covered the 2012 presidential campaign, following the candidates to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and elsewhere. In the process, he learned that not all Motel 6's are created equal. Follow Geoff on Twitter @Geoff_Holtzman.

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