There’s been some speculation on Romney’s “angle” on agreeing with Obama on student loan rates. What could possibly explain agreeing with a Kenyan Muslim atheist socialist usurper?
(CBS News) — House Republicans have said the estimated $6 billion annual cost of extending low-interest rates for student loans isn’t affordable without offsetting cuts but that they are still deciding whether to support a temporary extension. Obama has started pushing Congress for the extension and planned a three-state tour this week to warn students of the potential financial catastrophe they will face if Congress fails to act.Interest rates are set to double on July 1, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, on a popular federal loan for low- and middle-income undergraduates.
“I support extending the temporary relief on interest rates for students,” Romney said Monday, a day before five states hold primaries, though he did not offer specifics on how the extension should be paid for or how long it should last. He said he supports the extension because of “extraordinarily poor conditions in the job market.”
I think it’s pretty clear what Romney is doing here. One, he might really agree with this, two he wants to shore up his dismal standing with younger voters, and three, my guess is the real point is to loft a trial balloon as the Romney campaign considers a long anticipated turn for the center.