• Michelle Obama: “We’ve been there”

    First Lady Michelle Obama in North Carolina

    The First Lady visited East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina today to talk to students about what President Obama wants for college graduates:

    “When it comes to giving our young people the education they deserve, Barack knows that like me and like so many of you, he never could have attended college—never—without financial aid.

    “In fact, what I shared in Charlotte was that when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage. So, believe me, when it comes to student debt, Barack and I, we’ve been there. And that’s why he’s fought so hard to double funding for Pell Grants, fought so hard to keep interest rates down. Because you have a President who wants you all to have the skills you need for the jobs of the future—those kind of jobs, the good jobs you can raise a family on, jobs that will drive this economy for decades to come. That’s what your President wants."

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