President Obama stopped by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill yesterday to make an appearance on NBC’s “Late Night” with Jimmy Fallon, and it was nothing less than hysterical.
BAM first joined Jimmy Fallon for a “slow-jamming the news” session in which he slow jammed about student loans, and Fallon cracked up the audience referring to Obama as the “POTUS with the Most-est” and “Barackness Monster”.
Later on, the President talked TV, comedies, being the only man in the house (along with Bo), and joked when Fallon pulled out an old photo from the President’s college days, but after the fun and games were over, he was there, among other things, to discuss the alarming proposed changes to student loans. Student loan interest rates are currently schedule to double:
“The single most important investment a young person can make is a college education but the challenge is that it’s getting more expensive. Michelle and I financed our entire college and law school education. We didn’t finish paying off all of our student loans until about eight years ago, eight years ago and I’m President of the United States.”
The President also pointed out that “If we keep on under-investing in our education, we will not be able to compete. There is no more important investment than we can make in our future than making sure these young people have a shot.”
Interest rates are scheduled to go on July 1st up unless Congress acts. Obama urged all of us to call, write and contact Congress in any way, and “if you’re on Twitter, tweet your thoughts with #DontDoubleMyRates.”
He also talked about the Secret Service scandal, saying the majority of the Secret Service is upstanding and protects Michelle, the girls and him and didn’t want a few “knuckleheads to detract from that”, and went on to say that “what these guys were thinking I don’t know but that’s why they aren’t there anymore.”
The President’s appearance last night, many say, was an attempt to gain the youth vote, and I gotta say it was effective, not only for young people but I think, for all people. As a mother of a daughter who is a sophomore in college and has an ever growing Stafford loan, I can attest to the importance of voting for candidates who care about the young people in our country, and who are willing to fight for them.
Check out the slow jamming moves of our 44th President; it’s a must see:
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