Did the President Endanger His Family's Finances?

Peter Morrison
In her speech to the convention on Tuesday night, I found it odd that Mrs. Obama was celebrating actions that strike me as the height of irresponsibility. According to Mrs. Obama, the President is "the same man who started his career by turning down high paying jobs..." As a person that has benefited from Federal Student Loans and has to deal with the debt that those loans bring, I wonder if the young Obama's decision to turn down high paying jobs wasn't just plain thoughtless and ill-considered. Now I can understand the urge to do good deeds. Certainly it is a noble thing to work in underprivileged communities and to help those who cannot afford what you would normally need to pay a graduate of Harvard Law School. Surely if he was turning down such lucrative job offers he had his school bills taken care of right? "When it comes to giving our kids the education they deserve, Barack knows that like me and like so many of you, he never could've attended college without financial...(Read Full Post)

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