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Congressman Joaquin Castro Talks Higher Education, Paul Ryan Budget In #UMatter Twitter Town Hall


by: Omar Araiza

Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 09:00 AM CDT


Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) participated in the #UMatter Twitter town hall on higher education, answering concerns about how Paul Ryan's new Republican budget affects Texans wishing to attend college.  

Castro answered questions from students tweeting at him and using the hashtag #UMatter, many questioning whether they could even attend college due to their social economic status and lack of financial resources at home.

Read what Joaquin Castro had to say about the unnecessary obstacles placed by Republicans on students below the jump.

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Most questions centered around affordability, and how attending college should not be a debt sentence for students wishing to continue their education. Paul Ryan's budget places that burden on future students:










Castro also gave advice to students wanting to make a difference.





He also touched on concerns by Dreamers wanting to attend college.


Bottom line: Paul Ryan's budget is unfair to students seeking higher education, and puts a tremendous burden on our country's future generations.

Interestingly enough, wasn't this exactly Republican's talking point in 2010? How leaving our children in debt will ruin the country?

Guess they didn't actually mean any of that.

Only Republicans in Congress would believe receiving an education is unnecessary. After all, many of them seem to have fared just fine in life without doing much thinking.



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