Obama to Take Student Debt Questions on Tumblr

President Barack Obama will field questions about student debt from Tumblr users next week.
President Barack Obama will field questions about student debt from Tumblr users next week.
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President Barack Obama will field questions from Tumblr users about student debt and the cost of college next Tuesday.

According to Yahoo (which owns the social blogging platform), the discussion will be moderated by Tumblr CEO David Karp. Questions can be submitted here. (Yes, that URL does say “obamairl”—presumably reflecting Internet slang meaning Obama In Real Life.) That page says Obama will answer the questions over video streaming from the White House blog.

Yahoo notes Obama has conducted other “White House Socials” on other social networks, including Twitter and Facebook.

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Obama has generally been considered sympathetic to student debtors, having signed laws that help debtors tie their payments to their income. However, he has drawn the ire of some debtors recently, as his proposed 2015 budget would put a cap on the amount of debt public service workers could see forgiven after 10 years of work.