"We're not going to stop fighting to give our kids a world-class education, to make college more affordable, to make sure that by 2020 we have the highest rate of college attendance of any country in the world. So we proposed that graduates should only pay 10 percent of their income to pay back their student loans. Students like that. We'll forgive student loan debt after 20 years. After 10 if you choose a career in public service. Because if you decide you want to be a teacher, if you decide you want to be a cop, if you're not making huge amounts of money, we don't want to discourage you from that because of the cost of college. And by the way, I've been there and Michelle has been there. It took us 10 full years to pay off Michelle's student loans, 15 to pay mine off. I've been there. And our belief, and I think your belief, is in the United States of America nobody should go broke because they chose to go to college, and we don't want them going broke doing it."
"My mom relies on Medicare. We all owe her and all of our seniors a better program. One that they can actually count on. We propose to put 50 million seniors, not 15 unaccountable bureaucrats, in charge of their personal healthcare decisions."
"We had the highest poverty rates we’ve had in a generation. One in six Americans are in poverty today. These policies are making it worse. So why should we keep throwing money at failed programs? And what we’re saying is let’s reform these programs and get people off of welfare and back to work."
"Our budget offers a better path, consistent with the timeless principles of our nation’s founding and, frankly, consistent with how I understand my Catholic faith. We put our trust in people, not in government. Our budget incorporates subsidiarity by returning power to individuals, to families, and to communities."