On the day President Obama made his push for Congress to deal with student loan interest, Republican representatives took to the airwaves to sell the public on the House version of the "fix", which is no fix at all.
However, to listen to Indiana Representative Luke Messer, you'd think a crap sandwich was really crab and it's all in how you sell it. Here's what he told Luke Russert on Friday:
When "Daily Rundown" host Luke Russert asked Messer how he would reconcile the fact that Republicans are in favor of letting student loan rates rise up to 8.5 percent while it appears the president wants to keep rates between 3 and 4 percent, Messer said the GOP has a communication problem.
“Republicans have to do a better job of explaining how our ideas apply to young people," Messer said. "Sometimes it sounds like he is selling ice cream and we’re selling spinach. I think personal responsibility is pretty cool. There is nothing out of date about freedom, and we have the policies that get this budget back in line, stop the explosive growth of spending. Spending that will be paid for by this generation. We’ve got to do a better job of explaining that.”