PROJECT RED, WHITE & BLUE
Ariz. students share top election issues
After four years of exams, essays and late night studying, will there be a job for me? That's a question on the minds of many first-time voters. Video by kgun9.comvideo
Jeremy Epstein, 20, asked the candidates: "All I hear from professors, neighbors and others is that when I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment. Can — what can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I graduate?"
Reporter: Justin Schecker
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - After four years of exams, essays and late night studying, will there be a job for me? That's a question on the minds of many first-time voters.
A 20-year-old college student asked the candidates that exact question during the second presidential debate last Tuesday at Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y.
"We have to make sure that we make it easier for kids to afford college," said Gov. Mitt Romney. "And make sure when they get out of college, there's a job."
"The most important thing we can do is create jobs in this country," said President Barack Obama. "Not just jobs, but good-paying jobs."
Zoey Kotzambasis, the vice president of the U of A College Republicans, said she wasn't satisfied with either of the candidates' responses.
"I was actually pretty disappointed with both candidates answers," she said. "I would say the economy and the chances of getting a job that we're actually qualified for and trained for is most important."
Students told 9 On Your Side that they are also paying attention to other issues this election.
"Access is also really important to my family," said Emma Muriel, a freshman at U of A. "So definitely health care, education and issues like that."
Kotzambasis said she wants to hear more about the deadly attack on the consulate in Libya in tonight's foreign policy debate.
"I'm looking forward to that question being handled as well, because this is an increasingly important issue in the Middle East," Kotzambasis said. "And I'm hoping to hear some questions about Israel."