Student loans: GOP filibuster blocks Senate move to freeze low rates
Student loans will cost more come July 1 unless Congress acts. While both parties say they support extending low rates on federally subsidized loans, election-year politics have intervened.
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#1 May 8, 2012
Back when the Democrats took over student loans via Obama care -- you know, to 'fix' it-- why did they not make all the loans fixed rate?
Did they honestly believe that interest rates wouldn't change over 10 to 20 years?
If so, their incompetence is demonstrated.
If not, then they knew this issue would come up from time to time and they could play politics with it.
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#2 May 8, 2012
I'm sure that the Democrats would be happy to freeze the student load rate foe a century, it is the GOP who play GAMES. LOOK AT THEIR ATTEMPT TO CANNIBALIZE HEALTH CARE IN RETURN FOR STUDENT LOANS, WHILE LEAVING CORPORATE TAX EVASIONS AND BREAKS and wealthy tax rates, in a golden cage.
Incompetance, in a democratic republic, is inability to compromise.
#3 May 8, 2012
Since: May 11
#4 May 9, 2012
Screw YOUR kid. GOP doesn't care how much it costs YOUR kid to go to college. THEY can afford THEIR kids' education so that's all that matters.
The only thing THEY care about is keeping that war going so their investments pay off. YOUR tax dollars ultimately pay THEIR kids' education.
#5 May 9, 2012
Once again rethugs show their contempt for education and the struggling middle and working classes.
#6 May 9, 2012
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