Republicans Block Bill to Halt Student Loan Interest Rate Increase

May 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM Leave a comment

Bastards:

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Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Tuesday that would keep interest rates on federal college loans from doubling July 1 in an election-year battle aimed at the hearts — and votes — of millions of students and their parents.

Republicans said they favor preventing the interest rate increase but blocked the Senate from debating the $6 billion measure because they oppose how Democrats would pay for it: Boosting Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes on high-earning stockholders of some privately owned corporations.

GOP senators want a vote on their own version heading off the interest rate increases and paid for by eliminating a preventive health fund created by President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care overhaul.

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Now that’s just cold.  They want to pay for it by eliminating a preventive health fund?  Republicans, guys have ice in your veins.

Oh, and I hope Democrats are putting an ad together right now.

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