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Klobuchar, Franken give back-to-back student loan speeches

Democrats and Republicans generally agree that an extension of the lower student loan interest rate is necessary, but like so many other matters Congress has considered this session, they’re hung up on how to pay for it. Republicans favor instituting spending cuts (and passed a bill in the House two weeks ago to zero-out a component of President Obama’s health care reform law as a pay-for), while Democrats support closing certain tax loopholes, a funding mechanism included in the Senate bill Tuesday.

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  1. Submitted by ken sipe on 05/08/2012 - 08:23 pm.

    republicans choose to drive us further into the ground

    this follows romney’s ideaology that students can just ask their parents for the money or borrow it . maybe we can get them all to win 10,000.00 dollar bets to support their education . where do these people come from. lets make sure we issue a new mandate this november to let these brilliant republicans know what we need. that money could easily come from the romneys by closing a couple of loop holes and we could support other good american values.

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