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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Republicans declare war on college students

By voting against the reconciliation package, the party has also turned its back on the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. The act saves US taxpayers $60 billion by simply taking loans out out of the hands of predatory banks. The savings are reinvested into educating American college students. If we had a responsible opposition, the vote on this would be unanimous. Sadly, we don't. There wasn't a single GOP vote in the House to back this measure, which saved American taxpayers $10 billion yet earned them $60 billion in benefits. The details of the Act, which include over $36 billion in Pell grants, are here.

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