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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:17 AM

Revolt on the right over student loans?

Revolt on the right over student loans?

By Greg Sargent

Today the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the House GOP bill to extend low interest rates for federally-funded student loans, which would pay for the extension out of Obamacare’s Prevention and Public Health fund. Will it pass the House?

Two conservative groups have now come out against the plan, claiming they will hold it against any House Repubilcans who support it. The Club for Growth:

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the Interest Rate Reduction Act (H.R. 4628)...A vote on this plan, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.

Regardless of the merits, the government should not be in the business of subsidizing student loans...Fiscal conservatives should not be promoting bad policy, which this bill contains.

Heritage Action:

This bill proposes to pay for the $5.9 billion extension by taking funds from Obamacare’s Prevention and Public Health Fund. The proper approach to Obamacare is to repeal the entire law. Congress should not use Obamacare as a “slush fund” to pay for temporary extensions.

Heritage Action opposes H.R.4628 and will include it as a key vote on our scorecard.

It’s unclear whether enough House conservatives will vote against the bill to prevent it from passing, however; House GOP aides seemed confident last night that it would pass. House Dem leaders are whipping their members to vote against the measure. But House Dem aides say they are not certain how many Dems may defect and support it, which could be ominous for Dems: The more Dems that vote Yes, the more House conservatives GOP leaders can afford to lose.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/revolt-on-the-right-over-student-loans/2012/04/27/gIQAQ7YOlT_blog.html

Pickled Boehner!




House Republicans voting to trade student loan interest rates for children's immunizations
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/27/1086893/-House-Republicans-voting-to-trade-student-loan-interest-rates-for-children-s-immunizations

What will Mitt do: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002600701

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:20 AM

1. When you vote for everything that would destroy American

and vote against everything that would help America, its no longer revolting, its being a dick.

P.S. I did read the story. This is more of a general statement because I'm tired of the media claim the republicans are "revolting" against the dems and the president.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:25 AM

2. delete

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:40 AM

3. Another half ass phony attempt by the right to

make it appear like they are actually human beings.

Occupy is working. We are moving the country to the left. One way that we have done this is by raising awareness of the inherent inhumanity of the right. The tide has turned, and people all over the world are beginning to see and understand these RW monsters for who, and what, they really are.

So the right is desperate to find a way to continue to stay in power and maintain the rule of the plutarchs by trying to maintain the illusion that they are human by some of them "decrying" this legislation. Don't be deceived.

Never, ever trust a republican. Not ever.

Right is always wrong.

Occupy Global General Strike, May 1.


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:42 AM

4. Does Orange Man always look drunk?

He seems to in every pic I see of him.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:54 AM

5. err

it's in their interest to have high interest rates

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