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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:21 PM

my local NBC affiliate just reported on the House passing the student loan bill

they reported that the house passed it but it will probably be vetoed do to differing opinions on how to pay for it:

'the republicans want to pay for it with reduced spending and the democrats want to pay for it with tax raises'.

there you go... folks.


the real story.....

Student Loan Interest Rate Bill That Cuts Health Care Program Passes House

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/27/student-loan-bill-passes-house_n_1459347.html

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Reply my local NBC affiliate just reported on the House passing the student loan bill (Original post)
spanone Apr 2012 OP
Tx4obama Apr 2012 #1
gateley Apr 2012 #2
freshwest Apr 2012 #3
gateley Apr 2012 #5
freshwest Apr 2012 #8
gateley Apr 2012 #11
freshwest Apr 2012 #15
gateley Apr 2012 #18
spanone Apr 2012 #4
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #6
jaysunb Apr 2012 #7
freshwest Apr 2012 #9
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #10
gateley Apr 2012 #12
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #16
gateley Apr 2012 #19
spanone Apr 2012 #14
spanone Apr 2012 #13
Justice wanted Apr 2012 #17
gateley Apr 2012 #20

Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:25 PM

1. GOP wants to cut women's preventative healthcare, Dems want to close a rich folks' tax loop-hole nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:28 PM

2. Too bad you're not the one reporting. I'm guessing the "reporters" haven't a clue

as to what is going on here.

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Response to gateley (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:31 PM

3. They're PAID to be CLUELESS.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:05 AM

5. I guess that should have been obvious to me!

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Response to gateley (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:17 AM

8. We are good. Having a good night?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:22 AM

11. Yeah -- was just over in the Mac Group and the enthusiasm for

iPad 3 was contageous! I was debating between an iPad2 and the iPad 3, but now I think my mind's made up. And I'll have the best resources here on DU!

How about you?

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Response to gateley (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:45 AM

15. Finished a mind melting project on the computer yesterday that's all done!

What a relief. I hate deadlines that require unfamiliar programs that don't interact with my Mac.

As far as the iPad, I'm not planning on ever getting one. Because I don't think I'd ever have a need for it. What are you planning to do with it? I'll go over to the group and what's got you excited. In the meantime, our taste of summer left again with a gale.

I woke up cold enough last night to turn the heat on, but it's snowing a little in the mountains, which holds our water for the summer. I'm expecting it'll still be cool enough to wear a jacket or a duster for July 4th.

A big difference from when I was growing up in the scorching heat. It's strange, my friend back there is hating the heat and I'm getting a bit tired of the cold. A big reversal for both of us.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:58 AM

18. Most (if not all) of them

have PowerBooks or MacBooks or iMacs -- just have the an iPad because they wanted one, I think.

I'm going to temporarily use it in lieu of a laptop. I had a PowerBook stolen and wasn't able to afford a new one, so have been suffering with iBooks ever since. I shouldn't say suffering -- they've done the trick.

I primarily just use it for internet access and email, and that's about it. Reminds me of people who only use their microwaves to heat up coffee. And although I know I don't need a Mac product to surf and email, I just really don't want to use a PC and Windows. I'm sure you understand.

We're still turning on the heat here in Seattle, but it's just a little cooler than normal. I actually prefer it!

Have a great weekend -- so glad you finished your project!

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:49 PM

4. to much 'nuance' there. facts just get in the way of a good, quick headline.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:09 AM

6. Wait! Obama signed this bill even though it is going to cut funding to Health Care Program

So he caved on his veto threat. I don't know if I can call this a win or what. This is like chopping off your thumb because your leg is bleeding.

This is what pisses me off about President Obama. He promises he's going to Veto something stand firm BUT he never does! He's basically helping to dismantle HIS OWN health care bill.


I know how important student loans are and how low rates are important HELL my sister and I had student loans and dealt with paying them off BUT this is crazy.

In some western countries education is basically free. Yeah, you may pay a few hundred dollars for books or something BUT education is basically free.

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:13 AM

7. You may want to re read the story.

The bill has to go to the Senate before it can get to the President.

Please start over.

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:18 AM

9. +1

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:20 AM

10. The Hufftington Post link didn't open up at all --Haven't been able to open a huffington post since

I got this new computer last christmas. Did I find a wrong link? I type in the title like I saw it in the title.

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:24 AM

12. The headline says the HOUSE passed the bill. Next it has to pass the Senate (which it won't) --

it's not even close to being on Obama's desk for a veto or a signature.

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Response to gateley (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:50 AM

16. The article I read said it was moving closer to his signature. I got the impression he wasn't

going to veto anymore. I told you I could not actually open the huffington post link AND I've seen too many headlines now at days that have been misleading so I try and read the article before taking the headline at face value.

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:00 AM

19. Oh -- I thought you were responding to the OP here. Do you recall what sources were cited for his

change of heart?

Regardless, I don't think we need to worry -- the Senate won't pass it.

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:26 AM

13. nope

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:51 AM

17. YOU KNOW WHAT SORRY FOR BEING SO DUMB I GOT THE WRONG ARTICLE

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:02 AM

20. Haha! God I hate it when I do that -- and I've done it more times than I care to admit!

I get myself all worked up in a tizzy and find I'm either ranting about something that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic, or I misunderstood what I read.

Go and sin no more.

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