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Should Democrats add the student loan bill into the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Care Bill?

Senate Democratic leaders have decided to pair an overhaul of federal student lending with healthcare reform, according to a Democratic official familiar with negotiations.
“It’s going in,” said the Democratic source, in reference to the student lending measure.
But leaders may have to reverse themselves if they receive strong pushback from Democratic colleagues who represent states where lenders employ hundreds of constituents.
Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said no final decision has been made.
“We’re still looking at the options,” Manley said.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 9:10 PM on Mar. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:13 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • 1) WHat does this have to do with Health Care?


    2) The net loss to taxpayers isn’t limited to $10 billion. After inquiries from Senator Judd Gregg (R., N.H.) and Rep. John Kline (R., Minn.) last year, CBO explained that “savings” estimates are artificially high because of government accounting rules that undercount the risks of default when the government is originating the loans, while the new spending estimates are artificially low. This could be significant. Many colleges oppose the government plan specifically because the feds don’t make the same effort to prevent defaults that the private lenders do.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:15 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • The democrats seem to be making a bad habit of overreaching.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Oh for God's sake, can't they just go on break already!

    Can you imagine what kind of trouble the govt could cause if they hold the keys to student loans?! They just can't resist meddling.

    I won't even go into the stupidity of adding it to the hc bill.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:33 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • They can't be THAT stupid, can they? What does H/C have to do with student loans?????? Good grief, November can't get here soon enough!!!
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 10:30 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Makes you wonder how much other crap will be tacked onto the bill at the last minute. They won't even know what they are voting for by the time it comes up for vote.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:30 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

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