But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism – ‘Senate Leaders Reach Agreement To Prevent Student Loan Rates From Doubling’
Republicans seem to like to bring parts of or for that matter ALL of America to it’s knees.
Yet the Republicans say it’s the Democrats that are creating all the uncertainity.
December 1, 2010
‘In fight over tax breaks, GOP senators threaten to shut down Congress’
From : http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/in-fight-over-tax-762864.html
April 8, 2011
‘GOP Willing To Shut Down Government Over Women’s Cancer Screenings, Breast Exams’
From : http://gothamist.com/2011/04/08/gop_willing_to_shut_down_government.php
September 24, 2011
‘Republicans Threaten To Shut Down The Government Again’
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/09/24/republicans-threaten-to-shut-down-the-government-again/
April 27, 2012
‘Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-just-say-it-the-republicans-are-the-problem/2012/04/27/gIQAxCVUlT_story.html
‘After two filibusters by Republicans’
May 8, 2012
‘Student Loan Vote: Republicans Block Bill To Extend Low Interest Rates’
‘In a partisan vote of 52 to 45, the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes needed to begin debate on the Democratic bill’.
‘Republicans have called for nixing a preventive health fund to pay for it’.
From : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/student-loan-vote-fails_n_1499917.html
May 24, 2012
‘Senate Republicans Filibuster Student Loan Bill Again’
‘Senate Republicans filibustered a bill to extend the current interest rate on federal student loans, blocking an extension from moving forward by a vote of 51-43 (with 60 votes needed to advance the bill)’.
‘ Senate Republicans have falsely portrayed the Democratic plan to offset the cost of extending the current interest rate as a tax hike on job-creating small businesses’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/24/490163/republicans-filibuster-student-loan/
‘it seems that the Senate has finally come to an agreement on freezing student loan rates’.
‘Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are apparently working out the final details on how they will cover the cost of the bill, which will prevent student loans from doubling this month’.
‘Methods to pay for it, according to the National Journal, “include Democratic proposals involving pensions. The deal also includes a GOP proposal to cut off subsidized student loans after six years, saving about $1.2 billion a year.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/06/22/505100/senate-comes-to-agreement-over-student-loans/