While congressional Republicans continue waste time with their Wars on Women, Gays, Blacks, Latinos, Students, Muslims, Seniors, and most of all Libruls, not to mention absurd witch hunts, they are ignoring deadlines that, if not met, will cause immeasurable harm to millions. They still don’t care who they hurt.
President Obama put new pressure on Congress to keep student loan rates low, just a day after Republican lawmakers offered their own blow against the administration with an initial contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder.
"It’s mindboggling that we’ve had this stalemate in Washington," Obama told a group of college students gathered in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in one of a series of jabs at lawmakers. "We’ve been stuck watching Congress play chicken with another deadline."
The interest rate on Stafford loans is set to 6.8 percent on July 1 unless Congress can reach an agreement. In an aside, Obama also noted that the current transportation spending bill is set to expire before the end of the month.
“I’ve been talking about this for, what, a month and a half, two months, three months, five months? I’ve lost track. We’ve been talk[ing] about it for a long time," Obama said of the interest rate extension. "This should be a no-brainer, this should not be difficult, it should’ve gotten done weeks ago."
Obama’s messaging throughout the spring – including a three-college tour in April – helped turn the tide among Republicans to support some kind of measure to stop the interest rate from doubling, but figuring out how to fund an extension of the lower rate has been a sticking point… [emphasis added]
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The student who made that sign needs to understand that Congress will have no heart, as long as Republicans hold a majority.
Ed Schultz reminds us of the details.
In short, Republicans say they will declare a truce in their War on Students, only if Democrats surrender in the Republican War on Women.