Republican Party opposes Student loan program expansion

Amidst the news about a wrong headed, insurance company gift like the senate healthcare reform bill, is a VERY bright spot!  The house of representatives voted this week to markedly expand Pell grants in both number and amount. Students will be able to borrow the money directly from teh government instead of from banks taking governement subsidies.

This will put over FORTY billion dollars directly in the hands of students. It is NOT a gift. The students have to pay much of it back. What it does is takes away the gift money to the banks and puts it in the hands of the student.

EVERY student and scholastic association thought it was GREAT and they were ecstatic! now it goes to the Senate.

Guess what? Virtually the ENTIRE republican membership of congress voted AGAINST it!! Why? Along a party line vote, the republicans OPPOSED more student loan and said it was “just like expanding healthcare”

Truly, there is something morally and spiritually wrong about a group of people that want

1. Tax cuts for the rich

2. Unlimited defense spending

3. No increase in student loans or healthcare.

Think about it!



2 Responses to “Republican Party opposes Student loan program expansion”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Taken from because this is too good to not repost:

    I am a conservative.
    This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    I then took a shower in the clean water provided by a municipal water utility.

    After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC-regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level
    determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.

    On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

    After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and Fire Marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its
    valuables thanks to the local police department.

    And then I log on to the internet — which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration — and post on and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can’t do anything right.

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