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Romney backs student loan proposal Obama supports

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by RCP, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. RCP

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    As if he wasn't left of center enough already, they say he's "running to the center" :upeyes: in order to line up for the general election after the primaries.

    I think we need to re-calibrate where the center is. The left has already made "liberal" seem MOR, and extreme left is now just left.

    Mitt needs to slow down before I write off RP's crazy and change my mind.
     
  4. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    this.
     
  5. HexHead

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    I've said right along Robamney is just 0bama's white half.
     
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    Just to be clear. You do realize that Romney is saying that he supports relief from raising interest rates on students, right? Doesn't that count as a conservative move? The federal government raising interest rates on loans is akin to it raising taxes on people. Republicans oppose tax increases, so why should a Republican support raising interest rates on students?
     
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    Taxes are mandatory. Student loans are not (I've got plenty of them).
     
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    I understand. You are mistaken in that student loans are mandatory from the government. If this was a private loan company upping interest rates, then you wouldn't hear a word from me. The problem is that ALL loans are now with the feds, and when the feds decide to up interest rates it is akin to upping tax rates.

    Taxes aren't mandatory unless you make money.

    Federal loans are mandatory in that private student loan companies do not exist anymore (thanks to Obama).
     
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    I got a private student loan this past year to supplement my federal loans. Got it through Wells Fargo.
     
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    Subsidized.

    See http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/obama-signs-bill-on-student-loans-health-care/ from 2010

    Wells Fargo isn't allowed to loan you the money. They are an intermediary for the federal government. Sorry, but you're part of the problem too, as am I. I got law school debt.
     
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    I'm going to pay mine off in full. I don't think I'm part of the problem.
     
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    I'm just saying we're part of the problem because we are forced to get loans from the feds. The feds have monopolized student loans, thus meaning we have to participate in the socialism. There's no choice.
     
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    May as well neutralize that election bribe from the Obama.

    Kids are stupid, they don’t realize that they will still have to pay the bill.
     
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    A conservative move would be to get the Fed'l government out of the student loan business altogether.
     
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    Couldn't tell by looking at our "conservative party" now days.
     
  16. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    yes, college doesnt make them smart all the way around.
     
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    If they even bother to think about it (unlikely, I know), they probably figure that they can kick the can down the road far enough that it won't impact them either.

    They just don't realize the end of the road is a lot closer than it used to be.


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    Thats the problem
     
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    Student loans should be handled in exactly the same manner as loans made by the fed. govt. to the banks... at exactly the same rates and exactly the same terms of repayment.

    I do not consider student loans to be a big problem for the fed. govt. The biggest prob. for the fed. govt. is the cost of the dod and the bills for two off-the-books wars. As to S.S., that is easily fixed. Just remove the ceiling on earnings that are taxed... and tax the earnings of all "persons," be they individuals, or corporations... you know!
     
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    The actual bill will be larger considering that it will mean free college for anyone who enters the country.

    So not only will they have to pay for theirs, but also all the people from Mexico, India, Canada, etc.

    Then of course, their kids won’t be able to get in because it will be filled up with undocumented citizen students.
    :rofl: