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Bryan Preston


July 9, 2013 - 1:11 pm

Several Senate Democrats tweeted today during the @SenateDems Twitter Townhall that students in schools at their respective state’s universities are suffering from the student loan rate hike. This is hugely hypocritical, considering that the Senate has failed to pass any sort of bill to avoid the student loan rate hike, while the GOP House has already passed a plan that would do just that.

Even funnier is that a LOT of the colleges in these Democrats’ states have PRAISED the GOP’s plan. Check out this May letter from the American Council on Education, which represents hundreds of schools across the country, thanking the House GOP for “moving so swiftly to address the looming increase.” They note the Republicans’ plan contains “multiple provisions that we support.” Here’s the list of schools that belong to the ACE, and a list of members of the Association of American Universities, which was also represented in ACE’s letter – check out the below tweets from Senate Democrats, who should probably check their facts before they tweet.

Yeah, I know how crazy that sounds. There’s a first time for everything.



By the way, Illinois State is on the ACE list.

Not only have Senate Democrats not even passed a plan, but universities in their states have come out in support of the House Republicans’ plan. It’s a lose-lose for Democrats today.

Students and parents who don’t want to see their interest rates jacked up should be on the phone telling Harry Reid to get going and follow the House Republicans’ plan.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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