Senate to try again on student loan vote

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  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    July 10, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    I think what we need is a less educated populace.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    July 10, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    The first mistake is depending upon Congress to "fix" anything. (When you "fix" an animal it no longer reproduces anything. Isn't that "broken" as opposed to "fixed?") So for Congress to fix the student loan program is like expecting them to fix healthcare, or the economy, or illegal immigration, or education, or homeland security, or effects of sequestration, or energy price gouging, or income taxes, get it by now, I'm sure.

    They did fix TSA and Air Traffic Control Towers when they, themselves, had delays in flying home for vacations. That's the way healthcare would instantly be fixed----make them use the same programs and systems as everyone else. But they're "immune" (to use a medical term) because they have their own health insurance program. What do they have in terms of student loan strings that come with their job description, written by themselves of course?

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    July 10, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    The government has no business (or Constitutional authority) being in the student loan business.

    However, if it is somehow deemed essential to the future of our country, then at least the program should be on a sound economic basis, not just shoveling out borrowed money at a loss.

    Make the interest rate linked to what it costs to provide the money.

    But, better yet, just kill the program and let students and their parents save and earn money or borrow it on the open market based on their criteria.

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 10, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    These students don't need lower rates, they need richer parents!

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 10, 2013 8:03 a.m.

    Well, when the fubar Government is to do any thing, the thing that they do, turns to fubar.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2013 6:45 a.m.

    Cmon democrats you love your revenue stream. After all it's only a few thousand more dollars. That's not going to hurt those graduates who work their way to the top 1% of society.

    Maybe instead of these students, why don't you lower the interest rates for home loans.

    Or instead of giving money to banks and big business to "stimulate" the economy; you could have paid off all mortgages for those of us that actually pay taxes. In turn we could promise to spend 80% of what we would have used towards the loan to buy US made products and hire US citizens.

    That would have stimulated the economy more so than stuffing the pockets of your rich donors.