Since Mitt Romney announced that Paul Ryan would be his running mate earlier today, much has been said about what even Newt Gingrich described as “radical,” “right wing social engineering” that he advocates. Aside from cosponsoring a bill to ban many forms of birth control, wanting to dismantle social security, end medicare as we know it and supporting subsidies for oil companies, Ryan also has quite the record onagainst college affordability. Here’s a review of the highlights: Eliminates the in-school interest subsidies for undergraduate students Eliminates the student aid eligibility expansions enacted by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), including [...]
Sen. Harkin is such a boss. Here he explains why the Republican proposal to cut the Prevention and Wellness Fund which funds necessary investments to keep Americans healthy (including vaccinations, etc.) instead of closing a tax loophole for the ultra-wealthy (the Democratic proposal) is a fiscal disaster. The loophole has even been criticized by the conservative Wall Street Journal. The Republican proposal does not make sense. College students in America cannot afford to have their student loan interest rates double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Republicans need to stop playing politics with college affordability to protect their ultra-wealthy donors.