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  • Why would the Democrats want to keep young Americans from attending college? Everyone knows Harry Reid is a huge Dave Matthews fan, and that Barbara Boxer is captain of her ultimate Frisbee team. Democrats love college. [RedState]
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  1. Fun fact: RockTheVote is actually a super double secret probation Republicanary organization. That’s why Democrats hate college, because young people love Republicans. All the time. Constantly. In evey hole.

  2. RockTheVote? Is that like ACORN, Jr. or something?

    Also, did you hear that? A new Czar! The conservatives are creaming themselves, because, after all, the only way Republicans can off is to be angry and/or hateful or scared shitless.

  3. The vote was 253-171 in favor of a bill that fulfills nearly all of President Barack Obama’s campaign promises for higher education: The measure ends subsidies for private lenders, boosts Pell Grants for needy students and creates grant programs to improve community colleges and college graduation rates, among other things.

    No wonder the right hates it. Smarter citizens are never a good thing for the GOP.

  4. You’d think a conservative site like RedState would be all for the government eliminating the middleman, streamlining itself and maybe even making a profit — you know, operating like a business. But no:

    Basically, the bill would shut down all private providers of student loans, drive up costs for universities, and become a bureaucratic nightmare for institutions of higher learning.

    Right now the government gives the money to a bank, the bank loans the money to a student and the bank makes a profit while the government takes on the risk. By cutting out the banks, the government risks nothing and might even profit; the students only have to fill out one loan application instead of several completely different ones for each loan they apply for, and colleges have one entity to dea with instead of hundreds.

    So basically Erickson in on this bill like Wolf Blitzer on a Daily Double.

  5. “Insurance company ordered to pay $10 million for revoking policy of teen with HIV. “

    And so fucking what? Under RepublicanCare the kid, with his tax credits, will be able to buy a new policy for, let’s say, ummm, you know, maybe 10 million dollars, without losing his freedom of choice because of a soul-sucking, socialist Nazi Kenyanesian Public Option. In this way, we are all winners.

  6. “Insurance company ordered to pay $10 million for revoking policy of teen with HIV. “

    And another thing, this is why we need tort reform to protect insurance company profits [strike that] … to lower health care costs for all Americans.

  7. Having witnessed first hand the black hole that is the American student loan system (and I don’t mean just as a student with loans – I mean as a participant in one of the largest civil lawsuits in U.S. history, involving the biggest student loan fiasco in world history), let me just say to Redstate: STFU. If students in this country had half an inkling of what went on behind the scenes with the money they borrowed for college, they’d be in the streets throwing Molotov cocktails. It’s a system designed for investors to skim profits off of student desperation and to insure that the primary thing students get out of university is not a great education, but DEBT. The proposal to make student loans directly from government may not be ideal, but it is a vast, vast improvement over the current, corrupt system.

    Did I mention that higher education in France is largely FREE?

  8. What Red State forgets to mention is that the reason the Student Loan office cars about this is not because they have to act all Conservative and shit because they deal with money, but they have to act all Conservative and shit because they liked all the bribes and vacation they used to get from banks for the sweet deal of making a profit loaning government money with no risk.

  9. [re=413892]chascates[/re]: Did you read the Red State comments? They actually SAY they hate education. One guy said it ruined workers, didn’t teach them anything (but to be a liberal) and pushed them $40,000 in debt, while he made more money cause he already had experience. Another several called colleges and universities indoctrination camps.

    And here I thought most people learned logic, reasoning… you know, THINKING… at college. Oh wait, no, that fits too.

  10. Why does RedState (isn’t that where Uncle Joe lived?) hate reducing government spending?

    “Ending loan subsidies and turning control over to the government would save taxpayers an estimated $87 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.”

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