Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wisconsin House Republicans vote to Raise Student Loans and Starve Government Services to prove Government sucks.

So Paul Ryan and his Republican pirates have plans to plunder the wallets of their constituents to prove their point that government involvement just makes college loans more expensive. See for yourself below, from Roll Call, as Ryan poison pills the student loan program: 
Accounting for credit programs: The House adopted accounting rules that would raise the stated cost of direct-loan and loan-guarantee programs in the U.S. budget by giving more weight to risk. Democrats said that to define programs such as student loans as more costly would make them a more inviting target for spending cuts.
Voting to make student loans more costly and thus prone to cuts? Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy, Ribble.
Intentionally price ourselves out of essential services: Letting inflation cut everything out of existence is just irresponsible and lazy. Guys, we can see what you're doing. Sabotage?
Republican spending rules: The House passed a GOP-sponsored bill (HR 1871) to remove inflation from calculations that determine the all-important “baseline” figure in congressional budget deliberations … over Democratic arguments it would automatically lock in unwarranted cuts each year in discretionary spending.
Voting to eventually price government services out of existence: Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy, Ribble. Even worse? Ryan and the Republicans know what they’re doing:
Veterans, disabled children: The House defeated a Democratic motion to prevent HR 1871 (above) from triggering spending cuts in programs for student loans, food and aviation safety, veterans’ benefits, nursing-home safety and the education of disabled children. A yes vote was to adopt the motion.
Can they do that without committing political suicide? Apparently if you go by recent polling: Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy, Ribble all voted for this Dickensian path to wealth prosperity.

1 comment:

masters coal said...

The negative impact of all of the above scenarios is exactly what republicans want. Like the pretense that republicans would be applaud by the execution of the sequestration, which they weren't, republicans see visions of power and control with an uneducated electorate. That is not to say republicans will leave businesses without prospects for an educated work force. That is where the republican desire to increase work visa's comes into play. Under these circumstances fewer and fewer Americans will be able to afford a college education without taking out personal loans and the more educated the electorate, the less the population is susceptible to the lies and misinformation republicans use to get elected. The benefit of work visa's is those people can't vote. Which is why republicans endorse work visa's while not mentioning that 40% of all illegal immigrants are those holding expired work visa's.