Monday, June 10, 2013

Thinking of voting Republican? Think again!

* The Republican Party has refused to do anything to create jobs. Do you know the only thing that Republicans in the House of Representatives have done? The GOP has voted 37 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Think of the hours the Republicans have wasted. The Republicans just aren't interested in creating jobs, or helping middle class Americans. The only goal of the Republicans is to stop any progress for this country and our citizens.

If you think that the Republicans have nothing to do with your life, think again.
Ring of Fire:

Last Thursday, Senate Republicans filibustered the Democrats’ bill that would prevent a spike in student loan rates. The student loan rate is set to double, to 6.8 percent, on July 1 of this year if Congress does not take action. The Democrats’ bill would freeze need-based student loan interest rates for two years, giving Congress time to find a long-term solution to the ever-increasing student loan debt, according to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

The Democrats needed 60 votes to overcome the filibuster, but were 9 votes short; the legislation received 51 votes – all from Democrats. Rather than decrease exorbitant interest rates on student loans, Republicans proposed to tie the interest rates to the yield on the government’s 10-year Treasury bill, a proposal that was also blocked on Thursday....

If your son or daughter depends on student loans for college tuition, this GOP obstruction could have serious consequences for you and your college student.