Mushrooming Student Debt Becomes A Hot-Button Political Issue. Should It?

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by Josh Boak The White House and Democratic lawmakers are scrambling to find funds to stop an expected doubling of student loan interest rates this summer, arguing that they’re heading off another potential blow to the economy. But the new House GOP budget doesn’t include the $6 billion needed. The Democratic strategy consists of shame and politics: Their way, they say, will save thousands of dollars for college students who already are swimming in debt. And if the Democratic lawmakers don’t get their way, parents signing tuition checks will be hearing about it ahead of the election. “It will be […]
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