Pandering to young people could hurt us in the end
By: Jacqueline Scott | May 3, 2012 | 2012 Elections, Opinion, Politics

All the politicians agree that student loan rates shouldn't be doubled.  Well, this is what they say now, and yet because it's an election year, the Republican-controlled Congress is trying to score political points.  The Republicans seem to be against women having mammograms and pap smears so much that they are going to use a fund to help low-income women to pay for this rate deduction.  This is what people forget: that in order for us to have lower interest rates on our student loans, the money has to come from somewhere.  I found the Republicans more respectful when they said that they didn't want to pay for rate deductions and wanted to put this on the states or the free market.  Maybe this could teach kids to take out fewer student loans.  Right now, I am finding the Republicans in the House very slimy because they know that Obama will veto their bill and then they will try to use this as political fodder to help their campaign.  We, as voters, need to not let this political sleight of hand be a part of out voting choice this November.  Remember what is important to you and don't forget: it's about the economy.

Jacqueline is the Founder of The Sexy Politico. She's a world traveler - fueled by her love for learning. She has lived in the United States and Eastern Europe, but as of now calls Wuxi, China her home. She's proudly travelled throughout the lower 48 states in America as an army brat, navigated her way from West to East in Europe, and has seen the most urban and rural areas of Southeast Asia. Through all her journeys she managed to double major in Political Science and History w/ a minor in Southeast Asian studies at Northern Illinois University, join the Peace Corps, and teach English to children on three different continents. She has learned a few things along the way she'd like to share as advice to a future world traveller: 1) Always accept a Grandmother's home-cooked meal and 2) Never lose your wits because you never know when or where you'll need them.

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