Editorial: Note to Congress: Grow up and get to work on student loans

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Editorial: Note to Congress: Grow up and get to work on student loans

The Vindicator – There they go again. Those ras- cals on the playground of federal lawmaking that we once proudly called the august U.S. Congress are proving once again they still haven’t learned to play nice together.

Just as they have done with such strategic issues as postal reform, U.S. budgeting and economic recovery, this time those mischievous big boys and girls in the red elephant and blue donkey clubs flaunt their stubbornness on a matter of utmost importance: preventing a doubling from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent in interest rates for federal Stafford student loans beginning July 1.

And just as the 212th Congress has done on so many other playing fields, that stubbornness translates into nothingness. In this case, nothing will not do for the millions of U.S. college students and families who depend on stable federally-backed loans to pursue the American dream of a college education.

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