The Democrats have decided to include a government takeover of the student loan business as part of the health care package in order to convince some reluctant Democrats to vote Yes for Obamacare. As reported by The Hill:
Attaching a student aid bill to the healthcare reform legislation could attract support for the whole measure, according to senior House Democrats.
The House already passed the bill which would essentially cut private lenders out of federal student lending programs, and it is a major priorities for Democrats in the lower chamber, President Barack Obama and liberal advocates….
“It makes it easier for people to vote for this bill,” said House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.), whose panel wrote the education bill and portions of the healthcare bill.
What do student loans have to do with health care? Absolutely nothing.
The Democrats’ push for Obamacare long ago passed the realm of rationality. We are now in the realm of the absurd.
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