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  •  pell grants (2+ / 0-)
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    arpear, Delilah

    aren't on the chopping block.  And I wouldn't call a 2% cap on cuts to Medicare providers chopping medicare.

    But we want to get to the same place. We just disagree on the how. --mmacdDE

    by glynis on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 08:40:42 PM PDT

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    •  Tell That To Grad Students (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Grad students (2+ / 0-)
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        arpear, Delilah

        are losing the guaranteed Stafford Loan which means they'll have to pay the interest on the loans as they attend school instead of it being deferred until after graduation.

        But we want to get to the same place. We just disagree on the how. --mmacdDE

        by glynis on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 09:06:35 PM PDT

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        •  Grad Students Must Be Hosed... (1+ / 0-)
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          or the Republic will fall.  

          This is such a trivial amount in the budget, to tout it as "it isn't so bad" makes you sound like a TP supporter.  It makes no difference in reducing the budget deficit, it just makes a segment of the population poorer and more miserable.

          Congratulations!

          To arrive at what now you do not enjoy, you must go where you do not enjoy. To reach what you do not know, you must go where you do not know. To come into possession of what you do not have, you must go where now you have nothing." SJOtC

          by LHB on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 11:04:56 PM PDT

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          •  not exactly "hosed" (0+ / 0-)

            and the interest on those government loans is much lower than other loans.  I know that because my son had one.  They are making more money available for the unsecured Stafford loans.

            Grad school is great and all that but when stacked up against other things that will benefit the poor who can't attend grad school, I guess I'll take them over paying the interest on a grad students loan.

            Sorry if that upsets you.

            But we want to get to the same place. We just disagree on the how. --mmacdDE

            by glynis on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 07:16:52 AM PDT

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          •  oh, and I'll take increases in Pell grants (0+ / 0-)

            over this one too.

            But we want to get to the same place. We just disagree on the how. --mmacdDE

            by glynis on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 07:18:10 AM PDT

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