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House Republican: The federal government 'tampering in' student loans is the 'cancer of socialism'

Rep. Todd Akin (Official photo) Missouri's Republican Senate candidates were asked at a debate whether they wanted to see federal student loan interest rates double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, and Rep. Todd Akin apparently decided he sure doesn't need the votes of young people: Akin said the government should be out of the student loan market altogether. "America has got the equivalent of the stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in," he said.
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Missouri GOP Rep. Says Federal Student Loans Gave America ‘Stage Three Cancer Of Socialism’

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

Under pressure from President Obama and Senate Democrats, House Republicans unveiled their plan to prevent a scheduled hike in interest rates on federal student loans Wednesday, but they probably won’t be counting on the support of ... Read Post

Rep. Todd Akin Says Student Loans Caused 'Stage 3 Cancer of Socialism'

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (2 years ago)

Click here to view this media [h/t Missouri Dems] Rep. Todd Akin is in a primary race to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill for her Senate seat in Missouri. Akin is also a hardcore Americans For Prosperity corporate candidate and all-a... Read Post

Puts Student Loan Debate In Whole New Light

US Politics / Liberal : Talking Points Memo Editor's Blog (2 years ago)

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) says the federal government shouldn't be involved in student loans at all: "America has got the equivalent of the stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuf... Read Post


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