Democrats in the Senate and Republicans in the House have both proposed plans to prevent the interest rate on student loans from doubling in July. Preventing the hike in interests rates will cost between four and six billion dollars – and Democrats in the Senate propose paying for it by closing what they call the “John Edwards Loophole” that allows some corporations to escape from paying payroll taxes. Republicans in the House propose paying for it by defunding preventative healthcare programs included in Obamcare.
So, these are the two choices: one, closing a corporate tax loophole, or two, cutting off funding to make sure Americans get the healthcare they need. In any other session of Congress – this would be an obvious choice. But with today’s Republican Party that even the Catholic Bishops argue has lost its moral compass, Americans might have to choose between seeing a doctor and going to college in the near future.