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THE JOE PITTS BAD VOTE COUNTOWN: THE COLLEGE STUDENT SHAKEDOWN

THE JOE PITTS BAD VOTE COUNTOWN:  THE COLLEGE STUDENT SHAKEDOWN
 
What is so striking to the Herr 2010 campaign as it examines Congressman Pitts’ bad votes is how often he has actively opposed the interests of his own constituents, in this case college students and their hard-pressed parents.
 
VOTE #34:  The College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
 
Student loans are a boon to students and their parents, but they’re also a cash cow for banks and other institutions that provide the loans.  Those banks make billions from loan interest and fees and from federal subsidies and bonuses.  H.R. 2669 reduced those subsidies by $20 billion, and channelled the money to increased student aid.  On September 7, 2007, the House gave final approval to the House-Senate conference committee’s report, 292-97.  But Congressman Pitts evidently was more concerned for his banking buddies than for young people trying to afford an education:
 
Pitts votes NO.
 
President Bush signed the bill into law three weeks later.  Pitts was last seen being fitted for a dunce cap.
 
You’ve got to admit:  Joe is consistent.  There are 33 Bad Pitts Votes to go, one each day.

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