Why is Student Loan Overhaul in Health Care Bill?

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    Follow the money.
     
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    This is a damn good question. By including this in the healthcare reform legislation, it has the slimy feel of pork. Does anyone out there know WHY it was included?
     
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    The whole bill is power, payback, and control... so is it really any wonder why some payback pork and control was added?
     
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    My bad...does anyone with a brain, who is not a partisan hack and who does not hate everything the Obama administration does, know why this is in the bill?
     
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    They rolled the student loan into the health takeover because:

    1. It favorably skewed the h/c numbers.
    2. They didn't have the votes in the senate for the student loan bill alone.
    3. Reconciliation can only be used in a limited fashion and since they were using it to pass h/c they bundled the student loans in with it. ( I wonder what else was bundled in there.)
     
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    To cut out the banks, "the middle man". In doing this they also took away people's choices.
     
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    Stating that the healthcare bill is power, payback, and control makes one 'partisan'?? Funny, thought I was just against the bill and not making some grand statement about the entire other side... And funny, many people on all parts of the political spectrum think the same way about the bill
     
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    It is quite sad that with news on 24/7, this question has never been asked by a reporter. And if it had been, it was not answered; and that, too, is sad.
     

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