Comments for: Senate GOP blocks Obama’s student loan proposal to avoid raising taxes on the wealthy

Posted May 08, 2012, at 9:36 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The battle over President Barack Obama’s plan to keep interest rates low on federal student loans escalated Tuesday as Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic proposal to tax higher-income individuals to pay for it. Republicans also want to avoid raising the rate on college loans, but would pay for …

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