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January 31, 2006

ACTION ALERT

by at 1:48 pm.

Tomorrow, February 1st, Congress will take a final vote on a bill called Budget Reconciliation. If passed, this bill will cut $12.7 BILLION dollars from student loan programs (creating about $2000 in additional debt for every student each year).

This will be the largest cut to student aid in history!

This will make it even harder for us, our younger siblings, and all our friends to get a college education.

There is something you can do to alter this, and the best part is it’s totally free.

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!!!

Join all of us from across the country in our National Day of Action by calling your Representative TODAY to tell her/him to “Stop the Raid on Student Aid!”

Dial: 1-800-574-4243.

Phone Script: Hello, my name is _____ and I am a student at _____. I am calling to urge Representative _____ to vote against budget reconciliation because it will force students and parents to pay thousands of dollars in additional interest on their student loans. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your support.

For more information on this issue, and to find out who represents you, please look at these two websites:

Campaign for America’s Future: http://www.ourfuture.org

United States Student Association: www.usstudents.org

STOP THE RAID ON STUDENT AID!!!!

November 2, 2005

Debunking Republican “Debt Reduction”

by at 12:57 pm.

Dan Gross debunks the crowing of Republicans that they’ve reduced the deficit (the amount we’ll be borrowing this year) significantly.

He also makes this point:

Left unsaid in this piece: the interest rate taxpayers will be paying on this debt will be markedly higher than the rates on debt issued in the past few years. Our collective interest bill will be rising at an even more rapid pace than our collective debt.

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