Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would give college students the same interest rates on their federal student loans as banks do when borrowing from the Federal Reserve.
“If the Federal Reserve can float trillions of dollars to large financial institutions at low interest rates to grow the economy, surely they can float the Department of Education the money to fund our students, keep us competitive, and grow our middle class,” Warren said.
According to The Hill, the Students Loan Fairness Act would call for the Fed to “float the money” to the department for one year, giving Congress enough time to enact a long-term agreement on student loan rates.
“Right now, a big bank can get a loan through the Federal Reserve discount window at a rate of about .75 percent,” Warren said. “But this summer a student who is trying to get a loan to go to college will pay almost 7 percent. In other words, the federal government is going to charge students interest rates that are nine times higher than the rates for the biggest banks–the same banks that destroyed millions of jobs and nearly broke this economy. That isn’t right.”
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Will any other congress man or woman please follow Senator Warren with common sense, morality, and here understanding of fairness? I hope so but i doubt anyone else comes forward.
I love this woman!