These politicians are bought by, and pander to, the rich with little or no regard to the damage it may inflict on the country or it's citizens.
Senate Republicans today sided with 22,000 millionaires over 40 million Americans with student debt by blocking the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act.
The 56-38 vote fell shy of the 60 needed to prevent the bill, sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), from being filibustered. The bill would have allowed existing student loan borrowers the chance to refinance their debt at today’s lower interest rates and would be fully paid for by enacting the “Buffet rule,” which ensures billionaires and millionaires pay their fair share of taxes.
Sen. McConnell continues to obstruct democracy in the name of special interests. Today these 37 senators joined him:
Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)Saxby Chambliss (Ga.)John Cornyn (Texas)Michael Crapo (Idaho)Michael Enzi (Wyo.)Charles Grassley (Iowa)Orrin Hatch (Utah)James Inhofe (Okla.)John McCain (Ariz.)Mitch McConnell (Ky.)Pat Roberts (Kan.)Jefferson Sessions (Ala.)Richard Shelby (Ala.)Roy Blunt (Mo.)John Boozman (Ariz.)Richard Burr (N.C.)Jeff Flake (Ariz.)John Isakson (Ga.)Mark Kirk (Ill.)Robert Portman (Ohio)Patrick Toomey (Pa.)David Vitter (La.)Roger Wicker (Miss.)John Thune (S.D.)Thomas Coburn (Okla.)Daniel Coats (Ind.)Dean Heller (Nev.)John Barrasso (Wyo.)Mike Johanns (Neb.)James Risch (Ind.)Marco Rubio (Fla.)Rand Paul (Ky.)John Hoeven (N.D.)Mike Lee (Utah)Ron Johnson (Wis.)Deb Fischer (Neb.)Ted Cruz (Texas)