“I don’t feel good about the delay. The longer they take to make a decision, the harder it is on students.”

David Starmer, Mount Vernon

“I do feel like Congress wastes a lot of time. They need to be more proactive about things. Delaying it doesn’t do anything for us. A decision needs to be made.”

Jessica Adams, Mount Vernon

“I think that Congress is getting a solid reputation for doing nothing. I think this is one of the more important things they should have been acting on. I think it’s bad that they have not.”

John Chidester, Mount Vernon

“Congress should act. Students should have a reasonable interest rate.”

Ann Simpson, Mount Vernon

“They need to do something. Students can’t afford the current loan rate as it is. A lot of them are bankrupt now.”

Rebecca Anderson, Mount Vernon

“They’ve always had problem collecting on student loans. With the economy the way it is right now, we obviously don’t need the rates doubled. I don’t think any student is going to find that acceptable, let alone the parents or grandparents that are paying for it. The delay? That sounds like our government, and I’m getting a little tired of delays in everything they do, including this.”

Jack Boesken, Mount Vernon



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