DAVIE – The latest issue to get stuck in the swamp of Washington politics: student loan interest rates.
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Wasserman Schultz said it's time to put aside partisan politics. She also said the problem is the Republicans' fault. For their part, Republicans lay the blame squarely at the feet of President Barack Obama.
Both sides say they want to continue the 3.4 percent interest rate. Here's where the politics comes in: Democrats would pay for it by eliminating tax breaks for oil companies. Republicans would pay for it by cutting a public health and disease prevention fund set up under the Affordable Care Act.
"We're not playing politics at all," said Wasserman Schultz, who is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. "Last Friday House Republicans played political games with this critical issue by passing a partisan bill that blocked the interest rate increase, but paid for it by undermining health care for all Americans."