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posted by Meagan Frye in Politics

Obama's conduct "beneath the dignity of the White House"?

April 27, 2012

If you have turned on the news in last 24 hours, I am sure you have heard about the debate going on in Washington beween the Speaker and Obama.

House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama of conduct "beneath the dignity of the White House." 

An article in Fox News explained the dispute: "In a measure of the sharp elbows both parties are throwing this election year, note that those words were exchanged over legislation whose basic purpose they say they agree on: preventing interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubling to 6.8 percent this summer.

Their chief remaining dispute is how to pay for the $5.9 billion cost of keeping those rates low. When it comes to that, each side has in effect taken a political hostage: House Republicans would cut spending from Obama's prized health care overhaul law, Senate Democrats would boost payroll taxes on owners of some private corporations and House Democrats would erase federal subsidies to oil and gas companies."

The President toured three college campuses this week in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, and used his famous campaign rhetoric on mass crowds of students, putting down Republicans for blocking the boost on interest rates.

This is what prompted Boehner to comment yesterday to start accusing Obama of using taxpayer money to launch political attacks on Republicans for a problem that GOP lawmakers were already working to address.

Furthermore, the Speaker is urging for Obama to reimburse taxpayers for the costly trips he has been taking. Air Force One costs approximately $179,750 per hour to operate. That is some serious cash.

Do you agree with the Speaker's comments, and do you think the Obama administration should pay back the costs of these "campaign trips"?

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/26/dems-gop-swap-charges-in-student-loan-fight/#ixzz1tFVvczrT

 

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