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July 16, 2013 3:45 PM

Why Republicans want to tax students and not polluters

Big private banks stand to make a bundle on student loans if rates on government loans are raised. They have thrown their money at both parties but have been particularly generous to the GOP. Meanwhile, the Koch brothers have long been intent on blocking a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system, which would cut into their profits. And they, too, have been donating generously to Republicans to do their bidding.

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