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The interest rate on new federally subsidized Stafford loans is set to double unless Congress acts very soon. Instead of working with Republicans to draft a bipartisan measure to protect college students from this rate hike without adding to the deficit, Democrats and the president are trying to exploit the issue for political gain and distract from their economic record - 39 straight months of unemployment over 8 percent. With one out of every two recent college graduates unemployed or underemployed, it's time for Democrats to work with Republicans to put in place pro-growth policies that will create an economic environment in which college students, and all Americans, can thrive.