#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty Student Loan Rates Doubled. Have a Happy 4th! http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Student-Loan-Rates-Doubled.-Have-a-Happy-4th Congress to students: Celebrate the 4th! Student loan rates just doubled! The June 30 deadline for action by Congress came and went. In a shocker, Republicans obstructed efforts to keep student loan rates from doubling. Now is the time to call your senators and representatives and raise a ruckus. Republicans insist that the country make a profit off of the students, but how does it help a country and an economy to make it so expensive to get a higher education?