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Mo. senator Roy Blunt delivers weekly GOP address

8:44 AM, Apr 21, 2012   |    comments
Sen. Roy Blunt. (R-Missouri)
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St. Louis - ( KSDK ) - Missouri's junior U.S. senator, Roy Blunt, was tapped to deliver the GOP's weekly radio address Saturday, focusing on gas prices and jobs while President Obama's weekly message targeted student loan rates.

Sen. Blunt accused Mr. Obama of ignoring the fuel prices and jobs issues in favor of raising taxes on millionaires.  He faulted the president for opposing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and for supporting the so-called "Buffett Rule," which would require millionaires to pay at least the same tax rate as middle class Americans.

Meantime, the president's weekly radio message urges congress to maintain the interest rate on student loans, keeping the costs of college stable.  The president says if congress doesn't act, some student loan interest rates will double, with "nearly seven and a half million students" ending up owing more.

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