Partisans also accused Obama of attacking industry when he got rid of the middle men in federal student loans, despite the fact that it would allow more loans to more students while saving tax dollars.
And destroying a perfectly legitimate, legal industry.
Isn't it nice when the government comes in and destroys an entire industry with just one signature on a piece of paper?
Dude, either you want lower taxes or you want wasteful spending. The middle-men in the student loan industry were making profits off federal dollars
while assuming none of the risk inherent in making loans.
It wasn't a "legitimate, legal" industry. It was fleecing the American people. If the banks want to make loans with their money, they are free to do so and this change in law has no effect on them doing so.
Again, this is something you SHOULD support because it means better, more efficient programs that will give tax payers more bang for our buck.
Same thing with military contractors. Why should we pay Halliburton 10 times for a product or service that our military can do for itself better and cheaper.
The only position you can take on these two things that is not STUNNINGLY hypocritical, is to say that the federal government shouldn't make loans. But to argue for this "industry" to be spared the market forces you so cherish makes you look partisan and silly.