Why should students get favored treatment over every other kind of borrower in existence?

Interest rates are at historical lows and have been for nearly 4 years. Why shouldn't rates for student be tied to libor or Prime just like everyone else? Liberals are whining that Student Loan rates should not be tied to the financial markets (like every other loan out there) but should stay at their... show more Interest rates are at historical lows and have been for nearly 4 years.

Why shouldn't rates for student be tied to libor or Prime just like everyone else?

Liberals are whining that Student Loan rates should not be tied to the financial markets (like every other loan out there) but should stay at their current rates.

Why should students get preferential treatment over some young couple buying their first home, or a car ?
Update: lol. Wait... so "education" is important.. but buying a home isn't ?

The loans should be tied to the financial markets OR the lender will lose money.

Corp loans from government are also in the tens of millions of dollars thereby getting a lower MARKET rate. But they are still market rates
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