Billionaire donors were involved.
A major for-profit college would also get some help.
The Wall Street largesse was tucked into the Highway Bill.
The GOP wants to preserve government payouts to banks.
The move would jam Democrats on a popular bill.
"They're going to try to get blood out of a stone, and that's not good for anyone but the debt collectors."
Prospective new homeowners have all sorts of pressing concerns to consider. Strapping the cost of a federal highway spending bill onto their backs by way of artificially inflated loan guarantee fees paid over the life of a 30-year mortgage shouldn't be one of them.
"I guarantee you this is not how China, Germany, other big powerful countries around the world handle their infrastructure."
The tax hasn't changed since 1993, though its value -- and cars' fuel efficiency -- has.