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Sen. Bernie Sanders says a 15% cap on federal credit union lending has "worked well." But it's never really been in place.
Sen. Bernie Sanders' victory in New Hampshire will undoubtedly boost his campaign, but his plan to cap interest rates for credit card and other consumer loans at 15% won't help anyone in the short term and could potentially wreak havoc on low-income people in the long term. Here's how.

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