We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The federal government should have never gotten into the student loan business. While it may have been imagined as an aid to students it has clearly become an albatross around their necks. If the federal government "forgives" those loans that albatross will be transferred to the tax payers neck. This seems to have become the full time job of the federal government: albatross transfer.
Why the push to send everyone to "college" anyway? It would be much better if we followed the German system of having a lot of apprenticeships and various "trainings" available so those leaving high school have good options. Better a good plumber, electrician, carpenter, or trained travel agent than a bitter and heavily-indebted college graduate.
I would have to agree with that. Not every student should expect to attend university. I think for US students, they have been lead to believe mechanics, plumbers and electricians and other skilled tradesmen are "low class" jobs and what woman would want to marry one? Holding a degree is much more socially acceptable, even if it's a useless degree in women's studies or media appreciation and keeps you living in a debt trying to pay it off.
Karl Horst (Germany)
There was once physical slavery, then wage slavery, then job benefits slavery, then came the liberal media information slavery, now there is obamacare/healthcare insurance slavery, and student debt slavery. No matter which way you turn there is a pair of shackles.