here seems to be a disconnect on both sides here. The right wingers do not seem to realize that collage tuition has risen by about 8% per year. FinAid | Saving for College | Tuition Inflation This means I can borrow more money that I can pay back if I pursue a doctorate ( which I am atm). You think doctors make too much money? Wait to see what I charge as an engineer just to pay back my loans and make a house payment and medical insurance! The point here is that if you look at the inflation rate of the entire 1800,s and then look at the inflation rate of the 2000-2010 you may understand what is happening and why these students are protesting.
Also the Pope has a bit to say about this. Pope Benedict Radical Liberal? - YouTube
The students do not realize that though things are definitely in the toilet atm, robbing from anyone no matter the reason is still theft. Say for instance John Q earned 20million honestly and gave 5 million to charity of his own volition. He pays 45% in taxes that is not really passed on to his customers. He tries very hard to do the right thing. You or I cannot rob him of his earnings. I know that there are many who have influenced polocy in Washington and used massive wealth to get bills passed as they desired. There are many that do not. Once you allow the government to take John Q's money you then allow them to take your money. Now realize that in America you are in the top 12% wealthiest people on earth. Do you want the UN to take your money? (This is why America is now 14 Trillion in debt BTW....International redistribution of wealth).
Both sides need to stop and patiently and carefully listen to the other. Once you do that you can learn a great deal and come to a real solution.