Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Well around the areas I live and work in.....there are way more people living in households than just mom and dad. My step-son goes to Purdue.....but he didn't want to go down to the Main Campus and pay out all of that money. Instead he goes to one of their branches.
Plus with the way the Economy is.....its not like BO ever helped anything out since he has been in office. Economically!
Cool, i didn't realize it's the government's job to scam its young into lifelong misery. Then again, the military has done it at various times too...
There just aren't many options for today's HS grads whose parents can't pay their full tuition or who don't get into one of the few colleges so wealthy they'll get grants instead of loans.
In addition, federal loan interest alone amounts to like several billions every year in profit for the "non profit" govt, so you can see why it's got so out of hand even the older voters are sick of their adult kids hanging around the house to save $ and pay off endless college loans, even if they have jobs.
People are also slowly wising up to the fact you can never escape the loans (except faking death). Along with online learning, most colleges may just go under if something isn't done, cause no one in their right mind will take out loans these days.
#1 reason for america's lousy k-12 and beyond is lack of effort all around
Think of it this way. What he REALLY wanted to do was immediately entirely forgive student loans, and then make college 'free'. So this aint so bad. Only 2.5 years left. We can make it.
Of course by then he will have given away so many handouts, who would want to vote for anything else?
I see a lot of whining about how Obama hasn't created jobs for college grads. But the unemployment rate for college graduates is about 3%....which is basically full employment.
What the administration is doing is trying to help college students amortize their debt over longer periods.
I'm not sure why all these right wing socialists here want the government to lower the cost of education. I thought they wanted the free market to rule...
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.