"She is one of millions of young folks who were either so careless, or apathetic while in college, they ran up huge debts. Now what? Many running for President (including Mayor Pete), think YOU should pay for these misdeeds."
Mayor Pete (last name unpronounceable), launched his Presidential drive this weekend. Oh, the Dems are excited about this guy! First all, he is a first. If elected, we will have our first, First Man (he has a husband). Plus, he is a vet, and from a red state. He does not have many nutty ideas like the other socialists have - except one. He thinks we should offer debt forgiveness for college debt to all. Sounds good - unless you are a taxpayer.
This is yet another prime example of the difference between the Left and the Right. The Left will promise many things are "free". The Right on the other hand, know there is no such thing as a "free lunch". At the end of the day, someone has to pay the freight - and that someone is most often the taxpayer, or the national debt.
I could not help thinking about an article in the hometown rag this weekend. Some 39 year old Special Education teacher was crying in her soup. "I felt compelled to teach, to guide our young people." So she got her undergrad degree in Education and then a grad degree in Special Education. "When I graduated and started working, I was shocked my debt was so high. I could not make the payments." To make a long story short, this highly educated woman, had no clue of how much debt she was racking up. Now it is in the six figure range, with no plans to repay it.
She is one of millions of young folks who were either so careless, or apathetic while in college, they ran up huge debts. Now what? Many running for President (including Mayor Pete), think YOU should pay for these misdeeds. My feeling? If anyone should chip in a bit, it should be the colleges. It is after all, their fault for not counseling these snowflakes on the facts of life.
By the way - this is not chump change we are talking about. To give debt forgiveness to everyone who has student debt would cost this country $1.5T. I guess that is okay. That is mere chump change compared to the almost $100T the Green New Deal will cost.
Back to the teacher who is buried in debt. "I can't afford a house, I can't have kids. I am 39 years old and don't know what to do." Good flipping grief! And this is who is teaching our kids? Don't worry about taking personal responsibility. Let Big Brother take care of you. And this ladies and gentlemen, is a prime example of why we are in deep do-do today.