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The Bad News Behind the Student Loan Debate

Cynthia197 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 11:31 AM
It's time for those college students to step up and take responsibility. They were very willing to accept the money, now it's time to repay that money. If they had spent it for education instead of TV's and furniture for their apartments, they might not have so much to repay. In October, to assure the student vote, Obama will forgive the student loans, again disregarding the Constitution and, like many other special interest groups, they will not be discerning enough to realize what is really happening to this country's economy and way of life. They will be content because they have never known anything more than a governmental nanny state.
Rumi Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 11:49 AM
"If they had spent it for education instead of TV's and furniture for their apartments, they might not have so much to repay."

You think that when you get a student loan, they hand you a check and then you can spend it however you want?
DB07 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 12:05 PM
Acutally, that's exactly what they do.
DB07 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 12:10 PM
let me qualify what I said; my recollection on my son's student loan was that they cut us a check. The memory sometimes lies though....

There’s a booming electoral business of pandering to college-educated young voters—and it spells bad news for America.

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From Townhall Magazine's July feature, "Student Groans," by Kevin Glass and Daniel Doherty:

Barack Obama’s win in the 2008 presidential election was boosted by a truly historic youth vote. While young voters have often swung more heavily to Democratic presidential candidates than the general population, the margin by which they preferred Obama in 2008 over his Republican rival John McCain was tremendous. The 18-29...