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College students are usually to hopefully about the world and naive about it's disappointments to vote Republican (our dear columnist excepted), or often to vote at all, so it's interesting to hear that it was the youth vote that swung the tide in this election. As a field operative for the much lauded Obama "ground game" I'd say that if you continue to believe that, you'll continue to lose elections. Good luck with that.
Well said, although I don't believe the misconceptions are unfortunate, but rather deliberate. They are the polemical positions of an ideologue whose interest is in supporting a point of view, not in discovering fact.
Not to let the facts get in the way of a good story, but I am a highly educated professional who put myself through both of my degrees (often working 40 hours a week as I took a full course load) and has never taken a government subsidy in my life, although I have at times been eligible for one. I have built and maintained my own practice for 15 years, and I am a voracious supporter of the president and his policies. If you want to make a case for me as a TAKER, good luck with that...
This article's perspective is like blaming the fireman who comes to put out your house for setting the blaze. Student loan debt has been rising at an increasing rate since the 1980's, along with other consumer debt, since the Reagan administration's economic strategy was to fuel private sector growth with it, on the premise that we would outgrow it. The dramatic uptick in the last 4 years is an attempt by the administration to not let a generation of students fall through the cracks, and let the country's future innovation resources disappear along with the value in the securitized debt market. This is piece that could only be written by a 22 year old ideologue with no understanding of history or economics.
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