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The Student-Loan Scam

SJHiggins Wrote: May 02, 2012 9:30 AM
Colleges are the primary beneficiary of the money not the students completely. Tennessee State Higher Ed system increased 7% in college cost last year plus increasing fees almost 100% in some cases. That increase was also with the Tax money doled out to those Colleges and Universities in over 10’s of millions of dollars. Those students then had to increase their debt to pay for those increases for the same product, note it was higher than inflation at the time. I was there when it passed and there wasn’t any discussion of improvement of program, student’s affordability or its impact on the taxpayer.

Editor's note: This column was originally published in THE DAILY BEAST.

Does it make sense for the government to take taxes from the big majority of Americans who never managed to win college degrees in order to subsidize the pricey education of the fortunate few who get to attend top universities?

Why is it fair to increase burdens on stressed-out working families so the feds can reduce future interest payments on student loans for members of the elite?

Isn’t President Obama’s current push to spend a $6 billion on college-loan relief precisely the sort of rob-from-the-poor-to-give-to-the-rich outrage that...