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This was an easy issue for Republicans to own. Republicans never even attempted to kick the government out of the loan business. Now that Biden has unilaterally dissolved 10k of student debt, where are the calls for reform? Where are the promises to end this fiasco? There are none. There is no leadership from either side, like usual. Left-wing Marxist university presidents and professors should be hauled up in front of Congress to explain why education isn’t a right like healthcare in their minds, and why they don’t work for free. They should have their rotten course material recited in front of the country, and be made to explain how this garbage helps anyone get a job.
There was no reform. There was no leadership. The issue was handed to Democrats who always meant to solve this by not solving it. More kids are still taking out loans and no one is doing anything about it. Republicans can’t get off the “why am I paying off someone else’s bills?” line. That lament isn’t leadership and it isn’t an agenda. It’s impotent crying. The Democrats just bought themselves a whole bunch of votes before the midterms. A real opposition party would do something about this other than issue impotent talking points about how this is wrong.
I wish Republicans cared as much as why the middle class is paying for the defense of Ukraine. Biden announced more billions for them today as well. I’d rather that money go to anything in America other than that corrupt country. Why is the middle class paying for the healthcare, benefits, and transportation of illegals that cross our border in droves daily? Why did the middle class have to transfer hundreds of billions to the health insurance companies when Obama care was passed, and why isn’t it being demanded back? Why did the middle class have to pay big pharma billions for their clot shots? Why did the middle class have their businesses and livelihoods shut down during the pandemic while mega corps stayed open? Why did the middle class have their factories shipped to China and get their industrial towns hollowed out? Why did the middle class have to bail out banking and insurance companies during the ’08 recession?
Republicans have led on none of this. They facilitated a good deal of it. Yet, the level of crying is to the tenth power when the bailout is for common Americans, and not foreigners or mega-corporations. I wish there were bailouts of no one. Moral hazard is long passed caring about. Both parties have made it difficult for the average American to be prosperous and fruitful in his own country.
The needs of foreigners, invaders, and rootless disloyal corporations have been put above the common man. It is time for leadership and reform so our country is less corrupt and the average American prospers. This is much bigger than this stupid debt relief. I would like the trillions back that we sunk into Iraq and Afghanistan to prop up their governments, militaries, education, and infrastructure as we let ours wither. I am on the hook for my portion of that debt as is every other American. It is time for a program that puts our citizens first. A program that puts their needs and advancement first. Socialism for the world but bootstraps for Americans is not healthy and has wrecked our country. Americans in debt deserve a way out more than Iraq and Afghanistan deserved democracy. More than Ukraine deserves our money. More than the banks and insurance companies deserved anything but jail. The GOP should lead and find that way out without making tradesmen pay for it. If they are unable, then they deserve what the Democrats make them eat.Published in