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The woman who would be matriarch of the new oligarchs was actually asked a real question by a CBS reporter. Let’s watch and listen together and then discuss.
First, credit as always to C-SPAN for getting the underlying video. Second, credit to the CBS morning news team for asking a real question in a fair manner to a leading Democrat, who is both a leading presidential contender and also a U.S. senator with a lot of clout, even in the Senate minority. A free press worked as intended by the Framers that morning.
So, there is real push back from people who paid off their debt or never got that government cheese loan, and who know that others subsidized their life chances and lifestyles with education loans under federally directed programs. Why are beauticians and plumbers on the hook for the consequences of magical evaporated debt, serious money tied up in promises when those same plumbers and beauticians can’t get such a loan on such easy terms to maybe buy their own truck, their own chair, to lease a small retail office space and equip it?
At the same time, we do have a real problem with college budget bloat, massive expansion of administrative staffs, and complete takeover of these non-teaching jobs by the radical left. We have massive debt on a portion of the rising generations, affecting their choices in housing, transportation, and employment. These debt serfs were force-fed lies about all of reality like ducks or geese being stuffed full of corn to swell their livers for foie gras.
A truly bold, non-WSJ /SJW response would be to leverage the current loan and federal grant system against the ivory towers, freeing students of crushing debt by coercing real cuts in costs, all out of the administration line items. Not one penny to be taken from any classroom. No shuffling of titles and programs, on penalty of fraud prosecutions. Stand up for students and teachers!
What do you suggest as a response to Warren’s proposal and to the underlying problems? What is feasible?