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  1. #1 OK, what's with the "OWS demand" that student loan debt be cancelled? 
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    Scuba (1000+ posts) Mon Oct-17-11 06:39 PM
    Original message OK, what's with the "OWS demand" that student loan debt be cancelled?

    Why is this a "forefront issue" (my words) for the OWS movement? There was a huge banner at the Occupy Milwaukee event Saturday "demanding" forgiveness of a trillion dollars in student loans, and it ended up as the "face of the protest" in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel.

    Fodder for the right-wingers: "these people are just bums that don't want to pay their debts".

    Now I understand the issue. I'm an advocate for publicly funded education - through PhD if you've got the stones. I can even see current students getting some relief from their debt.


    What I can't see is this being a "top of the chart" issue for OWS. What am I missing?

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