#1 OK, what's with the "OWS demand" that student loan debt be cancelled?10-17-2011, 08:46 PM
I swear, "Teh Stupid" grows every day at DU...
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?
:DMay the FORCE be with you!
10-17-2011, 09:25 PM
What am I missing?
A BRAIN!??!?!?!?!:eek:Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
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