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?