linktudent loan debt may have topped $1 trillion this year, but according to a recent Rasmussen poll, a sizable majority of Americans would be opposed to the federal government forgiving these loans.
Rasmussen has more:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of American Adults think the federal government should forgive the nearly $1 trillion in loans it made or guaranteed to help students pay for a college education. Sixty-six percent (66%) oppose the forgiveness of all student loans.Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided.
Student loan debt has been a major concern of the Occupy Wall Street movement, where protestors have been vocal about their frustrations with crushing loan debt.
"I have about $75k in student loans. I will default soon. My cosigner, my father, will be forced to take my loans. He will default as well. I've ruined my family because I tried to rise above my class," wrote one former student on the movement's website.
Worth going to HuffPo to see the slideshow of people most of whom have made one bad decision after another.