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Disappointed by Bernie Sanders' web page on student loans
2/24/2016

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Disappointed by Bernie Sanders' web page on student loans
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
09:43:44 GMT

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I finally glanced at the website of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

I haven't read most of his website so far, but, to my surprise, I was quite disappointed by this page about student loan debt.

Much of it's good, but I think it doesn't go far enough. I think all existing student loan debt should be canceled completely, and everyone who ever paid student loans should be paid full reparations, plus extra for all the damage done to borrowers and their families due to being deprived of much-needed money we all never should have had to spend in the first place.

I don't have student loan debt myself, since my severe sleep issues and shyness dissuaded me from even trying very hard to go to college. But I say "we" because my various relatives' student loans have definitely worsened all our lives.

So, I think just lowering interest rates and letting people "refinance" their student loans is nowhere near good enough to correct the injustices that have been inflicted upon all recipients of student loans and their families.

Addition, 5:53 AM EST. Hillary Clinton's page on student loans is even more disappointing, but I'm not surprised by that.


Addition, March 18, 2016, 1:30 AM. Despite this blog post, I still voted for Bernie in the primary election on March 15th.

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