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Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is Idiotic and Immoral

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Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is Idiotic and Immoral
Josh Hammer
Posted: Nov 20, 2020 12:01 AM 
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Higher education might be the most pressing domestic issue confronting America today. As currently structured and carried out, higher education is a blight upon the nation -- an affirmative hindrance to our efforts in aiding human flourishing and securing the common good. It is possible that no propagated belief in modern American history has been more intellectually, experientially, and fiscally ruinous than the notion that a four-year bachelor's degree-bestowing bender is a necessary rite of passage for entering adulthood.

Caviling about the systemic corruption of the academy is perhaps old hat. By the time William F. Buckley Jr. wrote "God and Man at Yale" in 1951, the metamorphosis of America's ivory tower into something closely approximating a fifth column was well underway. But the situation has, in recent decades, worsened; it has metastasized into a cancer whose tendrils spread the latest faddish developments in intersectional, anti-American, anti-Western "woke-ism" all throughout the land.

It is both terrifying and perverse that America's intellectual gatekeepers -- the "elite"-forming, credentialing institutions that separate the "deplorables" from the ruling class -- impress self-loathing pablum upon impressionable young minds. With some notable exceptions, American higher education today comprises madrasas of wokeness fundamentally hostile to the American regime and the American way of life. Many of the far left's most toxic ideas, whether moral relativism, socialism, "anti-racism" or multiculturalism, either begin on campus or gain steam there. It shouldn't surprise anyone that one of the more popular policies in conservative egghead circles today is to expand loan access to, and accreditation support for, trade school alternatives to traditional four-year bachelor's degree-granting programs.

Intellectual bankruptcy notwithstanding, there are manifold more tangible problems associated with the failed higher education status quo. Four years spent on campus between the ages of 18 and 22 means four prime years forgone from acquiring vocational skills, advancing a career, and mating and forming families. It also often means, due in part to the federal government's effective monopoly over the student loan industry, four years of willful indebtedness to major in such patently silly "subjects" as "gender studies." Student loans are now the second-largest source of collective American debt, behind only mortgage debt. By some staggering estimates, Americans have over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt.

The modern Democratic Party is heavily reliant on woke college graduates for political support, and many on the left have warmed in recent years to large-scale student loan "forgiveness" (at least as a halfway measure, compared to the far left's support for universal free college). Most recently, the likely incoming president, Democrat Joe Biden, has called for "immediate" forgiveness of $10,000 of student loan debt for borrowers.

This policy is idiotic in the extreme and brazenly immoral. Republicans and sensible Democrats must unite to defeat it.

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MTP Reggie

This reminds me of when LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act, and what he said about blacks in this country.

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USMCforever60

Wow, never considered parallel of college students and blacks. But you are correct!

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zurg

The levels of irony and hypocrisy within universities are sky high. They rail against income inequality all the while they keep increasing their tuition at rates much higher than inflation. They don’t mind THOSE increases because the money is going to THEM. 

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Joe the Pagan
24 minutes ago, zurg said:

The levels of irony and hypocrisy within universities are sky high. They rail against income inequality all the while they keep increasing their tuition at rates much higher than inflation. They don’t mind THOSE increases because the money is going to THEM. 

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Ticked@TinselTown
45 minutes ago, zurg said:

The levels of irony and hypocrisy within universities are sky high. They rail against income inequality all the while they keep increasing their tuition at rates much higher than inflation. They don’t mind THOSE increases because the money is going to THEM. 

Indoctrination ain't cheap.

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kate318
1 hour ago, MTP Reggie said:

Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is Idiotic and Immoral

Funny...so is Joe Biden.

 

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Bubbajoebob

Forgiving student loan debt means that taxpayers who didn't go to college get to pay back the money others borrowed to go to college. It means that people like me who could have gotten admitted to a more "prestigious" (more expensive) school but instead opted to do a year at a community college getting required courses out of the way, then went to a local university, lived in a low-rent apartment, didn't eat out, worked summers to earn tuition money, and so on, so I didn't have to take out any student loans, get to pay back the money borrowed by classmates who lived in fancy apartments, spent more on beer than I did on tuition, took 7 years to graduate because they changed majors 4 times, and spent their summers touring Europe, or by those who went to the prestigious schools and who have higher average incomes than those who didn't.

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zurg
1 hour ago, Joe the Pagan said:

Someone has to pay for all the  vice assistant associate lieutenant director of diversity and inclusion,  vice assistant lieutenant associate director of diversity and inclusion,  vice associate assistant lieutenant director of diversity and inclusion,  vice associate lieutenant assistant director of diversity and inclusion,  vice lieutenant assistant associate director of diversity and inclusion,  vice lieutenant associate assistant director of diversity and inclusion,  assistant vice associate lieutenant director of diversity and inclusion,  assistant vice lieutenant associate director of diversity and inclusion,  assistant associate vice lieutenant director of diversity and inclusion,  assistant associate lieutenant vice director of diversity and inclusion,  assistant lieutenant vice associate director of diversity and inclusion,  assistant lieutenant associate vice director of diversity and inclusion,  associate vice assistant lieutenant director of diversity and inclusion,  associate vice lieutenant assistant director of diversity and inclusion,  associate assistant vice lieutenant director of diversity and inclusion,  associate assistant lieutenant vice director of diversity and inclusion,  associate lieutenant vice assistant director of diversity and inclusion,  associate lieutenant assistant vice director of diversity and inclusion,  lieutenant vice assistant associate director of diversity and inclusion,  lieutenant vice associate assistant director of diversity and inclusion,  lieutenant assistant vice associate director of diversity and inclusion,  lieutenant assistant associate vice director of diversity and inclusion,  lieutenant associate vice assistant director of diversity and inclusion and lieutenant associate assistant vice director of diversity and inclusion.

Good point! It would be nice if it could instead be dealt with like the above....

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Martin

This reminds me of the time President Carter, on his first full day in office, granted a pardon to all Vietnam-era draft evaders.  Conservatives denounced his betrayal of law-abiding draftees.  Senator Goldwater called it "the most disgraceful thing a President has ever done."  Meanwhile, the liberals denounced him for not granting an equal amnesty to deserters.  Carter went on to conduct one of the least successful administration in American history, with a bad economy, rising crime, and humiliation abroad.  He lost his re-election campaign by a landslide.  

If the courts finally rule that Biden won the election and he does what he says he wants to, cancel up to $10,000 in student debt per debtor, he will face the same double bind.  The conservatives will object that he has made chumps of all the honest student debtors, as well as those who never borrowed, while the liberals will complain that he didn't cancel all student debt entirely.  Biden will become Jimmy Carter. 

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DJGoody

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

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zurg
45 minutes ago, Martin said:

This reminds me of the time President Carter, on his first full day in office, granted a pardon to all Vietnam-era draft evaders.  Conservatives denounced his betrayal of law-abiding draftees.  Senator Goldwater called it "the most disgraceful thing a President has ever done."  Meanwhile, the liberals denounced him for not granting an equal amnesty to deserters.  Carter went on to conduct one of the least successful administration in American history, with a bad economy, rising crime, and humiliation abroad.  He lost his re-election campaign by a landslide.  

If the courts finally rule that Biden won the election and he does what he says he wants to, cancel up to $10,000 in student debt per debtor, he will face the same double bind.  The conservatives will object that he has made chumps of all the honest student debtors, as well as those who never borrowed, while the liberals will complain that he didn't cancel all student debt entirely.  Biden will become Jimmy Carter. 

The idea is never to have to find out. That’s what Giuliani and Powell are trying to do through the court system. 

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5 hours ago, Martin said:

This reminds me of the time President Carter, on his first full day in office, granted a pardon to all Vietnam-era draft evaders.  Conservatives denounced his betrayal of law-abiding draftees.  Senator Goldwater called it "the most disgraceful thing a President has ever done."  Meanwhile, the liberals denounced him for not granting an equal amnesty to deserters.  Carter went on to conduct one of the least successful administration in American history, with a bad economy, rising crime, and humiliation abroad.  He lost his re-election campaign by a landslide.  

If the courts finally rule that Biden won the election and he does what he says he wants to, cancel up to $10,000 in student debt per debtor, he will face the same double bind.  The conservatives will object that he has made chumps of all the honest student debtors, as well as those who never borrowed, while the liberals will complain that he didn't cancel all student debt entirely.  Biden will become Jimmy Carter. 

Never mind what will happen to interest rates or the economy as a whole.

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