Thursday, May 19, 2022

Tag: student debt

$1,896,944,109,232: Time to hit reset on student debt. All of it.

In the richest country in the history of the world, it is absurd, to say the least, that we have sentenced an entire generation to a lifetime of debt simply for doing what was expected of them — getting a college education.

Why canceling student debt is a matter of racial justice

Student debt disproportionately impacts Black and Brown Americans. It’s time to end this collective financial burden, and the president can do so with the stroke of a pen.

“Debt shaming” has dampened democracy

As crucial steps to reduce income inequality, we need to reject “debt shaming” and insist on cancelation of student debt.

‘I don’t believe in a cutoff’: AOC says Biden shouldn’t means-test...

"Canceling $50,000 in debt is where you really make a dent in inequality and the racial wealth gap. $10,000 isn't."

‘Keep fighting’: Schumer ‘making progress’ on canceling student debt

"Write, call, email," urged the Democratic leader, who said President Joe Biden is "more open" to the proposal than ever before.

AOC warns failure to cancel student debt has ‘demoralized’ critical voters

"There are some things within the president's control, and his hesitancy around them has contributed to a situation that isn’t as optimal. The presidency is so much larger than just the votes in the legislature."

Biden moves to block student debt victory

The president created draconian bankruptcy laws — now his administration appears to be trying to overturn a ruling that helps those bankrupted by student loans.

Why student body presidents are calling on Biden to eliminate student...

President Biden promised student debt relief. He has the power to fulfill this promise and make a difference in millions of lives with the stroke of a pen.

After Navient forgives $1.7B, Progressive say cancel all student debt

"All student loans are predatory because no one should have to go into debt to get an education."

Dems face 2022 nightmare, critics warn, if student debt payments restart...

“These are policy choices,” said one economic justice group. “We don’t have to choose this. All of this is 100% unnecessary and avoidable.”

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