Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: student debt

Progressive legislation would tax Wall Street to pay for free college...

"We bailed out Wall Street in 2008. It's time to tax Wall Street's greed to help the American people."

Student debt reaches more than $1 trillion – an all-time high

"We are crushing the next generation with debt."

‘Time for a jubilee!:’ US student loan debt hits record $1.46...

The amount of U.S. student loan debt has more than doubled since 2009 and now sits at a record $1.47 trillion.

NY politician: We need to block $3 billion handout for Amazon...

New York Assemblymember Ron Kim is introducing legislation to block the deal and redirect taxpayer money away from Amazon subsidies and toward student debt relief.

Shouldering more than $1.5 trillion in debt, majority of young Americans...

Sixty-nine percent of young Americans support a single-payer healthcare program like Medicare for All, while 66 percent back government-funded college tuition.

Major victory for defrauded students: Judge orders Obama-era student debt relief...

"It's extremely validating to see a court agree that what the Department did was wrong, and to know that students who were cheated will finally be able to seek relief."

Ending the secrecy of the student debt crisis

Ending the secrecy of the crisis through massive national attention may destigmatize the shame of financial defeat.

Picture the United States without student debt

Cancelling all student debt in this country would create millions of new jobs and increase the nation’s GDP. We can't afford NOT to do this.

Canceling student debt could be the answer to growing the economy

Overall, if these 44 million Americans were debt free, it would promote consumer spending and grow every sector of the U.S. economy.

Time to solve the student debt crisis

This is the kind of issue that progressives should aim to solve.

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Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.