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wss2001

(61 posts)
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 02:56 AM Apr 2024

Response to right wing uncles rant- loan forgiveness

Me:
Most of the people receiving loan forgiveness are people like teachers, nurses, firefighters and cops. They are having their loans forgiven after making 20 years of payments. Not everyone getting help with their loans are deadbeats.

Uncle:
Loan forgiveness is bullshit whoever they are. Why should a hard earning man or women be expected to pay off anybody’s loan that they took out and benefited from? They signed and took out the loan and promising to pay it back, the tax payers DID NOT. It’s their responsibility not the taxpayers to pay back the loan they are responsible for, period.

Me:
They are taking lower paying jobs that are a benefit to society. We need people in those jobs. If our society had its priorities straight then education even at the highest levels would be less expensive and even free for some who go into fields that don’t pay as much such at teachers or social workers. The depth of the selfishness of people on the right is truly incredible. We can fund the military to the tune of 800 billion dollars but get our panties in a twist if we forgive a teachers student loan after they paid into it 20 years. I’m proud to be a democrat and proud to be a liberal. I know who I fight for, everyday people. The other side makes sure the benefits of our society go to the top 1%. Trump doesn’t give a flying f**k about anyone but himself. If you can’t see that I’m truly sorry.

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Response to right wing uncles rant- loan forgiveness (Original Post) wss2001 Apr 2024 OP
also... lakeguy Apr 2024 #1
"They are taking lower paying jobs that are a benefit to society." Beartracks Apr 2024 #2
I'd say "Think of it as publicly funded education after high school and financed after the fact". RussellCattle Apr 2024 #3

lakeguy

(1,642 posts)
1. also...
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 03:48 AM
Apr 2024

Many have already paid off the original amount of the loan and then some. It's just fees and interest going from hard workers into the pockets of trust fund babies now. Rich stealing from the poor, as usual.

Beartracks

(12,971 posts)
2. "They are taking lower paying jobs that are a benefit to society."
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 04:50 AM
Apr 2024

Yes! These hardworking Americans HAVE paid back toward their loans via SERVICE to society. Granted, such service wasn't mentioned in the fine print as being able to offset the balance owed, but one cannot claim that these public servants have not REPAID society through not only their monetary payments to the banks, but also directly through their service AS WELL AS their willingness to work for less pay for the good of their neighbors. Your uncle and all the others like him who think they have not benefited in any way from the service of teachers, nurses, firefighters and cops in their community are truly the deadbeats who want to get something for nothing.

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