The enormous debt effectively cripples the nation, handing opportunities — and therefor the running of the country — ONLY to the wealthy who either don’t go ito debt, or can easily pay off their obligations.
Also, we lose the potential contributions of our recently-educated and enthusiastic people to the national good, as they slave for years in less meaningful and underpaid jobs to pay off their debt. We need them NOW to help find solutions that largely effect their future, their world.
As it stands, this unfair system, much like health insurance arbitrarily tied to employers, is designed to keep working people silent and complacent, unable or unwilling to speak their minds freely as long as they owe money.
… This is by its nature … and EFFECT… , is thoroughly ANTI-DEMOCRATIC, keeping a huge majority of the nation unable or unwilling to participate in the decision-making processes of America.
For those “Security-minded” individuals who frequently like to speak out about the dangers they see posed to our country by “foreign forces”: know now that CLEARLY and MEASURABLY this system of selective debt and the silence it creates, if not changed, poses a far greater core threat to a Constitutional America than ALL those supposed “outside forces” piled together. It creates and re-creates the 0.01% monetary dictatorship that worsens daily as it destroys our media, our schools, our minds, our elections, our rights, our economy, our environment, and our justice.
There actually IS one candidate for president this year that completely agrees with these ideas on canceling student debt, … but because of the inequalities ALREADY existent from years of this rigged game, biased rules have been drawn which do not permitted Dr. Jill Stein to appear on the national debate stage, which is occupied exclusively by two pious, self-serving pawns of the wealthy … to prevent a national audience from hearing about these ideas. A self-fulfilling prophesy, if there ever was one.
People might actually LIKE or WANT to cancel student debt … and currently that is “not permitted” by those “in charge” of us — those who would stand to lose THEIR stranglehold on our nation’s power structure and economic decisions … those opposed to democracy in the U.S.
This CAN be changed. It is in our hands to do so. That is the heritage of our Declaration of Independence. But the knowledge must be shared.