Senate Democrats Push Plan To Cancel Student College Loans Up To $50,000 Per Student

We have been discussing how both parties in Washington have been spending wildly for years in pushing the country to unprecedented and crippling debt levels.  We recently passed the “red line” of 106 percent of our GDP.  The roughly $27 trillion debt has not however deterred members who continue to push proposals to tack on trillions.  That was the case yesterday when Sen. Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren are calling on President Trump to cancel $50,000 in federal student loan debt next year. Some 43 million Americans hold more than $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debt.  Such proposals may have merit but my concern is over the lack of any plan on dealing with the debt as well as the fact that this massive increase would be done by executive order.

The proposals may be a foreshadowing of a greater push to use unilateral executive powers under Joe Biden if he wins the election. The senators insisted that the Secretary of Education has “broad administrative authority” granted by Congress to cancel federal student loan debt under section 432(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Thus, they are arguing for the president to simply wipe out the debt by taking “executive action to broadly cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt.”

I have long been critical of such unilateral executive actions to order massive increases in debt or the negation of federal laws. We need a serious debate over the leveraging of the future on the mounting debt for this rising generation. I am worried about this college debt but I am also worried about these students facing decades of debt that must be paid off by the government. We need a comprehensive debt plan. Politicians are casually referring to trillion dollar increases in a variety of different packages. Many long-standing goals are being refashioned as “stimulus measures” but they would pile more debt on an economic recovery that could already be difficult after the pandemic.

137 thoughts on “Senate Democrats Push Plan To Cancel Student College Loans Up To $50,000 Per Student”

  1. The supporters of Neo-Marxism attack people’s values—family, hard work, thriftiness—stir conflict among people, discredit Christianity, and manipulate language (via calling for “political correctness”) to estrange people from their societal order, moving them away from the capitalist economy.

    1. Von Mises had some good ideas but understand the fundamental flaw in all liberterian thinking now.

      There is no way to win against George Soros if he is still allowed to do whatever he likes with his centi-billionaire fortune. Ditto Mikey Bloomberg
      Bezos, whomever, the list is not that long but starting at the top, we are looking at a unified field of culture destroying world parasites.

      Their assets will have to be stripped, confiscated, whatever, or the hassles will never end.

      This is why all forms of liberterianism are an immediate fail. You can’t contain the bad guys mischief if they still have all their guns and ammo. And these guys guns are their corporate rackets and their ammo is the money they shoot out to outfits like BLM or to capture local DA’s or to finance the next election of Pelosi and company.

      Ultimately you have to get to the point of understanding that Henry VIII had when he decided to take on Rome. Stripping their assets is an existential necessity. Leave them along and their rackets will bury you eventually. I am not saying Henry did right I am just saying if he had not done it then his goose would have been cooked.

      Here we have to also look to the CCP however much they are rivals or we perhaps even despise them. They do not let the errant billionaires of China call the shots.

      Only the CCP calls the shots. They have jail for the billionaires who resist and execution has been done. They have also “reached out and touched someone” who offended them abroad. Understand, they mean business and take their own sovereignty very seriously.

      https: // — billionaires arrested and executed under Xi Jinpeng

  2. What happens to investors when the asset (debt) that backed their investment no longer exists? Who is going to make them whole? Talk about reparations; who is going to pay the millions of people that paid for college by simultaneously working, through savings or some other means that avoided student loan debt? How about those that couldn’t afford the debt payment and couldn’t send their qualified child to college? How about those that paid off their student loans? What other debt is on the horizon to be cancelled? Credit cards, mortgages, pawn shop loans? Why not just have a Jubilee and wipe out all debt?

    When are the American people ever going to realize that our government treats them like junkies? What a racket. Our government functions as the largest and most powerful cartel on the planet and any objective observer of what they do would conclude their activities fall under what the DOJ defines as a Crminal Cartel. This is from the DOJ:

    Introduction: It is well known that the Antitrust Division has long ranked anti-cartel enforcement as its top priority. It is also well known that the Division has long advocated that the most effective deterrent for hard core cartel activity, such as price fixing, bid rigging, and allocation agreements, is stiff prison sentences.

    Summary: Enforcers around the world are becoming more vigilant in detecting, prosecuting, and deterring cartel behavior that robs consumers of the lower prices, better service, and innovation provided by competition and in holding accountable the individual executives who commit cartel crimes. As a result, safe havens for cartel activity will become relics of the past.

    1. ” the big reset” will happen in our lifetimes most likely and it’s hard to see where the chips will fall

      will the US default? right now we are monetizing debt. MMT prevails

      will central bank sponsored cryptos replace the USD? The IMF SDR? who knows

      Jubilee is ancient but wise convention. It may be part of what unfolds

      Confiscating the assets of world-parasitical financial elites like Geo Soros may be part of what comes too. I am hoping for it.

      The Left is pushing for certain things which actually might become very potent arrows in the quiver. I say, take a close look and see what may be of use

  3. “Student Loan” is an oxymoronic contradiction in terms.

    – Students learn.

    – Loans are paid back.

    This exercise in incoherence teaches students not to pay back loans.

    “That dudn’t make any sense.”

    – George W. Bush

    Just imagine.

    There are idiots that actually buy this b——t!!!

  4. Jonathan Turley, as the competent economists inform, this level of debt is not burdensome much less crippling. You pay too much attention to the Republicants.

  5. I agree with the Democrats on this. Student Loans are a scam, transferring money to liberal white college elites and passing the buck on to the poor students. Cut out the loans and tuition goes back to something affordable on a part time job at a pizza place.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. Not elites. About 45% of each cohort cadges a baccalaureate these days and another 20% has at least some tertiary schooling. Actual elites finance out of pocket.

  6. What a Happy Day though! Remember the Princeton President who did his big “Princeton is Rasissst!” virtue-signaling crap the other day??? Well dang if somebody didn’t take it serious! From J H Kunstler today:

    God knows what kind of swamp creatures lie embedded in the lower mudbanks of that agency, but at the top, at least, the department is cleaning up its act. DOE Secretary Betsy DeVos took aggressive action days ago after Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber sent out an open letter to “the Princeton community” stating that “racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton” and that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in structures of the University itself.”

    Okay, it being the case that Princeton officially claims to be a “racist” institution, the DOE has opened an investigation into Title VI violations under US Civil Rights law so as to recover the $75-million in federal funding Princeton has received since Mr. Eisgruber became president of the institution in 2013. Seems fair, dontcha think? The DOE has required Princeton to produce electronic records of every conceivable type — memoranda, emails, calendars, text messages, telephone logs, you name it — in order to determine whether Princeton has made false representation of its compliance with civil rights law — that is, if it is actually racist as its leadership claims it to be.

    Princeton is given 21 “calendar days” (includes weekends) to comply. That ought to keep Mr. Eisgruber’s subalterns in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion quite busy in the weeks ahead, a monumental Chinese fire drill that can only end badly for the university. Either they have to come up with proof that Mr. Eisgruber’s asseverations are true — that Princeton is indeed, and has been for a long time, a racist school — or that Mr. Eisgruber and his administrative colleagues have constructed a false narrative to please and mollify the “social justice” mob among its own faculty and student body. In the first case, they are strictly evil; in the second, they are lying cowards. In either case, Mr. Eisgruber must resign, and several vice-presidents and deans along with him. Notify the Princeton board of trustees.

    Next up: University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, whose graduate school of English Language Studies announced that it is “accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies” for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. (See official U of Chicago announcement.) Hmmmm, no studies at all of literature written by white people allowed? Sounds a little discriminatory, possibly even racist! How much funding are they getting from the US DOE?

    Hilarious! Talk about being hoist on your own petard! This needs to be an article here!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. I think they are going to find that Princeton discriminates based on race…against Asians and, to a lesser degree, whites. If the bar is lowered for one race, then all the other races are discriminated against.

  7. Democrats in Congress are truly out of their heads. Part of the first word of the first sentence is truly illustrative, Rats, they are attempting again to raid the Cheese factory of its goods.

    This post states there are 43 million students owing $1.6 trillion. The legislation before Congress wants to forgive $50,000 per student. That on a straight up basis equals $2.15 Trillion. Averaging the debt to $1.6 Trillion equals about $37,000 per student. Must be Pelosi mathematics; ask for more than you need then cry it’s not enough.

    This does not address the issue/problem. How were these students allowed to dig such a deep hole, that the tax payers have to even think about bailing them out? It’s totally different than the 2008 bailout; there are no assets that can be repo’ed, (Repo Man I WANT YOUR DIPOLMA). But it is similar that the lender was backed by the Government to make the loan. Who underwrote these loans (banks, etc)? Who was the beneficiary of the loans (Universities, Colleges and Tech Institutions)? What is their liability in the product they produced, (are the students that received these loans able to pay them back with the product that the beneficiaries issued)? Diploma Major: Axiomatic formulation of Negative Thought, Minor: Psychology, Release all Responsibility.

    Who is responsible for the accumulated debt other than the borrowers? In a fraud case the fraudster has responsibility. So who perpetuated the fraud other than the beneficiary of the funds advanced? Not ME.

    Currently there is approximately $543 billion in Endowment Funds held by Colleges and Universities in the United States. Budgets for 2018-18 at postsecondary institution in United States were approximately $604 Billion. Congress should first go to the purveyors of the useless product for redress.

    1. George W EXACTLY take an excise tax out on the phony “nonprofit” universities with their billion dollar a year budgets

      I would call it the “EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND RECOVERY ACT” ERR for short and they would be paying for the socalled proposal to cancel students loans.
      yes let the beneficiaries. the useless university admins, let them pay for it!

      1. As a general rule, a value-added tax should be assessed on all transactions. The exceptions would be real estate transfers, rent; and sales of donated, discarded, and salvaged property. Wouldn’t matter who the vendor was. You could dispense philanthropies from property taxes by having them take out a line of credit to pay local governments and then apply for 100% re-imbursement from the state treasury, so as to obviate finicky local controversies about ‘taking property off the tax rolls’.

        1. well don’t hold your breath for sensible tax policy to emerge overnight

          I am one of the payers of property taxes for homes and business locations who resents it that I pay my little tolls on the “Right” to own real property and use it but the billionaire budget universities nearby don’t have to pay a lick— even though they gobble up a large portion of the public goods and services.

          they need a severe correction

    2. Harvard University has an endowment worth something like $35 billion. Some alumni have hinted that maybe Harvard not charge tuition to incoming freshmen and students that come from wealthy families just make a contribution to the endowment fund.

      1. When we have reclaimed Harvard then we will have won. It is one of the crown jewels of American institutions. It’s a long way off but inside a generation it can happen.

        Antonio Gramsci the Italian communist who Mayor Pete’s dad was a professorial expert on, said that society can be revolutionized without an armed rebellion by a thorough takeover of civil institutions. Education, media, local government, etc. “Long March through the Institutions”

        They have been doing it since before WW2.

        The good news is that it can work in reverse. A long march towards a patriotic rebirth CAN be done and a purge of the corrosive antisocial leftists elements along the way.

        However you have to somehow stop their momentum first. Here we have to consider that the most stringent methods will become necessary in time if the civil authorities do not take action. Perhaps it is already a day late and a dollar short. One wonders if the most stringent methods are unavoidable even if we are too survive at all.

  8. Senate Democrats Push Plan To Cancel Student College Loans Up To $50,000 Per Student

    – Professor Turley

    “You can’t handle the truth!”

    – Colonel Jessup

    Federal student load debt is an oxymoronic contradiction in terms constituting corruption. Government has no constitutional authority to loan money to students and Congress may only tax for “…general Welfare…,” omitting and, thereby, excluding all taxation for individual or specific welfare, redistribution or charity. Most of the judicial branch should be impeached, convicted, jailed for treason and replaced.

    “…courts…must…declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void.”

    “men…do…what their powers do not authorize,…[and] what they forbid.”

    “[A] limited Constitution … can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing … To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”

    – Alexander Hamilton

      1. – General

        – Wel

        – Fare

        All Well Proceed

        The key is all, whereas students are not general but individual or particular; few in a population of 320 million.

        You’re “interpreting” to favor your position which is completely understandable, however subjective, dishonest and unfortunate.

        I fully understand your greed and selfishness, and how difficult it can be for some to grasp that the Founders severely limited and restricted government, holding it to the sole function of facilitating the maximal freedom of individuals through merely the provision of security and infrastructure.

        Congress may only tax for “…general Welfare…” not for individual or particular welfare, redistribution of wealth or charity. General welfare consists of roads, water, electricity, trash pick-up, post office (archaic), sewer – the few things that all or general numbers of citizens use in the same type, amounts and frequency while individual welfare is the “happiness” which free Americans pursue.

        It’s funny, isn’t it; how infinitesimal government must be by law?

        1. Education – an educated citizenry – promotes the general welfare, the welfare of ALL, Including those without a college education. The interstate highway system promotes the general welfare, the welfare of ALL, Including those who rarely or never use it. Police forces promote the general welfare, the welfare of ALL, including those who never need to call the police. And on and on …

          “It’s funny, isn’t it; how infinitesimal government must be by law?”

          It’s amazing how far we’ve overshot the target. It’s almost as if only an infinitesimal number of people shared your view of government.

          1. Your nonsense would allow Congress to tax for anything and everything. Wrong!

            Read what’s there and what’s not there.

            The Framers, in 1789, had just thrown off the yoke of the tyrannical and oppressive dictatorship of the monarchy in order to establish maximal freedom for the individual.

            You want to re-affix that yoke.

            You can’t handle the truth, as Hillary couldn’t handle the last election. She’s still not right.

            The Constitution severely limited and restricted Congress and its power to tax.

            What you advocate is the Communist Manifesto which makes you a mortal enemy of the Constitution and America.

            Congress has only the power to tax for “…general Welfare…,” OMITTING and, thereby, EXCLUDING any power to tax for any and all other forms of welfare.

            “Students” do not constitute “general” or “all.”

            Read the words not your insertions between.

            Article I, Section 8

            The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States;

            1. “What you advocate is the Communist Manifesto which makes you a mortal enemy of the Constitution and America.”

              I’m only defending the legal status quo. YOU are the extremist, not me.

              “Your nonsense would allow Congress to tax for anything and everything.”

              No, we just differ on the meaning of “general welfare.” YOURS is the radical interpretation, not mine. I’m opposed to spending tax money on tobacco subsidies, for example. Or to build sports stadiums. I was opposed to the 2008 bailout. If you want to cite individual cases where you believe tax money is not being spent for the general welfare, I might agree on some of them. But I disagree on student loans. Do you think public schools promote the general welfare? I do. And I don’t see much of a difference between the two except that the former is money spent, not loaned.

    1. That’s the most animated Joe has been for years. Definitely the coolest he’s looked in a while.

      Why is he sitting in a classic Corvette, promoting electric cars? They actually have electric cars he could get right now, and get rid of the Vette. One way for thee, another for me.

      I live in CA, where we have blackouts whenever there is high fire risk, or when demand outstrips supply. We are told to increase the thermostat, unplug unused appliances, and try to conserve as much electricity as possible, because the utility is not generating enough.

      That’s what happens when the investment is in “green renewables” like wind and solar. It can’t keep up with the demand. It’s astronomically expensive. After all, it takes $500,000 to junk each wind turbine after their useful life of only 20 years. It takes fossil fuels to make solar and wind generators, ship them, and repair them, so it’s not preventing the use of fossil fuels, either.

      It’s just a boondoggle.

      But Democrats want everyone to buy electric cars, when the grid can’t handle current use?

      It’s like Dems have this special knack of always making the wrong choice.

    2. Look at how old he looks. Biden is too old to be POTUS and most definitely not up to it. He was never up to the job, but now he is undoubtedly not up to it.

  9. They could just simply do away with the “Brunner Test”, which makes it nearly impossible to get a student loan discharge in bankruptcy, even in cases where someone qualifies for Social Security Disability or has terminal cancer. These situations are not considered “hardship”. If they did that, someone seeking a discharge would still have to meet the usual criteria to obtain bankruptcy, and might still have to pay part of it.

    What Turley doesn’t disclose is the fact that student loans are a huge, lucrative business, and that greedy debt buyers make more money from student loans than any other kind of loan because they are guaranteed by the federal government. These loans are a commodity that is sold over and over again, mostly in batches of thousands of loans, proof of which may be nothing more than an entry on a spread sheet. It is often impossible to challenge an incorrect balance because it is often impossible to get any kind of accurate listing of payments and credits. The actual paperwork is often lost, the student can’t recall how much they paid to what purchaser 5 years ago, and so forth. They also don’t know about federal laws requiring retention of such paperwork. Not many students keep their cancelled checks or bank statements for years and years, so trying to challenge an incorrect balance might be impossible. The student takes out the loan, and the interest is guaranteed by the Department of Education until the student graduates. Interest rates, by today’s standards, are very high, and if the student is in default, the latest purchaser of the “debt” simply sends a cute little form to the IRS, and the student’s tax refund is grabbed. The refund is first applied to interest and late fees,and the refund amount is almost never enough to cover these charges. Then, they add interest and late fees to the principal, and the new “debt” balance starts accumulating even more interest. The student probably doesn’t have the initial loan papers to prove that adding late fees to the principal is not allowed, or even to challenge the rate of interest being charged. College students move a lot, and losing paperwork is very common. There are often different rates of interest at different points in time over the course of the student’s educational career. This is how a relatively small loan, like $2,000, for instance, becomes $10,000 in a relatively short time. In many cases, especially for people who went to expensive professional schools like medicine or law, they will never outlive their loans. If the student can’t find a job, the government pays the interest until there is a tax refund to grab or payments start being made.

    Then, there’s the matter of requiring parents to co-sign loans. The predatory purchaser of these loans goes after the parents if the student can’t pay, so in some cases, retirement is delayed or they must take out a new mortgage to pay off the inflated loan, which at least would be at a lower interest rate. That is especially important at times like these, when unemployment is so high, and there aren’t any jobs in many industries. Then, there’s the matter of unaccredited, for-profit schools that sucker in adults looking to better their lives. These are people who did poorly in high school or barely got a GED, and might find it hard to get into a community college or regular college. Oftentimes,they wouldn’t even know how to try to overcome their poor high school record, which, by the way, can be done. It is a sad thing that some people don’t grow up and get serious about their lives until they are well past high school age, have been doing menial work, and realize that they could do better. They don’t have high school guidance counselors to tell them that attending an unaccredited school for something like nursing, for example, is a waste of time and money, because they will never be allowed to sit for the licensure examination. Also, credits from these unaccredited schools do not transfer to real colleges or universities. The Obama Administration enacted a rule that loans from for-profit and unaccredited should be forgiven because the students obtained no benefit. Many of these schools were forced to close in the middle of a semester, and the students didn’t even get to finish their courses. Not surprisingly, Betsy DeVos did away with that, so it’s OK to sucker in people looking for a better life through education and hammer them with grabbing their tax refunds for the rest of their lives.

    In the final analysis, oftentimes, the original loan amount was paid back, so what remains are the inflated balances due to late fees and interest that are rolled over into principal. One major reform might be to take away the incentive for these predatory debt buyers, by not having the government guaranteeing the loans. Failing to do anything means that college graduates are hamstrung by these inflated loans, often for years, which prevents them from buying a home, taking vacations, or buying new cars or consumer goods. Another point: the availability of these loans serves as incentives for college and universities to keep jacking up tuition and spending outrageous amounts for things like athletic fields and athletic scholarships. Something needs to be done.

  10. It’s a matter of equal rights and responsibilities. Men are required to sign up for the draft to get those loans and can be fined and jailed for not signing up. That is then called volunteering. Oh you didn’t know the draft is still in force? Just because it’s not used at the present time like the National Guard in Vietnam doesn’t mean it isn’t real. Women n however can get those loans without having to sign up for the draft. Just one example of unequal rights.

    Back when it was common to think of men as the cannon fodder and women as the baby factories for future wars. When we tried to get it repealed the Democrat party were the number one supporters of keeping the draft and with it supposedly came the GI Bill for education of participants. That turned out to be a lie in the end if one chose a career before retiring suddently the GI Bill money wasn’t available no matter how much blood we spilled in the Democrat sponsored wars.

    Either way Women ended up as second class citizens meaning unequal in rights and responsibilities. Yet in the end only Joan Baez stood up against the evil it was and is. Why? You can’t make it mandatory under threat of fines and jail then force a signature on the ‘contract’ that calls it voluntary. And it ‘sisn’t equal until both genders are drafted. instead of one getting freebies that are too often paid for by Congress using citizens tax money.

  11. So in reading this, I see nothing that indicates those parents and students( that worked and paid for college themselves) are not covered by this proposal. It covers those that did not plan, did not sacrifice and/or attended a university that was over their budget that they could not afford..

    As written, I cant support this as it once again is a government program covering those with the least amount of personal responsibility for the most part.

    Come back with a proposal that reimburses every student that graduated over the period covering the loan period and that would be the fair solution. Pay back everyone!

    Not possible? Too expensive? Not to our government, we have money to burn!

  12. Senator Elizabeth Warren Bought Foreclosed Homes to Make a Quick Profit

    Before the real estate crash that she blamed on speculators, Senator Elizabeth Warren made a bundle by flipping houses.

    Example: The home’s new owner: Elizabeth Warren, today a Massachusetts senator who has built a political career on denouncing the sort of banking titans and financial sophisticates who make a buck off the little guy. Five months after purchasing Veo Vessels’ old home, Warren flipped the property, selling it for $115,000 more than she’d paid, according to Oklahoma County Property Assessor records.

    Elizabeth Warren bought and sold at least five properties for profit at a different time in her life, before the crashing economy and a political career made her a star.

    The Boston Herald reported on these purchases during Warren’s Senate run in 2012, noting that she invested in “the often topsy-turvy real-estate market of the 1990s” and that her actions “don’t seem to square with her public statements about the latest real estate boom and bust.”

    1. I can cut her some slack on that. it’s a lawful way of making money and somebody else would have done it too. it’s also paltry chump change, compared to what one of the Democratic party’s major financiers has done such like as breaking the pound sterling in England, or making a billion here and there on Thai currency collapse, Korean won collapse, you name it — by New Gingrich

      “Americans can’t let Twitter noise overwhelm political reality.
      Ihave been watching a truly curious phenomenon over the past few days. It seems there is suddenly a movement in media to silence anyone who speaks out against George Soros—and, specifically, his funding of radical prosecutors seeking to change the criminal justice system by simply ignoring certain crimes. This happened to me personally this week while I was being interviewed on Fox’s Outnumbered. When I brought up Soros’s plan to get pro-criminal, anti-police prosecutors elected across the country, two of the show’s participants interrupted me and forcefully asserted that Soros was not involved. Host Harris Faulkner, it seemed, was stunned by the interruptions, and did her part to move the show forward after some awkward silence. The next day, she addressed the strange moment during the show and condemned censorship. Immediately after the show, Twitter and other social media went crazy. People were alleging that any criticism of Soros’s political involvement is automatically false, anti-Semitic, or both. This is ludicrous. Soros’s plan to elect these prosecutors has been well documented already—and it has nothing to do with his spiritual or ethnic background. The Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Politico, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, CBS, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel—even Fox News itself, among others, have all thoroughly reported on it. There are plenty of specific examples of Soros’s work in action. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot, who campaigned on the promise that he would not prosecute a host of crimes—including thefts—admitted his campaign was largely funded through Soros or his groups. He has been so dismissive of crime and police that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has had to send in the Texas State Patrol to police large swaths of Dallas. Soros gave $333,000 to the Safety and Justice PAC in 2016 to support then-Cook County District Attorney candidate Kim Foxx in Illinois—who is currently presiding over terrible violence and mayhem in Chicago, where murders are twice what they were in 2019. Soros and his organizations spent $1.7 million to help get Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner elected in 2018. Before being elected, Krasner earned a name for himself by suing the Philadelphia Police Department 75 times. Since he took office, dozens of experienced prosecutors have either been fired or resigned. Criminal prosecutions have plummeted and crime has risen. Philadelphia now has the second-highest murder rate among large cities in the country. Former Hugo Chavez advisor and current San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was also funded by Soros and his groups. Boudin has called prison “an act of violence” and has refused to prosecute a slew of illegal acts, from public urination to the public solicitation of sex, which he deems to be “quality of life crimes.” By the way, Boudin is the foster child of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, of terrorist group Weather Underground fame. His birth parents were convicted and imprisoned for their involvement in an armed robbery-turned-homicide. One of Soros’s favored PACs spent $402,000 to support a failed San Diego County District Attorney bid by Geneviéve Jones-Wright. In 2016, a Soros-funded super PAC donated $107,000 to benefit Raul Torrez in his Bernalillo County District Attorney primary—which he won by a 2-to-1 margin. In fact, Soros’s huge funding prompted the Republican running to bow out because it was just too expensive to run against Torrez. Soros-backed George Gascon is currently challenging Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who has been targeted and systematically harassed by Black Lives Matter supporters. I’m not overly surprised to see the Twitter mob embrace a sudden, near-universal denial of these facts. I am alarmed to see that the force of this groupthink on social media appears to be strongly influencing professional media. I think the heart of this mass denial is that Democrats and the Left are watching the terrible human cost of their misguided, pro-criminal, anti-police justice policies, and they are beginning to worry that the American people will realize who is responsible for them. Rather than deal with something difficult—or admit they were wrong—the activists of the radical Left are trying to find some way to scream “racist” and get the media to follow suit. America will suffer if our professional media continue to be overruled by our social media.”

  13. The US should take a lesson from the Canadian federal student loan program and the provincial student loan programs. Monies are given roughly two thirds grants to one third loans. The interest does not start until 18 months after graduation. One third of the loan amount is forgivable if the student completes a degree on time and follows a career course appropriate with the degree.

    1. Isaac:

      Does the government have a say in degrees, for instance, that they be marketable, or will the Canadian taxpayer pay for any degree at any university?

      1. The government has no say in degrees. That say is made by the economy. Governments offer incentives through grants and portions forgiven. That there are conditions represents the input of the conservatives that share in some way power. A person taking a degree(s) in peripheral subject matter that has no direct contribution value to the economy may not receive the same financial assistance but will receive substantial assistance nevertheless.

        The bottom line is that in Canada, people are not financially ruined if they get sick or injured, or if they borrow to make a better life. No system is perfect, however, health care in Canada, per capita ranks well above the US in quality, regardless of its shortcomings; and costs half as much per capita. Education is of a higher quality over the K-12 years, per capita and costs far less than in the US. The advantages of US universities lie primarily among the top and most expensive ones and in professional degrees, degrees that are often offered through grants and loans against far higher tuition amounts. An average student graduating from a US high school would have to take an extra year in community college to get accepted to a Canadian university. The problem with the ‘freedom of choice, etc., etc.’ in the US is that there is only freedom for the excess bureaucracy and profit makers, not for the students and patients. As much as the US is a land of opportunity, which cannot be argued, the foundation blocks are administered as consumer products, priced as high as the market will bear, and in such a confused and incompetent manner that statistics show the results to be wanting when compared to all these sinister socialist countries. There is no shortage of millionaires or opportunities in Canada. The average person, also, does not lose their life’s savings when they get sick. Check out some overall, per capita, and cost statistics instead of cherry picking faults. Every system has faults.

        1. “A person taking a degree(s) in peripheral subject matter that has no direct contribution value to the economy may not receive the same financial assistance but will receive substantial assistance nevertheless.”

          On the plus side, at least each degree is not given the same financial support. As a taxpayer, I would hate to subsidize a useless degree that would only suit the bearer to the unemployment line. That’s not fair to the taxpayer.

          “An average student graduating from a US high school would have to take an extra year in community college to get accepted to a Canadian university.” The state of public education is abysmal. It’s been uniformly under Democrat control for many years. Yet nearly 60% of American students are not even reading at grade level. All other subjects suffer if a student can’t read. But the public schools ignore the science of reading, which emphasizes the importance of phonemic learning, and instead cling to methods proven not to work – like whole learning or blended learning. They refuse to decode reading, but think the more books they throw at kids, they will just figure it out.

          My mother observed my niece trying to guess a word by looking at the pictures, just like she was taught in school. She came up with a word that had entirely different letters. This is because she, had not been taught to properly sound out words in school.

          My father taught me to read because he was disgusted at how the school botched teaching my older sibling. I taught my own kid to read. My sis thought the public school was the expert, and left it up to them. She read to my niece. Bought lots of books for my niece. But she didn’t actually teach her how to read, as the school was supposed to do that.

          They don’t.

          They teach gimmicks, not basic skills, logic, or rhetoric.

          It’s embarrassing. Dems took control of the public education system, but refuse to be answerable for its failures. All they do is stick their hand out for more money. Is something failing? Then let’s keep doing it, but spend even more!

          “As much as the US is a land of opportunity, which cannot be argued, the foundation blocks are administered as consumer products, priced as high as the market will bear, and in such a confused and incompetent manner that statistics show the results to be wanting when compared to all these sinister socialist countries.” Canada is not a socialist country.

          In a socialist economy, the government owns the means of production, and an individual making a profit is illegal. This misconception between the nanny state and socialism has led the leaders of Nordic countries to have to explain to Bernie Bros that they are not socialist countries. They are capitalist countries.

          There is an argument to be made about whether or not the government should provide an education to all its citizens, and whether that includes graduate and medical school. Also, is it government itself that should provide the education, as in public schools, or pay private universities, as is done in Canada. In Canada, the private education sector is subsidized. It has not been taken over by the government. If it was, some bureaucrat would determine what degrees were allowed, how it would be taught, and who would teach them. All government approved.

          One should note that private schools have a better reputation than the run of the mill public school, where there is no impetus for excellence. Government is great at spending money, but not so great at educating.

          1. “An average student graduating from a US high school would have to take an extra year in community college to get accepted to a Canadian university.”

            Karen, are American workers more productive or less productive than their Canadian counterparts? What does the answer tell you about the efficacy of the Canadian system at generating human capital?

            1. Art Deco:

              Public schools still teach whole language, which is based on look-say. It basically treats words as sight words, to be memorized one by one, with some incidental phonics taught.

              The rules to decoding reading words is not taught. Around 40% of students just figure it out. Very little phonemic awareness and phonetics are taught.

              This is why we still graduate people who struggle to read.

              Good question about how grade level reading proficiency is determined. I can look up what the proficiency requirement is for each grade, but never really looked into how these levels were determined.

              Quite a few different departments and organizations were involved, and there is some disagreement:


              “An analysis of 2007 NAEP ratings of proficiency and state standards found that “definitions” of
              proficiency between the NAEP ratings and state standards can differ widely. For example, the analysis
              found that some states’ “proficient” rating as measured by the standards was comparable to “below
              basic” according to the NAEP rating.”

              This is one of those areas where Common Core’s goal surpassed its delivery. Standardizing the proficiencies denoted by a high school diploma is a good thing. A high school graduate should be accomplished in a certain level of reading, mathematics, science, and English. The delivery was problematic.

          2. Karen, there is almost no such thing as a useless degree, depending of course on where one wins it. Many jobs now require a degree and only as a sign of intelligence and diligence. There are not enough jobs for everyone to become docs, lawyers, engineers, etc,. and many of those may become obsolete with AI and outsourcing to India. One of my adult kids has a professional degree and does very well while the other has a generic bachelors from one of the nations top publics. She is not as secure as the other, but nontheless has a good job which pays substantially more than she would make without that degree. Studies continue to show lifetime earnings for college grads – not grad level degrees – at significantly higher levels than high school only.

            As to privates vs public, you don’t know what you are talking about, or don’t care what things cost. The state school one of our’s went to is in the top 30 nationally of all schools (top 10 of publics) and costs about $6.5k per year in-state. The best private in the state – a top 50 school – is $51k or 8 times more. This ratio holds around the country. Government does higher education VERY WELL and VERY EFFICIENTLY.

            1. Karen, there is almost no such thing as a useless degree, depending of course on where one wins it.

              There is a whole sector of the higher ed apparat devoted to defending useless learning.

              Many degrees function as job-market signals. Higher education is hopelessly inefficient at that task and properly replaced.

            2. BTB:

              You have read my posts for a while now, and concluded I don’t care what things cost???

              When I refer to public schools, I am referring to K-12. Completely run by the state.

              A UC or State school is actually semi private. It is owned by the state government. But it has a board, is for the most part autonomous, and accepts tuition. Betsy DeVos does not have the final say on who gets to teach at UCSB.

              Absolutely, private research universities like USC and Ivy League are quite expensive. Like private secondary schools, their market approach is cache, a highly marketable and sought after degree, and high caliber instructors. One would expect a higher quality professor of law at Harvard than is found at, say, Queens. Employers would favor the Harvard grad over the Queens grad. That said, I think a lot of these schools have rested on their laurels way too long. The quality of education they provide have suffered, and is going down the long slide into SJ. Then there were the admissions scandals, which had been going on behind the scenes for years.

              Based on my own experience, the government has not done a good job when it runs education, as in K-12 school. I also think higher education has lost its focus on higher learning. They are instead political madrassas hostile to free speech. I think this would become worse if the government actually ran higher learning to the same degree it does K-12.

              Usefulness of a degree is determined by marketability – the jobs market, and median wage earnings 1 year, and 10 years after graduation.

              A surf instructor might benefit from a surfing degree that is offered by a surprising number of American universities. However, if the median earnings of its graduates are quite low, it is not a marketable or useful degree.

              1. midwestern states do k-12 just fine. when I was coming up. Catholic schools were better across the board, but believe it or not, a lot of publics have caught up and surpassed them

                there are a few secular private schools out here in flyover that are very good but waaaaay too expensive.
                they have become conspicuous consumption and not much more.
                I have seen this in a few university towns. it’s really pathetic

                state universities are under-rated. i had private university and good ones but today private can be excellent with good course choices.
                the main thing is when a kid actually does their homework and learns at the A level then they will get plenty out of it
                half-azzd performance in university is coming to be a waste of time in my way of thinking.
                let the kids go to work if they can’t pull excellent scores. they will learn in the school of life

        2. Isaac:

          It may not sound like it, but I do enjoy discussing education with you. It is one of my passions. I think we are letting kids down in education, and that has career limiting consequences. How can any kids escape poverty is they can’t even read?

          My extreme reluctance to add higher education to the list of taxpayer funded activities is based upon:

          1. The public education system has produced a poor education outcome. Should we even consider expanding it?
          2. If the government subsidizes private universities, what is to stop this “free money” from further driving up the cost of tuition, this time paid by taxpayers? Where is the incentive for universities to keep costs down? You don’t really care how much something costs if you don’t write the check. That’s why people only care about their deductible and copay, not how much the insurance company pays for anything.
          3. We already have high taxes, often without anything to show for it. The idea of also piling on the cost of every degree in the country, from basketweaving to a medical degree, is daunting. The Democrat approach is just for the government to keep paying for more and more, and taxes going up more and more. Left to their own devices, they could easily take it all and just provide a small stipend. Like in Cuba. Spending should be triaged. If the government is going to take on a massive expense, to the tune of trillions of dollars, then it should take away spending in other areas. At some point you have to choose what to pay for, not just keep paying for more and more.

          You mentioned government spending in Canada ebbs and flows with the change in government. I would counter that, according to my research, it ebbs and flows when it runs out of money, or when it becomes too expensive. There just isn’t enough money in the entire country to pay for it all. You are probably well aware at the dire predictions that Canada’s entire GDP will be taken up paying for health care in the near future. That means they can’t pay for anything else.

          4. At what point should someone have to invest in themselves? Should families be squeezed so that students never worry about what their eduction costs? Or should students have to save, work summer jobs, choose the education they can afford, and then really be serious about choosing a major that will enable them to work and make money? If it’s all free, no one cares about how much it actually costs the taxpayer, and then people can get 6 degrees in French Medieval poetry, white privilege study. You can actually get a surfing degree at Plymouth University’s Surf Science and Technology department. A degree. In surfing.

          Universities should have to provide students with median earnings for each degree, so that students can make an informed choice of major. There is a chasm of difference between is it fun, and will it support a middle class family. I refuse to bear more tax burden so that students can go have fun getting useless degrees.

          1. More useless, but real, college degrees:

            Gender Studies
            Peace Studies
            Disruption (at USC!)
            Golf Management (this should be a trade school)
            Feminist Theory
            French Food (You can get a degree in a cuisine!!)
            Ancient Greek (fun, but what kind of job are you suited for outside of academia?)
            Community Organizing
            Diversity and Social Justice
            Social Justice and Education
            Social Justice and Equity Studies
            Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice
            Social Justice and Community Engagement
            Conflict Transformation and Social Justice
            Global Urban Justice

            When I think of a college degree, I think of chemistry, mathematics, computer science, robotics, physics, pre-law, biology and the life sciences, history, literature, psychology. Even philosophy would be useful to a pre-law student.

            Useful things. At the very least, a degree in any of these could produce a good teacher in a public school.

            The proliferation of the fluff, make work degrees is counter productive to society. If people want to spend their own money and waste their own time, fine. But I refuse to be dragged into paying for it.

            1. Ancient Greek is one of the best ones on that list of worthless inanities. It is a cornerstone of Western civilization.

              It’s also a potent sign of superior intellect to master it. One of my best friends majored in ancient Greek at Harvard and went on to a fantastic career in business.

              1. I took Ancient Greek just for the love of it and somehow I was pleased that it had no practical value. On the first day the professor, who taught other languages, said Greek is very hard. One of the students asked if it was as hard as Latin. The professor sneered, “Latin!? That’s just English!” None of us thought that. Greek is hard. Don’t remember much now, but still have my books. Maybe someday.

                1. & the New Testament is written in koine Greek, the argot of the Hellenic world which was formed by Alexander’s conquests.

                  Reason enough for some people to study it, I should think

                  I suppose classic greek is somewhere between the two

                2. Young:

                  I love learning new things. If I ever win the lottery, I will be a perpetual student. And a philanthropist. You have to be rich to be a philanthropist.

                  There is usually a big difference between what we take just for fun, and what we take for work.

                  That’s funny what your Greek professor said about Latin. One of its advantages is in deciphering roughly half of English vocabulary.

                  I could see how learning Greek sharpens the mind. It could be considered a stepping stone to an archeology or history graduate degree. But someone applying for a job with a BA could say they majored in something quite hard. I’m curious what the median income is for an Ancient Greek major.

                  1. if you are going to a 4 year college and then planning on getting a job you might as well stick with STEM or a technical area like accounting

                    otherwise most majors like that will get MBAs. after a year on wall street my buddy took a year to teach english in russian asia and returned with a wife and started his mba
                    went on to a career in management that was fantastic

              2. I consider Greco Roman studies an important cornerstone of classical education, but I understood “Ancient Greek” to be strictly the study of the language itself.


                “Students of ancient Greek learn the tongue of Plato and Socrates from its origins to the fall of the Byzantine empire. Their studies include Hellenistic dialects, biblical Greek, and medieval Greek.”

                It was my impression that this wasn’t Greco Roman philosophy or the actual study of Plato or Socrates.

                Studying a dead language, like Latin or even Ancient Greek, would have the advantages of ordering the mind, such as in the declensions. It’s a great idea to take such courses in high school or college. But I’m not sure what a degree in the language of ancient Greece would translate to.

                Did your friend major in the actual language of Ancient Greek, or Greco studies?

                1. I am under the impression it was actually classical Greek and Latin. part of learning the language is learnign how it’s changed. I would have to ask.

                  i like to study language for about 15 minutes a day and have been working on Mandarin for the past several years but my favorite book on the shelf is the PIE dictionary

                  that’s PROTO INDO EUROPEAN PIE the root of all our ancient ancestors’ tongues. these root words are mostly inferred from the European language families

          2. That the entire GNP will be exhausted by health care or social security is a statement derived from selectively interpreting data. These warnings have been around all my 72 years. I remember in 1960 when Tommy Douglas started provincial government health care in Saskatchewan. People marched on the capital Regina screaming communism was next. So, when you read that all the money will be spent on something that is getting out of hand a little at the moment, stop and take a breath.

            Regarding public education, one has to differentiate between public education in the US and other countries. The countries with the highest quality public education K-12 are socialized in that area and also revere the profession of teaching more than in the US. The US education system is compromised by the fractured system of governance ranging from conceptually fleeting at the federal level to isolated and hamstrung at the local level. A system far superior to that of the US and even Canada can be found in Japan. Japanese teachers are given the opportunity to create the programs for the next year themselves through a system of cooperation between teachers, administration, and parents. First a grade school teacher is tasked to devise a program for the next year based on what transpired during the present year. Then the other teachers in the school of the same grade and subject review and comment. Then all the teachers review and comment. Then the administration puts in its two cents worth. Then the parents become involved. The teachers are the core creators of the programs, not some idiot appointed by another idiot. Of course, each year it does not amount to a complete revamping of the curriculum but a tweaking through involvement of all concerned. ‘Involvement of all concerned.’ there’s the key.

            The main problem in the US is national hubris. To solve almost every problem that faces America, the first and most productive step would be to look and better performing systems. But, we’re number one and …… That is our double edged sword.

            1. Isaac:

              it’s funny that you mentioned Japan. The story of Hachiko is a favorite of mine. Teachers and professors are given a great deal of respect in Japan. In fact, its entire culture revolves around subtle respect hierarchies.

              Contrast with the US attitude: “Those who can’t do, teach.”

              “Japanese teachers are given the opportunity to create the programs for the next year themselves through a system of cooperation between teachers, administration, and parents.”

              What you are describing functions more like a coop. In an actual socialist government, teachers, administrators, and parents would be the last to be consulted on developing an education program. The government bureaucrats run all such matters, and there is nothing a teacher or parent can say about it. The government is not controlling education, but instead respects teachers and parents.

              I will say, however, that Japan does have a lot of social benefits, with correspondingly high taxes. That is why “tiny houses” are so popular there. People cannot afford to inherit their parents’ house upon their death. instead, they sell most of the land, lop off some ally, and create a new house about 20 feet wide, with ladders instead of stairs. I don’t think the next generation is going to manage. Japan certainly does teach literacy better than the US. There is virtually no illiteracy in Japan.

              It’s quite the opposite here in the US.

              The Democrat Party has run the public education system for many years, with quite poor results. Teachers Unions are big donors to Democrats, and have persistently worked to avoid competition. They oppose charter schools, homeschooling, and even having the choice to send your kid out of district. They seek to trap children in poor performing schools, which benefit the unions themselves.

              In fact, just recently, CA limited the enrollment in charter schools to February 2020 levels, PRE pandemic. Many charters have a separate virtual track already. They have already hammered out the logistics of remote learning. Public schools were unable to meet the challenge of 100% remote learning due to the pandemic. Another word for “remote learning” or “distance learning” is homeschooling, where the child learns “at home.” Homeschooling includes parents serving as teachers, as well as online classes. Democrats have opposed homeschooling yet, essentially, nearly all US students are homeschooling now.

              Our own local public school did a terrible job with distance learning at the end of the last academic year. It was Zoom based. We live in the country and have satellite internet. Zoom doesn’t work, and it is indescribably boring. I found a charter school that assigned a credentialed teacher to oversee a homeschooling, textbook based curriculum. However, when SB98 passed, the charter has to inform anyone in excess of Feb enrollment that they lost their admission. Thanks to Democrats.

              With no other alternative, we had to homeschool entirely on our own this year. If Democrats have their way, this won’t be an option in future.

    2. Isaac:

      “tuition costs have gone up, as they have for 28 years in a row…

      “The major driver of rising tuition is changes in the way universities are funded,” reads a June report by RBC authored by economist Gerard Walsh. In the mid-1970s provincial governments were directly funding three-quarters of the cost of pursuing a university degree.

      But that began to change in the 1990s, when a debt-conscious Ottawa started slashing federal transfers.

      Since 1990, the government’s share of university funding has fallen by nearly half, while the cost of tuition at Canadian universities has nearly tripled in inflation-adjusted terms, the report notes.”

      The cost of colleges (trade schools) and universities in Canada has kept increasing over the past 28 years, to the point that the Canadian government could not longer pay 3/4 of it. It has shifted more of the cost to students. Universities proliferated student loans, which also required them to raise more money.

      There is a connection here. If something appears “free” to you (it isn’t), you have no incentive to cut down on costs. “Free” money incentivized higher education to increase tuition. If the government provides student loans, as it does in the US, that dumps “free” money on universities, and increases tuition. If universities extend student loans as they do in Canada, then they face a need to raise funds or they will quickly run out.

      Should someone invest in themselves, and make responsible choices? Or should people be taxed at a higher cost than if they paid for a degree, in order to pay for everyone else’s education? And if they do, should they have a say in the degrees offered?

      Is it fair for a plumber in the US to pay for someone else’s degree in queer gender studies, AND then pay for their unemployment? If that degree holder cannot earn a decent wage with this degree, they will not contribute significant taxes and pay back into the system.

      1. As with almost all countries, government assistance ebbs and flows. Federal and provincial government assistance has increased and decreased over the years as governments change. Tuitions to Canada’s universities has risen in part due to the influx of foreign students who are obligated to pay substantially higher amounts. Factored out of the equation locals have not seen their tuitions rise as high as the overall statistics illustrate. This is also true to some extent in the US and other Western countries. The same is so with health care. Copays have risen and then disappeared in some cases. Health care issues such as care for the elderly routinely receive negative attention which focuses government intervention which typically upgrades the conditions. This is so with all countries. Problems being revealed infer a faltering system at first but rarely are followed up in the media with conditions improved.

        The primary difference that is the cause for excess costs and lower standards in the US compared to its peer nations is that in the US, uniquely, health care and education are seen as consumer items. In America’s peer nations health care and education are treated as services and rights. The difference regarding health care is the US at the 35th level in quality costing twice as much per capita compared to the 34 higher quality systems. Regarding education, the basic K-12 and undergraduate results are far higher in most other countries than in the US, at substantially lower costs, per capita.

        The statistics for all these statements are easily found in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, etc.

        1. Isaac, on the other hand, US Universities – and especially large state research institutions – are the wished destination for much of the rest of the world which floods the US with applicants. Given these are the best and brightest from around the world, we exchange the education for a certain high percentage who stay and rejuvenate and replenish our institutions. As state governments have cut their budgets for education and as China has been investing in their universities, our attraction is waning some, a change we should be addressing if we wish to keep our standing as the research and development capital of the world. Everyone in business knows it takes money to make money.

          1. Chinese elites definitely are focused on sending kids to USA for school. There’s plenty of good schools in China but the USA is the favored destination still

            right now there are a lot more taking English language courses over the internet. one of our guanxi was disappointed with results in a Canadian high school last year, and this year #1 son is signed up for all online schedule of courses instead. the great news for them this year it seems, is the lack of a US student visa is not so much of a problem now that it’s all online.

  14. Biden is trying to buy the youth vote. Literally. In addition, why should blue collar workers pay for other peoples’ college degrees? Does a plumber or brick layer owe a medical doctor his undergraduate degree?

    If taxpayers are going to pay for degrees, then, as in other countries that sponsor higher learning, the government should have a say in what those degrees are. No more degrees in gender studies, black women in porn (recall the credentials of the professor who assaulted the young women with pro-life signs), basketweaving, or other useless degrees that suit the graduate for nothing other than the unemployment line.

    If Daddy pays his daughter’s credit card bill, then Daddy keeps the card and controls her spending. Don’t like it? Move out.

    In countries where taxpayers cover the expense of higher learning, students often have to figure out what track they are on in secondary school – trade school or university. Throughout high school, those students will already be pegged. Then they have to take exams that place them in a college with a major. No more undeclared. No more going to college, taking a variety of classes, and seeing what piques your interest. All degrees will be limited to proven marketable degrees. With the expansion of student loans, universities have proliferated useless degrees, essentially tricking students into getting in over their head in debt, unable to get a job with the worthless piece of paper at graduation.

    Or does Biden, ahem, I mean those writing his TelePrompTer, just think that the US, during a global pandemic, will just keep writing blank checks and not require anything in return?

      1. the projections are many colleges will be closing due to the collapse in enrollment. they are beggin the Dems for help and promising to deliver even more votes and political pressure on students and parents than before

        university admins are a mafia. break them with RICO

    1. Biden just turned everyone who chose universities or trade schools they could afford, over more prestigious ones they could not, into suckers. As well as those who worked hard and paid off their debt. Or those who couldn’t afford to go to college, or had to stay home and work to support a family.


      All of them are going to get stuck with the bill. People with gender studies degrees aren’t working, and therefore won’t pay the inevitable astronomical tax increases.

      This is inherent to the Democrat Party. They don’t know what to do to get votes besides promise free stuff or job killing initiatives. Then they keep squeezing more taxes. They target businesses and taxpayers who say they can’t afford it as, not paying their fair share, or white supremacy, or stealing from the poor.

      This is why taxpayers actually flee from Democrat run cities and states. Dems promise to solve everyone’s problems if they get voted in. Well, are Democrat cities Nirvana? Crime keeps increasing and cities burn while Dems are afraid to support law enforcement. People leave CA like they’re running out of a burning building. I guess that’s literal at this point.

      Electricity is one of the most highly regulated industries in existence. But what did the supermajority Democrat politicians do with that control? They forced electric utilities to invest in wind and solar instead of upgrading decades old infrastructure. Wind and solar are expensive, so that doubled electricity costs. Wind turbines cost $500,000 to junk after 20 years, which is horrifyingly expensive. We are left with an aging infrastructure that starts wildfires. Now, we get our electricity turned off during “high fire risk”, which is 9 months out of the year. Since rural people are on a well, that means no water. Most of us get large generators, which burn gas or propane, and are expensive. And you have to know to run them outside the garage so you don’t kill yourself.

      Thanks to Democrat oversight, many people are now burning gas or propane to keep the lights and AC on.

      The taxes are onerous. Dems passed a law that destroyed gig work. If someone has kids at home, or takes care of a parent, they are no longer allowed to set their own hours, and work only when they want to. That’s called gig work. They all need to be employees, or start their own business.

      Got that? Dems destroyed entire industries of work…during a global pandemic.

      Dems have put Prop 13 prop tax protections on the chopping block, in agreement with the Teachers Union, their big donor. The Union is running out of money for its pension program. Why switch to 401K like private industry when you can squeeze the taxpayers? This will jack up the cost of running a business astronomically…during a global pandemic.

      CA has removed its civil rights verbiage from its state constitution so that it may discrimination against whites and Asians in Affirmative Action.

      CA has pledged that it will provide universal income, and raise taxes…during a global pandemic.

      I mean, even if you close your eyes and pick blindly, you should pick right 50% of the time. CA Democrats choose policies that destroy jobs, and run taxpayers out of state virtually every single time. They are filing up with people who think they will benefit from these policies, and losing those who would pay for them. Hmmm, mathematically, what is the answer to this equation?

      The country might vote in a Democrat Administration. The media fed false information to Democrat viewers, who dutifully went out and protested, rioted, and looted. Democrats then blamed Trump, and extremely naive people actually believe the actions of BLM and Antifa aren’t their fault. It’s Trump’s fault.

      If we do get a Democrat President, and a sweep of Congress, we can all expect what happened in CA to occur nation wide.

      I swear, if people don’t learn from Democrats turning CA from the golden state into dystopia, then there is no hope for voters doing their research.

      There are really good people who vote Democrat because they want to take care of people. They think they are being kind. Wake up to the consequences of this vote.

      1. No, Karen Honey, the “suckers” are, according to your Exalted Leader, those who sign up for the military. You are repeating what Pastor Hannity told you about all of the dire consequences when Biden gets elected. See, they’ve tried every other way to attack him, and it’s not working, so now they’re trying to stoke fear: “they’re coming for you”..”they’ll destroy the suburbs”…”there will be rioting in the streets”…etc.. It is literally stunning just how gullible you are. Every bad thing in the world is the fault of “Dems”, including forest fires, rioting, “destroying industry” during a pandemic and electrical shut downs during forest fires. Isn’t there some way to blame Biden for the pandemic? And, as proof that you are a true, loyal disciple, you repeat the lie that “the media fed false information to Democrat viewers, who dutifully went out and protested, rioted and looted. Democrats then blamed Trump and extremely naive people actually believe the actions of BLM and Antifa aren’t their fault. It’s Trump’s fault.”. Yes, many things are Trump’s fault, including stoking White Supremacy, failing to come up with any plan to calm concerns and address police brutality. In fact, Trump lied about the rate of police killings by race–proportionate to their representation in America, far more blacks are killed by police. Then, he clearly panders to whites by trying to claim that blacks “are coming for you” if Biden gets elected.

        Karen, there wasn’t any “false information” fed to people by media. People witnessed George Floyd murdered before their very eyes. They saw the reports about Brianna Taylor getting murdered in her home by the police serving a “no-knock” warrant for someone who was already in custody. These aren’t lies, and the media didn’t tell people to riot, either. BLM and Antifa are not organizations–they are sentiments. Many white people advocate for the notion that black lives matter, and they display signs in their yards and wear t-shirts expressing this sentiment. What “actions” of BLM are you talking about? And, on whose watch did the riots happen? Did your Exalted Leader address the nation, announce a plan to look into ways to reduce the number of blacks killed by the police? Express sympathy? No. He threatened to crack skulls.

        1. mass media fake news liars are ever ready to lick the boots of global titans of finance like geo soros

          at least soros pays them for their sycophancy. but unpaid nobodies flood this website to deny his obvious sponsorship of the BLM insurrection

          patriots demand George Soros face justice for his crimes against America

        2. ‘When we needed Donald Trump to tell the truth about COVID-19, he lied to us.

          When we needed him to take action to contain its spread, he spent his days golfing.

          When we needed a president the most, he was nowhere to be found.’

          It’s unforgivable. @JoeBiden


          ‘Donald Trump claimed he would be “the greatest jobs president God ever created.”

          But the fact is he’s the worst jobs president in recorded history.

          We can’t afford another four years of his failed leadership.’ @JoeBiden

          (Uh Joe, we had a thing called a pandemic lockdown, remember that?)

          Above are just two examples of the Joe Biden campaign tweets that are outright lies, falsehoods, completely misleading, and deceptive. To say nothing of the TV ads Biden is running that are use that shamelessly attempt to chip away at Trump’s military vote by using the military to smear Trump with verifiably false statements.

          Last night in his ‘kid gloves’ CNN townhall, Joe Biden told lie after lie after lie and Anderson Cooper said nothing to correct a single one. Not a word of correction. It’s outrageous the outright lies Joe Biden and his campaign continue to spread.


          ‘Fact-check these claims:

          1. Congress largely ignored the virus to focus on the doomed impeachment theater.

          2. Trump followed expert advice from start to finish.

          3. Trump never had an option to “test our way out,” the way some other countries did.’ @ScottAdamsSays

    1. What might have merit is allowing a more extensive range of circumstances for student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy court.

  15. Will all of my children and their spouses, who fully paid off their student loans, get a refund? With interest? If so I am all for this. (Yes this last part is irony)

  16. Buying votes, pure and simple. What about those of us who worked hard to get through school on a timely basis and repay our loans?


      next thing you will be saying that our numerous other federal welfare programs are unfair to working people too!

      there Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), SSI, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the school lunch program, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the refundable component of the Child Tax Credit.

      these are the ones that Census tracks. then there is SSDI and housing assistance and gee golly who knows what else

      if you are officially POOR in the USA then the benefits are ample. Medicaid can be worth an easy $100,000 a year for a person in a nursing home.

      US is also great for the really rich guys like Mikey Bloomberg, Bezos, or Soros.

      It’s us in the middle getting squeezed

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