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Stephen Kruiser

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May 31, 2013 - 7:37 pm

Youth Vote Suck Up 101.

President Barack Obama on Friday pushed his plan to tie federal student loan interest rates to the market, and criticized a Republican plan passed by the House of Representatives that he said would cost borrowers more.

The mounting burden of student loan debt, now pegged at more than $1 trillion, with an average borrower owing $27,000, is seen as a drag on the economy and a barrier to people getting educations needed for better jobs.

This is a business the federal government shouldn’t be in at all. The Democrats want to stay in it so they can always seem like the heroic bearers of “free stuff” and portray Republicans as “OMG, SEND YOU BACK TO THE DARK AGES!” for any sensible counter-suggestions they might make.

Some of us got around this issue by, um, WORKING during college.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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The thing is to keep universities hooked on federally backed student loans. That way the feds get to set the agenda for universities. "Either go back out on the streets or we're going to withhold your heroin, hooker."
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When I graduated college 40 years ago, I had no debt. Granted I went to a state school (Rutgers) and commuted rather than lived on campus, but still that would be near impossible today. I was able to pay my own way with part-time and summer jobs. What the hell happened since then that requires students to go deeply into hock to get something which once was easily affordable?
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