If loans for College tuition should be forgiven, how can we make that fair for people who paid their loans back?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The problem is that this is not a simple case of a purchase price changing and people who buy at the higher rate should be compensated.

    In this case, the reduction in price will be funded by the people who have already paid the full price. So they pay twice.

    The entitled ones will think they are getting it for free but they will just pay in other ways - albeit a reduced amount until the people who have already paid are no more.

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  • 1 month ago

    How can that be fair for people who scrimped and saved and sacrificed and worked their way through school.

    And now they are being told they have to pay for those who took the easy ride. NO FREAKING WAY - NEVER !!!

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  • Rick
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    1 month ago

    OR made it thru the four years WITHOUT taking a loan out ( GI Bill ) ???

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  • 1 month ago

    Hard working people who did pay their loans off are not who the left is pandering to.  It is those who believe that they should not be held responsible for their actions.

    Former SSgt.

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  • 1 month ago

    It's not not fair to them. This is like saying we shouldn't use penicillin because it's disrespectful to the people who suffered bacterial infections before it was discovered. Or that we shouldn't use air conditioning because it's rude to the people who had to suffer without it before it was invented, etc.

    • An invention is not the same as a political decision. Perhaps if it was called "reparations" then people might be more inclined to give some money back to those who managed without?

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  • 1 month ago

    That's like saying "let's not use the new cures for cancer because it's unfair to those who died before the new medical discoveries."  Any time something in society is improved, it might be viewed as unfair by the people who weren't able to take advantage of the advancement. That's not a good reason to stop improving things.

    Other countries are investing heavily in education and scientific research, and the US is falling behind. Only in the US is getting people educated viewed as some kind of welfare, rather than an investment in the future of the country. 

    • No, it is like being told that, after you have scrimped and saved to purchase some luxury item, you will need to spend even more money to buy one for everyone else as well!

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