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Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a new proposal to eliminate all student debt. His proposal was met with some skepticism.

Other candidates, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have floated the idea of loan forgiveness as part of their campaign promises.

Many argue that any student loan debt forgiveness would benefit lawyers, doctors and other upper middle class households. Others complain that Sanders' proposal is another form of wealth distribution.

On Monday, Sanders, and Representatives Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal, announced an "evolutionary" Senate plan to cancel all student loan debt.

Sanders said if the bill becomes law, it would wipe clean $1.6 trillion worth of student loan debt. The legislation, which would affect about 45 million people, will be added to bills already in the House of Representatives from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Sanders' proposal reportedly includes federal and private student loans. The money to pay off the massive debt would come from new Wall Street taxes, including a 0.5 percent tax on stock trades, a 0.1 percent fee on bonds and a 0.005 percent fee on derivatives.

The new legislation expands on an earlier bill proposed by Sanders and Jayapal, which did not include eliminating student debt.

Photos by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

  • Coy little wink

    They should cancel my student loans in exchange for the SSA payments I made I will never receive...

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I want reimbursement for all the interest that I paid....bastards!!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Right!!!!

  • Janice Collins

    You’ll receive you monthly payment. When they talk about SSI depletion, they are talking about the funds that provides money to disable individuals with non or too little work history, old age and disabled children.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    First it was free college... and now it's paying off everybody's student loans? Bernie Sanders is trying to be like Santa Claus, just giving away all kinds of free stuff. But who's going to pay for it? ... Us the taxpayers of course, so nothing's free.

  • Renee26

    Well if Dump can promise a wall and push it through Bernie can forgive loans... Too bad my loans will be paid off by then... Maybe I can slide in for my son's loans on the 4th year of the new administration

  • Renee26

    Wallstreet will pay for it

  • KLove

    Im glad you see it for what it is....basically more/higher taxes LOL....all folks hear is "free free free and gimme gimme gimme" and they take the bait everytime....nobody ever asks where the money is going to come from

  • Hazel

    So, once again, irresponsible borrowers will be rewarded.

  • Coy little wink

    My understanding it's all the same fund. this is Elizabeth Warren's proposal I think

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Omg ? is this true?

  • Diva_woman

    & just like that he got my vote. I don’t care I’m voting for my interest and this debt gotta go. If we can bail out wall street and the car industry for problems they cause why not bail out a generation that was just trying to get an education.

  • hi-liter

    I might vote for Bernie on THIS initiative alone.....to hell with everything else.

  • Diva_woman

    The tax payers bailed out Wall Street and the automotive industry so why can’t students have their loans forgiven. Tax payers pay for plenty of ish that’s expensive.

  • The Art

    He damn sure got my vote!! Let's hold the election tomorrow and get this debt cancelled by September.

  • Diva_woman

    Everyone isn’t irresponsible. We have plenty of educators, doctors, dentist, lawyers owing hundreds of thousands by the time we finish school. It’s ridiculous.

  • onelove

    Right!! we the only country that pay's for education...smh!!

  • The Art

    Oh well..!! Wall street stole directly from your future and was rewarded. So,why can't the middle class folks who actually keep this country running be rewarded?

  • Sid

    He is gunning for millennial votes. He is a socialist he will not get my vote. Biden try’s too hard for to be cool with black people and I just don’t buy it. Trump...too much to say. I’d rather have a parrot for a president.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    and shyt in other countries packaged as "foreign aid" Chile I will need all day to discuss how much we send to Isreal but this is not the platform. *goes back into lurk mode*

  • http://batman-news.com MzTee

    Hell...He's definitely got me interested. A sista would be extremely happy to have my massive student loan debt erased/forgiven.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Interest and penalties

  • hi-liter

    Historically these white folk have declared the United States of America ?? the Richest Nation in the World, but other nations manage to give free healthcare AND Education without raising taxes apparently....the US needs to study what these other countries are doing.

  • Coy little wink

    Loans are debt...they can just discharge it like they do in bankruptcy. No taxpayer assistance required

  • E Jai

    I paid mine off.....I want a fat reimbursement check

  • what?why

    Oh Bernie, so who is going to pay - certainly not you but someone will.

  • Reenaface

    Add to the fact that all that student debt makes it harder for some young people who want to become homeowners. That's where this is all coming from, they see that these millennials aren't buying homes as frequent as the previous generations did. Millennials are sharing apartments and rooming with each other to pay the rent.

  • chan chan

    Pay me my reparations and I can pay any bill I owe.

  • justlooking

    Brother Bernie - We all touch and agree

    I speak this into existence.

    AMEN AMEN AMEN https://media3.giphy.com/media/8vlUOHucLloMU/giphy.gif

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    me too but that interest almost took my azz out chile

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I hope he going to lock up the illegals

  • Dowoop

    Nope...A lot of countries don't have free post secondary education.

  • Dowoop

    Nope...A lot of countries don't have free post secondary education.

  • Stopfoolingurself

    Who said they aren’t raising taxes? They have higher tax rates

  • Stopfoolingurself

    Who said they aren’t raising taxes? They have higher tax rates

  • hi-liter

    And....apparently it’s working. If my daughter can get a free college education, I don’t care about raising my taxes.

  • hi-liter

    And....apparently it’s working. If my daughter can get a free college education, I don’t care about raising my taxes.

  • Mielle Downey

    Nutt Job Bernie Sanders: "Americans 'will be delighted to pay more in taxes' for free health care, education"

    All the dummies are lining up to pay more taxes for imaginary free stuff

  • Mielle Downey

    Nutt Job Bernie Sanders: "Americans 'will be delighted to pay more in taxes' for free health care, education"

    All the dummies are lining up to pay more taxes for imaginary free stuff

  • Dowoop

    Well taxpayers pay for a lot of $hit they'd rather not. I'd rather my tax dollars go to clearing loans than to some of the other $hit it goes too.

  • Dowoop

    Well taxpayers pay for a lot of $hit they'd rather not. I'd rather my tax dollars go to clearing loans than to some of the other $hit it goes too.

  • luVn_liFe…

    "Many argue that any student loan debt forgiveness would benefit lawyers, doctors and other upper middle class households" https://media2.giphy.com/media/wMvESGxZ0Cqd2/giphy.gif

  • luVn_liFe…

    "Many argue that any student loan debt forgiveness would benefit lawyers, doctors and other upper middle class households" https://media2.giphy.com/media/wMvESGxZ0Cqd2/giphy.gif

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I voted for him last time...lesser of the evils IMO

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I voted for him last time...lesser of the evils IMO

  • Mielle Downey

    Yeah!!! higher taxes so that I can take home less pay. ' socialism is grand

  • Mielle Downey

    Yeah!!! higher taxes so that I can take home less pay. ' socialism is grand

  • Mielle Downey

    I don't know who is more stupid Comrade Bernie or his fans. Fools all flock together.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Any education plan that doesn’t address the horrible ghetto public education system is a scam for blacks. 70-80%of black kids trapped in those schools. Most dropout or graduate H.S. functionally illiterate.

  • Raquel

    We seriously need to get off that soapbox. We are never getting anything from these devils. Periodt. Even if we did, we wouldn't invest and build up our communities. We'd give it RIGHT BACK to these devils....all in the form of material BS.

  • Candance

    They already have the money to do it. Bernie is 100 years old. He is going to try to leverage this playing field. People fear it only helps the upper middle class. Shit if some of us could get this help we would also be considered the upper middle class. Not every lawyer and doctor is doing as well as they can be either. People want to live their life while they are young and healthy not old and decrepit and broke. Help us out! #Imwithbernie

  • Soon2BWife

    Elizabeth Warren is proposing the same thing. They want votes and heck they will get mine. This is a major issue. 17-21 year olds shouldn't be signing paperwork that puts them into major debt for a good portion of their lives. People coming out with teaching degrees and 100k in student loans. This gets them a ticket back to mom and dad's house if they are lucky. Plain ridiculous!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Of course. People make it sound like the government would just "discharge the debt" and it would all disappear like you're waving a magic wand. But when debt is written off, it's taxpayers that ultimately pick up the tab.

  • chris

    Yes but black ppl also on average have more student debt. I'll take this all day

  • ALLMINE?

    Free healthcare huh? When u gotta wait 78 months to see a doctor?

  • MsSapphire9800

    In my dream I gave him a 10...because seeing is believing. I need some forgiveness with my student loans.

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/ar4x1w44umngk/giphy.gif

  • chris

    How much money we give to Israel every year again? We been santa Clause to every one else but the citizens of the nation.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Many argue that any student loan debt forgiveness would benefit lawyers, doctors and other upper middle class households.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    True. But it will also greatly benefit minorities. There are minorities that are lawyers, doctors, etc. but due to the wealth gap they are living pay check to pay check. Soooo yeah. I like his plan over Elizabeth Warren's which has a household income cut off of $100K.

  • chris

    I just said the same thing ppl got some verve complaining about this. What israel doing for us other than making us a bigger target for radicals?

  • Phillybruh

    He actually said he would tax high yielding investments, Elizabeth said she would tax the 1% they are telling you how they would pay for these things, I'm sure something's would have to tweeked but they are telling you how this would be done.

  • Raquel

    Right! They think he gonna Thanos snap and that sh*t gonna disappear. hahaha Silly rabbits......

  • ALLMINE?

    And a college degree is worth just as much as a highschool diploma when that happens

  • Phillybruh

    Its too late those other countries are not profit based that is why we are so far behind other countries.

  • Dowoop

    Trix are for kids?

  • hi-liter

    So you have or know someone who lives in a country with free healthcare and they Told you that they have to wait that long?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    They're unaware of how their tax dollars are being spent. Wait til they find out they're paying the interest to borrow our own money from the Federal Reserve. I'm just here for the comments chile I'm done Sandra...don't come for me lol

  • Raquel

    Exactly!

  • Dowoop

    Canada has free health care and a walk in clinic around every corner.

  • Phillybruh

    Not really, because even then not everyone wants to go to college.

  • ALLMINE?

    Americans that didn't go to college aint having this shit..

  • Ni Ni

    I vowed never to vote dems or repubs again, but I'm willing to consider them if they give me something concrete. Don't be playing with my emotions Bern and Elizabeth! ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I see no lies.

  • hi-liter

    Naw bruh I don’t believe that

  • ALLMINE?

    Oh well

  • Phillybruh

    You have to wait 3 months here

  • Curtis

    When you get a loan you have to pay it back. I don't buy the current mindset of these dem candidates. Next will be mortgage forgiveness, car loan forgiveness, credit card forgiveness etc, why even bother working, no responsibility at all.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I wish someone ran on this platform when I had student loans debt I definitely would have voted for them. It’s tew late for me,however if Father Times can remove student loan debt and allow the new generation tew go for free....he has my vote

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Bernie's out there selling dreams to get votes for himself. But at least be honest about it. If people want to pay a 45-50+% tax rate like they do in some European countries, well so be it. But don't act like we won't all be paying higher taxes to pay for these programs.

  • Carrington

    Candidates black folk should not vote for:

    * Anyone who brings up reparations
    * Anyone who says, "I'm going to cancel student debt",,,

    Two things that shall never happen; 1) Reparations for black folk 2) erasing your student loans.

    If you believe either, and vote for candidates who bring this $hit up... you're JUST like the dumba$$es who believed Donald Trump will bring back mining.

  • Phillybruh

    You pay taxes for tanks you will never ride in, and fighter jets you will never fly, why not help out with student loan debt and health care.

  • Karen Brady

    I appreciate that Bernie is throwing his hat in the ring once again. I'll leave it at that. (pipe dreams)

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Even if we did, we wouldn't invest and build up our communities. We'd give it RIGHT BACK to these devils....all in the form of material BS.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Even if this is true,so what?

    Idk why certain blacks seem to think that we would throw our money away despite statistics and studies that say otherwise. But, if that were the case, why are yt so hesitant to do it then? I mean if nothing will change and we will give them the money right back...why not just go ahead and give it to us so we can just shut up?

  • chris

    The whole system doesn't make any sense. Those $200 books for 1 class that barely gets used are just as guilty as these overpriced degrees.

  • Karen Brady

    Ummm did I hear mortgage forgiveness????? Where do I sign up, lol?

  • chris

    So who should we vote for ppl who say nothing about our interests like we been doing since we got the right to vote

  • Phillybruh

    I think Elizabeth cancelling a portion is feasible however all, not happening.

  • SpiceGirl

    Seeing IS believing!! Next can we work on this HOMELESSNESS in America??

  • hi-liter

    Y’all paying More Taxes right now to fund all new BS that guy has going on in the highest office.....You gonna pay taxes all your damn life.

  • Karen Brady

    You said that!

  • Dowoop

    At the bank where they will collect your house from under you as well.

  • fawkery

    I hope the fam aint falling for this sh!t - this is the same man that was "confused" about what reparations for blacks meant. In fact he opposes reparations for blacks when he himself, as a Jew, is a recipient of reparations for some ish that happened overseas and not on American soil. This is a complete insult to the reparations conversation - he basically said to hell with yall, every tide lifts all boats and we gonna cancel ALL student debt. When it comes to black folk, this will not shrink the wealth gap for us....we are incidental to this because whites will be benefitting as usual.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That's what I want to know. If you aren't voting for your interest. Specifically voting for people that have sound substantive plans, then wtf are you voting for?

  • Raquel

    Nobody that they put in our faces. lol

    If Cynthia McKinney would run, I'd vote for her a** ASAP.

  • fawkery

    They are literally saying ANYTHING for a vote in the election.

  • Phillybruh

    Isn't that in the job description of a politician?

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Bandaids for broken bones. Most of the blacks who go to college either dropout (only 42% black graduation rate) or graduate with almost worthless low paying liberal arts degrees. A large percent of black college graduates are working jobs that don’t even require a degree.

    Solution, better grammar and high schools for black kids. Which will produce more black STEM degree graduates, more black skilled trade workers and more black business owners.

  • chris

    Man foh you every heard of predatory lending. A lot of these kids got these predatory loans with variable rate that balooon to loan shark rates. Just like they did black ppl with housing.

  • Carrington

    They're saying $hit they know BLACK folk will fall for because they need the black vote. The candidate with the black vote gets the nomination. They know it.

  • Diva_woman

    Your tax dollars have paid for plenty of other industries to be bailed out, Wall Street and automotives are two of them. Removing the debt would put more long into the economy, housing market, small business. They are showing you the plans and how to go about it by taxing trade. It’s not magic, and it can be done

  • justlooking

    THIS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Raquel

    LOL....you think white people care what we would do or wouldn't do with it?? They can't even take accountability for the sh*t they do, and by giving in and giving us reparations, it's like an admission of sorts. They ain't doing that.

    Black people spend BILLIONS, if not TRILLIONS, but where is it at?? How many businesses do you see in the hood owned by black people. I'll wait. Jamaican food spots don't count. How many times your green money passes through the hands of an Arab or some person of middle eastern descent? Plenty.

    Like I said, we don't do much with it.

  • chris

    Student loans ain't just a black thing

  • Carrington

    Somebody with something to say that is REASONABLE - not some people saying $hit they know will never happen, but know that black folk will fall for... but you vote for unicorns. I'll vote for something viable.

  • Mielle Downey

    You dont know what higher taxes are until you are paying 13 to 15 Percent on everything. Say you buy a shirt for 20 it will cost 23. A car for 2300 will cost you 2645.00. This is just a start.

  • Kanyade
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Lol! #Metoo

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Warren wants to do a wealth tax on the top 1%, but that's almost certainly unconstitutional. The Constitution prohibits any federal direct tax on asset holdings (as opposed to income tax or capital gains tax). So she's selling a dream ... a "wealth tax" that would probably not hold up in court.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Black peoples it time we sale our vote to the highest bidder

  • Blaque Mahogany

    First let me say I'm here for the conversations I'm seeing on this here thread (for the most part). Even if I don't agree, if you are making a sound, logical, fact based argument, I'm here for it.

    That being said-- you people that love to say what blacks would and wouldn't do with reparations make my azz itch. So what if I want to buy 40's and skittles with my money. It's MY money. It's a debt the US owes. Imagine someone borrowing money from you and then saying they aren't going to pay you back because you will do X, Y Zed with it? Are you serious? If I want to start a bonfire with a stack of 1's its my mf-ing money.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I would actually cross party lines for mortgage forgiveness.

  • Phillybruh

    Its not unconstitutional they did it in the 60's and into the 70's. Some of them are questioning why they are taxed so low.

  • fawkery

    I agree to some extent but the audacity of these people to give reparations for wrongs committed against Native Americans, Japanese Americans and Jewish migrants when atrocities were and are still committed against us and all they say is "it shouldn't be a check." It bothers me that the sons of our oppressors refuse to level the playing field re: wealth that was accumulated that left them rich and us impoverished - wealth is power. Lastly, if they have $1.6 trillion for "student loan debt" and billions for Israel, a foreign country...they have some money for reparations. Periodt

  • Karen Brady

    I just hollered! Chile.. I'd have to beg for alot of forgiveness and hide in shame but that's okay!!

  • Carrington

    Your "interest" isn't $hit that will never happen. How does that make you ANY different than the people who've voted for Donald Trump? HOW? Your interest shouldn't be in fairytales in the real world - otherwise, you don't deserve a college education, but deserve ALL the bills. Bernie Sanders is trying to court the black vote in the same way Donald Trump courted dumb white people who didn't care that NOTHING he was saying was true, or even possible. They voted for him sending them back into coal mines that have been shut down since the 1970's because it was a nice DREAM... that's an ideal concept in theory, but in practice? Not so much.

  • Karen Brady

    Periodt.

  • justlooking

    If I may add, he doesn't get my vote until it happens. He should have come up with last time.

    We need to find one candidate and roll with that. It's two many and he's trying to find the sweet spot.

    Joe Biden, they have mad a mockery out of him.
    He said and do too much 99 years ago. Kamala Harris as a "black" woman does not have chance.
    Corey Booker does not either. Elizabeth Pocahontas need to go on. Where is the real candidate?

    Otherwise we got the JERK again.

  • chris

    The solution is a culture change. People get worthess degrees because they have no direction or plan. They have no direction and plan because they have no successful professional role models to follow. Indian kids ain't getting liberal arts degrees because there parents are MDs and they won't let them.

  • Alextra Ballard

    ???

  • hi-liter

    I can see your point, BUT That’s why instead of raising taxes on the working class, the people that need free college tuition, raise the taxes of your POTUS and ALL his Wealthy ass homies.

  • Carrington

    ... voting for GIVEAWAYS is.

  • justlooking

    who and whenever and how much ever. I'm cool with it.

  • Karen Brady

    "Jamaican food spots don't count." Now that hurt :-).

  • fawkery

    CHILE! I legit want to delete the twitter app from my phone because the entitlement oozing from people is disgusting. We clearly have no allies and its sad to see how "hated" we are as a people. SO condescending meanwhile everyone is on board to give Israel billions every year. Israel is here in the States

  • ALLMINE?

    U want everything for free right bro? ??

  • ALLMINE?

    U crazy as hell..

  • Raquel

    LOL...Don't get me wrong nah! I LOVE ME SOME Jamaican food girl!!! I'm just saying.....other than those, what do we really have?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    We had higher income tax rates in the 60's and 70's, but to my knowledge, America has never had a wealth tax (a tax on assets). If I'm wrong on this, please provide a link to show otherwise.

  • ALLMINE?

    Yea. In canada

  • Phillybruh

    She said up to 50g and its income based but all would see some relief. Its more realistic than all.

  • fawkery

    Yea but they aren't getting black folk with the same okie doke so now they are using desperate tactics to get everyone else. Student loan debt, while we are incidental, we don't stand to benefit from this! This will only benefit the dominant society

  • Karen Brady

    Girl, I hear you!!!! Believe me.. I hear you!

  • fawkery

    I think they said to hell with us after we destroyed the campaign of Corey, Kamala and condemned the HR 40 hearing. They know we are wiser now than we've been in the past so they basically said to hell with us.

  • chris

    EVERONE votes for giveaways you sound dumb af. Only black folk vote without some expectation of reward.

    White people cross whole oceans for giveaways. This whole nation was built on giveaways

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. It's a good discussion. I just hope everybody discussing these issues goes out and actually votes on Election Day. No use complaining about what the government needs to do better... and then not voting when we have the chance.

  • Karen Brady

    Well said. Excellent POV!!!

  • Raquel

    Silly thinking. Next time, just say my name in the post. LOL

  • fawkery

    I know there is a conversation about "tangibles" but black people and some asian communities literally get nothing from the electoral process. We are incidental to a lot of policies that benefit communities but we get the crumbs and legit have to do the most just to have someone in the media either address our concerns (usually condemning or minimizing) or do something staged to show progress (i.e. HR 40 hearing).

  • Blaque Mahogany

    1) Less than 25% of black women have bachelor's (or higher) degrees. Less than 20% of black men have bachelor's (or higher) degrees. He is not expecting to get the black vote with a student loan forgiveness plan when the overwhelming majority of blacks don't even have college degrees. He is trying to get the young adult vote. Specifically to counter the fact that he won't get the black vote due to his recent comments on reparations and the fact that there are black adjacent candidates.

    2) How can you speak to: 1. what my interest are and 2. what will or will not happen. I imagine there were blacks that had the exact same mindset 50/60 years ago when we were fighting for civil rights, affirmative action, etc. But, you are right it will not happen if we don't hold these officials accountable and actually vote for things (our interests) that will actually benefit our community. Not voting your interests is illogical. You're not going to be able to make that make sense.

  • Carrington

    Nah... trust me, they know that we still educate ourselves by reading memes, overwhelmingly. That's why Russians SPECIFICALLY targeted black folk by disguising themselves as "wokes"... and we shared that $hit and fell for it. If you look at this block and some of the opinions on candidates, they're still holding on to $hit from 1988 because republicans bring it up during every election cycle because we fall for it.

  • Raquel

    THANK YOU!!!!

  • chris

    I disagree but what do you have against candidates FINALLY respecting and courting the black vote. They been taking us for granted only for forever.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Y'all kill me thinking that someone is directing a comment at you specifically. I responded directly to your comment. You are not he only person here with this POV. Tf...why would I be scared to address you directly? https://media2.giphy.com/media/QjIz1AqkGTszK/giphy.gif

  • Miss Thang

    This would boost the economy so much.

  • Raquel

    What other person said the same thing on here that I did. Please point them out. I'll wait.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I vote every year, but I would be lying if I didn't admit to being over it. I think that is another conversation that needs to be had.

  • Kimberly King

    In other countries, it's free to attend college. Somebody introduce me to Jerry Jones or some other wealthy billionaire. I have tricks and treats that can convince them to pay all my bills and students loans off.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Wait you will...

  • Raquel

    I thought so. Buh-Bye!

  • Carrington

    Clearly, you don't FOLLOW politics... but the CANDIDATES know that all they have to do is either appear "cool" and say, "free..." to get our attention. YOU may not know that, but the candidates do. THIS is why black ISSUES are overlooked, because we concentrate on DUMB $hit like, "erased student debt" that will never happen and never demand that democrats give us tangible, REALISTIC, LASTING $hit... but do you.

  • hi-liter

    ?....umma let you slide with that...I BOL when I read it.

  • Dowoop

    The same way u scrolled and found this comment is the same way u can scroll and find their comments.

  • Raquel

    I ain't talking to you though. FOH

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Hair-braiding salons? J/K. I see your point though.
    I've said it for years. We tend to be consumers/spenders rather than business owners. And ownership is where you really build wealth for the most part.

  • justlooking

    I agree with you. So what's the answer?

  • chris

    Educate ourselves using memes? Speak for yourself coon

  • fawkery

    I do agree that the dominant society pays very close attention to black twitter and black media. So many distractions and everything is polarized. If we don't vote blue, red gets elected again. "We have to sacrifice ourselves for the greater good of society or else 45 gets elected again." This is such a circus

  • Raquel

    Exactly. In God we trust, all others need data.

  • Miss Thang

    Socialism is grand.

  • Dowoop

    This election is more about picking someone who can take down 45 than anything.

  • Phillybruh

    In other news Iran said they will wait this President out or rig the election for a democrat because the Whitehouse is full of retards....lol

  • Carrington

    Were you one of the ones who said, "Why are poor white people voting for a man who is saying $hit that won't happen?"?... that's how I can speak to black folk voting for someone for selling fantasies... the same way I questioned the logic of those hillbillies who didn't want healthcare and thought Trump was REALLY going to bring back steel mills and coal mining and everything was going to go back to the way it was in the 70's when people were balling out in those communities.

  • Dowoop

    He wasn't talking to you either but yet here you are.

  • Dowoop

    LMFAO

  • fawkery

    I just want to direct yall attention to the official Democrats page on twitter. A recent post -"This is a whole mood, text BOY BYE to 43367 to get this exclusive (anti DT) wallpaper." I am not making this ish up....

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOO for real.

  • Gloria

    So white people are the only ones to go to college and have student loans? Student loan forgiveness is for anyone who has went to college (yes, even black people).

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    China's probably looking to wait him out too, with his silly and destructive trade wars. I think most of the world is going to be watching closely to see if we get it right in 2020.

  • Carrington

    LOL... definitely not going to allow someone who hasn't figured out how to post a picture right side up to question my intellect. Definitely not that.

  • Raquel

    Ok. You done toggling screen names, lame? LOL

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, I'm a girl. So Dowoop was wrong about that. But, as you were...

  • Carrington

    I know you f*ckin lyin!

  • fawkery

    Continue to hold politicians accountable, vote in local elections, and organize financially to have a powerful coalition for change. Money is power in this country and that's really the only way to effectuate change. Asking people for acceptance/support while trying to get something (i.e. reparations) will keep us at the bottom until The Second Coming. lol. What else should we do?

  • Itzgoingdown2

    I agree but let’s be honest most black parents are good people but most are also functionally illiterate, unskilled menial laborers. Black mama and daddy has no understanding of prerequisites for a professional career. If they did, they’d never let their kids go to horrible, ghetto schools in the first place.

  • Raquel

    Anybody can change verbiage. LOL

    Ok, I'm done. You and HIM are annoying me now. Have a nice day, boo.

  • Mielle Downey

    People in Europe and Canada pay 45 percent in taxes and this is not ideal. Your better off paying the debt off yourself. Pipe dreams are all the party of tax and spending are selling you. I don't want my kids stuck paying off my debt like a slave.

  • Karen Brady

    Geesh, no pressure at all. :-)

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm rolling with Biden-Harris2020 for now. That's my preferred ticket right now...but at the end of the day, I'm gonna support whichever candidate has a "D" beside his/her name.

  • Mielle Downey

    How? Did you even go to college?

  • fawkery

    We only make up a percentage of all college and grad school graduates but you basically proved my point -"student loan forgiveness is for anyone who has went to college (yes, even black people)." I'm not arguing against that, I'm saying the audacity of sanders to be anti reparations but for this when $1.6 trillion is in the ballpark figure for reparations owed to black americans.

  • Carrington

    That's MY point, Fawkery... for me, this is the equivalent of begging MFs to "denounce" $hit and say, "I'm sorry" when, at the end of the day, it don't MEAN $hit. I'm the first MF to be in line for erased student debt and I want my reparations check but, since I know that they ONLY reason you're saying it is because you're hoping to court people who think it's a great idea, and not because you think it will EVER be a real thing - I'm immediately turned off by you saying $hit like this to me.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Go find some mo Breaking News

  • 9 Mind

    Me looking for the poll locations to vote!
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/TEcW5rhdWYZsdQLHKW/giphy.gif

  • fawkery

    GO TO THE DEMOCRATS PAGE AND REPORT BACK HERE!!! LOL. Posted on June 15th. Google it

  • chris

    Listen black issues are overlooked because we have no expectations. We just vote for Democrats and hope for the best.

    Politics is 100% quid pro quo. We've been loyal without expecting anything in return or even really pushing an exclusive agenda. We have no think-tank no lobbying and we don't bribe.

    You're a dumb racist showing your stripes. Handouts are not a black thing but you keep pushing that this is for us. It's not, it's for millennials. We are a minority there are far more whites suffering with crippling debt but just like a typical racist you make this about us.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It's funny how much I hated (white) history as a child. However, adult me sees why it is so relevant. Just for fun, I have highlighted just a few of the handouts and giveaways that whites received from the government.

    1. Social Security ACT
    2. GI Bill
    3. The Fair Labor Standards Act
    4. The Farm Security Administration Act
    5. The Housing Act

    It's a good thing whites actually voted their interests and got those free giveaways. Look at them now...highest home ownership rates, stellar primary, secondary and higher learning institutions, etc, largest demographic for wealth attainment.

  • Dollface

    Say anything to win the election Bernie.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    We are incidental to a lot of policies that benefit communities but we get the crumbs and legit have to do the most just to have someone in the media either address our concerns
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Exactly.

  • chris

    Well well overdue

  • fawkery

    Man it's chess at the end of the day and this is VERY divisive. The #cancelstudentloans movement creates a sense of community for college educated+ folks to get debt erased (especially the young bucks and people who have been crippled by the debt) while also creating tension/division against descendants of slaves who are entitled to money for decades of oppression - some of them not being college educated. Do you know how much tension that will create between the formally "educated" population who are "deserving" of loan forgiveness versus the native black population and all the stereotypes associated with us (high crime, lazy, unambitious, etc) who want money as well? I don't agree with those stereotypes at ALL but I pay attention to how people talk about us in the media, online, etc. It's sad...

  • Mielle Downey

    You can tell Democrats miss having slaves because they want you to believe that by canceling your debt your kids or niece and nephew won't be stuck paying it forward in the future. You people and the Democrats are some sic puppies. Just load your future generation down with higher and higher taxes and no quality of life. They aren't taking from wall street because they all work for them. They will be robbing the poor. What a bunch of fools. NOTHING IS FREE!

  • Mielle Downey

    Your really not to bright?

  • Dreadboi

    That's every politician alive regardless of party afilliation

  • Mielle Downey

    They damn well work for wall street so why would they tax them. If you believe this you are just as crazy as Bernie Sanders. Even a communist country like China is not paying of people's debt. They are just raising taxes on the poor. Bernie is full of ish with hi crazy eyes.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    How these young Jitts say or call it ? All Cap , straight Cap.

    The amount of clout chasing bs boardwije trolling for likes/votes by democrats is a joke . Fool know damn well he pandering . They are basically laying the ground work for Trump to be re-elected.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Seriously

  • WhoKnew

    I vote democrat but don't believe it. This is a false campaign promise to boost his chances of winning and he will not keep this promise. If you'll recall old Bernie made the same promise when he ran before and as it got closer to the democratic convention he put on his swimming flippers and backtracked.

  • WhoKnew

    So true.

  • fawkery

    And the Homestead Act that gave people land and opened the door for Europeans immigrants to get a slice of the American dream for the low low https://media1.giphy.com/media/11mPvWj3R3mCKA/giphy.gif

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Trump will win again with these group of pandering of a joke democrats. Waiting to hear more from Biden and Hispanic young woman , but so far Nothing.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Berine who you think your fooling ?

  • chris

    Funny. Clearly you have no retort of value if you're already resorting to ad hominems.

  • Gloria

    Right. Just pick the politician who lies sound the best.

  • chris

    Same

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'd say all those advantages you mentioned are part of the legacy of slavery and the white privilege that were in place before and after slavery ended. Those entitlement programs you mentioned only helped of course, but in general the huge wealth gap between blacks and whites have more to do with slavery, Jim Crow, and deeper institutionalized white privilege than any of these other legislative "acts" they passed later on.

  • JesusSidePEACE
  • hi-liter

    Look BIH, I usually don’t fuc with yo ignorant azz on this site, I was trying to converse back and forth but please get the Fuc outta my face with that stupid shit.

  • Phillybruh

    He will probably win again and then the world will just not fuck with us for years, we'll be isolated.

  • Trace da Ace

    Welp..as long as my name is on the student debt forgiveness list....we good Bernie....jus sayin

  • Phillybruh

    They can't see that, because they still think that's going to be them one day.

  • Mielle Downey

    Your blind stupidity is showing.

  • chaisun

    The ones with the most student debt are whites. So basically he’s just going to widen the wealth gap between us and those that don’t need the help in the first place. He’s something else. While questioning, doesn’t matter where he is, this white man gets so angry and red faced whenever issues concerning the Black community come up. He glosses over them because he knows he truly doesn’t care. So what you “marched during the civil rights movement” and prolly was “friends with a few negroes then” still doesn’t change how evil you really are. You and most of your race to boot. You don’t have my support Bernie. It’s a no from me. ??

  • chris

    The Pentagon can't account for 100s of billions of dollars but they worried about student loan debt being paid. These elites really got us fighting amongst ourselves while they laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Phillybruh

    Not at all, I paid my student loans off and so did my partner but I don't mind helping those that can't do what we did and need a little help. And we pay more than our fare share in taxes state and federal.

  • ALLMINE?

    This is a capitalistic nation..

  • hi-liter

    Slow learning stupid bih

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Lets get it done Bernie!!!! Bernie looking at her like yea what's up, you down for a nightcap I got my pills? And she looking at him like uhhhh nah, not a chance in hell! lmao

  • The Art

    LMAOOO!!! RIGHT!!!!

  • free
  • Treasureme

    They say anything to get elected.

  • justlooking

    I agree! Money is power. How done help the impoverished. Folks who say they cant find work or who are
    not employable?

  • cherrypie

    Honestly, I have almost 150,000 in student debt after getting a bachelor's, master's and halfway through my second masters. any candidate who is serious about getting the feds off my azz has my vote for sure.

  • The Art

    For the most part education is a local issue. The Feds give localities educational funding based on attendance, enrollment, etc. and your local officials decide how those funds are spent. Additionally, most good schools are a product of high education taxes that the local community pays. So, ultimately your local elections have more of a direct impact on education than the presidential election has. That's why you should vote in EVERY election, especially the small ones in your area.

  • The Art

    But, why should that stop the Federal gov't from forgiving loans? Do you know how better off, financially, blacks would be without that mountain of debt hanging over their heads? The only reason why loan forgiveness is being proposed is because it's about to cause a real financial crisis for everyone, not just blacks.

  • Phillybruh

    geesh

  • cherrypie

    exactly

  • Phillybruh

    Get you some kids and get on one of those income based repayment plans. A friend of mine has that much in students loans but she's been paying 80 bucks a month for years thanks to her two kids.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Horrible ghetto schools are in every city in this country with a large percent of black. Not some ALL

  • bb1812

    This simply isn't realistic. Just a pander. (Can't wait for the debates to happen so some of the candidates can drop tf off).

  • The Art

    So to spite whites we should be against federal student loan forgiveness? What about the millions of blacks who're stuck with student loan debt and unable to purchase property or amass wealth due to the loans.

  • Mielle Downey

    The short bus must be crowded.

  • The Art

    Because blacks don't vote in local elections and don't have the income to pay the high education taxes. How's about waiting until you're financially secure before having kids?

  • cherrypie

    I have two kids but they are 19 and 21. i work in the public sector so i do qualify for forgiveness program but ive heard they be on bs when you complete the program. i plan to enroll in the income based program and would love to pay only 80/month. not sure based on how much I make a year what my monthly payment will be.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Black do vote, retard.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    How is it not realistic when he lays out how he is going to tax Wall Street to pay for this?

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Most wealthy people don’t have student loan debt, black or white! And I think it’s very admiral that he stood up for injustice...before he was even a politician.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    What did he backtrack on? All the policies he ran on in 2016, most democrat candidates are running on now. Because it’s time for the government to work for all Americans not just the wealthy.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    They accrue interest...when you are on a student loan repayment plan that is less than the amount you should pay on the standard 10 year plan you will have way more interest thus taking extra long to pay that shit back...I found out the hard way when I was making low payments and the amount due wasn't moving...when I got a job as a student loan counselor I found out the truth...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This reminds me of the part on Gone with The Wind after the war Scarlett and Mammy are walking through Charleston (or Atlanta) and this man is on top of the porch pandering to the black folk saying "were gonna give you 40 acres and a mule then your gonna vote and your gonna tell your friends to vote too"...or something similar...its pandering to the narrative and Bernie needs to stop this shit...he needs to just get on a VP ticket cause his ass is gonna split the vote yet again messing everything up...

  • Monica Lewinsky

    ALL OF THIS??!!!! It is a known right -wing talking point to demonize socialism but yet they are the BIGGEST benefactors from it. Dem or Repub, we have to get money out of politics so the government can start to work for all Americans, not just the wealthy.

  • Li-Wright

    Promises promises. I hate politicians.

  • Li-Wright

    He can't get it past Congress. He can't, as President, retire all student debt by himself.

  • The Art

    Voting in local elections is how you get better schools. Educate yourself and stop spitting out kids you can't afford to take care of or educate.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    You’re right nothing is free, which is why he proposed at least 2 different taxes on Wall Street to pay for this. No one complained about how we were going to pay for the tax cuts for the wealthy.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    There are several interviews out that outline how he is going to pass legislation IF they don’t win the senate. He has to lobby the constituents (us) to put pressure on our on politicians. They are supposed represent our well being, not Wall Street, Big Pharma, or etc.

  • The Art

    Be careful! Those income based programs only extend the debt.

  • Mielle Downey

    But he is not going to tax his employer which is wall street so he sell a bunch of who ha to the dumb and needy. What career politician would do this. You have a brain use it. They are selling you pipe dreams because they only need you vote once.

  • The Art

    They're going to be stuck paying for something anyway. It might as well be for something that their people benefited from.

  • Phillybruh

    They accure interest anyway, when you have 150 in student debt what is one supposed to do. I understand 40k but 150k your simply not going to pay all that back

  • Phillybruh

    How much more extended can the debt be its 150k

  • Monica Lewinsky

    If Biden wins the nomination, they will lose to trump again. He is Hillary 2.0. There’s a video out of him talking to his wealthy donors saying NOTHING WILL CHANGE, I PROMISE. Any politician that takes money from mega donors always has a price and I don’t trust that.

  • Mielle Downey

    Only the dimwits want highers taxes and a debt load for the future generations. How will they even pay for school if they are paying for your school? And how will they find a job if crazy Bernie has bankrupt wall street and small business are closing due to high taxes? Bernie will never bite the hand that feeds him and makes him rich. You can take that to the bank.

  • J2PC

    It's a gimmick for votes. They will have their political jobs or career sealed thanks to your vote, but you will not see a whiff of student debt relief promised. Don't be fool by propaganda aka empty lipservice to emotionally manipulate folks for their votes. Warren is now throwing promises of Gay Reparations into the mix.

    Too many banks & investors who lent their $$$ are counting on their dividends coming from higher mortgage, & student loans interest rates to allow for it be wiped clean.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    What are you talking about? Bernie is a millionaire who introduced legislation to tax millionaires, that would include himself. Also, 19 other billionaires have signed on to say that they feel they should be taxed higher as well.

  • Phillybruh

    You can include most of those things in bankruptcy. Maybe not a mortgage but definantly get out from under a car note

  • J2PC

    Yep. Democrats ruled the House for 60yrs and at times ruled House, Senate and Executive (President) levels simultaneously.

    They had all the time in the world to study reparations for Blacks with their Liberal Arts PhDs and African American research folks. More studies is just a waste of $$$ and time. Meanwhile, they are laughing at nailing their political job while giving nothing back in return. It's a gimmick!

    It's all talk to play Black folks again for their votes. That is why nothing ever changes for the better for the urban Black communities because they have been programmed to vote emotionally and not logically or intellectually.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    He is not proposing to tax small business, just Wall Street who ripped off all Americans in the 2008 market crash. WE paid trillions for them to have bail out money when they are already rich!

  • Mielle Downey

    MOVE TO VENEZUELA!!! THEY ARE A TRUE SOCIALIST COUNTRY AND A PROVEN SOCIALIST FAILURE WITH OUT CAPITALISM!!! FRANCE RUNS ON CAPITALISM, CANADA RUNS ON CAPITALISM AND THE UK. NONE OF THEM ARE TRUE SOCIALIST COUNTRY BECAUSE INORDER TO PAY FOR THE PROGRAMS THEY NEED AND ECONOMIC INJECTION OF CAPITAL.

    SOMEONE PAYS FOR SOCIALIST PROGRAMS AND IT IS THE POOR. SO TAKE THAT AND SMOKE IN YOUR PIPE .

  • Hazel

    You knew that BEFORE you went to school. I paid back 60k in loans from my MBA in the early 90s.It took me 6 months; didn't pay a dime in interest. Why? Because i earned a degree that would give me a salary sufficient to repay my loans...and I made sacrifices.

  • J2PC

    How many times during history have liberal politicians made a number of false promises to the Black communities while pandering for votes, but in the end nothing ever happens or changes for the better?

    The more they talk, the more things stay the same in the impoverished, overpriced everything found in the struggling Black communities filled with crime, subpar housing and the worse educational system in America.

    Look at the facts and stop getting played by emotional political propaganda with fake promises being peddled to Blacks just in time for voting season. Politicians get what they want via votes while not coming through on their promises.

  • Mielle Downey

    DO you see anything similar to skidrow in CA and Venezuela? Do you like eating out of garbage cans. Name one true socialist country where the Government owns the means of production and the people arn't starving? Canada, Sweden the UK and France etc. all run off a capitalist economics system but are not a Venezuela or Cuba. All have social welfare programs and pay 45 % tax. Majority want to move to the US.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Oh my all caps sis?? There is a huge difference between socialism and democratic socialism, google is your friend. Venezuela had terrible leadership (Madura) and they suffered from economic sanctions from the Us. Sound familiar, IRAN. It’s crazy Trump wants to pick on brown countries but won’t stand up to Kim Jung.

  • Mielle Downey

    I have a bridge in China I want to sell you?

  • J2PC

    Look at history. Their false promises or empty lipservice is part of the gimmick. Believing it only leads to disappointment for Blacks. How many times have the dem o crats actually come through for Blacks?

    They ruled for 60yrs by playing on folks emotions just in time for voting seasons while everything remained the same after they landed their political jobs.

    Stop being played & demand proof something in return each and every time like other groups who are definitely getting what they voted for.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    No thanks, I’m good. Are you paid to spread misinformation? At first I thought you were willingly ignorant but it seems like you enjoy spreading lies on this platform.

  • cherrypie

    Ok..... so who is the alternative...Biden????? No thank you

  • Monica Lewinsky

    America dummy. We have numerous socialist programs that the wealthy take advantage of, including 45 with his 6 bankruptcies.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yes you can pay it back...no one can predict the future and you cant count pockets so you dont know how much a person makes...IDK what kinda mentality you have to just be like "oh well screw it cause I dont have the money anway" so let me just do the least amount possible type ...yeah your really from Philly...

  • Hazel

    STOP ASKING FOR FREE SHYT AND PAY WHAT YOU OWE!

  • Monica Lewinsky

    No one is getting played and please name one politician, liberal or racist(Repub) that hasn’t lied. I’m for any politician, regardless of party, that is for getting money out of politics. So far, only Bernie has made that commitment.

  • Marlika

    This is nice and all but we all know it will never happen.

    HOWEVER I’m waiting to hear these sorry politicians talk about Mental health in this country. It’s a subject that’s being ignored and a problem that’s getting out of control. I have not heard NO ONE a politician mention anything about The Mental Health issues that are plaguing this country!! Not even DONNIE’S sorry ass!! I’m sorry but Mental Health is more important right now!!?????????

  • free

    student loans are for everybody. i could give a shit about color.

  • free

    or $45 for some shit a professor put together, copyrighted, and binded as a "learning packet" for the class.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    It would boost the economy by eliminating a huge financial burden that 45 million Americans have. Who would in turn, spend more money on buying property, cars, starting small businesses, etc.

  • free

    not everybody but 96.2% of us.

  • Readytochokemothernature

    A year too late for me but heaven for anyone else. Doubt if he gets to keep the said promise tho...

  • wigmon68

    Money should come from the the universities that charged them and took their money, not the companies that gave them the loan.

  • J2PC

    Eh, not for any of them. It's all the same can't you see it? They agree to split up to coralle or control voters like cattle. In the end, they each bring their group of voting cattle to the table to offer it to their chose front runners. It's a big job so they need split up and throw out crap to see what actually sticks. From there, they will know what to keep peddling to folks.

    The wealthier gays of the entertainment industry/hollywood have paved the way for their political group and making sure that they are getting everything that they're asking and paying that have helped politicians land their their jobs.

    Yet, Blacks folks are just voting on empty hope & false promises while not realizing nothing ever really changes in the urban Black communities. Poor school subpar school systems & dilapidated public housing remain the same along with higher crime, violence & drug statistics on top of overpriced goods and services, subpar medical treatments. Why? No accountability for calling out those politicians.

  • The Art

    Higher taxes and a debt load for the future generations is already going to happen. The voters just have to choose the candidate that will tax the rich.

  • Phillybruh

    What I'm saying just what is a person who is 150k in student loan debt supposed to do, income based repayment is based off your income, if you make 80k your not going to be paying 80.00 a month. 150k is a mortgage so how much would the payment be each month without a plan? Most loans are in the high six figures because of the interest rate. Which accrues regardless

  • Logan Roberts

    Stop playing with my emotions lying Bernie. Lol.

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    he's got my vote! cancel student debt. education, healthcare, internet, water, etc, should be free and available to everyone

  • Monica Lewinsky

    I like both of these policies but what’s more important is the bigger picture. I think over the past 3 decades Bernie has spoken up for all non wealthy people, minorities or not, and his voting records back that up.

  • Mielle Downey

    Your facts don't back up the garbage you are trying to speak. Iran kills gays and women who step out of line it a totalitarian oppressive regime that runs that country with a huge amount of human rights abuses. Maybe you should move there and let me know who free you are to criticize said regime? I think not. Socialist countries own the means of production and Crazy Bernie is full of ish. Capitalism is king in the USA and not even loonie democrats will kill it with their socialist garbage. Who wants to live in a country where doctors make less than Prostitutes? ie. Cuba.

  • Hazel

    So the universities are supposed to provide free services? Who pray tell will pay the professors?

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Especially in the GREATEST country of the world.

  • wigmon68

    Are you asking what I believe, or are you asking who I think should pay if you are going to "forgive" the debt?

    I personally don't think a penny of the debt should be forgiven and that each person who took out the loan should have to pay it back. That money was loaned to individuals in good faith with a legal promise that it would be repaid. The banks aren't responsible for the costs and fees that universities charge, nor are they responsible for how little value that education ended up being worth in the way of a career salary after graduation. If someone is going to pay that money back, it should be the institutions, not the lenders.

    Another question, so when folks like Sanders and Warren are proposing "free education", who should pay for that? How much should a college professor or administrator make when the education is "free"?

  • Phillybruh

    When I graduated I had 21k in student debt, I was able to pay it back, I don't know what someone who is in 6 figure debt from school is going to pay it back and live comfortably

  • wigmon68

    Then why did they take out the loans? I know lots of folks that put in 4 years in the armed services or worked before going to college. Why shouldn't everyone have to work to pay off their debts?

  • Hazel

    Agreed. But no one except the borrower should be responsible. Universities aren't responsible for a person's poor performance or inability to get a job. Only the consumer is responsible for the risk analysis to determine if their educational investment is worth the POTENTIAL return. No return is guaranteed. That said, I have no problem with taking money from banks to reduce ALL Americans' taxes. Banks fleeced tax payers with the 2008 bail out, now they are sitting fat and happy. Put the money back where it came from, not into another bailout program for people who don't deserve it.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    They have to roll back tax cuts for the wealthy (2 trillion over a ten year period) to offer free education.

  • wigmon68

    First, not all banks took bailouts (some were forced to take money, but didn't ask for it). Second, the largest recipients of money were not Wall Street banks, but were Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (gov't loans) and GM. Most banks repaid their loans with interest (Chase and Wells Fargo paid back $4B more than they were loaned for example). Third, several banks (including the aforementioned Chase and Wells) didn't want any bailout money. Yes, there were institutions that were given bailouts that haven't returned that money yet, but in general, its not the banks.

    Most banks don't deal with student loans and most loans are handled by Sallie Mae. IF Sallie Mae were free to choose who they could loan money to and how much, then I'd be fine with letting them deal with those that default. The problem is, the gov't says they can't do that. Again, my position is that the debt should be paid by the individual that chose to take on that debt, but if I am going to force someone else to pay it off, its going to be the institution that took the money for the education that provided little value, not the institution that lent the money.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Nothing I said was false troll. We have a pussy grabbing rapist Prez, so there are bad people everywhere. No one is saying the leadership in Iran is perfect, but what they don’t have is nukes like North Korea. Don’t worry we won’t attack Iran until Putin gives Trump the Ok like on Venezuela.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    The Yt’s never Intended or want us to get ahead...despite having a 400 yr advantage.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    So, it’s ok that Jews and Native Americans receive reparations but not the black community? Maybe you are speaking to what you see in your environment, but not all blacks blow their money. Also, reparations don’t have to equate to money. But as a black person, why are you against it? You could donate yours, hell take it to the grave. Why wouldn’t you fight for what’s right than to roll over and take the slap in the face?

  • Miss Thang

    Having more money circulating in the economy because middle class and working class people have disposable income to spend is a guaranteed boost to the economy. And, yes.

  • Miss Thang

    Huh?? How did he split the vote? Hillary won the nomination.

  • chan chan

    You’re not getting anything and I understand if that’s your reality but it isn’t mine. It’s owed and it will be paid. You can sign your check over to me.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    The Bernie supporters were adamant about Hilary and their lack of support for her if she won...If he would have just backed the hell off and not contested and just told his flock to vote Hilary we would have a different president...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You must not know people who dont make six figures...a 150k loan for a person with a six figures income w/wo a spouse can pay that back in ten years if they budget right...it was just on CNN that a man paid back 60k in loans by budgeting in under 10 years...You dont just give up or do a low ball cause you think your not gonna have money in the future...what type of shit is that???

  • Mona Lisa

    He definitely has my vote. I am drowning in student loan debt.

  • Janice Collins

    That's not correct. Warren is actually talking about the SSIDI fund which is needs based. That one takes care of disabled children, disabled adults with none or limited work history, and low income individuals with over the age of 65.

  • Phillybruh

    60k is not 150k in loans

  • Phillybruh

    60k is not 150k in loans

  • Coy little wink

    But the old age survivors fund is projected to run out before the ssdi fund so why would it be of more concern to Warren (or anyone)? It's the retirement fund that is the bigger concern

  • Janice Collins

    Most people take there retired benefits at age 62 at a reduced amount. Effectively taking out way more than they put in. . Survivors money comes from the retirement fund which is paid to survivors of insured workers that are under the age of 18, disabled child prior to 22 and spouses with little to no work. Some parents may be entitled as well, Has nothing to do with old age. SSDI is for insure workers with disabilities. Thats a separate fund. Both of these are funded by payroll SSI taxes and self-employment. Congress will do what they always do and raise the percentage taken out to fund this account. The SSIDI, child disability, and ”old age” benefits are not based on any income. It's needs based program. Warren is concern that we want have money to take care of those who cant take care of themselves.

  • Gloria

    Same. He has my vote.

  • Gloria

    But college is unnecessarily overpriced and leaves millions in crippling debt all because they wanted to become something and pursue higher education. Loaning Services have practices that bring those individuals in even more debt. So fugg that. The system needs to be changed. I ain’t paying this shit back!

  • Itzgoingdown2

    I never block anyone but you are ignorant trailer trash and don’t even know it, blocked!

  • Miss Thang

    We don’t have pure capitalism here. We have social programs such as social security and Medicaid and Medicare among others.

  • wigmon68

    so why go to college? and isn't that on the universities, not "wall street"? There are jobs that will train you as an apprentice in all kinds of
    skilled labor jobs and you can earn 6 figures in just a few years.

  • wigmon68

    Why do you need something free paid for by others? aren't you capable of earning it on your own?

  • Miss Thang

    He told his followers to vote for Hillary.

  • Look@m3

    When and where do I vote.....I dont need to know nothing else.

  • Look@m3

    Chile...when my hubby told me his BF owed over 200k. I was completely in utter shock. I didn't even know student loans can be that much. If I have to enter a profession and come out with that kind of debt...my parents better be funding 75% of it. I aint doing nothing for a name.

  • Look@m3

    Should be free for Blacks as a part of reparations... https://media3.giphy.com/media/l2JhGLg9APv4eW3pm/giphy.gif

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    After taking forever to succeed you act like he did it the same day as the primary ...it was too late by then and his ego messed up an already divided election..

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    How you know??? Pocket-watcher..

  • Miss Thang

    Oh well. Hillary did the same thing to Obama in 2007. She should understand.

  • wigmon68

    Why would anyone have 6 figure debt? You can stay at home, work and go to community college for about $120 a credit hour. YOu telling me people can't find a job to work and pay for $4000 a year of community college? I was fortunate enough to have much of my schooling covered, but I know plenty of folks that worked full time and put themselves through college (including my mother).

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Chile you aint neva lied!!!

  • AListDiva29

    This is incorrect. It's for community colleges and state schools, not trade and tech schools or privatized loans!

  • J2PC

    Nope! Certainly not Biden.