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Tom Fiegen on Education

 

 


We are forcing a lifetime of slavery to student loans

Can think of a more bizarre policy than to tell our best and our brightest to get an education to make them more productive workers and better citizens, but that the price is a lifetime of slavery to student loans? At graduation this spring, the total of our student loans reached $1.2 trillion! Loans that our graduates cannot refinance, they will never likely pay back, and which will prevent them from ever owning a house, getting married, or starting a family. Enough of this madness! We need to make higher education free to every qualified student and we need to refinance, reform and reduce the loan burden for people who have already graduated. A mind is a terrible thing to waste -- and to enslave to needless debt.
Source: 2016 Iowa Senate campaign website, FiegenForUSSenate.com , Oct 9, 2015

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Source: Iowa Congressional 2002 National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 2002

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