And the US feared that they were falling behind. One of our greatest and most
glaring deficiencies is the… America newsreels like this one stoked anxieties that the country was wasting its intellectual talents. So in 1958, President Eisenhower signed a bill that let college students borrow up to $1,000 a year from the federal government. And ever since student loans have helped more and more people go to college. But as demand for higher education increased… …the cost did, too. So students took out bigger loans each year. In the early 1970s the average loan was about $1,000 a year in today’s dollars. Now it’s around $7,000 a
year. And when you factor in interest… … the average person with debt owes about $30,000 when they get their bachelor’s degree. If we combine all the student
debt Americans currently owe… … it adds up to 1.6 trillion dollars. This is a student debt crisis. But what if the government cancelled all of this debt. Sanders: Under the proposal that we introduced today, But 1.6 trillion dollars is a lot of debt to
cancel. So it’s worth asking: Who exactly would this help? The millennial generation was told that the only way they would get the good jobs available
is if they received a college education. … tens of thousands hundreds of thousands
and millions billions of dollars to our students and it is now crushing them. First let’s look at exactly who owes this money. Each of these bubbles represents about a thousand households. The bigger the bubble, the more they owe. So first let’s organize the debts by age. Okay we can clearly see that most of the
debt is owed by people in their 20s and
30s. That includes some of these really huge debts held by relatively few people. And since younger people haven’t had time to build wealth… It means the net worth of people with
student loans are on the lower end. So it seems like canceling student debt could overwhelmingly help younger people who don’t have money. But let’s dig a little deeper. Let’s try organizing the debts by education level. This way we can see what their student loans paid for. The biggest group are those with bachelor’s degrees. But the most debt is held by people who
either have a masters or beyond, like a
PhD or an MD. And they owe a lot of money. But when we organize these debts by household income… … we can see that many of these people also earn a lot of money. In fact, the majority of debt is held by
people here in the middle class… … and these people earn more money because they have an education. So let’s add our findings to the list: It looks like the
main beneficiaries are younger people… … who don’t have a lot of money yet. But
they have the degrees and jobs to give them a promising future. Bernie Sanders wants to cancel student debt for everyone, including people over here who earned hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel
all debt for these bubbles… … households earning less than a hundred thousand dollars a year. Above a hundred thousand, dollars the loan forgiveness phases out. Until we reach $250,000. So these people
wouldn’t get any help. Here’s the hard thing about canceling student debt. All these people had the opportunity to go to college. And many of them do okay because of it. But here is everyone else — — the white dots who didn’t go to college,
many of whom never got the chance. Canceling the country student debt won’t
help them at all. But for Sanders and Warren this is part of a larger belief about what America should be Right now, we have an economy in the 21st century that basically says you’re gonna need some post high school training. A century
ago… when that was true about high school, we made high school free for everybody. People should not be punished for getting a higher education at a
competitive global economy. Seventy years ago, America was worried great students were being fenced out of college. People who could save the country. People who could help America get ahead. “They got the flag up now and you can see the stars and stripes.” Now this conversation is about who is allowed to build a stable future. And the great debts we pay for a desperate chance at that dream.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    100% of those loans were taken out voluntarily

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  • August 16, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    1:25 student debt crisis? There’s a lot of people who go to college in America. Kind of unsurprising that it would be that big.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:39 am
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    Smart people do not take out loans they can't pay back

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  • August 17, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Sorry, but I don’t think it’s fair to cancel existing student debt. No one forced you to take out student loans. You accepted them as a trade off for receiving a higher education that could put you ahead. I could have gone to a more expensive and prestigious college which would potentially have gotten me a higher salary, but in stead I chose to go to an in state, public university and work throughout college. Now I’m on track to graduate without student loans. Now imagine someone else in my situation chose to go an Ivy League school and take out tens of thousands in student loans, believing that was the better choice in the long run. It’s a trade off. But not if you then go and say they no longer have to pay back the money they borrowed. I can’t go back and retroactively chose the better education nor can I get back the hours I spent working while in school and any GPA points I may have lost because I didn’t have as much time to study. And then there are those less fortunate than me how may have not attended college at all rather than pu themselves into debt.

    Perhaps in the future, college should be free. Or at least student loans should have no interest except to cover inflation. However, in my opinion, it is completely unfair to all the people who chose not to take out student loans to retroactively cancel the student debt of people who chose to borrow money and understood that they would have to pay it back.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    I don’t understand why we can’t bail out students, we bailed out banks. It seems like a better investment to me. I think Bernie’s plan makes more sense—you shouldn’t get penalized for making more money. It would help the entire country because so many would have more purchasing power. It would immediately stimulate the economy. Millennials would buy cars and houses again.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    Nah, Godzilla would be a better representation

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  • August 17, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    thats what you get when you put the ability to wage war worldwide, over the well being of your ppl….. no free healthcare, education & a decaying infrastructure….. but hey, who needs educated, happy citcizens when you need mindless soliders for your world wide wars…..

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  • August 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    Happy medium. Stop interest in all student loans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • August 17, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    If they dissolve the student's debts then who is going to pay for it?

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  • August 19, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    If you are going to rollback student loan debt are you going to give me my money back since I paid mine off?

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  • August 19, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    We need to do this for everyone. We have a shortage of doctors in this country and people are choosing not to become doctors in part due to the student loan debt. Doctors need relief too.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Elizabeth Warren supported Hillary Clinton in waging wars in the Middle East. Bernie Sanders has A LOT of enemies. Both of them are against UBI and giving every US Citizen $1,000 per month. Bernie always mentions raising the minimum wage but never mentions that the majority of low income jobs today are contract jobs so the minimum wage doesn't even apply to it. Elizabeth Warren said on August 17, 2019 (last night) that automation, especially in Detroit is not actually taking away jobs. She's literally lying into to everyone's faces and people that support her are completely and 100% oblivious. Even though I voted for Bernie in 2016, both of these candidates are candidates of the 20th Century. Neither of them will push the country forward. Stop listening to cable news. Do your research. If you do, and if you're a sane and normal thinking human being, we kinda know where you'll end up with. and no, I'm not talking about Trump.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    If she got debt on to the next. No 🧢

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    And what about the people who didn’t actually even pay attention or be helpful to the economy and were just there just there to have fun

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    Why not improve the high school education to a level that is technical enough to allow the person graduating a chance to obtain a job in the technological manufacturing and servicing industry?

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  • August 19, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    My brother left home going to college this morning.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    I think an important thing to note is that cancelling student debt is the first step in making some post high school education free. IMO your first two years should be completely free and anyone can sign up. Then, you can apply to pursue a bachelor's degree, and in doing so, state what career(s) you want to pursue with said degree. You can change your mind later of course, but you have to at least show that you are thinking about how you would use a bachelor's or higher degree. I see too many students whose parents told them to "go to college" and they have 0 interest being there and have no idea what they're going to do when they graduate. Also, one of my professors when talking about this suggested that instead of erasing all of the debt, simply erase the interest rates. Because by going to college, you then get a much better job, and higher income, meaning higher taxes. So that should be counted as part of your repayment; you should only be responsible for the initial loans, which I can agree with. In that scenario, you just pay it off little by little each month, what you owe never goes up, and people can better manage their monthly expenses this way by having a more predictable payment plan.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    We could use the money for the raid.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    Not gonna happen lol

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:44 am
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    So basically many students in US are just cash cow for bank??

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  • August 20, 2019 at 7:58 am
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    Not sure academic inflation is the way to go, if everybody has a master in engineering, than the degree will not be worth it anymore, you'll either have a rise of unemployment or drops in salaries

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    To help everyone – ubi would be a better cheaper solution.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Scotland does student loans really well. Tuition is about £1800 per year and Scottish residents do not pay it, the government does. Then everyone gets a ~£4500 loan and others can receive means tested grants. These have high interest rates but you do not pay anything back until you are earning enough money. So low income households do not make any repayments. After 40 odd years it gets cancelled, whether you've paid it back or not. Most people never will. It means people can get an education and those who make ludicrous amounts pay it all back + interest, those who make a decent amount pay some back and those not making enough never pay it back.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    here in Europe college isn't end-all be all a lot of people actually get vocational and technical training, so their specialization helps them get a better job.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Jubilee….
    But no, somebody still have to pay it + usury (sorry interest)
    If you see the high high high percentage of US budget is to the military spending, actually they need troops more than they need university graduates
    So US govt. wiping out all this debt………impossible (even bernie's idea to get extra tax is absurd)
    But US can give a condition, that any debitur can served the military and get debt payment monthly
    And at the end "the den of thieves" always win

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  • August 20, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    You forget that all that debt becomes the money they never had to pay back and therefore the money they invest back in society, restaurants, cinemas, etc. where those who didn’t go to college work,….they too win more income when people are spending and living life more fully without watching out how much because of debt….they buy a new car, factories, workers need someone who can pay for the product

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  • August 21, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    Easy fix. Stop getting useless degrees and get a degree that’s going to get you paid. That’s what I did and life is going good.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:17 am
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    UK has same problem

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  • August 21, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    Being that there are student loans are readily available, then the people who didn’t go to college is because they didn’t want to— not because they couldn’t!

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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Well, thanks VOX for telling me to pay up! My medical costs are $2k per month. My student loans want $1.7k per month. I make $80k a year. After paying for medical and student loans, I only have a few hundred dollars left every month—which would suffice to make the car payment and put gas in the car. Basically, this plan only makes sense if I lived in my car. And you are saying I’m better off than those who did NOT sacrifice 8 years of their life to go to school without making money?? Tell me, how many people with student loans live in their cars as compared to this who did not get loans?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    Looking foreward to adding to that pile

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:36 am
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    meanwhile in Russia almost no one goes on tick to go to a uni😆 and A LOT OF people get education for free, especially stem majors! and even if you do, the pay is so much cheaper than in the US..

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    Barack and Michelle were still paying off their loans before he was elected into office.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    I don't mind a bit of forgiveness but I balk at the idea of wiping the slate clean for everyone. Those of us who pay for our kids college education would, in essence, be paying for something that if we just told our kids to get loans they'd get ultimately for free. That's bunk. I'm also not inclined to pay for loan forgiveness for those who went to college and got a liberal arts degree. If you borrowed $100k for 4 years to get an art history degree? That's nice, pay for it yourself. Art is important but I shouldn't be paying for your education because you can't make good money in the real world. That was your choice.
    But to make it simple, the full loan amount should be in effect 5 years after graduation. 50% loan forgiveness if your highest salary in those 5 years was less than $50k. 25% reduction if it was between $50-$75. If you're making over $75k you get no reduction because you can afford to pay for it yourself. Like the rest of us did.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    oh my god just make it free jesus

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    College good, more student more good

    sigh

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:18 am
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    As a student we all consented to this. We knew we would rack up debt and it’s our job to pay it and accept that.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    Now do one on underfunded pension liabilities for unionized municipal workers.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:21 am
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    Student loan debt is what happens when the government guarantees student loans. Universities and colleges jack the rates up because they know they will get their money 100%. Then the same Universities and colleges start lobbying for education as a moral imperative in society. All the while a high percentage of the people who do not have the intellectual capacity for higher education, wind up with degrees that have no real earning potential. Congrats. You all got played.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    All my peers went to college and are thousands of dollars in debt with low paying jobs. They made fun of me for not falling for the for profit college scam. Now I own land with a well and wired workshop living frugally saving money because I spent those years they forfeited for planning and saving for a debt free lifestyle. Social media is to blame in my opinion, everyone showboats that they are hitting the same milestones as their peers without thinking of a original one they can create on their own.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    Patriot Act needs some graphics like these

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    "Oh student debt isnt so bad"

    d e b t

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    Brilliant Animation

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    Bernie 2020

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    This video gives me anxiety

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    Wait, aren't American parents supposed to pay for their children?

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    I thought the music at 0:50 was a bunch of discord messages I got

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  • August 25, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    They’re all victims, but democrats view on debt is beyond idiotic. Where does the money come from to pay it? Tax the rich people? No, because they just leave lol. It’s simple, look at California and ask if you want that on a national scale. They are the highest in debt, unemployment, crime, drug use, welfare, and regulations. Why do people vote for slavery? Democrats promote slavery, like they have from their conception. Wake up!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    How do you create this kind of graphic ??

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  • August 25, 2019 at 8:36 am
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    Just do what New Zealand is, make the first 3 years free

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  • August 25, 2019 at 11:39 am
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    Educated citizens is an investment for the country, so the idea that students should pay for it is kind of ridiculous, and it's bizarre that they have gotten away with it for as long as they have. No other country reaps all the benefit from their citizens without also putting in the investment.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm
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    So basically you guys are justifying why we should be in debt? 😒

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:56 pm
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    What this video doesnt show is the people with student loans that are considered middle class and lower middle class. Those people are struggling because so much of their income goes toward student loans and theier lesser counter parts who make less are doing much better because no loans, no degree but they are able to qualify for programs and assistance to help. Lower middle class with student loans are stuck.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 7:00 am
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    Bernie2020!

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  • August 26, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    4 years at a University is very expensive. If the government is providing loans, it should have demanded that anyone who cannot afford to attend a 4 year university begin their college experience at a community college for 2 years then transfer. That's what I did and when I attended a community college the tuition was $26 a unit. I later transferred to a university and obtained a loan for the remaining two years. That saves thousands upon thousands of dollars in debt while also providing an opportunity to attend higher education. But I suppose they just want to rip off young people for all they have or in this case, don't have.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    Very trippy video

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:04 pm
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    Housing is truly the issue that nobody wants to talk about. The government wouldn't have to give out so many loans if they sourced companies to build houses for students and reserved land in every city specifically for education housing only. But then we have to stop allowing companies to hoard land in populated areas so…. yeah.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    I'd also add that both of those Candidates are proposing free college as well which would make it possible for all the people in white who choose not to go to school (mostly for the cost) to afford higher education and join those who have already graduated.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    Government intervention has increased the cost. Leave it to the state to intervene and see how the cost goes up and up.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    I think that the solution to this problem is to only allow people to obtain debt that can easily pay it off. I say we allow only people going into stem fields with guaranteed employment to borrow money for college. This solves the student debt problem because student debt will only be with those who can pay it off.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 12:52 am
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    As long as I get an refund or credit for the same amount I paid off then I'd support this "forgiveness"

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  • August 29, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    What do you mean it won’t help those people who didn’t go to college? It gives them an opportunity to go to school and get an education in whatever they want. You didn’t even explain how it doesn’t help them either

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  • August 30, 2019 at 9:16 am
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    Debt forgiven is only a band-aid, the real cure is free education for all.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    I recommend you guys to read rooster bar (a novel written by john grisham) its a story bout student debt

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  • September 1, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    why don’t more people know about this????

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  • September 2, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    About to jump on to the student loan bandwagon

    Wish me luck!

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  • September 2, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Don't go to college if you can't afford it

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  • September 3, 2019 at 12:09 am
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    People that took out student loans made the grown-up decision to borrow money that was not theirs because they decided that the education they would get from it would benefit them. Now when the time comes to pay back the money they agreed to pay back when they took out the loan don't want to hold up their end of the bargain. They have the education but now they don't want to pay for it? Hardly seems very grown-up to me.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    Here's the thing, US. Did you notice almost all of your top universities includes Chinese national students? How are these students able to afford it? Well, some of them are rich enough and they think that US University diploma is worth spending in. However, it's not only rich Chinese students studies in US, talented poor students are able to study there too. How? Through scholarship and grants, which many guaranteed by their state.
    Now, do you still think that college studies shouldn't be free or affiry for US citizens studying in their own country?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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    Just a sidenote…
    – If you increased the tax for every millonaire with 10,000$ per year, which would be like rising the tax with 50$ for an average citizen per month – you could pay of this debt within 10 years…

    – Otherwise if you didnt spend 600 fkn billion on the military every year, to ”help” (abuse) countries that dont want you there and contribute to terroist organisations, like those in Afghanistan, you could pay of the debt caused by 50 years of gathering of debt, in one of the biggest industries, within a 2 year period…

    Kindest regards – A swede.

    Ps: before you say people wont work if the millonaires tax woukd be raised by the equvilent of 50$… then ill ask you, why does Sweden, a country with significantly higher tax, have almost twice as many billionaires as the US? Yeah… exactly.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    It's sad that something normal in Europe is still a matter of discuss in US. From Poland I keep my fingers crossed for you guys.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    Which software you use to build cool bar charts ?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    Every year, colleges are adding new "prerequisites" to make it more impossible to achieve a 2-4 yr degree in that time period. Add another 1-2 yrs to your degree to complete and pay for. Particularly if you went to a technical/vocational high school, and didn't take courses required in any college degree, for free while you were in high school. It's smart that kids are dual-enrolled in high school (in Florida, at least) and college, receiving their high school diploma and college degree/credit courses for free. My nanason (grandson) will have at least his associate's degree, possibly his bachelor's (or most of it), by the time he graduates high school. While I, his Nana, (a 59 yr old Veteran) am struggling with at least $40K I never should of had to begin with. I did not have the GI Bill. The VEAP program was so wrong, and ripped off the Vet, that I'm surprised the Govt didn't keep it. And today's Vets have 10 years to use their GI Bill, or they lose it!!! Ridiculous!! It may take 10 years to get their head straight after being in a war. After WWII, Vets were sent to various technical schools and universities, including Ivy League Schools. These Vets became Scientists, Engineers, Architects… all to advance and improve our country, as well as their lives. They didn't pay for it, and there was no time limit to enroll or finish. My father, also a Vet, went back to school, paid for by his GI Bill, while I was in high school.
    STOP spending so much on the Military, which does NOT benefit the Vets as much as it benefits the weapons (Jets, ships, …) manufacturers. Invest in the people of this country instead with a free education. If you really listen to Bernie Sanders, and in particular, Elizabeth Warren, it improves the economy!

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  • September 3, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    I’m going to college later in another country my home country is to expensive(america) I’ll go to maybe france or England for better college costs

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  • September 3, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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    I am 41. No plan I have seen will help me. I have had to stay poor just to survive debt. Poor health, recession, and being pushed into a profession wherein I am limited has contributed to needing help buy not the target demo.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    Hands down the best visualisation of statistics i have ever seen. Thank you Vox and especially your graphics department! 😀

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  • September 3, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    You call $23,000/yr middle class? That's preposterous, Vox!

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  • September 3, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Was this video sponsored by the Republican party or what?!

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  • September 3, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    Did Warren and Sanders pay for the advertisement here?

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  • September 4, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    Me: 130k Student Loan Debt. FOR AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE! Because the for profit school commited fraud and the loan servicer (Navient) grossly mishandled my loans. Even while paying on them..
    Government Sue's Navient = Wins.
    Restitution for Students = 0

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    Students signed the paper, that said they would pay back what they owe. It's basic responsibility for actions.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    yeah sounds like Warren's plan is more reasonable

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  • September 4, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    Who pays for this cancellation of debt? Most of these debts have already been converted to MBS and are held by Investors. I'm sure they won't let their money go to drain. So the next option is for the government to pay these loans, which means the people who don't have Student debt or who have paid student debt will pay for it.

    Here is my prediction: In the next 30-50 years as automation in jobs become more prevalent the future jobs will be more research-based. That is there will be more jobs which pay more today. Somewhere between today and 50 years from now, education will become free in most developed economies, for which there will be considerable short term economic pain "Remember, nothing is FREE.. YET" As people study more, these jobs that pay well today will pay less as there will be more than enough people with similar educational background. The only way people can truly achieve high paying jobs in which case will be really brilliant ones or those with ancestral wealth "Yes! Nepotism will rule even then".

    So what does free education create? It creates High skilled, low paying jobs.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 10:56 am
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    I fear no man but that thing it scares me

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  • September 4, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    The problem is making College free, will make happen what free high school degrees are. Worthless, of course people will argue college degrees are worthless. My counter is if you go into a high paying field, or a field that is in high demand they are not.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:39 pm
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    I'm sorry but everyone is free to decide what school to attend, how much it's gonna cost and is it worth it… also are you going to be able to live and pay for this in the next decades. So many people wanted education at any cost that colleges felt free to charge you an obsene amounts. Current hugh schoolars should really find other ways to get a career.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    Or just join the military, then you get free college

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  • September 4, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    There’s a way simpler way in doing this, one) become a revolutionary, two) revolt against the country, three) make a similar country with similar laws and right as the old one, and four) just get rid of all the current country’s problems

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  • September 4, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    In England and Wales university costs £9,000 a year for a three year bachelors. You only start paying it back if you earn over £25,000 (US$31,000) and if you ever earn less after you start paying it then it Re freezes.

    The current system says that if you have any debt left over after 30 years it’s wiped. Scotland have free university which works for them, personally I’m okay with paying it back as it’s an investment for my future but the way the US system works it’s absolutely ridiculous.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    Australia Bachelor of education
    Student loan 4years $29,000aud
    No interest, pay back only when you earn over $45,000 a year
    First year teacher pay $72,000

    Wife had lung surgery Medicare $0 paid.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    college is a joke

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    If I could get my student loan debt reduced to fifty cents on the dollar I'd take that deal.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 5:14 am
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    It's U.S.'s cultural problem not recognizing education, including higher education and vocational training, as a fundamental human right in a civilized society. The fact that other large economies like those in Europe cover their constituents' education (be it the trade or college pathway) shows U.S. got the fundamentals wrong.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    Bernie is right

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  • September 5, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    Wait, are there people in America who earns less than 10.000 dollars a year? That is like half of what someone on welfare gets in Denmark..

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    it wouldnt help the people who didnt go to college, but what will? weird non sequitur. itll help millions of people in the future who wouldnt have had the opportunity but now will

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    I am confused about the white dots at the end. Are those other debts of people who did not go to college? It was quite unclear to me.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 6:48 am
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    When you borrow money for college you better make sure you study something that gives you the ability to pay it back.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    imagine goverment giving away the 1.6 trilion dollars to each student in college

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    So you want me to feel bad for people that choose to go to school and acquire an amount debt that is less than the average car loan. Well I don't. Shut up and pay for what you signed up for

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