posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 05:30 PM
Been debating where to post this one all day. A study came out the other day that half of all millenials who are in college or have finished college
would willingly forfeit their right to vote forever, in exchange for their student loan debt to be removed.
My reactions to this range between bewilderment, sympathy, rage, and contempt.
First of all, bewilderment at the reasoning here. If you lose the right to vote, other debts will be placed on you to repay. Additionally, if you
can vote you always have the option of voting away your student loan debt, which we will likely see with the next Democrat president.
Then sympathy. I've been very lucky that I have no student loan debt. But, many aren't that lucky and they wind up in debt. I really cannot imagine
how bad things must be that people would sell something so important for so little.
Rage. Mainly at the system for being so disfunctional that this is even a consideration.
Finally, contempt for everyone involved who thinks this is reasonable.
Every university involved here has failed their students. They taught them poorly, they over charged them, they failed to make the students
employable. Failure at every step of the way.
edit on Fri Sep 15 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: