Of course we need low student loan rates, but students don’t fund elections. Bankers do!
By Jack E. Lohman
How are you liking it so far?
Campaign bribes control virtually every aspect of government leadership. Congressmen are crooks. They use the money for re-election, which keeps them in a gold-plated job, usually for life and always at your expense. And the bankers love it.
Indeed the school system is also broken, thanks in part to campaign bribes from teachers unions. In my view there are some absolutely stupid classes, paid for by taxpayers and geared to satisfy union demands for teacher employment and union-boss salaries. At your expense.
But affordable school loans are critical!
At ZERO % interest, NOT at 10%, which some are at now.
And of course when the taxpayers stepped in to help the banks out of trouble, we must remember the direction of cash flow. I do not expect volunteer banker help. Only barely will we see politician help, lip service, as long as the banker cash continues to flow.
I would eliminate useless classes and convert entry to two levels, the most appealing being free entry to students with high grades (regardless of personal or parental wealth), and all others a reasonable fee. Ultimately we’d do well to eliminate all student fees, but we’d need smart corrections in education first.
Voters first need to wake up!
It does not matter what the issue, nothing happens unless cash flows to politicians. THAT is a very serious problem being ignored by many voters. All else are little fires, yet that’s where they spend their efforts.
Banks give cash to politicians so they will be allowed to continue their 10% interest rates on college education!
Insurance companies give cash to politicians to kill single-payer healthcare and continue the privatization scam! And to battle for privatization of the VA healthcare system (remember… PRIVATE and unions can give campaign bribes, PUBLIC entities CANNOT!)
Mining companies give cash to politicians to vote FOR fracking and AGAINST the right way to do it. (And get this: I don’t know the right way, but I do know that if the politicians were not getting a piece of the action, they’d pass laws that resulted in the right way!)
Manufacturers have given cash to politicians to change the rules to allow their product be manufactured in China 0r other low wage country!
Fat Cats and manufacturers give cash to politicians to change the tax laws to allow them to establish in lower-tax countries overseas.
In other words… cash bribes!!! The same cash bribes that are illegal for you but okay for politicians.
For-profit Charters??? First get the campaign bribes out of the political system, then let the non-conflicted politicians who now get a piece of the action, decide on what’s best for the country!!! And voters… get off your asses!!!