Tag Archives: student loans

Green Shadow Cabinet: Doubling student loan interest rates will turn a generation against Congress

July 10, 2013
Roshan Bliss, Assistant Secretary of Education for Higher Education

Congressional lawmakers threw young Americans and students under the bus again when they failed to pass a bill that would prevent the interest rate on a key group of student loans from automatically doubling on July 1.

The inaction on behalf of lawmakers means that, as of July 2013, students who receive new subsidized Stafford loans to help pay for college this fall will be racking up interest at a new 6.8% rate rather than the previous 3.4% rate.

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Carl Person: Regulatory Cost of Student Loans Is 95% of the Loan

Emailed to IPR by Carl Person, a candidate for the Libertarian nomination:

New York, NY, October 20, 2011. Carl Person, Candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President, made the following statement today concerning USA Today’s 10/19/11 lead story “Student loan debt surpasses $1 trillion – Burden could drag economy in future”.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: The Perfect President: “Herman Paul”

By Wayne Allyn Root:

http://www.newsmax.com/WayneAllynRoot/President-Paul-Cain-candidate/2011/10/24/id/415492

The mainstream media seems to love the traditional status quo robots (Bush, Clinton, Gore, Bush Jr., Obama, Romney) who got us into this economic crisis of epic proportions — while despising and disregarding non-traditional candidates such as Ron Paul and Herman Cain.

 They make sure that only a Mitt Romney or Barack Obama with a certain look (well-groomed, attractive, nice suits, good hair), certain education (always Ivy League), and certain views (support the Fed, support corporate welfare, won’t cut spending too much, won’t rock the boat) are portrayed as “popular mainstream candidates.”

 The candidates who don’t fit this traditional role are portrayed as crazy, kooky, and extreme with “no chance of winning.” 

Yet, those status quo elitists with their Ivy League degrees and orthodox views led us right into this Great Depression II.… Read more ...

Nader lectures law students: some listening

The original article, which is worthwhile reading, was written for the The Connecticut Law Tribune and is at Law.com: here. In addition, the article was referred to on the blog below, a tax professor’s law blog. The full article includes Nader’s thoughts on the economy and education, Nader’s advice about student loans, and some student reaction to his presentation.… Read more ...