Reasoning with Madness
"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world."
If the government bails out the airlines who were all buying back their own stock to inflate their rates, then the government can absofuckinglutely cancel all student loans. Or at the very fucking least allow them to be included in bankruptcy. Every other cost a human incurs can be written off in bankruptcy, every business in America can declare bankruptcy, but the ONE bill we can't write off is education.
Think about that for a second.
People who went to college to be more educated, to be a productive member of society, most of whom chose that route because the work they wanted to do, work that could make a living wage...those jobs REQUIRE higher education. Medical staff. Engineers. Scientists. The people who are furiously seeking out a cure or an antidote to this virus. They all require higher education. If something is required, then it should be at the very least, able to be declared in bankruptcy. Especially now. Especially when the vast majority of people working in America who are now sidelined will most likely have to declare bankruptcy.
My very own household of two people, if we were to declare bankruptcy today or this year due to this horrific tragedy befalling on this world, would STILL owe nearly $800 in student loan debt every single month. For decades. And here's the big catch. My parents, grandparents, they weren't crippled by student loan debt. They didn't need higher education to have a decent job.
But that trend changed in the 70s and 80s. A basic 4 year college degree costs $80,000 at the low end now. Forget masters degrees or phds. Its appalling to me that we have made multiple generations of Americans prisoners of their own debt by trying to make something of themselves. The cost of education is beyond acceptable. It is continuing a trench between the haves and the have nots and it needs to stop.
We should be ashamed of ourselves. We should all be fucking ashamed.
It's time to end student debt. Or at least allow it in bankruptcy.
Th US government is pumping $1T per DAY into the banks as we speak.
Not week or month.
In one and a half days of bank bailout, boom.
All student debt could be absolved.
Millions of Americans immediately have hundreds or thousands of dollars PER MONTH back into their bank accounts. For GOOD. Not for a month. Forever.
And at the same time, we must continue forth with temporary financial distribution to every single American (legal or otherwise), as well as increases in unemployment, food and healthcare assistance too for every month this goes on. Especially those literally contracting this fucking virus.
And if the banks want to avoid an actual revolution, they will absolve all debt during the window of time this has taken hold, from the inception of this virus to the end of it. I'm not talking delaying or forebearing so it can balloon out and rupture the very fabric of our society as it works to piece itself back from ruin. I'm talking about nothing due.
They're getting their bailout.
They will be just fine.
Let's fight for the rest of us who aren't so fortunate. Who have already and may soon lose the job we live paycheck to paycheck on. Let's stand up for ourselves and each other and not let politics play out as usual, where we all get fucked with the wink and handshake that "everything's fine" while the rich do a little bit better, like always.
Unless we hold the fools who run our government accountable, the fools who have the keys to the solutions, we know they won't address these matters and take this stance or one like it. And if that's the case, it's my belief that all of them, every last one of them, yet again before the gods and humankind, are worth literally less than TOILET PAPER right now.
Who Am I?
I am Ahab.