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nekom: I'd go a step further. Allow student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy, like it used to be. You have no idea how many people this would help.Oh, and I went to college WITHOUT any loans, so I am more than entitled to this opinion. Let 'em BK7 them, it's not without its consequences. Some people are absolutely CRIPPLED by this. Yes, there is the personal responsibility angle, but how many 18 year old kids are really capable of making a decision that can literally haunt them for the rest of their lives? Give them a break, a way out. The whole system is crap.
nekom: Allow student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy, like it used to be
Elandriel: They should have made it more like the "910" clause in Chapter 13 whereby you can't simply discharge them immediately after school, but to make them entirely non-dischargable absent ridiculously difficult to satisfy requirements?
nekom: Alternate idea: Allow it to be discharged in a 13. Reasonable payments based on the particular situation for, what 5 years for a 13? I agree they shouldn't be able to discharge it right after receiving their education, it shouldn't be allowed to be done in bad faith. But for some people, it is absolutely the best option not currently available to them.
propasaurus: Courtesy of @IowaHawkBlog, great thinker of our timefark you, you self-aggrandizing, entitled little shiatstain.Oh, wait. He's not a whiny little recent grad. He's a grown-ass man with 2 kids and a blog that links to the entire constellation of right-wing nut jobbery.fark you, you teatard shiatstain.
Voiceofreason01: If it took you 4 years to figure out that your degree in underwater basket weaving (with a minor in TV appreciation) wasn't going to fast-track you into a six-figure-salary position at a Fortune 500 company then you do not deserve a refund.
Elandriel: Well, with the first two posters' idiocy out of the way, while this is a bit far-fetched it once again brings to light the point that many employers won't hire without some fancy sheet of paper that asserts the holder somehow knows how to do the job for which they are applying, and the only way to get that piece of paper is to place yourself in the amount of debt similar to a goddamn home mortgage.
knbber2: Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, to hell with personal responsibility.