One can only imagine what will be in those subsidized textbooks, can’t we? Better yet, we knew all along that when the government took over student loans, forgiveness was always the intent. But as usual, that which we warned about now sees the light of day. Get rid of these Commies this fall, as least as many as we can. Al Franken springs to life on this one. Elizabeth Warren to the rescue in this one as well. Is there nothing they will do to sell their soul for a few votes?
Durbin is working in coordination with Democrat Senators Elizabeth Warren and Jack Reed, who have also introduced student-focused legislation designed to turn out the youth vote in November. (Laugh line here.)
Illinois Review reports
In an attempt to gin up the youth vote for the November election, U.S. Senator Richard “Dick” Durbin has co-sponsored and written legislation that will allow students who declare bankruptcy to get rid of their taxpayer-financed student loan debt, and subsidize (again with tax money) textbook purchases.
At the moment, student debt, which is the result of ever-increasing tuition costs driven by government subsidized student loans, cannot be erased by filing bankruptcy. Durbin thinks this is wrong and argues that the government must step in and protect students from the debt they’ve accrued as a result of government loans. He’s calling his bill a student-loans “bill of rights.”
In addition, Durbin has introduced legislation called the Affordable College Textbook Act, which is co-sponsored by Minnesota Senator Al Franken (D). The bill would create a taxpayer-subsidized grant program for colleges and universities around the country to develop and expand the use of open-source textbooks. In other words, working taxpayers would now pay for the writing, updating, printing, and use of textbooks, which would then be free online for students.
Government created the problem of high tuition by subsidizing it : now Senate Durbin wants to stick the taxpayers with the bill. What’s really creepy is Dick Durbin will get into the text book writing business. Senator Durbin appears to believe in the central planning of Mikhail Suslov. –
was a Sovietstatesman during the Cold War. He served as Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1965, and as unofficial Chief Ideologue of the Party until his death in 1982. Suslov was responsible for party democracy and the separation of power within the Communist Party. His hardline attitude toward change made him one of the foremost anti-reformist Soviet leaders.
Born in rural Russia in 1902, Suslov became a member of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) in 1921 and studied economics for much of the 1920s. He left his job as a teacher in 1931 to pursue politics full-time, becoming one of the many Soviet politicians who took part in the mass repression begun by Joseph Stalin‘s regime. Suslov impressed the Soviet leadership to such an extent in the pre-Eastern Front Soviet Union that he was made First Secretary of Stavropol Krai administrative area. During the war, Suslov headed the local Stavropol guerilla movement. He became a member of the Organisational Bureau (Orgburo) of the Central Committee in 1946 and, four years later, was elected to the Presidium (Politburo) of the All-Union Communist Party.