So, what is the target? What are these people and their dogs, who are all yapping about the student loan debt crisis missing? Welp, they continue to ignore the over 40 million people with outstanding student loan debt! That's what! I was at a closed meeting about student loan debt, a lunch rather, many many months ago. It was after a hard snow had hit D.C. And I brought up my continued concern about the current borrowers - I call us collateral damage - and you know what some guy said to me? Here's what the guy said, "Oh, well, we have IBR, that's all taken care of. It isn't really a problem."
Oh, really? You say? It isn't a problem? I had some trouble picking my jaw up from the floor after this absurd and fallacious remark was made. But this is the attitude in D.C. This is the line that they want everyone to believe. Because they don't want the politicians and anyone who actually gives a shit to do the hard work now. Because if we did the hard work now, and we worked on the people who are struggling with the current debt, then we'd really have to put our heads together and stop yapping about bullshit in the future.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's all well and good to be talking about debt free community college and debt free college in general - that's pretty dandy (I am in full support of these initiatives as a matter of fact). But let's not forget about the damned current borrowers. We're all clever folks. I know we are. But even the problem solvers and the ones who have hearts are being blinded by a poor narrative, one that wants them all to believe that they can't solve the problem of the current student loan debt crisis for those who have the debt.
In short, don't forget about the current borrowers. Don't consider us collateral damage.