Elizabeth Warren at the Liberty and Justice dinner

Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for "big structural change" in her Liberty and Justice speech Nov. 1 in Des Moines. This followed the announcement of her "Medicare for All" plan earlier that morning. 

In February, I will be caucusing for Elizabeth Warren to put in power a candidate dedicated to helping students like me. 

While working towards my major, I’ve not only gained maturity and knowledge but a mass of loans. Just a few months out of college, and the loans will begin to take effect.

When I graduate, the weight of loans will carve my career path towards a high paying job out of necessity. I will need to pass on jobs that I am interested in if they cannot provide enough to cover my loan payments.

Most students will be choosing the secure, well-paying job, choking out creative and non-traditional employment avenues.  

Iowa’s state government is doing little to alleviate the burden upon students, as every year that I’ve been at Iowa State University funding for higher education has declined.

This results in higher tuition, as students are needed to cover the difference. If the state is not investing in higher education, the federal government needs to step in to prioritize our right to an education.

We need a president who will make students a top priority. 

Elizabeth Warren has a two-fold plan to address the student debt crisis. She knows that we need to help those currently struggling with debt by providing them loan forgiveness based on their household income.

To help those going into college, she knows we need free public college for everybody. Her signature policy, the wealth tax on the ultra-rich, will be used to pay for these new programs. 

To tackle the student debt crisis, we need a candidate who understand its severity and has a clear path towards remediation. Elizabeth Warren is that candidate.

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Steve Gregg

If you think college is expensive now, wait until it’s free. Free stuff is the most expensive stuff you’ll ever buy.

Stealing money from the rich to pay for free stuff for you is a policy of thievery which makes Warren an immoral candidate. And, really, these calls to loot the rich by Democrats always, ALWAYS, degenerate into looting everyone with a job.

The way to making college cheaper is to divest it of all the bloated bureaucracy which has wildly inflated the cost. You can start by firing anyone who has “diversity” in their job title.

Jacques Webster

Good point Steve. I wish all these liberals were out on the street instead of bloating Iowa State's payroll.

When I was in college, my professor would sometimes offer us free candy. I always rejected it out of principle. Doesn't he realize free stuff is actually the most expensive?

Steve Gregg

Empty, thoughtless mockery, the expression of an empty, thoughtless generation.

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