by: Brent Smith
Most of us know at least one sorry soul who exited college with a massive debt load. But despite our esoteric want for some form of government payoff of their debt, the heart can’t overwhelm the head.
Individually we all wish that the friend or relative could have their debt erased, but as nation, we realize that we can’t just willy-nilly pick winners and losers – like our friend or family member will be made whole, but others are on their own.
So the only fair alternative is for government to just butt-out. It may seem uncaring, but that’s the way it has to be.
Many would say that it’s just unfair to saddle our young people with that huge yoke of debt, but it’s more unfair to force others to pay for it.
Thankfully I have one who is much more intelligent than I who agrees.
Mike Rowe, of Dirty Jobs fame, is that more intelligent man.