Pay Off Student debt – Mike Rowe says Not So Fast

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.

from the Blaze:

Mike Rowe exposes the student debt cancellation scam

‘Tuition will never come back to earth, if we bail out those who borrowed more than they could repay’

In another articulate and insightful Facebook post, Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame explained why he doesn’t support student loan forgiveness and why he pities those who were “possibly sold a bill of goods” by going into debt for a four-year college degree.

“Lots of people on this page have asked me to comment on the various proposals to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in student debt. Many it seems, suspect that I’ll be supportive of these efforts, since I’ve written at length about the outrageous rise of college tuition, and the scandalous ways in which hundreds of thousands of students have been conned into borrowing ridiculous sums of money to purchase degrees that never lead to an actual job,” Rowe wrote. “Well, for the record, I do not support student loan forgiveness.”

Democratic politicians such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have recently championed the idea of canceling up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for each individual with government loans. Rowe argues that such a policy is fundamentally unfair, “especially to the millions of Americans who have paid their college debts, and sacrificed much to do so.” He also says that American colleges and universities will be incentivized to increase their already skyrocketing tuition rates because now the government is sending a signal that it will pay off student loan bills even if students can’t.

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Mike Rowe Goes Off on Spoiled Children

Love this guy!!

from the Blaze:

What do man-babies and Starbucks ‘safe spaces’ say about America? Mike Rowe explains

Mike Rowe examined two popular recent stories, the change in policy at Starbucks coffee shops, and a 30-year-old man who refused to leave his parents’ house, and found something illuminating in common with them.

Here’s what Rowe said

“Starbucks announcing you no longer have to buy anything to lounge around its stores or use the bathroom, meanwhile 30-year-olds are suing to stay in their parents’ basements,” asked Tucker Carlson. “Are these stories connected? Do they tell us something bigger about where the country is going?” read more

Podcast – ISIS Recruiter Captured After Obama Released Him – Mike Rowe Gives Voting Advice – AK-47 Store Opens at Moscow Airport

A veteran terrorist was reportedly captured attempting to flee Libya for Tunisia. So what. Lots of terrorist are captured. What makes this guy so special? Well, he is one of a growing number of jihadists or terror leaders who have been released by Obama over the years and I’m sure there will be many more.

Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs” and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” fame was asked by a fan to implore his fans to get out and vote in the upcoming election. Mike had some great and rather unexpected advice for the fan – something you never hear from other TV or movie stars.

You too can purchase an AK-47 – from a store in the Moscow airport. Yes – that is correct. The new Kalashnikov store at the airport is now selling replica rifles (that look very real), hats, umbrellas and even ‘T’-shirts emblazoned with “I Love AK” on it. What a great idea. What could possibly go wrong? read more