News Forum - Staggering student-loan debt burdens hundreds of congressional staffers

News Forum – Staggering student-loan debt burdens a whole lot of congressional staffers


Warren Rojas


Camila DeChalus

Original Article

Posted By: Imright,

12/16/2021 9:16:23 AM

Lawmakers cannot agree on tips on how to save faculty students from years of stifling loan debt. It’s an ideological tug-of-war that may’t finish quickly sufficient for tens of millions of Americans.
It’s additionally a struggle that is private for a lot of congressional staffers who work beneath these members, and who’re nonetheless paying off the payments for their very own educations — with some having paid over many years.An Insider evaluation of congressional monetary disclosures for 2020 and 2021 discovered that Congress itself was profoundly affected: About 360 high-ranking staffers owed cash on student loans. Dozens of those staffers both work for House or Senate management,

Reply 1 – Posted by: Roscoelewis 12/16/2021 9:22:02 AM (No. 1008847)

How about having the students pay again their very own loans as they agreed to do and are obliged to do.

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Reply 2 – Posted by: Proud Texan 12/16/2021 9:22:10 AM (No. 1008848)

TOUGH COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 3 – Posted by: curious1 12/16/2021 9:24:04 AM (No. 1008851)

And who, precisely, held a gun to their heads and ‘made’ them take out these loans? And select a poli-sci main or different tender topic? Better get AG Garland to have the fibbies monitoring down these armed robbers immediately!

Why ought to the remainder of us pay for these silly twits’ stupidity? Stupid ought to harm, however leftards at all times attempt to get another person to pay for theirs.

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Reply 4 – Posted by: harleynyc 12/16/2021 9:25:37 AM (No. 1008857)

My child’s on the Hill, and the Law School tab get’s paid because it ought to. Some folks develop into accountable adults, and a few do not. If they are not a accountable individual, we don’t need them on the Hill or anyplace close to it.

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Reply 5 – Posted by: Petronius 12/16/2021 9:31:19 AM (No. 1008865)

I held down a full time night time job and went to lessons through the day, no student loans. I assume that’s an excessive amount of to ask today. As a plus, many locations of employment supply tuition help, the one catch is it must be a helpful diploma (no grasp’s diploma in puppetry) and it’s important to really go your programs.

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Reply 6 – Posted by: jalo1951 12/16/2021 9:31:53 AM (No. 1008866)

Put strain on the universities. As lengthy as the federal government will give a loan to anybody (the one requirement is to be respiratory) they may increase the schooling, the federal government will fork over the loan and the children will not even start to consider reimbursement. Colleges must rethink what it means to go to varsity. There are a number of programs which are required however are completely pointless for the diploma they’re learning for. My son has a level in music training. Took a number of good music / training programs. However, did he want a European History course? For his diploma, no. For the varsity raking in extra money, sure. If they’d minimize out ineffective crap programs the fee could be much less, they’d graduate sooner, and maybe extra would contemplate increased training as a result of it’s extra enticing to them. BUT, that is the dedication they made once they took out the loan and it’s theirs to pay again. My son graduated from faculty 10 years in the past and remains to be paying on the loan. We assist out once we can however I swear he spent at the very least 1 1/2 extra years in faculty than was vital.

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Reply 7 – Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 12/16/2021 9:33:40 AM (No. 1008870)

Well begin paying them off, deadbeats.

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Reply 8 – Posted by: singermom9 12/16/2021 9:34:50 AM (No. 1008872)

Yeah, nicely MORTGAGE PAYMENTS BURDEN many employees within the US. Pay these off first. Car loans too. How about simply pay EVERYTHING off and we begin at zero once more.

Reply 9 – Posted by: seamusm 12/16/2021 9:36:16 AM (No. 1008876)

The issues are multifold. High schoolers are the victims of steerage counselors who deceive them that faculty is a necessity for everybody whereas the fact is that many youngsters could be higher off studying a commerce. Junior College is WAY inexpensive than going to a 4 12 months faculty and could be a a lot much less debtful solution to discover out faculty was the incorrect path. But even those that in the end develop into grad-school professionals could be higher served by related inexpensive routes. Our younger impoverished adults ought to have methods to work our debt via public service however I’m useless set towards making prior academic

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Reply 10 – Posted by: wilarrbie 12/16/2021 9:36:25 AM (No. 1008877)

Perhaps faculty prices are too excessive. Anyone doing a value evaluation?

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Reply 11 – Posted by: seamusm 12/16/2021 9:37:45 AM (No. 1008879)

Stupid keyboards! I’m towards making prior academic debt everybody else’s drawback.

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Reply 12 – Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 12/16/2021 9:39:27 AM (No. 1008882)

“with some having paid over decades.”
It takes a very long time if you solely make the minimal fee. If you even make it in any respect.

The common wage of a Senate legal professional is $95,000 a 12 months. Pay your rattling loans.

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Reply 13 – Posted by: mifla 12/16/2021 9:46:32 AM (No. 1008899)

And hundreds of individuals have mortgages, the place are their checks?

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Reply 14 – Posted by: NorthernDog 12/16/2021 9:50:27 AM (No. 1008907)

Forgiven money owed are thought-about to be taxable revenue. Do they need that legislation wiped away too? If so then it is legitimate to say the school diploma is itself nugatory.

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They went via faculty and legislation faculty and took a low paying job with hopes of political achieve.
When my daughters left for school I informed them they might select no matter main they wished, and go to the varsity they wished and graduate with no debt. But they wanted to be able to dwell on what they might make on the job that diploma would end in. If they select psychology or communication, they wanted to be able to dwell on a Bed, Bath and Beyond wage. They each selected engineering.

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Reply 16 – Posted by: TLCary 12/16/2021 10:01:51 AM (No. 1008919)

I feel they name this: PRIVILEGE and Rich People Problems. The burden of a Federal Government job that pays greater than the personal sector and the identical diploma is a prerequisite? Plumbers and truckers who did not get go deep in debt and do not make as a lot cash ought to pay their student loans for them? Sorry, busy paying an excessive amount of for meals, gasoline… taxes. They are standing too near the trough and their greed is displaying.

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That’s what occurs when one goes to non-public schools and universities for no good cause!

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Reply 18 – Posted by: zephyrgirl 12/16/2021 10:09:47 AM (No. 1008936)

I labored full time, and obtained a graduate diploma at night time. It took a number of years, however I paid each penny myself. People used to try this on a regular basis, now they assume they deserve a free training. It would not work that approach.

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Reply 19 – Posted by: Philipsonh 12/16/2021 10:23:33 AM (No. 1008954)

It will not be the taxpayers fault that these people took faculty curriculum that don’t result in a superb paying job as soon as graduated. They may have develop into tradespeople with NO faculty and NO debt. Most of us have money owed, whether or not it if for houses, automobiles, medical payments, and many others. Do We have the money owed paid off by OTHERS. I’ve nO debt, but when money owed can be paid off by others, I’ll go immediately and loan $100K+. Why not, it is going to be YOUR debt.

Reply 20 – Posted by: mamateach 12/16/2021 10:30:48 AM (No. 1008965)

Are these the identical staffers who’re exempt from vaccines? Asking for a buddy.

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Reply 21 – Posted by: Highvoltage 12/16/2021 10:49:32 AM (No. 1008988)

They have been suckling mother and pa for cash all these years now it’s time to pay their very own loans as they signed as much as do. No taxpayer cash for them – by no means.

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Reply 22 – Posted by: franq 12/16/2021 10:50:21 AM (No. 1008989)


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Reply 23 – Posted by: snowoutlaw 12/16/2021 10:50:44 AM (No. 1008990)

Nancy Pelosi, Bernie, Boxer and lots of different Congress persons are millionaires many occasions over, they might pay these loans off with out blinking an eye fixed. FJB may donate 1% of his 10% and possibly cowl it or Hunter may promote a portray or 2 and donate the bribes to the staffers?

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Where’s the laws to forestall this from taking place to different students …. in different phrases, let’s finish authorities involvement in student loans. Return them to the personal sector solely. Private lenders made certain student loans went to a profession path that assured students would have the ability to repay the loan.

Or how a few easy new rule on authorities student loans: you do not get to finance a second diploma till you’ve got paid again the loan in your first diploma.

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Reply 25 – Posted by: bigfatslob 12/16/2021 10:58:27 AM (No. 1009006)

College what an costly joke. Dumb down ineffective people making student loans to finish their highschool training.
Remedial math, easy English, historical past of the Sixties, liberal arts pay out the behind for this and in debt the remainder of your silly life. Somewhere in my younger days I realized, borrow cash, make a loan you pay it again in a chosen time and even early to avoid wasting curiosity owed. My sympathy meter for these dumb down dweebs simply would not transfer from zero. MAGA

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Reply 26 – Posted by: Heil Liberals 12/16/2021 11:14:39 AM (No. 1009031)

Tough shite!


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Reply 27 – Posted by: columba 12/16/2021 11:17:37 AM (No. 1009035)

I paid mine.

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Reply 28 – Posted by: paral04 12/16/2021 11:49:21 AM (No. 1009072)

First, they’re alleged to be clever folks so that they knew what inheritor obligation was once they took the loan. Second, we have to discover out why it’s costing such an obscene amount of cash to go to a school/college? They classroom’s are packed and taught by student academics in lots of circumstances. Many of the science lessons have 100 students within the lecture corridor on the tune of $400 a credit hour every. Where are all these charges going? It is very egregious for state run schools the place taxpayers are funding cash. We want to have a look at the perks, such because the Chancellor having his personal quarters and in some circumstances a airplane. Where does this individual must go that public transportation cannot take him/her/it?

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Reply 29 – Posted by: VietVet68 12/16/2021 11:53:55 AM (No. 1009082)

So who pressured them to go to an costly liberal faculty? I did not so I do not need my tax {dollars} used to bail them out. I attended faculty for some time, acknowledged the folly, then opted for a technical profession at AT&T that did not require a school diploma and by no means appeared again.

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Reply 30 – Posted by: Strike3 12/16/2021 12:16:55 PM (No. 1009116)

In my Father’s world it was simple, you signed your identify on the backside of a loan software and did no matter it took to pay it again, even when it meant delaying the acquisition of that new residence or automotive. The authorities “guaranteeing” student loans modified all that. I do not assume a wage of $174K is inadequate to make a student loan fee despite what the Puerto Rican Donkey says.

Reply 31 – Posted by: bad-hair 12/16/2021 12:18:19 PM (No. 1009119)

FTA … Lawmakers cannot agree on tips on how to save faculty students from years of stifling loan debt
How about do not tackle stifling loan debt.

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Reply 32 – Posted by: skacmar 12/16/2021 12:22:51 PM (No. 1009124)

There are a number of very silly sensible folks engaged on Capitol Hill. If they cannot determine tips on how to pay their very own payments and debt, how can they be anticipated to determine tips on how to finances and run a rustic? No surprise the nation is operating such a giant deficit. The folks operating the nation do not know tips on how to finances, be accountable to deal with the cash they’ve, or pay the loans that they legally obligated themselves to pay again once they signed on the dotted strains to get he cash. I feel everybody in Congress must learn one thing just like the Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey and use it a s a information to make monetary determination for the nation and their private lives. Of course they will not, because it includes deferring issues with the intention to get out of debt.

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Reply 33 – Posted by: Strike3 12/16/2021 12:31:24 PM (No. 1009136)

#10, the price of the precise training will not be all that prime however when students are pressured to pay for sports activities stadiums, swimming pools, athletic scholarships so their star gamers can get pleasure from a free 4 years with a level in ball-handling, bands, cheerleaders, journey to out-of-state video games, million-dollar coaches, buses and different automobiles, safety, and many others. If one does the mathematics (assuming one CAN do the mathematics) I might wager that faculty athletics make up greater than fifty % of the whole tab for a four-year training whether or not you take part or not.

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Reply 34 – Posted by: stablemoney 12/16/2021 12:42:55 PM (No. 1009152)

Congressional staffers receives a commission a wage. Use that to repay your money owed. BTW, the payoff phrases are very beneficiant, and loan exercises can be found. If student loan debtors have an issue, the federal government supplies finances counselors to assist them make a finances.

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Sorry kiddies, however simply since you are congressional staffers would not make you exempt from paying again your debt. If you selected poorly, that drawback is on YOU. Not the taxpayers. My guess is AOC is thrashing this drum so laborious as a result of she herself has a number of student loan debt hanging over her head as nicely.

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Reply 36 – Posted by: DVC 12/16/2021 1:05:47 PM (No. 1009186)

Pay it again youself, you deadbeat slackers.

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Reply 37 – Posted by: Kumoan 12/16/2021 9:17:09 PM (No. 1009600)

I might guess that a lot of these staffers went to varsities that supplied ineffective levels majoring in hate-America bilge at excessive costs, so as a substitute of changing into educated individuals their heads have been full of marxist mush…so ship all of the payments to Chairman Xi.

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Reply 38 – Posted by: doctorfixit 12/17/2021 2:50:38 AM (No. 1009752)

If you do not wish to stagger then do not borrow the cash within the first place. Score – Zero Fs

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Reply 39 – Posted by: judy 12/17/2021 5:24:27 AM (No. 1009796)

Where’s the priority & sympathy for the personal sector? Poor little authorities staff. Soooooo perhaps Biden can cease the billions of $$$ being spent on illegals & hold his promise of student loan forgiveness??? His priorities are ????

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