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Opinion Letters Freeing students from debt will stimulate economy

We taxpayers bailed out the financial industry when its greedy practices led to near collapse. We should do right by students and graduates who’ve done nothing wrong by forgiving student loan debt. This debt is now more than $946 billion, will likely top $1 trillion, and exceeds our national credit card debt.

Due to the job crisis many students can’t find work and many drop out of school because they can’t afford more debt. Freeing millions of students and graduates from this burden will stimulate the economy by putting money in their pockets enabling them to stay in school, make purchases, start families, etc.

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Gene Tunnell, Ph.D.
Retired Educator

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