Tag: Debt

Since 2007, debt-haunted grads have been doing public service to earn loan forgiveness, which they won’t get

The roster of people carrying student debt is really just “a list of people liable to additional taxation after graduation”; in 2007, GW Bush signed into law the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program that would allow debt-haunted grads to earn loan forgiveness by foregoing the private sector and working for lower wages in […]

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Trumponomics has the government borrowing more than at any time since the Great Recession

Donald Trump is threatening to shut the government down if he doesn’t get billions to build his pointless border wall. But it’s a good thing Republicans have forgotten about all the threats they used to make over raising the debt ceiling, because thanks to Trump, that debt is going up faster than at any time […]

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Kansas City doctors team up to pay off $1.4 million in medical debt for local patients

A reported 1 in 5 Americans have delinquent medical debt on their credit reports—and that doesn’t even account for other Americans who struggle with medical costs in other ways. It’s a large problem that is preventable in one of the richest countries in the world, but we need the wealthy—a.k.a. our politicians—to be willing to do […]

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This Guy Makes Hot Simpsons Memes to Cope with $20,000 Student Loan Debt

Student loans are creating an inescapable crisis for today’s young people (this author included), and the powers that be are actually making it worse to the point that a horrifying game show is some people’s best chance of being debt-free anytime soon. Redditor Wade Nixon, a.k.a. Dankmus, shot to the top of the site yesterday […]

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WaPo: SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Had Credit Card Debt, Paid It Off

The left-leaning press revealed its next angle of attack on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday with a Washington Post deep dive into his finances. The paydirt: In 2016, he had between $60,000 and $200,000 of debt, then he paid it off in 2017. According to the Post’s analysis of Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures, this […]

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GOP Holocaust analogists furious over Nazi border policy comparisons

Ben Shapiro might want to talk to these players on this team. And among the things Republicans hate is the Mueller investigation and the growing legal problems for Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen. After the FBI raided Cohen’s homes and office in April, former House Speaker turned Fox News regular Newt Gingrich conjured up […]

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MoviePass introduces surge pricing for the summer

Starting in July, you might have to pay a little extra to see the newest blockbusters when using MoviePass . The movie subscription service has plans to instate surge pricing for non-annual subscribers starting at $2 for movies and times the app deems “very popular,” Business Insider reports. This comes one day after AMC announced its […]

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The third worst person in Washington

Cornyn, who in December demanded “Mueller needs to clean house of partisans,” tweeted a National Review article titled “Spy Name Games.” In it, Andrew McCarthy wrote, “The Obama administration blatantly politicized the government’s intelligence and law-enforcement apparatus.” Appearing on right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show, Cornyn rejected the conclusion shared by Rubio, Gowdy and Democrats […]

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