Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
Mary Phillips-Sandy, editorial producer of Comedy Central's Indecision blog, talks about political news and how the Comedy Central team covers news through the humor site.
@Bob & Sheldon,
You guys do realize that easily accessed, low interest rate, loans only serve to separate the item being purchased from its underlying intrinsic value, right? Remember the housing bubble?
Education is TOO EXPENSIVE. That problem needs to be addressed. Talk to the Federal Reserve about why medical care and education are not uncluded in measures of inflation.
Amen Bob - so-called small govermnment republicans had no problem with the crony old system of politically connected banks making all the profit and the taxpayers taking all the risks.
A lot of the current college students were in middle or high school 4 years ago, and may be much more vulnerable to idealistic message.
Despite what Speaker Boehner said yesterday, the budget proposal put forth by Congressman Paul Ryan, which is the official Republican position, still calls for the student loan interest rate to double to 6.8%.
Someone please mention that one of John Boehner's major sources of campaign cash used to be all the banks that serviced student loans. He had a vested interest in the old system that Obama eliminated.
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
Subscribe on iTunes
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Police Militarization, Google Trends Inequality, The Gig Economy
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR and PRI, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.