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Student Loans

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I firmly believe in the power of education to transform lives and communities, and that’s why I support the idea of complete forgiveness of federal student loans. However, I recognize that this proposal faces significant opposition, particularly from conservative quarters. Therefore, as a pragmatic step toward alleviating the burden on millions of Americans, I propose a federal tax write-off for student loan payments. This would allow borrowers to deduct their loan payments from their taxable income, effectively using one year’s worth of payments to significantly offset the next year’s tax burden. This approach not only provides immediate relief but also maintains a framework that encourages higher education while recognizing fiscal realities.

Federal student loans, as they stand, have inadvertently contributed to the escalating costs of higher education, trapping an entire generation with unsustainable debt. This is not only a financial issue but a profound moral one. Education boosts economic mobility and enriches our society, yet the exorbitant cost of obtaining a degree burdens individuals and limits their economic potential.

Moreover, I am committed to the vision of making public college education part of the free public education system in America. The reality today is that a high school diploma no longer suffices as a stepping stone to the American Dream. In our competitive, global economy, higher education is not just beneficial—it is necessary. Ensuring access to free public college is not merely an educational reform; it is an economic imperative that can secure our nation’s future and provide all Americans with a genuine opportunity to thrive.

In advocating for these changes, I am not merely proposing a policy adjustment; I am calling for a fundamental rethinking of how we invest in our future generations. We must dismantle the barriers to education that stifle innovation and equality and reaffirm our commitment to the principle that education is a public good that benefits all.

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