Did you rack up tens of thousands of dollars of student debt garnering a useless Women’s Studies degree?

Not to worry! Education Secretary Arne Duncan has got a deal for you. He’ll forgive your student loans if you work for a non-profit or the government rather than a for-profit company. Because what America really needs is a bunch of Occupy Wall Street “leaders” pushing red tape for “social justice” groups and government agencies rather than getting real jobs in the private sector.

  • Tugger – ✓unᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Well, after carefully considering Mr. Duncan proposal, my carefully thought out response is “Fuck You”

    P.S. – please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors in this post, I am a product of Mr. Duncan’ education department.

  • Marvin Nelson

    The USDOE is a huge money pit that has NEVER accomplished anything positive. Duncan has come up with a stunningly stupid idea to funnel more graduates of government education into the federal government. Yeah, that’ll work; we don’t already have enough brainless zombies being propped up by our money.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Yes, it’s a wonderful way to attract useless, irresponsible moochers to continue sucking the taxpayer’s life juices. Cradle to grave, baby!

  • Matthew Koch

    I’m stopping this debate and shutting down this argument as it’s getting far too silly!

  • Mary

    Can you forgive the balance I still owe on my house? I’ve racked up a ton of community service/volunteer hours, but I don’t think my bank gives a hoot. I borrowed the money..they expect me to pay it back..go figure :)

    • Paul

      you missed your opportunity the past few years… had you simply reneged on your obligations you might have qualified for a ‘free’ write-down.

      but that’s not the way it’s supposed to be done, is it?

  • drw

    Is this an example of the transparency odrama promised? As in what a transparent attempt to buy off a large group of potential low info voters?

  • Guest

    If I had to pay back my graduate school loan, so the Occupy vermin.

  • coastx

    Is it my imagination, or does that look on Arnie= “impregnate” Duncan= Yoyo= “tricks” AKA Dick Trick’s face look like he’s getting excited about thighing a three year old? Brotherhood> http://dcclothesline.com/2013/09/23/atheist-richard-dawkins-says-nothing-wrong-with-pedophilia/ (see comments).

  • EllisWyatt

    Maybe we’re taking the wrong approach to this. Our young conservatives could take this opportunity to infiltrate these groups and cause all kinds of trouble for them. We could create a 1000 more James O’Keefes to destroy them from within.

  • URGR82

    Another way to buy votes

  • Derfallbright

    There may be some hard to fill government jobs in impoverished areas where this kind of student loan forgiveness might be appropriate, however to a clear formula must be established that is reasonable. Nice Government jobs in easy to fill positions should not be eligible for a loan forgiveness program.

    To pay off a loan now I would need to earn a salary, pay taxes on that salary and make my loan payments with after tax dollars. This loan forgiveness idea is a good deal because I would not need to pay taxes on the money I would need to earn to pay off my student loan. Great care should be used before going overboard with this kind of program. Using this logic, would service in the Army meet the test of a Government job?

  • TocksNedlog

    Today a college student; tomorrow, Faust.

    • coastx

      hahaha

    • NRPax

      A few years back, we had this kid check into my unit. I called him over since he was standing by himself and saw the nametape on his cammies was “Faust.”

      I got this gleeful look in my eyes as I read that. “FAUST? YOU MEAN LIKE THE BOOK FROM MARLOWE?!”

      His eyes went wide in shock and he stammered out “YES, CORPORAL!”

      “OH, SON. YOU DIDN’T SIGN A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL TO COME HERE, DID YOU? CAUSE IF YOU DID, YOU GOT *SCREWED!*”

  • Tyrconnell

    Nice two-tier education system being set up there, one set of rules for the workers, one set for the lords.

    • coastx

      Close, since Common Core does feature the Sharia duplex.

  • Clete Torres ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Remember: Shitcago Public Schools was once the domain of Arne Duncan, and we all know what a monumental success story that turned out to be.

    • Jeremy

      Yeah he did such a wonderful job just like the rest of Obama’s Admin.

  • TocksNedlog

    This is EXACTLY how the Mafia works — they do you favor, erase your debt, and from that moment on they demand your service and your fealty.
    Congratulations, college graduate! Welcome to The Family.

    • TexasMom2012

      Welcome to the “Federal Family”

  • NRPax

    Hm. So they have to make 120 payments on their loans while working full time at a public service job before they become eligible for this. Ten years is enough time for most folks to pay off a Bachelor’s so are they really getting any big payout? I can see this as an incentive for someone to get a Master’s or a Doctorate before jumping onto the government payroll.

    But how many people do you know lately stay at the same place for ten years?

  • Liberalism Is Nonsense

    Patriots: Arm yourself with liberty’s longbow and pierce the illusions of today’s liberals & progressives: http://www.savageleft.com/resources/beacon.html

  • RalphTheCat

    WOW…
    .
    Great Message.
    .
    Attract the irresponsible who don’t want a career or want to pay off their loans…
    .
    Makes for good government.

  • vetgal1970

    NO.

  • Gallatin

    This is a joke right?

    I have a better idea why don’t we close the Department of Education and get rid of the Secretary of Education?

    Why don’t we put education control and funding back where it belongs, at the state and local level.