According to budget documents obtained by the Washington Post, the Trump administration plans to end the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which more than 400,000 people are counting on as part of their financial future.
Signed into law in 2007 by George W Bush as part of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the program offers those whose jobs benefit society – government and non-profit employees – the chance to have their student loans forgiven after 10 years of on-time, income-based payments. The amount of money this would cost the government would presumably not exceed what it would have cost to simply pay these workers more.
The bureaucrats might get less money. We should all start crying, right?
And yes, if you think bureaucrats should be paid more then you should argue that bureaucrats should be paid more. And we’d like to see your sums please, including pensions, retiree health benefits and the rest.
And the other thing – what the fuck is this “benefit society” shit? The guy who picks up the trash doesn’t benefit society? That arts graduate making your latte doesn’t? The coder writing M-Pesa and driving Third World economic growth to unprecedented heights doesn’t?
That’s the point upon which you can really fuck off matey.