Teacher’s union head calls DeVos handling of student loan forgiveness program ‘a travesty’ – TheHill

I feel for those who have played by the rules followed every edict of the Department of education so that there student loans would be forgiven. They have to pay 120 monthly payments in a row on time. They have to work for the government or some nonprofit and then and only then can they apply for forgiveness. It’s the law and yet only 1%, and these are numbers from the Department of education, of those who apply get approved. It turns out it’s all about your acratic nightmares that they have to endure. The Department of education doesn’t seem to understand that we have computers now and they require the applicants to continuously update with where they are working. Can they not just link the IRS computers to the Department of education computers so that the job history is right there but instead know they make it more difficult.

The dumbing-down of America is a Republican goal witch they are succeeding at. The more uneducated the individual the more likely they are to believe what’s on the cover of the national enquirer as they check out each time they go shopping. I really didn’t believe that people actually took that stuff seriously. I had an IHSS worker who was my provider he was an actor and it’s late 50s and each time we walked by the check out he would say to me you see Hillary Clinton is this or Hillary Clinton is that.

Education is important but the Republicans don’t want the citizenry to have it.

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In the wake of the shutdown, Pelosi’s public support grows – MSNBC

The best thing that’s happened to the present occupant of the White House lately has been Governor Ralph Northam.

That’s being said let’s talk about Nancy Pelosi. The shade that he caved would be such an understatement. He puts a country or through 35 days of uncertainty for nothing. He got the same exact if not worse deal that’s he would have had if the government had not shut down. He is the worst negotiator ever. this is the man who got mad at President Obama when he announced that we were going to do a measure to pull out from Iraq he said Trump tweets that we’re going to pull out of Syria completely and take half of our troops out of Afghanistan. Oh yes Mr. President that’s exactly the stealth approach you had been talking about. Announce to our hose especially Isis everything we’re going to be doing so they can make their plans for takeover. You’re making your boss Putin very happy because he’s wanted full reign over the middle East forever and now you’re giving it to him. I wonder what he’s blackmailing you with to get that.

Nancy Pelosi rocks and Trump sucks.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 8, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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Satisfaction with the moral climate of the U.S. drops — except among Republicans – The Washington Post

The Republican party has taken an unending March into moral depravity. When you hear evengelical leaders defend a sitting president having an affair with a pornstar by saying we don’t have a perfect president you know there’s something wrong with their values. What happened to the party of moral values? I can give you one main answer, Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell has been the architect of so many underhanded deals including stonewalling President Obama and his nominee to be a Supreme Court Justice. Changing the rules of the Senate at his whim. And yes, the Democratic party has not been there to defend us as well as they should. I know the Democrats love to say when they go low we go high but at this point I wonder whether or not we are being too nice.

I hope that the Republicans in the country will understand that this is a terrible path for our country. They are ignoring an attack by the Russians on our electoral system for their own political gain. This idea of fake news is disgusting to me. Attacking our judicial system and the agencies that protect us like the FBI and the justice department is intolerable. We must say enough is enough.

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