GOP Presidential contender, Ron Paul, has recently stated he would eventually eradicate federal student loan programs. Of course, we need a way to dramatically reduce government spending, but apparently Mr. Paul is completely out of touch with his constituents who are mostly college students depending on loans to get an education. He apparently isn't aware of the percentage of the population who doesn't support him and how the lack of education affects them. Maybe he should spend a little more time talking to people in Walmarts and start really paying attention to his social networking pages. Have you seen some of the fucking morons out there, Ron? Perhaps if you had, you'd want to INCREASE federal funding.
Mr. Paul's argument for eliminating federal student loans is that this program has cause a rise in tuition--when he attended college, he could work and pay for it himself because tuition wasn't nearly as high as it is now. No kidding, Ron... 150 years ago when you attended college, things were a little different.
Instead of denying educational opportunities to people who will eventually have to pay back the money (often with accrued interest), why don't you decide to cut government salaries?