Nobody said low income people or minorities cant be successful.^^^ This not only makes me cringe, but a lot of low income people and minorities, even more so who have been successful. "Oh, you shouldn't get opportunity, because you're not very good at it. We should leave this to the rich kids and white people."
Is that what you meant? Probably not. But that's what a lot of people hear. For every viewpoint that you make, I can see that counter. And I have a lot of colleagues that agree.
Did you even read her plan?! It's not perfect, but most of the arguments made against it utterly ignore not only the forgiveness, but the money to start the business.
I mean, at what point are you just basically saying, "Here's money to pay off your loans, no strings attached, no initiative required, no helping others needed. Come back to the government again and again instead of looking elsewhere, or trying to further the market and your community."
Harris is saying, no, we shouldn't do that, we should require initiative and incentive to help others, the community I swear that is the argument right there, and I utterly commend Harris for making it from the left.
Otherwise, we might as well start nationalizing everything now.
I don't have a problem with Harris looking for different ways to address this issue, I just don't like this one primarily because it isn't going to help nearly enough people to significantly change the student debt problem.