Students loans are a growing concern in America. Young Americans are going through life saddled with huge student loan payments that are forcing them to put off car purchases, home purchases, even marriage.
We get all that.
But to use July 4 as a rallying cry is unpatriotic in my view. Use that day to celebrate the greatest country on Earth.
By now, you’ve probably already heard the news that Congress has missed the July 1st deadline for keeping the interest rates low on federally subsidized Stafford loans. Congress knew this deadline was approaching for an entire year, yet our elected officials have, once again, utterly failed to represent the interests of the American people.
Even though they’ve failed to do their jobs, Senators and Members of Congress from all over the country have gone back home for another vacation and most of them will be participating in local 4th of July parades and events. That’s why we’re writing this today.
Despite all the petitions, letters, phone calls, articles, blog postings, tweets and emails, Congress has ignored the will of the American people and, as a result, college costs for more than 7 million Americans will now go up by $1000 per year, per loan – as if a higher education in America doesn’t cost enough already!
Since we know where they’re likely to be on the 4th of July, we’re asking everyone to show up and confront their Senators and Members of Congress on this issue at your local 4th of July parades and events.