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Biden: #CutThePentagon and #CancelStudentDebt

Call on President Biden to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL student debt! 

While President Biden deliberates the Pentagon budget for 2023, there’s a persistent myth that we just “can’t afford” to cancel $1.7 trillion of student debt. 

But did you know that the dangerous and disastrous F-35 program will cost $1.7 trillion over its lifetime?

We CAN afford student debt cancellation and education for all. We CAN’T afford to pour more money into the deadly U.S. war machine. 

The debate about canceling student debt is happening at the same time that the Biden Administration deliberates the Pentagon budget for 2023. Call on President Biden to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL student debt! 

 

Dear President Biden,

I’m calling on you to #CutThePentagon and CANCEL all student debt.

As you deliberate the Pentagon budget for 2023, millions of Americans are losing work, can’t afford their bills and are struggling to put food on the table. Student loan defaults are hitting Black, Indigenous and brown borrowers the hardest. With the stroke of a pen, you could cancel $1.7 trillion in student debt and provide financial relief to 45 million people across this country.

Some claim we “can’t afford” to improve the lives of millions of people, however, over the past twenty years, the U.S. spent over $21 trillion on the so-called “War on Terror”. We can’t continue down the path of destructive U.S militarism which has caused untold suffering at home and abroad.

It’s time to #CutThePentagon and invest in education. We can start by cancelling all $1.7 trillion in student debt. But we have to continue by investing in our education system. For $1.7 trillion, we could invest in 361,335 Scholarships for University Students for 4 Years. 

President Biden, you led the way by ending the U.S. War on Afghanistan. Now, we’re calling on you to do what we do desperately need: to #CutThePentagon, cancel student debt, and invest in the lives of working people across the country. 

Respectfully,

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  • Marick Payton
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  • Richard Tucker
    signed 2022-07-13 11:24:00 -0400
    We have the most educated generation in the history of the nation. they are also the most underpaid in any generation. And these are student who have degrees in math, chemistry, geophysics, MBAs, engineering, etc, etc. They did what they were told to build good careers and we’ve failed them, all the while building up private industries who get to skate away with being required to pay living wages, while we also feed a ravenous, overarching war machine with no culpability. In a time when we lament the lack of homes being bought and the lack of new investments, the right thing to do is not penalize people for getting an education. Stop feeding the war machine and cut these educated people a break. They will use that money saved to boost this lagging economy.
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    Students graduates in Poverty for years after graduation does not promote a vibrant economy!
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    DO WHAT YOU PROMISED OR FUCKING RESIGN. AMERICA NEEDS A REAL MAN AS PRESIDENT NOT A POLITICIAN WHO DOES NOTHING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND SITS ON HIS LAURELS WHILE AMERICA BURNS, AT THIS TIME YOU ARE A COMPLETE FAILURE, GET OFF YOUR ASS AND TAKE ALL THE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO SAVE AMERICA FROM THE FUCKING LOWLIFE SCUM IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
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    THIS IS VERY BADLY NEEDED !
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