Thursday, January 23, 2020

Warren gets ripped in Iowa over student loan forgiveness; a need to re-do a law review article?

From the post Elizabeth Warren clashes with Iowa father who calls her student loan policy unfair :

Having waited patiently in line for a photo, he said:
“I just wanted to ask one question. My daughter is getting out of school.
I've saved all my money. She doesn't have any student loans. Am I going to get my money back?”

“Of course not,” Senator Warren replied.

“So you're going to pay for people who didn't save any money and those of us
who did the right thing get screwed,” replied the man in an infuriated tone.

Recall the debate between Biden and Warren about bankruptcy. Then compare comments made
concerning the above yahoo post such as

[Warren] does not realize that there are more people that worked hard through
college or their parents worked hard so they have no student loans than
the people that just went to party and now can not pay their debts.
Also it is part time professors like her teaching 1 class a semester while making 350K that are the problem with high tuition

with the text about the Biden/Warren debate:

To Warren, bankruptcy is fundamentally about bad luck rather than irresponsible behavior. The changes were mostly unnecessary additional burdens for struggling families that would enrich powerful special interests. Supporters of the changes, like Biden, believed that too many people were filing for bankruptcy — often people with more ability to repay their debts — a problem that was costly not just to creditors but to ordinary nonbankrupt consumers.


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UPDATE on 26 Jan 2020:

From CBS News

Party rules make 15% the typical cutoff for awarding delegates, and supporters can shift to other candidates if they don't reach this threshold. So, it's critical to look at voters' second choices and who else they're considering, too.

Joe Biden [25%] could get a boost from his status as the second choice of those backing Amy Klobuchar [7%], as well as from those polling lower. If they move to him on caucus night, he could see gains. Meanwhile, Warren [15%] is right on the line, and her backers' second choice is Sanders [26%], more so than Biden or Buttigieg [22%]. That would mean Sanders could stand to pick up even more delegates if Warren backers don't make the cut in some places. If Warren holds at her current level or gains, this race will remain tight. All told, the caucuses look like they might very likely be decided by these kinds of local-level movements.


Separately, the Des Moines Register endorsed Warren.


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