As we awake Thursday morning, we have people telling us that student loan debt forgiveness is a wonderful thing. We also have people telling us that student loan debt forgiveness is a terrible thing. The truth—as is often the case with the truth—is somewhere in the middle.
But it is true that the $300 billion cost of the forgiveness completely wipes out deficit reduction recently achieved in the so-named Inflation Reduction Act. And it’s also true that folks who did not incur student loan debt will be paying to reduce the debt of folks who did.
So it’s true that it’s a “bailout.” But it’s also true that we routinely bail folks out, especially rich folks. Again. The truth—as if often the case with truth—is somewhere in the middle.
Don’t buy the deflections, tangents and irrelevances. He stole government documents and attempted to hide them from view. He was given every opportunity return them and refused to do so. Many of these documents carried the highest level of classified secrecy. Those are facts.
You do understand that the Mueller Report did not “exonerate” or “vindicate” Donald Trump, right? In fact, Mueller cited dozens of examples of clear obstruction of justice, but concluded that a sitting president could not be prosecuted. The distorted “summary” of the report penned and distributed by Bill Barr prior to the report’s full release remains a travesty.
It’s Taliban Trigger Day in Texas, Tennessee and Idaho.
It’s August 25. That’s a date you will never forget if you were living in Port Aransas or Rockport five years ago.