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    This has the potential to hit home with a lot of up and coming voters as well as active ones. If true we will really have to come to a solution. Student debt being higher than anything else is going to have an impact on this generation unless we relieve some pressure.

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      There are good solutions. Two I know: reinstitution of bankruptcy protections (this is currently being proposed is HR 2366). Also there was a study by Stephanie Kelton that showed a way to erase the debt which will benefit the economy.

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    The City College of San Francisco offers free schooling to students, while programs in New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Detroit are offering programs to help students go to school for free. It is also important to note that while education is getting more expensive, our wages are not being increased along with that.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/10/bernie-sanders-we-need-to-make-college-free-to-make-america-great.html

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    I’d like to know where they’re getting the figures from. They link to Forbes, but Forbes doesn’t have a source for where they got the claim that Student debt is sandwiched between mortgages and credit cards in terms of amount of consumer debt.

    I found this: https://www.thebalance.com/consumer-debt-statistics-causes-and-impact-3305704, but it doesn’t list student debt that I was able to find.

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      Very good point Jet,

      We should get some original sources for this. Forbes reference “Make Lemonade,” but only the home page.

      Maybe the National Center for Education Statistics could help: https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/npsas/

      Any other ideas?

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        I looked around for the primary source and couldn’t find it. It seems to be a pretty straight forward stat though.

        I also looked around for a different number and all I could find was 44.2 million or 44 million.

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