Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Occupy Student Loans: activists grab the next financial clarion call to protest

First there was Occupy Wall Street, then came Occupy (insert city), which was then followed up with Bank Transfer Day, and now we have the beginning of the Occupy Student Loan movement.

Rather than string out more absurd catch lines for this crew, perhaps we should go straight to John Galt FLA's Occupy Bathroom movement!

Occupy Wall Street’s latest grievance centers on student loan programs and higher education reform, and the group’s most recent campaign involves a movement-wide boycott on student loan debt repayment. Early Monday afternoon, a crowd of faculty and student organizers assembled at the southeast corner of New York City's Zuccotti Park to announce Occupy Student Debt, a national initiative directed at recruiting student loan borrowers and requesting that they willfully default on their loan payments. The campaign consists of three pledges:
1. A refusal to make loan payments. This pledge will take effect after a million debtors have signed on to the campaign.
2. A faculty pledge of support for the "refusers."
3. A general, non-debtors' pledge of support for parents, the students and other public sympathizers –
New American

More and more, the Occupy Wall Street crew is nothing more than a bunch of entitlement babies who expect everyone else to pay for their free rides, and now that they are going after student loans, should they be forced into re-programming to remove the knowledge they got at the colleges of their choice?

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