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    Oprah’s worth $1.5 billion.  Think how many struggling artists that could feed.

    Shakina Nayfack, featured in The Daily News complaining about his student debt, made the following comment in response to my post Another Occupy Wall Street poster child who is not:

    …. Occupy Wall Street is about targeting the obscenely wealthy, it’s about getting corporate investment out of politics, it’s about making quality health care and higher education a right not a privilege.  The movement to forgive student loan debt is an alternative to bailing out the banks and CEOs who profited from our losses, and instead offer people a chance, students, consumers, working and unemployed, to move forward on a clean slate.  I think it’s a brilliant idea, a sort of amnesty for folks who are crippled by their educational debt, regardless of the life circumstances and decisions that got them there.  I talked to several other people at the protest who agreed with me, and countless others who just flashed me a “thumbs up” or a nod of recognition because of my little hand-scrawled sign.

    To which commenters Syn and LukeHandCool responded:

     syn |       October 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    And one more thing!

    If you want your collective living wage for your collective Art why are you not Occupying Hollywood demanding Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Maher, Michael Moore, Matt Damon, and the thousands of other ‘rich GREEDY EVIL Hollywood multi-million-billionaire profiteers who are stealing from you’!!

    Why are you not Occupying Hollywood demanding they pay your $150,000 student loan so that you can be free to produce the same crappy art they create?

    LukeHandCool |       October 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm


    Occupy Hollywood!

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    BarbaraS | October 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Didn’t the governemnt give these Hollywood trash some kind of loop hole in their taxes? Maybe something to do with art?Take that away and hear them squawck. I’m wondering if the dims are responsible for a lot of loop holes in members of the media’s taxes and this is one of the reasons the media support the dims so avidly. Or maybe the dims are secretly feeding the media funds we don’t know about.

    BarbaraS | October 18, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I have wondered if obama, in his usual fashion, will forgive a select few student loans in return for the recipients joining his private army. Witnessing these protests, he would probably find quite a few. There has to be a reason he wanted the government to be in charge of a losing proposition like student loans. What better way than to go about it this way? I’ll bet he is doing the same thing with mortgages. Why else would he tout mortgages like he has? I do not trust this administration at all and will just sit tight until he is out of office.

    Smoothie | October 20, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Man do I feel like a chump. Here I thought the way to pay off my $90k plus of student loans was to live in a place that has a lower cost of living than New York (even though I would love to live there), live in a small home with a mortgage of about $825 a month — well under what I could theoretically afford according to the bank when I bought the house — and work my a$$ off to pay the student loans back within a reasonably short period of time — say five years. Now I’m less than $25k from having them all paid off, and folks who choose to defer their student loans live in an expensive city like New York City now want to use my taxes and the taxes of my children and their grandchildren to go to give them a clean slate today?!? Unbelievable.

    Sir, unless someone had a gun to your head when you signed the paperwork on those loan forms, STOP WHINING and start paying them off.

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