Obama student loan plan makes a new generation slaves to the government

President Obama once again turned to his trusty pen on Monday, signing an executive order aimed at easing the repayment guidelines on student loans. The Pay As You Earn program will cap monthly student loan repayments at 10% of income and forgive any unpaid debt after 20 years. On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the madness of the policy.

“That's fantastic,” Glenn said. “You know who that works for? Not only students, but all of the schools because they can just keep charging all they want. And we'll just keep printing the money to pay for those. And then nobody actually has to pay for it. The Federal Reserve notes just paid for it.”

According to POLITICO:

The action makes those borrowers eligible for the administration’s Pay As You Earn program by expanding on a 2010 law that capped repayments for newer loans but excluded borrowers who took out loans before October 2007 or who stopped borrowing by October 2011.

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For a 2009 college graduate earning $39,000 a year but carrying $26,500 in loan debt, the plan would reduce monthly repayments by $126 per month and $1,500 a year compared to the standard repayment plan, the White House said.

The plan is expected to be in place by December 2015, after the Education Department puts the change into effect through the regulatory process.

The overall mindset about borrowing and debt in this country has shifted so far in the last half century alone. As Glenn explained, he didn’t go to college because his family simply couldn’t afford it. That same attitude does not exist today.

“I didn't go to college. Why? I couldn't afford it… I couldn't afford to go to the community college. We were taught we don't take on debt," Glenn said. "So don't come to me and tell me,’ Boohoo, I can't pay my debt.’ I know. Maybe you shouldn't have taken out that debt.”

The Obama Administration knows full well that the cost of higher education is completely out-of-control, which is why the government is in the student loan business to begin with. But, at Stu pointed out, that unattainable cost and subsequent government subsidy plays right into the progressive endgame.

“Isn't this a great example too of something we've talked about for a million years, which was that split back in the day about between the Weather Underground-types and the progressives,” Stu asked. “What Progressives, of course, want is: Everybody gets free college. They want everyone to never pay a bill at all, and it all goes through the government. So indoctrinate everybody on your dime. Right?”

“So instead of building it that way and having a huge debate where it's really difficult to try to get these things pushed [through]… they take out all the moral hazard of ever having any cost to it,” he continued. “So now you have only victims you're dealing with. You have people where you’re saying, ‘Well, these people are having a tough time. They lost their job. Of course, they can't pay these loans back.’”

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On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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