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kleinbl00  ·  896 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: More Than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments

One of the arguments made a lot during the recession was that the 1% wants a capitalist system when they're making money and a socialist system when they're losing it.

The more things break, the more intervention we throw at it. So the question becomes, how does it break next time?

Let's suppose the economy takes a shit within the next 18 months. Gonna go out on a limb and predict Clinton as president, but the Sanders campaign still has a giant mailing list and a political machine par excellence. People forget: MoveOn.org started over the Lewinsky hearings; it was just a petition of people who wanted congress to "move on" from the fucking blue dress but since they signed their email address, a juggernaut was born.

So there's President Clinton, cozy with the bankers, and there's a recession, and people are out of work, and the people hit hardest are going to be the millennials because that's the way it's been for the past ten years and a plurality of them felt the Bern.

Imagine if Occupy Wall Street actually wanted something, instead of simply hanging around in drum circles.

I think a few angry gatherings of out-of-work millennials burned by the smoldering carcass of Dot.Bomb II demanding student loan reform are likely to get shit passed right quick. That's a point a few people have made, but nobody really takes seriously - the Sanders campaign has built a hell of a political machine and it's not going to suddenly dismantle itself after the convention. You don't put something like that together so you can leave it parked in the garage.