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Forgivenes­s is misguided


I am a 73-year-old White, male, retired lawyer, lifelong Democrat and knee-jerk liberal. I adamantly oppose any forgivenes­s of portions of federal student debt. Such forgivenes­s would be a gift to the most privileged class of people in the world: graduates from U.S. colleges and universiti­es.

And this gift is proposed while, not a quarter mile from the White House, people live in tents because they can’t afford housing or food. This debt forgivenes­s proposal is misguided, elitist and violates at least my concepts of enlightene­d liberal government.

Jim Pembroke, Washington

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