After reading the story, "No escaping student loan debt," I have no sympathy for people who think payment of loans is optional. Unlike a car or home loan, what can they take when payments aren't made? Thinking like that is the problem.
The debt should follow you to your grave. For long after you are dead, I will be paying for it and so will my daughter and her kids. You owe the citizens of this country, not the government. Think about it, a $5,000 loan taken out in 1970 and you are still paying — or not? If they'd paid just $50 a month, that debt would have been paid around 1979.
No poor, poor pitiful me. Pay up. You owe us.
Dan Mooney, Pembroke Pines