Trump to sign order wiping out student loan debt for disabled veterans

By Jon Dougherty

(NationalSentinel) President Donald Trump will further ingratiate himself to America’s military veterans when he signs an executive order Wednesday wiping out all student loan debt for thousands who have been disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The action will be announced during a speech at the 75th annual American Veterans convention in Louisville, Ky., where he flew earlier today. The order directs the Department of Education to eliminate “every penny” of student loan debt for veterans who have been rated 100 percent disabled.

Currently, The Washington Times reports, there are some 40,000 vets nationwide who qualify for student loan debt forgiveness under actions taken by the Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs last year.

However, just a fraction of those eligible have taken advantage of the program and applied for the assistance.

In June, bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress that would wipe out all federal student loan debt for eligible vets whether they applied for the program or not, the Times said.


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Ron B Liebermann
Ron B Liebermann

I agree with this action. But I think it’s also a good time to think about how we are going to conduct wars in the future, to make sure that there are not so many disabled veterans. I don’t know the actual number, but I heard that something like 50% of all veterans of the Iraq war are on some kind of government assistance. That, in itself, is a disaster. Both personal and financial. The last couple of wars have put us so deep in the hole that we might have to declare national bankruptcy. We just can’t afford to… Read more »

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