Politico: Ron Paul Defends Student Loan PlanSubmitted by telepathic on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 08:07
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is accusing many in the news media of “demagoguery” for making his student loan plan seem more radical than it is, and dismissed the notion that his policies were “reckless.”
“Anytime someone dares to seriously address the major problems posed to us by a government program, many in the news media accuse that person of wanting to hurt citizens in a reckless manner,” Paul argued Friday in an editorial for USA Today. “The demagoguery makes solving our problems even harder.”
In the wake of a Sunday Meet the Press interview where he said that he would “eventually” abolish federal aid for education, Paul expressed frustration that his “Restore America” budget plan was being described as calling for the immediate elimination of student loans.
Instead, he says, his policies would eliminate the Department of Education but would keep the aspects of the department that deal with student loans.