Herman Cain Says No to Federal Student Aid
Herman Cain responded to President Obama’s promise of an executive order enabling some college students to refinance their school loans. Cain said to a forum on eduation that the federal government should not be involved at all, reports ABC News
About 36 million Americans have federal student loan debt. Cain said he worked his way through college and that American students might have to work harder to get through themselves. Others, he said, might have to make different choices that are a better investment.
“I happen to know that there are a lot of young people who don’t come from high economic income families and they made different choices as to the schools that they go to, secondly, like I did, found a way to work my way through school because my parents were not able to do that,” Cain said. “If you want an education, a college education in America, I believe that people can get it if they are determined to get it. They might have to work a little harder. They might have to work a little longer, but the fact that we have so many options for people to get an advanced education in this nation, I think it is one of the big pluses that we have, that we offer our young people, that a lot of other countries do not offer.”