Sanders, progressives unveil bill to cancel student debt

Mail Online | 6/21/2019 | William Cole For Mailonline;Associated Press
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Bernie Sanders and House progressives are to unveil plans to cancel all student debt, going further than a signature proposal by Senator Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support in 2020 Presidential race.

Coming days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sanders says the proposal will reduce the economic burden on 45 million Americans.

Generation - Hit - Wall - Street - Crash

'In a generation hard hit by the Wall Street crash of 2008, it forgives all student debt and ends the absurdity of sentencing an entire generation to a lifetime of debt for the "crime" of getting a college education,' Sanders will say at a news conference later today.

The latest polling puts Sanders in the top three (12 points) alongside former Vice President Joe Biden (26 points) and Senator Warren (16 points), although Biden maintains a ten-point lead according to YouGov.

Senator - Vermont - Competitors - Campaign - Trail

The 77-year-old Senator from Vermont joined competitors on the campaign trail in South Carolina over the weekend, where he was introduced on stage at Clinton College by Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover.

'This campaign with my friend Bernie Sanders is about justice, love and compassion,' said Glover, who also made a dig at President Trump by saying that Sanders wanted to 'bring people together, not tear them apart'.

Sanders - Plans - Education - Blow - Warren

Sanders' plans on education could be a blow to Warren, who has a similar plan which considers the income of the borrowers, canceling $50,000 in debt for those earning less than $100,000 per year and affecting an estimated 42 million people in the U.S.

Questions face both candidates about how to pay for all of that plus their proposals for free tuition at public colleges and universities.

Battling - Ideas - Rivalry - Senators - Inequality

But the battling ideas highlight the rivalry between senators who have made fighting for economic inequality the cornerstones of their presidential campaigns.

His bill and Warren's plan - proposed in a Medium article earlier this year -...
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