Jessica Brothers, 28, has a bachelor's degree and is pursuing a master's degree -- and she owes $85,000 in college loans.
"I didn't expect it to cost that much. When I started I was just pursing what I wanted to do in school and what my passion was," Brothers said.
Brothers used to attend a private college, where tuition was more than $30,000 per year. To save money, she transferred to Brooklyn College, where annual tuition is just over $5,000.
"It puts on pressure to make sure I get that good paying job to make sure I can pay these loans back," Brothers said.
One in ten families paying down student debt now owes nearly $62,000 - $7,000 more than just three years earlier.
I was writing about the topic last night and am returning to it tonight to repeat that the only presidential candidate who is proposing to write off student loan debt is Jill Stein.
Dr. Stein is a medical doctor so she didn't fall for ObamaCare. She supports real universal health care. She also supports Green jobs and investing into the Green economy to save the planet and to create new jobs.
Jill Stein wants to grow the economy in the US, her main goal is not how to create wealth for corporations or new jobs overseas. She is our best hope, in my opinion.
If someone else is your best hope -- for the economy or other issues -- and you read what I just wrote and say, "Trina, you're dead wrong," good for you. That means you've found the candidate you want to support and that's who you should support.
Your vote is your vote. You should use it in the way that matters to you. And if you do that, you actually increase the importance of your vote, you give it real value.
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