Forgive all student loan debt now to save the economy.
A One Trillion Dollar bailout.
That's the stimulus we need to get the economy going.
All of our Democratic economists, Krugman, Reich etc., they all keep saying we need a big stimulus to get out of the depression. This answer is staring America in the face but we refuse to admit it because people are so friggin hung up on the idea that nobody should get away with something for free, that people need to be punished for their poor financial decisions.
Even though in many cases, when people took these loans out, the decision seemed to make a lot of sense to them.
If we can bail out the banks twice, bail out the auto industry, afford wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, afford to flush billions down the toilet waging a failed useless war on drugs, afford to incarcerate more people that any other nation on earth...then why can't we bail out our own people when the economy tanks and they are drowning in debts that many will never be able to pay off. The system is rigged to protect wealth for those who have it. But when working class (middle class) people need a little help, there's never any money, we can't afford it. What gives.