April 2, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein
Ivanka Trump is Fake, Betsy DeVos’s Mess, and James Comey gets pwned (E22)
We debrief on the House of Representatives vote to let Internet Service Providers (ISPs) sell our personal data. We talk about two troubling actions by Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education that has the potential to seriously screw Americans with student loans — and those about trying to get them. Finally, we’ll laugh at James Comey, and Alexis will discuss the Queer Dance Party she attended outside of Ivanka Trump’s house, and ask WTF has Ivanka Trump actually done for LGBTQ rights.
- Call the Capitol Switchboard, (202) 224-3121, and ask for your Senators, and tell them: I am concerned that Betsy DeVos will not obey the law and grant Public Service Loan Forgiveness to borrowers who’ve dutifully paid their loans and worked in public service for ten years. I want to know what you are doing to protect the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program? Has the Senator signed a letter or otherwise spoken out? This is a priority for me.
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
- Information about other student loan forgiveness programs like Pay As You Earn.
- Applying for Financial Aid is Going to be Harder This Year –
A bipartisan group of 43 lawmakers from the House and Senate wrote a joint letter expressing concern about the outage we mentioned on the show. See if your member of Congress signed it.
- Simple VPN Comparison Chart
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