Oh yeah, lift yourself by your bootstraps is a nice thing to tell to people who doesn't have boots. In an economy that requires more and more technical jobs, only so many can become roofers or plumbers. Not everyone wants to become one, not everyone should be required to go to college, but you cannot attach a millstone to every other person that wants to get a bachelors degree. How exactly? Public universities could be basically free if properly funded and the bill will be as much as our current grants and loans scheme (70 billion per year). Besides it is not about the past (there are solutions for those in debt too), it's about the future. Why do you want your daughters to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in education, when in almost every first world country you can go to college for free? Problem is, that if you don't vote democrat in 2020, there's only going to be one party. Also, Republicans will do their best so every vote doesn't count. You want to save the USA and the world? There's only one way to vote and it is Democrat. Sighs. Yeah, it is like poor white people will not gain anything from higher minimum wages, free public education, universal healthcare, clean environment, combating climate change or properly funding social security. Those entitled minorities.