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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:02 PM

18. While I welcome the support of Chairman Richard Neal...

and find his tale of being able to use SS benefits to manage college after losing his father, the reality of 2019 is SS benefits won't cover one class and books now let alone assist a student in making it through a 4-year undergrad degree.

Education funding and reform is a vital conversation for the nation to be having 10 years AGO, but every year we let another group of young people drown into life crippling debt chasing an education is a another year further behind we end up.

Expanding the social security net needs to be a holistic plan to garner the broadest support and to become a true national priority. We need to challenge each other more on just what exactly does citizenship MEAN instead of arguing over pointless walls and just talking about we will deny citizenship status to. To me, without a vibrant and functioning social safety net and future-oriented plan, we don't have a country, we have a geographical location and a bunch of people looking to put one over on us. THAT kind of "america" is not worth bothering to save.

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